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Github's Diff Sorta Stinks

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 8:31 AM by nairdo
Ever make a commit to Git and then look at the commit's diff in Github you say to yourself --"I didn't do that!" It's probably just diff confusion caused by whitespace. Here's my change where I just wrapped code with a try catch Read More...

Simply SQL Loops

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 1:37 PM by nairdo
( I'm mostly writing this for myself... to remind myself how easy this can be. ) I recently needed to record some metrics for our prayer ministry using data we've been collecting over the past 5 years. We had the data in various other tables, Read More...

CrowdSync - All Your Phones Are Belong To Us

Saturday, December 24, 2011 9:22 AM by nairdo
An Idea A few months ago Kim Vehon, from our Worship team came, into our office to share a video showing a bunch of phones hanging from wires flashing on and off . It's pretty cool. She wondered if we could do something like that during our Christmas Read More...

Grouping Arena Module Settings

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 4:26 PM by nairdo
Something I've been meaning to have added to the Arena Custom Module Developer (ACMD) guide is this little known feature that was introduced at some point in the past few years. It's a way to group your custom module's settings as seen here: Read More...

Using Firebug in IE

Tuesday, December 07, 2010 8:39 AM by nairdo
If you're developing complex modules for your Arena website, you'll probably need a tool such as Firebug (a plugin for Firefox) to test how your CSS changes will effect layout in the browser. Once you've used Firebug you'll have a hard Read More...

Simple Deploy Tool

Friday, September 10, 2010 10:25 AM by nairdo
Even before the full release of our newly rebuilt website , it seemed like we were constantly deploying daily/hourly updates from our sprints to several of servers ( UAT , Staging, etc.)... so much so that, being a Lazy programmer , I stopped what I was Read More...

Arena Loves Twitter Too

Wednesday, February 03, 2010 8:26 PM by nairdo
Have I mentioned how much I love Arena? Here's why - because it can do almost anything you need it to. Let me illustrate with a small example. I recently heard someone say 'oh, Arena can't do that yet' on the topic of integrating twitter Read More...

SSRS, SQL 2005 and Parameterized TOP

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 10:47 PM by nairdo
I was writing a query for Reporting Services (SSRS) and I really wanted to use a parameter to allow the user to choose how many of the "top" results should be retrieved/shown. With SQL Server 2005, the TOP expression is now parameterized however Read More...

Keeping Up With Your Art

Friday, May 23, 2008 10:16 AM by nairdo
Is the expression "you are what you read" true? I think it is to some degree. Not only does it give you knowledge but it also says something about you. My most innovative friends are heavy blog, book and magazine readers, and I believe there Read More...

SharpForge

Friday, November 09, 2007 9:39 AM by nairdo
One of the things I think we'll need to address within our Arena ChMS Community is the ability to have (manage) multiple developer custom projects. While its possible to do this without a tool, its terribly inefficient and not recommended. SharpForge Read More...

Password No No's

Tuesday, June 19, 2007 4:30 PM by nairdo
Phil and Derek just returned from a two day security conference last week. In that spirit I post this entry... It's ironic when a site attempts to enforce some security policy but then commits a password-no-no. I was on our Web.com (formerly Interland) Read More...

First "3rd Party" Arena Module

Sunday, May 20, 2007 4:24 PM by admin
This past Friday we upgraded to Arena 1.1. The new Import/Export capabilities allowed me to easily install a custom module we developed called "Tag Finder". It was written in less than a day, and simply put, it gives you the ability to search Read More...

Latest Image User Control

Sunday, July 16, 2006 1:13 PM by nick
This user control (.ascx) will display the latest image found in a folder of your choosing. We use it to display the latest image from our web cam. There are two properties you can set when using the control, ImgFolder and ImgFileExt. Use the control Read More...

Context Menu

Wednesday, November 30, 2005 8:15 AM by nick
Here is a little menu control I found yesterday that's pretty handy. I wanted a quick "function menu" that would behave like the ones you see on http://my.msn.com. I also wanted it to have a clean event handling model (not the URL-based Read More...

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