More On Medium Trust and Trackbacks

In my last post, one of the restrictions listed when running in medium trust is that HTTP access is only allowed to the same domain. It is possible in web.config to add a single domain via the originUrl attribute of the <trust> element as described by Cathal.

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Configuring Log4Net with ASP.NET 2.0 in Medium Trust

UPDATE: Mea Culpa! It seems like Log4Net has no problems with medium trust and an external log4net file. I have written an updated post that talks about the problem I did run into and how I solved it.

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Maybe The Apple Ad Is Not So Wrong After All

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Apple Ad Recently I poked lighthearted fun at one of the recent Apple commercials called “Network”

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Picture of the Moment - Geisha Trio

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A while ago I had the idea of posting a picture of the day. Of course I didn’t mean every day, but the title might lead one to believe so. Therefore in order to reduce confusion, here is the next photo in my Picture of the Moment series.

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I Used To Work For Fun

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Jeff asks the question, “Isn’t programming supposed to be fun?”? Ha ha ha, naive little bunny. As if the person who invented programming had fun in mind. Silly rabbit.

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Bulletproof Sql Change Scripts Using INFORMATION_SCHEMA Views

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Bullet Working as a team against a common database schema can be a real challenge. Some teams prefer to have their local code connect to a centralized database, but this approach can create many headaches. If I make a schema change to a shared database, but am not ready to check in my code, that can break the site for another developer. For a project like Subtext, it is just not feasible to have a central database.

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Resilient Plugins Part Deux - Granular Control

Plug I got a lot of great feedback from my post on Building Plugins Resilient to Versioning, which proposes an event-based self-subscription model to plugins.

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Should Subtext Move To CodePlex

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Seems like every day now someone asks me if I plan on moving Subtext over to CodePlex. I figure it would save me a lot of trouble if I just answer this question here once and for all.

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Apple's Unintended Compliment To PCs

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You’ve probably seen the recent Apple commercials with the two guys holding hands. One introduces himself as a PC and the other introduces himself as an Apple Macintosh. They hold hands because they speak each other’s language. Along comes a Japanese woman representing a Japanese digital camera who sidles up to the Mac guy and holds his hand. The Mac speaks her language too. If you haven’t seen it, you can click on the image below to see it on YouTube by clicking on the image below.

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Why Store Your Data In A Relational Database?

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With Ted Neward’s recent post on the morass that is Object-Relational mapping, there has been a lot of discussion going around on the topic. In the comments on Atwood’s post on the subject, some commenters ask why put data in a relational database. Why not use an object database?

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Nice New Skin For Subtext

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Tim Heuer just published a sweet skin on his blog. He has made it available for download and with his permission I hope to include it in the next release of Subtext.

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Building Plugins Resilient To Versioning

UPDATE: Added a followup part 2 to this post on the topic of granular control.

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Crazy Lightning Storm

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Lightning StormWe just had a short lived but crazy loud lightning storm. I was up late working on Subtext because I couldn’t sleep when I started hearing the loud clap of thunder. The eerie part is that between the thunder claps, it was relatively silent outside until the next thunder clap.

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An Inconvenient Truth

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Movie Poster Watched a free screening of this last night in Downtown Los Angeles as part of a film festival. Prior to the screening, Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora played some live music and Al Gore was on hand to introduce the movie. Mayor Villaraigosa was also there oddly suited in a tux and comically referring to Richie as Richie Santora.

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Using Rhino Mocks To Unit Test Events on Interfaces

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Rhino I am working on some code using the Model View Presenter pattern for an article I am writing. I am using an event based approach based on the work that Fowler did. For the sake of this discussion, here is an example of a simplified view interface.

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More Eye Candy For Your Website or Blog

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Via a reader, I learned about iBox which is similar to Lightbox JS but with more features. It boasts the following benefits:

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80s Music Videos

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Greg Duncan is now my hero for this find. This just proves that I am still unable to let go of the 80s.

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Motorcycle Blogging From San Diego to Alaska

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This is the blog of a chap who is riding a teched out motorcycle computer (which he calls his “motocompy”) from San Diego to my homestate Alaska. I helped him get his Subtext blog setup so he can blog the entire trip.

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World Cup Widows

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World Cup Widow Leading up to the world cup there was a lot of attention to how the World Cup would affect the wives of soccer football crazy men. Some were on the humorous side such as this list of rules for women, while others attempt to help women avoid becoming a world cup widow.

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Proper Way To Find The Form

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1040 EZ Form Today I ran across some code in a 3rd party open source library that used the following function in order to retrieve the form id.

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