Monday, November 21, 2005

Credit card offers opt out

I really hate credit card offers, do you? They clutter your mailbox and home. Do you want to get rid of them? Ill show you how to get rid of them, why I trust this method and how effective this really is based on my own experience. Currently I get about 3 per day. That's over 18 per week. I have to open every offer because I am not sure if its a legitimate letter. I suppose I am in a certain age range or fit a certain profile to get this many offers. I always put it off but I am finally putting a stop to this now so i can save some valuble time. I found this [site] run by the three credit bureaus that will allow you to opt out. Warning, it does want your social security number and other personal information, but they [the bureaus] have it anyways. I have seen many people complain this is a scammer / phishing site. I know its is legit because I learned about on this government [site] and others. I felt confident and I trusted them will all my personal info and I gave it to them. Does it really work? I signed up and here is my results.

One Week before signing up - 19 offers
Week two after signing up - 20 offers
Week three after signing up - 15 offers
Week four after signing up - 8 offers
Week five after signing up - 2 offers
Week six after signing up - 1 offer
Week seven after signing up - 1 offer

Apparently it works! This saves me about 10 minutes a week or 8.6 hours a year or 2 weeks of my life.


Thursday, November 17, 2005

change dotnetnuke folder installation path rename

1. install dotnetnuke to default as normal.
2. rename your folder to your new name.
3. exit your solution and iisreset.
3. delete your old virtual root and create a new virtual root pointing to that name
4. edit DotNetNuke.sln. On the second line you'll see "http://localhost/DotNetNuke/DotNetNuke.vbproj". Change the URL to your location, ie: "http://localhost/NewPage/DotNetNuke.vbproj"
5. edit DotNetNuke.vbproj.webinfo. On the second line make the same change.
6. Start your soluton, it should load fine.
7. If dotnetnuke redirects you to the old site after explorer tries the old site do 8 and 9
8. exec GetPortalAliasByPortalID 0 to see your aliases
9. use your judgement using something like exec UpdatePortalAlias 1, 0, 'localhost/NewPage'

visual studio debugging and other problems

unable to start debugger
  1. exit VS
  2. debug=true in the web config file
  3. iisreset
  4. delete contents of C:\Documents and Settings\[USER]\VSWebCache
  5. delete contents of C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\[FRAMEWORKVERSION]\Temporary ASP.NET Files
  6. Just set your web app up in IIS as a virtual web app: Go to control panel, administrative services, Internet Information Services (IIS)
  7. In explorer change zone settings to Automatic Logon With Password (sometimes u need this)
  8. reboot

Tuesday, November 15, 2005 2.0 Visual Studio 2005 permissions problem

If you get the error below when using 2.0, check your file permissions on your folder and files contained within. I had this problem with .net nuke dot net nuke 3.0 with visual studio 2005. I wish it just told me there was a permissions problem. I found out by the event log.

Unable to start debugging on the web server. Server Unavailable
Server Application Unavailable
The web application you are attempting to access on this web server is currently unavailable. Please hit the "Refresh" button in your web browser to retry your request.
An error message detailing the cause of this specific request failure can be found in the application event log of the web server. Please review this log entry to discover what caused this error to occur.
Make sure the server is operating correctly. Verify there are no syntax errors in web.config by doing a Debug.Start Without Debugging. You may also want to refer to the ASP.NET and ATL Server debugging topic in the online documentation.