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August 2010 Blog Posts

How I Solved the VS2010 Error: "Unable to start debugging…"

I received error message "Unable to start debugging on the web server" in Visual Studio 2010. I clicked the Help button and followed the related suggestions without success. This happens with a newly created local ASP.Net project when modified to use IIS instead of Cassini (which works for debugging). It immediately pops up the error. Nothing shows up in the Event Viewer. This also happens with VS2008. Debugging used to work. I am able to attach to the w3wp process to debug. It works but is not as convenient as F5. I posted the problem at Experts-Exchange and StackOverflow. The answer...

posted @ Friday, August 6, 2010 12:00 AM | Feedback (10) | Filed Under [ Programming ]

How I Use my Blackberry as a Laptop Modem

Yesterday, there was a major computer room power outage at my company. All Internet connectivity was down. Even the phones were not working. Fortunately, our websites failed over to our business continuity site without a hiccup. However, everybody at their desks had nothing to do since even internal network connectivity was affected. My desktop computer is actually a laptop which I had configured to use my Blackberry as a tethered modem to allow Internet access when traveling. I plugged in my BB, started up the Desktop Manager, clicked the Start->Connect To->Blackberry Bold 9700 and was quickly connected to the...

posted @ Tuesday, August 3, 2010 12:00 AM | Feedback (5) | Filed Under [ Personal ]

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