Wallpapers & Screensavers

I was looking for new wallpapers and screensavers to spruce up my old desktop. That’s when I came across Newfreescreensavers.com.

The website has a huge collection of wallpapers and screen savers to choose from. The wallpapers are simple, elegant and have subtle animation effects like slight water ripples and flying objects. That’s good since it wouldn’t distract users.

The installation of the desktop wallpapers is easy. The wallpapers are free and Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 are supported.

WordPress image upload not working, “Unable to create directory…”

Recently I upgraded my wordpress installation to version 3.4.2. I wanted to upload a picture for my post so I tried the media upload but it didn’t work. I got an error message saying “Unable to create directory uploads/2012/09. Is its parent directory writable by the server?”  Continue reading →

Keyboard shortcut to cancel the build in Visual Studio

If you are a professional software developer, you have to work with massive Visual Studio solutions, with a number of projects and hundreds of files. Building such a solution can take a while. At times, you may realize that you missed a change in one of the files once you started the build. Continue reading →

How to display the author name and link on the post page in wordpress

The theme on one of my other blogs did not display the author name and link on the post page. It would only display it on the main blog page. To fix this I edited the single post php file (single.php) and added the following piece of code. Continue reading →

C# .net command line arguments parser

I found this simple yet flexible command line arguments parser at codeproject.

BUILD 2011: Windows Azure AppFabric Service Bus

Here’s the video about the capabilities and features of Windows Azure Service Bus from the Build 2011 conference.

Try Windows Azure Platform for free

Check out the Windows Azure free trial offer available now through June 30th, 2011.

What do you get?

  • 750 hours of an Extra Small Compute Instance
  • 25 hours of a Small Compute Instance Continue reading →

Visual Studio tips and tricks

Zain Naboulsi has a great blog providing very useful tips and tricks that you can do in Visual Studio. Check it out here.

Copy and paste not working in remote desktop connection

Anyone who uses remote desktop connection on a regular basis knows how frustrating it is when all of a sudden copy/paste to and from your local computer and remote computer stops working. Continue reading →

Windows Azure

Official definition goes “Windows Azure� is a cloud services operating system that serves as the development, service hosting and service management environment� for the Windows Azure platform. Windows Azure provides developers with on-demand compute and storage to host, scale, and manage web applications on the internet through Microsoft� datacenters.Continue reading →