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MDI to TIFF converter

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Microsoft Office Document Imaging (MODI) was part of Office up to Office 2007. It allowed you to scan multipage documents into .MDI files. MODI was deprecate...

Using DVI monitors with the new Surface Dock

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The new Surface Dock from Microsoft has two mini-DisplayPort outputs that can be used to connect a Surface Book, Surface Pro 3, or Surface Pro 4 to two exter...

It’s time to move on from IE8

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Yesterday, my esteemed (new) colleague Aaron Gustafson wrote a piece about his reaction to the “Break Up with Internet Explorer 8” site currently doing the r...

Using C# to access the Twitter API

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My last post described how to acquire Twitter OAuth keys and tokens to allow you to use Twitter’s API to access Twitter feeds. I showed how to use the reques...

Accessing the Twitter API using OAuth

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Following on from my last post that described using Node to access feeds from Delicious, I’ve also been investigating how to access my Twitter feed. This add...

Node and Delicious

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In my last post, I wrote about using node.js as a scripting tool. Node has lots of good libraries for making network requests and processing the results. req...

Node and xml-stream

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For the last couple of months, I’ve been experimenting more and more with node.js. My impression is that most people who have heard of node but not really us...

Introducing Boxstarter

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Every year, Scott Hanselman publishes his Ultimate Developer and Power Users Tool List for Windows. I usually take a look through it, pat myself on the back ...

Installing Squid Web Proxy for Windows

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I’m running Windows Server Essentials 2012 R2 for file storage and system backups. While I’m doing lots of experimenting with Boxstarter, I wanted a caching ...

IEBlog - Protecting Consumers’ Privacy Online

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This morning in the United States, the White House announced a new “Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights” as part of the effort to improve consumers’ online priva...

IEBlog - This Week in Privacy

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In the last ten years Microsoft has invested heavily in user privacy. Just like security, privacy considerations are baked into every Microsoft product. It i...

ASP.NET __doPostBack problems and IE10

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Scott Hanselman describes the ASP.NET fix need to make the browser definition files work with IE10. In general we encourage developers to use feature detecti...