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Been one of those rather frustrating weeks - mostly caused by language issues...

Apparently under most reasonable settings #Sitecore likes to look for #Language variants at the beginning of your URLs (i.e. /en/SomePath/ and /de-de/DasBoot/ etc.) this usually works fine - unless for some reason you want a path like "/my/email-preferences/" (because you're setting up a user profile area) and your machine (thanks Windows 8) appears to have knowledge of the Burmese language.

Sitecore therefore keeps setting the language to "my" and then trying to find "email-preferences" in the root of the site and returning a nice blank page (because strangely I don't have a Burmese version of my UK investment bank's website).

I'll probably have to move this to some variant of www.example.com/my-example/email-preferences to attempt to not fall into this.

Alternatively (as a temporary fix - we're bound to reach out to Burma soon) I could override the StripLanguage preprocessor and only return matches for languages that have been configured in Sitecore...
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Beasthunter197 takes us into the world of #Spore - an old game that still looks good
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A rather delayed posting about trying to have a long running process in a Sitecore Workflow
 
A post I've had sitting in the queue for almost a year now - mainly because I didn't have a solid resolution for it and I moved on before I could implement my plan to fix the process - but here are some thoughts on trying to manage long running processes in a #Sitecore #Workflow - word to the wise: Don't use a Sitecore Job ;)
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So, given the fact that for better or worse (mostly worse) I have a site that currently uses the "Encrypted" method for storing passwords in the off-the-shelf SQL Membership Provider, what's the effective maximum password length a user can use and not hit the 128 char limit when their password is salted and encrypted?
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So I finally admitted defeat on running the PI headless and bought a 7" Lilliput HDMI screen. Works a treat with #osmc  
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Eeee! Just earned the Silver C# badge on #StackOverflow  - always proud of the language specific badges :)
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What should have been a trivial job - restrict access to some PDFs in Sitecore's Media Library - turned out to be a little more involved when I wanted to return the user straight back to the PDF after they'd logged in...
 
Trying to get back into the swing of things - here's a quick post on restricting access to Sitecore Media Items in such a way that when the user is sent to the login page they are returned to the resource they wanted when they successfully log in.
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Finally got around to doing something with my Raspberry Pi - which took a while - and I'm fairly happy with it: Running a headless OSMC instance plugged into the stereo.

Steps recorded for posterity and for when updates come out... #raspberypi   #osmc  
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The latest trailer for Energy Hook is out - If you liked the web slinging aspects from the Spiderman games, you'll love this - it's by the guy that wrote those bits, but adds jetpacks for added excitment ;) #energyhook  
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Woot! Microsoft's purchase of Mojang starts paying off: #Minecraft PE is now out for Windows Phone ;) Now all we need is a version for Windows RT and the world will be OK...
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