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 […]

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 […]

Detect Windows/Operating System Version in C# .NET

Are you looking for a way to detect which OS you are running on in your .NET application? I know I had to so that I could implement workarounds that were OS specific. Here is a simple function to get the name. You can use this as an idea of how to pick the exact […]

Windows 7 is officially bad ass…………

I got a virus on my Windows Vista machine that caused it to run slower than all holy hell. I decided, well, now must be the time to upgrade my OS. No one ever wants to go through the new OS nightmare of having to reinstall every program they use. Especially not a guy in […]

XP decides opening new windows is no fun….

I happen to do a lot of multi-tasking. I have 4 copies of Visual Studio 2008 open with Management Studio for 2008 open plus a number of different browser windows and explorer folders. I eventually run into this invisible wall where no new windows get created. No new tabs, links stop working, applications won’t launch […]

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 […]