Nikon Lens Rentals

Mar 03, 2009

Before you spend nearly $2000 for a fantastic lens, you may want to rent it to see if it’s really worth it.  If you rent this for a week, you can rent this Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 for almost $10 / day. If you can’t afford to own all the Best High End Nikon Lenses, you can still borrow them for a few days for those special occasions when you need the perfect lens. More...

15 Online Photo Editors

Feb 26, 2009

Cnet has an article comparing 15 online photo editors.  The best part is most of them are free. More...

2008 Theme Pack

Feb 26, 2009

The BlogEngine.Net 2008 theme pack was released at the end of last year with 13 new themes. More...

IE 6 Support Discontinued

Feb 24, 2009

As of February 2009, I am discontinuing mainline support for new or updated sites for IE 6 and older IE versions.  There are enough known and documented issues in how IE 6 treats CSS that make it cost prohibitive to keep IE 6 as part of the mainstream browsers for customers while also supporting newer browsers and their features. More...

Hawk Eyes

Feb 23, 2009

There are several hawks that hunt near the house.   In the spring we often see the young hawks getting a few lessons from the parents.  This weekend this one landed on a tree right off the living room.  He looked intently to and fro for some time, turning his head at every subtle noise in search of a later afternoon meal.  When a flock of crows flew over, they quickly spotted him and called out to one another warning of the predator. More...

How To Restart ASP.Net Applications

Feb 23, 2009

Many times, from an administration perspective, it's desirable to restart an ASP.NET web site without restarting IIS on the whole server. More...

Vista Can't Find DNS Servers With Check Point

Feb 03, 2009

I've had problems from day one with VPN Connections on Vista Ultimate Service Pack 1 returning a default gateway 0.0.0.0 and it couldn't resolve any DNS lookups.

I purchased a new Dell XPS M1530  in December of 2008.  It seems like a fine machine, but the Vista networking issues have troubled me like a cancer.  It's been one of those nagging problems that I never had enough time to fully investigate and resolve. I finally found the annoying issue was with Check Point Secure Client / Secure Remote software. More...