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 […]

How to connect to a WCF service that has a mismatched Identity in code…

I had an issue where my client was connecting to a WCF service that was using certificate authentication, but the certificate was for a different dns name. i.e. server was foobar.comp and the certificate was for foo.foobar.comp. This presented an issue. Of course, you can change the Identity tag in the configuration file, but I […]