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February 2010 Blog Posts

How to Integrate PayPal Website Payments Standard with ASP.Net

Yesterday was the South Florida Code Camp 2010 in Miramar (that’s between Miami and Ft. Lauderdale). I gave a presentation on integrating PayPal Website Payments Standard with ASP.Net C#. I included a demo web application showing four different options to program the application though from the buyer’s point of view, all four examples looked and acted the same.   PayPal standard is the familiar option that displays PayPal buy-buttons to the buyer and when clicked, control is transferred to PayPal for the buyer to complete the payment and hopefully return to the website. Each Buy Now button is a <form> with some hidden...

posted @ Sunday, February 28, 2010 12:00 AM | Feedback (3) | Filed Under [ Programming ]

How I fixed my slow Windows Server 2008 R2 laptop performance

Yesterday, my Windows Server 2008 R2 laptop was running extremely slow. Eventually, I figured out it was all video related – resizing windows, Snagit, even Outlook opening email. The Aero theme was enabled.   A Google search helped pinpoint it to the Hyper-V role I had recently added. The combination of Hyper-V (the virtualizaton software for Server 2008 R2) and Aero is the problem.   Switching off the Aero theme helped a lot but removing the Hyper-V role is the real answer for now.   I wanted Hyper-V to play around with a virtual image of Win Server +  Visual Studio 2010beta.   Links about this problem: ...

posted @ Thursday, February 18, 2010 12:00 AM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ Personal ]

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