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Windows Firewall - opening/closing ports via command-line

Jan
08
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I was today making some changes to a web application for a client hosted on a dedicated Win 2008 server. When I tried to connect using FTP to upload my changes to the web-server, I got a:

Response: 425 Can't open data connection.
Error: Failed to retrieve directory listing

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Outlook - Automatically forwarding e-mails when the server does not support it

Jan
04
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I was recently allocated a Microsoft BPOS Online Services Exchange account for a client and I was configuring the same in Outlook. To keep up with the emails on the new account, I wanted to receive all incoming/outgoing emails for this BPOS account to my another email account that is synced across multiple devices I use.

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Voip Drupal and PhoneRecorderField - Resolving "Audio not recorded. Try again." error

Jan
02

This week I delievered the first phase of a VOIP based Drupal site to a medical industry client using the VoipDrupal suite of modules. Let me first take this opportunity to acknowledge the great work Leo Burd and his team at MIT Center have done in developing an excellent and comprehensive set of modules revolving around providing VOIP support in Drupal, I never thought I could do a Drupal VOIP project in such less time until I did it using the mentioned suite of modules.

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SVN - Copying versioned folders recursively on Windows without .svn folders

Dec
27
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Most of us (I mean developers using SVN as version control system) at some point or the other have needed to copy a versioned folder/folders recursively to another location without those ".svn" directories being copied, right. For me, this is a pretty common task every few weeks when I backup my project files or when I need to sync source files between multiple repos in a highly distributed environment.

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Visual Studio - Converting a library project to web application project (WAP)

Dec
27

So it happened that I had a library project in a large solution in Visual Studio 2010 that I now wanted to operate as a Web Application project so I can configure an IIS application for it (it was bascially a bridge project for communication with a third-party library to which I now needed to add HttpHandlers to provide http end-points for interaction with the third-party library).

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Drupal 6 - Adding custom operations to Users list in administration pages

Dec
27
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In my recent Drupal work last week, I needed to add custom operations to the Users Custom links on user list administration pagelist administration page accessible at "admin/user/user" on a Drupal 6 site (see

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IIS 7 - 500 Internal Server Error trying to configure a default document in web.config

Dec
09
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I am in the process of deploying an osCommerce site to a Windows 2008/IIS 7 machine as I write this (no point debating the merit of doing so, you really can't fight the management if they have taken a decision and you are not even a part of that particular decision making).

So they want a default document of let's say index.html for their website from where they want to take the user to osCommerce's main index.php based page. And I need to make the appropriate settings in web.config to have this going.

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Sencha Touch 2 - CompositeField for Touch

Dec
05

Another post on a Sencha Touch 2 feature that I initially thought was absent in the framework altogether, but was found hidden within its elaborate (and often tricky) source code.

I needed a CompositeField for Touch 2, but having a look at its api documentation, it was no-where to be found. I continued my search into Touch 2's source files as earlier also, I have found classes/components I needed there but without a corresponding mention in the api docs.

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Sencha Touch 2 - SplitButton component for Touch

Dec
04

Last in the series of posts on menus and associated custom components for Sencha Touch 2, I would present SplitButton component for Touch in this blog post.

First things first, here's a live example:

Followed by the code for the Splitbutton component:

 

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Sencha Touch 2 - DropDownButton component for Touch

Dec
04

Continuing with my previous blog post on a Menu component for Sencha Touch 2, here I present a DropDownButton component for Touch 2 supporting any depth of nested sub-menus for the drop-down.

First a live example:

 

Now the source for the DropDownButton component:

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