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Convention Transportation and Delegate Aide

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This project had us designing a custom barcode scheme used for identifying and helping many international visitors to Texas. A series of large conventions were to be held throughout the U.S. in which 10’s of thousands of international travelers would be arriving, visiting tourist destinations, attending their convention, and then maybe attending more tourist attractions before departing. The sponsoring...

Setting SQL Server ROWGUIDCOL property on [uniqueidentifier] (GUID) columns

I’ve been converted – I now use GUID (UNIQUEIDENTIFIERS) instead of INT for most database tables’ primary key.  If there is only going to be 100 or less rows, I don’t bother but most everything else I feel justifies the extra bytes of GUID. It ensures the key is unique which greatly simplifies merging data in the future. A...

Kindle Fire 8.9 HD enhancements

Amazon, as usual, surprised me by over delivering yet again.  I didn’t expect to receive my new Fire HD early this week but Amazon shipped earlier than they promised. Now that I’ve had a few days with it, I am posting the “enhancements” I’ve done to it to enable most Google services.  The great thing is that so far I’ve not had to...

IIS7 was causing chrome to reply with ‘310 too many redirects’

If you are getting the “Error 310 (net::ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS):” in Chrome, ensure you still have a default document defined in IIS that is reachable. I had accidentally removed my web.config file on my workstation and, since I don’t use the default Coldfusion document of ‘index.cfm’, my redirect from ‘index.cfm’ to my default document (actually called ‘default.cfm’) was causing an infinite loop that Chrome was...

Installing CS4 fails with “Critical errors were found in setup. Please see the Setup log file for details.”

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I have CS3 installed already. CS4 refused to install.  Where were these mysterious log files? C:Program FilesCommon FilesAdobeInstallersWell, the log files are sure thorough!  In fact nothing could jump out as to why it was failing since the logging was so verbose. The top of the log file has the address for a log analyzer.  That page will install an Adobe...