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Alan Waiss
Software developer, geek, and generally nice guy
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How to Disable Browser Autocomplete in a Password Box
Most modern browsers are coded to ignore autocomplete="off" on an <input type="password"> field, with the assumption that the site is just trying to be annoying and that the user should be allowed to save and autocomplete their password if they want to. Mos...
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World of Warcraft Error # 132 after installing Windows 10 Anniversary Update
I recently installed the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. After doing so however, my World of Warcraft installation started crashing during launch with a message stating Error 132 memory something or other referenced such and such. I searched online for a sol...
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SQL to de-dupe overlapping ranges of dates
I came across a situation today where I was given a set of date ranges (begin date to end date) and needed to de-duplicate the ranges so any overlapping dates are "collapsed" so the final result would only contain the distinct range(s) of dates. There are p...
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Starting a numbered list at a different number in Gmail or other web email client
I recently was sending a colleague a series of questions across multiple emails and I wanted to continue numbering the list where the previous email left off. The rich text editor used by Gmail doesn't have this built-in (not that I can find at least), but ...
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David Hasselhoff Screensaver
It's good sense to lock your computer when you're away. My co-workers have a habit of punishing those who don't by changing their desktop background to a picture of David Hasselhoff (usually the one where he's naked holding a puppy), a practice known as "Ho...
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Dynamically Changing the Color of SVG Using an ASP.NET HttpHandler
I have an SVG file that I'm using as the background image of elements on the page (using sprites). I wanted to dynamically update the color of the shapes and paths when theming the application, but I could not find a way to do this using CSS when the SVG is...
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Changing the Color of Table and Column Names in SQL Server Management Studio 2012
If you've upgraded to SQL Server 2012 and used the new Management Studio, you've probably noticed that your table and column names are now a teal color that looks exactly like the color of your comments. Previous versions of Management Studio would use the ...
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How to Restore Files from a Restore Point
In my last post , I mentioned how I had used Windows System Restore, only to find out that JavaScript (*.js) files are considered to be "system files" and are restored back to the state they existed when the restore point was created. I tried restoring back...
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Warning: System Restore will Modify/Delete JavaScript Files!
I discovered too late that Windows System Restore considers JavaScript (*.js) files to be system files. Apparently, the way System Restore works is it uses the Volume Shadow Copy service to back up your files, then during the restore process, it restores "s...
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Munchkin Rules Removed by Request.
The page of Munchkin rules has been removed by request. No hard feelings on this end.
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