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Matt Watson Software developer, product visionary, and master of #dadops January 2004 Entries
DLL Dependencies

I found a cool tool today for DLL dependencies

Check it out, give it a COM component and it will go nuts. Pretty cool.

Posted On Thursday, January 29, 2004 12:08 PM

Auto/Car VIN Decoding
If anyone out there is working with cars/trucks/motorcyles/trai... any type of vehicle and has a need to get information about that vehicle based on the VIN number, you should check out a great product called VinPower from ESP Data Solutions. It can decode a VIN and tell you the make, model, year, engine, and potentially even all the standard and optional equipment on a car. They provide awesome developer tools for COM and Java at a very low price. If you have a use for VIN Decoding in your software, ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 28, 2004 5:30 AM

Sql - Generate Script for Table Data
Ever needed to create a script for the records in a database table? I found a great stored proc today that can help do just that from this site: It has like every option you could ever need in it too. A must have. They also have a ton of other cool toys for Sql ServerCheck out Stackify! They provide a DevOps application dashboard for developers that gives them remote server access to everything they need to do application support ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 21, 2004 6:03 PM

Sql Compare
For all you Sql Server junkies.. I just wanna take a second to say how great Red Gate's Sql Compare is. At work I'm in the process of creating a conversion process from one product version to another. Without Sql Compare I don't know what I would do. I used their 2.x version last year and just got the brand new 3.1 vesion. It compares our databases at work in less than a minute, and they have over 200 tables, probably 500+ objects all together. The old version would take like 5 minutes. For anyone ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 21, 2004 5:58 PM

Global.asax and Web Hosting

I have webhosting with WebHost4Life, which has been great. But I can't seem to access the HttpApplication object with the Global.asax, like unhandled Errors. The events don't fire. I figure it is because IIS doesn't have my root folder as an Application, but I've messed with that with no avail. And of course it works on my development box...

Doing a little research online didn't find anything.

Anyone else had this problem with their Global.asax?

Posted On Sunday, January 18, 2004 7:26 AM

HttpCompression Major Fix??
I've been playing for a couple hours now to see if I can get Server.Transfer and Response.Filter to work together so I can use the free HttpCompressionModule Currently there is a glitch in .NET that will prevent this from working without a hot fix. Well, my web hosting company does not have the hot fix, and doesn't seem eager to put it on. So I'm on a mission. I think I figured out a way to make it work with Server.TransferI changed it to work off of the PostRequestHandlerExecute event instead of ......

Posted On Saturday, January 17, 2004 5:41 PM

Http Compression
For all you ASP.NET developers our there, Http Compression is one of the most important things to consider adding to your application. It can speed up download times by about 5 times, saves on bandwidth, and improves on SSL performance.There are lots of vendors out there,, xcache, and many more. But I wanted to make sure everyone has heard of the open source c# ziplib version: Works great unless your doing Server.Transfer, due to ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 13, 2004 4:32 AM

Kansas City Chiefs

In a sort of off-topic post...

I'd like to say that the Kansas City Chiefs have one of the best offenses the NFL has ever seen. That being said, we saw today that they also have the WORST defense the NFL has ever seen for sure.

If anyone out there can influence the guys in the Kansas City Chiefs' office..


... From one of thousands of grumpy Chiefs' fans.

Posted On Sunday, January 11, 2004 3:43 PM

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