LocalDb ConnectionString with Initial Catalog

In frustation of spending too much time on finding the correct documentation on how to connect to a LocalDb with an initial catalog, I just written this post. Here you go:

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Pro Tip: Simple Document Scanning Using wiaacmgr.exe

When searching for a document scanner utility for Windows 7/8, a lot a people mention the Windows Scan and Fax application. I don’t want to use that application – I only want to use the part of it that enables scanning. So, to do that, simply invoke the Windows Picture Acquisition Wizard: wiaacmgr.exe (located in: %systemroot%\System32\).

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WD Green vs WD Red – Choosing the right hard drive for my HTPC

I have recently been upgrading my HTPC with new storage. My current brand of choice when it comes to hard drives is Western Digital. Good quality and service, simple as that. Anyway, in the beginning I found it quite difficult to find the real differences between the WD Green and WD Red 4TB drives. I […]

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Raspberry Pi Prank Tutorial – Making Your Co-Worker’s Desk “Magically” Go Up and Down

Besides my “work” as a software engineering student at Aalborg University, I also work as a student programmer at a software company here in Aalborg. A couple of months ago, one of my colleagues (Thomas) came by my desk and asked me: Wouldn’t it be fun if we could control Sanne’s desk remotely? At first I laughed at […]

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Pro tip: Show “missing” Apps in Windows Store

I recently tried to install MetroTwit from the Windows Store but when typing “metrotwit” or “twitter” in the search field, I got about four results back – none of them being MetroTwit. This has started to annoy me, so I finally decided to figure out what was going on. My findings are detailed in this post. I’m […]

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Raspberry Pi Tutorial – Connect to WiFi or Create An Encrypted DHCP Enabled Ad-hoc Network as Fallback

In this post I describe how I have configured my Raspberry Pi (RPi) to first attempt to connect to WiFi and if that fails, create and use an ad-hoc network as fallback (in this way I can always reach the RPi via SSH). The blog post is based on the following “How To” from the […]

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Getting Started with My Raspberry Pi – Part 2: RPi Specs and Peripherals

  Recently I got myself a Raspberry Pi model B Revision 2.0 with 512MB RAM. In this post, I list the specs of my RPi as well as the peripherals I have bought for it. Raspberry Pi  Model B Revision 2.0 (hardware revision code 0005) (how to see this: http://www.raspberrypi-spy.co.uk/2012/09/checking-your-raspberry-pi-board-version/) 512MB RAM (how to see this: […]

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Getting Started with My Raspberry Pi – Part 1: Blog Post Survey

  In this blog post, I give a brief survey of some of the articles I have come across during my initial work with the Raspberry Pi (RPi). WiFi How To : Use The Raspberry Pi As A Wireless Access Point/Router Part 1 – http://sirlagz.net/2012/08/09/how-to-use-the-raspberry-pi-as-a-wireless-access-pointrouter-part-1/ A well written multi-part tutorial that describes how to configure your […]

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Arsenal Denmark Live – My ASP.NET MVC3, HTML5, JS, …, Ninject, and SignalR Adventure

During my 7th semester as software engineer student at Aalborg University last year, a friend of mine introduced me to ASP.NET MVC3 and SignalR – since that time I have been hooked on trying to make a system that could take advantage of at least these two technologies. The result of that is Arsenal Denmark […]

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Using SignalR.Ninject with ASP.NET MVC3 and the Ninject.MVC3 Nuget Package

Today I updated SignalR to version 0.4.0 and decided to include the SignalR.Ninject project into my ASP.NET MVC3 application as well. As written on the SignalR github page (https://github.com/SignalR/SignalR/wiki/Extensibility), SignalR is built with dependency injection in mind, and besides allowing one to replace most of the SignalR pieces, SignalR also allows one to replace the IDependencyResolver. This […]

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