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Visual Studio IDE navigator stuck? - Carr, 29.11.2012

Using Ctrl+Tab in Visual Studio lets you flip through open files, but under certain conditions it gets "stuck". Here's how to unstick it.

Amazon EC2: moving an S3-backed windows 2003 instance to EBS-backing - Carr, 25.10.2011

Older instances hosted in Amazon's EC2 cloud will likely have S3-backing. These days, most instances are better off with persistent EBS-backing for the OS volume. This explains how to migrate your Windows 2003 installation from S3- to EBS- backing.

Adding remote SQL servers as data sources in Visual C# 2010 Express - Carr, 06.09.2011

Visual C# 2010 Express won't let you access remote SQL servers through the database explorer. Skip the explorer and use SqlMetal.exe instead.

Consuming webservices in VS2010 - Carr, 29.08.2011

Your webservice functions aren't gone, just wrapped in the ServiceSoapClient proxy class. Sneaky.

Piping Format-Table to Export-Csv (PowerShell) - Edland, 19.08.2011

Piping Format-Table to Export-Csv will give you an unexpected result; unreadable data. Here's how to fix that

Social buttons on websites - Carr, 18.08.2011

Want some social media buttons on your website, but too lazy to read the documentation for each one? Let AddThis handle it for you!

You don't Response.Redirect() from an ActionFilterAttribute - Carr, 17.08.2011

In ASP.NET webforms, performing a Response.Redirect(url, true) would end the response and halt execution. Doing the same in an MVC3 ActionFilterAttribute will still redirect the client, but won't halt execution of the calling action. Not cool. Here's the solution.

Garmin Norway's repair policy - Carr, 12.08.2011

Don't panic if your Garmin device breaks. They actually have a sane return policy!

Grilling with a rotisserie - Carr, 06.08.2011

How to grill an animal on a rotating skewer, for newbies

Decompiling an android application - Carr, 13.05.2011

Need to take a peek at the source code of an android application on your unrooted phone? Three simple steps enclosed.