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First Time Lapse Photography

by Brian Repetti on Wednesday, September 28, 2011 2:50 AM

I started messing with some Time Lapse Photography a few nights ago.  I wanted to capture the stars moving at night.  Although I made some mistakes, I think that I came up with some good results for my first time around.

'TRUNCATE_ONLY' is not a recognized BACKUP option.

by Brian Repetti on Monday, September 12, 2011 9:25 AM

In the past I wrote a short article on how to shrink an MS SQL Database.  It seems the method I used is no longer valid in SQL Server 2008.  To be able to shrink the database, you need to first set the database recovery mode to "simple" before you can shrink the database and log file.  After doing so you can then shrink the files.

How to Fix the DotNetNuke Rad TextEditor Background Appearance

by Brian Repetti on Friday, September 09, 2011 1:54 AM

When working with a custom skin you may notice that the DotNetNuke RadEditor inherits the same background color or image as your web page.  This can make editing content very difficult.  With the latest version of DNN, it is very easy to fix this issue and set a white color, or any other custom color using css.

How to make a DotNetNuke 6 PopUp Window

by Brian Repetti on Thursday, September 08, 2011 11:38 PM

DotNetNuke has a new ability to show PopUp's much more easily!  You can make entire modules work in a single popup or extend module functionality and usability.

IE Enhanced Security Configuration (ESC)

by Brian Repetti on Friday, September 02, 2011 3:55 PM

On a brand new copy of Windows 2008 I had to open up Internet Explorer and download a program to install.  The only thing stopping me was the Internet Explorer Enhanced Security!  Every url that I went to or loaded was prompting me to add the site to the "Trusted Sites" lists before I could browse them.  This can quickly become annoying and also stop you from accomplishing the simplest of tasks.  Thankfully, if you know where to look, disabling Internet Explorer Enhanced Security is a breeze. 

Belmar after Hurricane Irene

by Brian Repetti on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 10:04 PM

This is what the lakes in Belmar looked like after Hurricane Irene.  This video looks like it might actually be Lake Como area, but Silver Lake looked very similar.

OpenAccess Enhancer and Visual Studio 2010

by Brian Repetti on Sunday, April 18, 2010 10:21 AM
Visual Studio 2010 has been released!!!  I've been trying to upgrade my Visual Studio 2008 projects so that I can start using 2010 and all the wonderful new features.  A couple of my projects that used Telerik Open Access ORM failed to build in Visual Studio 2010.  They build fine in 2008 but not 2010!

Visual Studio 2010 could not reference any project that was enhanced by Open Access ORM.  I kept banging my head on the wall for hours until I ran across this simple fix!



Creating DotNetNuke Friendly Urls

by Brian Repetti on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 7:52 PM
For a long time I have always used the Globals.NavigateUrl() method in DotNetNuke to create links in my custom modules.  I have recently converted to using the FriendlyUrl provider in DotNetNuke.  The big advantage for me was to create a custom page url for SEO purposes without hacking the DNN framework.  I wanted to get rid of the standard Default.aspx and also create urls that were more SEO friendly.


Field is Transient error in OpenAccess ORM

by Brian Repetti on Sunday, March 14, 2010 1:10 PM

When building a Visual Studio Project that used OpenAccess ORM I started receiving an error similiar to below:

The property 'ProductID' of type 'ProductInfo' is declared to be an query alias for field 'productid', but the aliased field is transient and not present in the database.

This error can happen for a few different reasons.  Here are 2 solutions that have worked for me.

Shrinking a Large MS SQL Server Database Log File

by Brian Repetti on Saturday, March 13, 2010 2:09 PM

 I recently had some trouble with some extremely large SQL Server Log Files.  I tried using the normal Shrink File tool but it would not work.  Here is the proper way  for shrinking SQL Server Log files.