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Sending E-mail from ASP.NET

Sending e-mail from is not as hard as it could be. You just need to know all the information that you'd normally need to know for setting up a SMTP client…like Outlook Express. I had read that you need to set up an SMTP server on the IIS server that you're running in order …

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RPC over HTTP (aka Exchange over https)

We were able to get exchange RPC working over HTTP today. We went through the rigamarole of setting it up by hand, and that took a couple hours. And it didn't work. I did a google search (I don't know why I didnt' do that before we started) and found new instructions.  See, we had …

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Perl scripts use ENV variables to store data

Today I learned that quries are sent to perl scripts thorugh environment variables. For example, the part of the URL past the ? is stored in the QUERY_STRING environment variable and can be accessed like this… $ENV{'QUERY_STRING'}

Filtering e-mail addresses from a huge mound of plain-text

I'm faced with a mailbox full of bounced/undeliverable messages and from that I need to extract all the e-mail addresses that need to be removed from our home-spun mass-mail program. After messing around a whole bunch, installing a whole mess of different editors and tools that I downloaded from the internet, and wasting a lot …

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A little bit about inheritance and NTFS

I learned CORRECTLY how file and folder inheritance propagation works in NTFS. I can’t believe I’ve gone this long without knowing how it works! I had believed that the utmost authority for inheritance was the parent, but now I know that is not true. Things start backwards with the child deny, then child allow, then …

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Moving a MySQL database

You just need a couple commands… then… This explains how to do it… Enjoy

MySQL on Linux

MySQL is foreign to me, and this is really basic stuff, but here it is: I figured out how to access mysql on linux… mysql -h localhost -u username -p … it then prompts for the password. From there you "use collection_name;" to choose the collection_name databases, "show databases;" will…well…duh! "show tables;"