Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Holidays 2007

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

ASP.NET ViewState Helper

From BinaryFortressSoftware:

ASP.NET ViewState Helper is designed to help all web developers, but has specific features to help ASP.NET developers track ViewState issues. Analyze your web pages in real-time while you browse them using Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher. As you can see in this Screen Shot, ASP.NET ViewState Helper gives you very detailed information to help you optimize your web application’s performance. ASP.NET ViewState Helper allows you to see the following details about each page:

  • Page’s total size: This is the total size of the web page shown in the URL column

  • ViewState size: This is the size of the ViewState field

  • ViewState %: What percent of the total page size is being taken up by the ViewState?

  • Markup size: The size of HTML markup (non-visible text) on the page

  • Markup %: What percent of the page consists of non-visible HTML markup?

Softpedia 100% Clean Award

Double-clicking on any URL in the list will bring up the ViewState Decoder window. If the page you double-clicked on contains a ViewState, it will be decoded into plain text, and also broken down into a tree-view for easy analysis.

No wonder Google loads so fast! :)

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Windows Server 2003 Tips

SQL Server databases not supported on compressed volumes. Read more.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Setting up Local Network with Windows Server 2003

I recently set up a local network with Windows Server 2003. Microsoft has a really good 2-part tutorial on how to set one up called Step-by-Step Guide to a Common Infrastructure for Windows Server 2003 Deployment.

This document is the first in a series of step by step guides explaining how to build a common network infrastructure for deployment of the Microsoft WindowsServer 2003 operating system. Subsequent guides build upon this base infrastructure by detailing the configuration of common customer use scenarios. This guide begins with the installation of the Windows Server 2003 operating system and Active Directory.

Part 1: Installing Windows Server 2003 as a Domain Controller

Part 2: Installing a Windows XP Professional Workstation and Connecting It to a Domain

Sanyo Xacti HD700

I have been waiting to purchase a digital camcorder for a really long time. Can't wait to put my hands on this baby. Bought it yesterday. You will be seeing videos on my blog soon. :)

HP Pavillion dv6500t

It is definitely a beauty! Too bad I didn't purchase it for myself, but for a friend instead. I'm jealous.