Where is the Hosts file location in Windows 8?

The Hosts files is a file that allows you to override the DNS lookups for specific domains. Say you want to test your application that has brianseekford.com hardcoded but you actually want to run it against your local computer IP 127.0.0.1 You edit the hosts file and simply add the entry: 127.0.0.1      brianseekford.com ALL […]

Temporary fix for internet for Frontier FIOS after Verizon takeover

Did you lose internet access after Fronter screwed the pooch on the Verizon take over? Personally, I am pissed at both Verizon and Frontier. Verizon was doing a fine job but got money hungry for quick capital and sold us to these clowns. Businesses all over lost internet, phone, etc because they screwed up big […]

PrazeMe employee annual review system is in beta

We just released our new employee assessment and review system online. It is currently in beta and free for anyone to use. Please just give us feedback so we can make improvements before we go live with the non-free version. Performance Reviews on PrazeMe Thanks, Brian Seekford

LogMeIn Can’t install DPMS enabled monitor driver – Fix

I was using LogMeIn and I disconnected one of my monitors when we moved to a new office. Just haven’t hooked it up yet. I also installed the new NVIDIA drivers, so haven’t figured out the root cause of the DPMS error yet. Anyway, I  couldn’t blank my screen when I logged in and the […]

Are you tired of changing your password at your company?

Some company’s require you to change your password all the time. This is probably a good idea from a security perspective, but can also be really annoying. I wrote a proof of concept application that you can use that will change your password for you and revert it back to your original. Basically, a way […]

Windows 7, Cassini and Firefox run slow as molasses together…..

I have been developing on Windows 7 64-bit for a couple of weeks now and really like the Windows 7, but wow have my web applications run slow. I figured I would debug the issue later as maybe it was my data layer running slow. Each time I would execute a page refresh, load, navigate, […]

WCF Service failing with “The server has rejected the client credentials”. Why doesn’t the server like me?

I spent the past couple of days dealing with faultexceptions being thrown by our WCF service that was being consumed by our Indian team. It worked for all the US teams, but for some reason the Indian team kept getting faultexceptions on the service. The proxy seemed to disguise the error and was throwing an […]

Joining to a domain and getting error code 1355

So…I was trying to add a computer to the domain today, a VM image, and continually got the error code 1355. What was seemingly a confounding issue turned out to be just a can’t find domain controller issue. I changed the VM image to use bridged (direct connect) and reset the connection in the machine […]