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Thwate Intermediate Certificate Fail!

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I browsed to AgiliTrain (my training company) and noticed that the SSL Cert was failing. Not a good thing. But it wasn’t expired, it couldn’t find the Intermediate Certificates that the issuer requires (I am using Thwate certs). I am not sure why this happens. Unfortunately my old GoDaddy certs didn’t need Intermediate Certificates. My next certs won’t either because it has caused me a lot of wasted time and energy.  Much more than I saved going with the cheap Thwate certs. So the first thing I do when this happens is fire up the SSL Cert Checker that Thwate
has:  This verifies what I already know, the certificate chain to the Intermediate Certificates is broken. So how do I fix it? I delete the Intermediate Certificates and add them back (I didn’t need to add my own certificate, only the Intermediate ones). This link tells you how to install the Intermediate Certs in minute detail:  But of course, I always one key point: In IIS 7, you must rebind your site to the certificate (or reboot the machine) to have the changes noted. I mention this so you don’t waste your evening like...(Read whole news on source site)

Windows 8 Consumer Preview and Visual Studio 11 Beta – Show Message Dialogs and Popup Menus (Part 9/11) - Alex Golesh's Blog About Silverlight Development

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Windows 8 Consumer Preview and Visual Studio 11 Beta – Show Message Dialogs and Popup Menus (Part 9/11) - Alex Golesh's Blog About Silverlight Development

Licensing and In-app purchases (Part 7/11)

For complete list of breaking changes, please refer to the documentation here.
That’s it for now. In next posts I will show few new (or changed) APIs in Win8 CP. Here are the
next planned posts in this series (in no specific order):
1. What’s New – this post
2. Proximity – in this post I will show how to use near field communication (NFC) to transmit information between NFC-enabled devices
3. Sharing data – in this post I will overview how to share the data from your application (“Share source”). Also, I will describe how to build simplest “Share target” application which helps to debug you share source app (and was really helpful for me, since at the time I wrote this series the marketplace apps were not available and I had no app to share my data with)
4. Settings – in this...(Read whole news on source site)

TWC9: Win8, VS11, Metro, Windows Phone SDK v7.1.1, TouchDevelop and more | This Week On Channel 9 | Channel 9

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Starting a new Open-source project - 2 - CommonEventLog is available.

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On this project I needed to provide unit tests both in NUnit and MSTest. I will write about this later.

Once done, both projects ran without errors being detected. I loaded up the main project as source to CodePlex. (Resharper was very helpful in that it would run both sets of tests - thank you Jet Brains!)

Converting NUnit tests to MSUnit.

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I created the MSTest project by creating a new class library project and copying the test classes to it. I then followed the instructions in the following posts. I did not need to add the GUID fix as I used ReSharper to run both sets of tests.

Comparison Chart: New Project Types Visual Studio 11 vs. Visual Studio 10 -- Visual Studio Magazine

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Comparison Chart: New Project Types Visual Studio 11 vs. Visual Studio 10 -- Visual Studio Magazine:

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Find Your Strengths Path to Accelerate Learning and Growth

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"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will." -- Mahatma Gandhi When people ask me what my biggest game changer was in terms of producing more in less time, I have to say that it’s a combination.  It’s a combination of 1) spending more time in my strengths, and 2) finding my power hours. This was the biggest key to getting more done in less time, and keeping my energy strong.   Imagine doing the work you do in 40 hours in four hours.  That’s what it’s like. Hands down, this accelerated my
learning and growth the fastest way possible.  Imagine taking something that you could already do all day, and honing that.  Imagine sharpening this blade to cut through any problem that comes your way, in the most effective and efficient way.  That’s what it’s like. It’s now my edge.   I’ve found ways to use this edge in any job I do.  You can do so too. Here is a blurb from my 30 Days of Getting Results on Day 10 – Feel Strong All Week Long: Get on Your Strengths Path ...(Read whole news on source site)

Windows Azure and Cloud Computing Posts for 3/16/2012+

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A compendium of Windows Azure, Service Bus, EAI & EDI Access Control, Connect, SQL Azure Database, and other cloud-computing articles. • Updated 3/17/2012 with additional articles marked by Austin Jones, Microsoft All-In-One Code Gallery, Anupama Mandya, Xpert360, Bruno Terkaly, Maarten Balliauw, Kostas Christodoulou, and Derrick

Google Play

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Google’s Android Market has changed its name , Its new name being Google Play. Google Play service is accessible via the Google Play Android App , Web or Google TV . The Play Store Android App on the Phones will allow the users to download apps , music and books . Many experts believe their re-branding [...]

Sent from my phone

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According to Matt from 37signals the line "Sent from my iPhone" at the bottom of an email means this:
Let’s be honest. “Sent from my iPhone” really means “I’m not going to bother to proofread and correct this because it would take me an extra 30 seconds.” I agree. I too use this line as an excuse to write a terse message and omit proper salutations.

However, I also think these four simple words greatly helped the viral growth of the mobile phone. Having early adopters brag about how they're sending emails from their fancy new phone must have
been an invaluable form of word-of-mouth advertising.

I think it's safe to say that those four words first are a marketing technique and then a convenient way of letting your correspondents know that there might be a typo in your message. If not, the default line wouldn't include the brand name.

I'm turning this thing into a rambling though. What I really wanted to share is a snippet of the much recommended book The Lean Startup, where Eric Ries shares a story on how Hotmail used a similar technique in 1996 to fuel their viral engine of...(Read whole news on source site)