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reStructuredText Extension: Broken in VSCode 1.9.0

A user reported this issue a few days ago that the extension no longer works after VS Code 1.9.0 release, while I was packing up things before my departure from Shanghai to Montreal. I could not even debug VS Code…

Self Hosting Series: Why Cannot My Web Server (IIS) Be Reached from Anywhere Else?

Web servers have become so ordinary when we have so many sucessful web applications, such as WordPress and so on, and it seems that more and more people would like to do self hosting instead of using a service provider.…

What You Should Say About Performance Issues Instead of "I Feel It Slow"

It is very often that we see people describe performance issues they meet with similar phrases such as “I feel it slow”. Well, this is rather a bad way to discuss with others about web site performance. Then what should…

Another Firefox? Wait And See

For me the worst thing to live in GMT +8 is that all important event in the west happens in my dreams. Yes, this time Google Chrome, an open source browser built on Apple’s WebKit and Mozilla Firefox elements, will…

See Through Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1

Don’t hurt the Web. Please use open standards. Do you remember the words? I mention it here. Mozilla was one of the driving forces of open standards as well as Opera. However, what they gained was incompatibility brought by Microsoft.…

IE 8 Beta 1 Bugs on Windows Vista

I have just installed Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 on my Windows Vista. Notice that I am using a Simplified Chinese Vista, so I expected some issues, and I was right. After installing it, I cannot find any IE 8…

Launch Firefox in C#

I talked about this topic in this post, but today’s content is brand new. Yes, finally I find out how to launch Firefox without an exception. Then HOW? The old code to launch Firefox was, Process.Start(http://lextm.blogspot.com); And the new code…

Vote Or Not?

I have just voted for Firefox, Google Reader and PicLens. Even though I have used Internet Explorer 7, I am forced because without my Windows is incomplete (thanks, Microsoft). So what will you vote for?

Will Virtualization Save Your Soul?

Viruses can damage enterprise network. Even if they are not that harmful, one or two workstations may be damaged. Unluckily, my workstation broke down last week. Both Internet Explorer and Registry Editor are broken so I have to ask the…

LoadingCircle for .NET 1.1

Do you know that you can easily add a Firefox or IE 7 look LoadingCircle in your .NET applications? Please take a look at this old CodeProject article. I read this article when I was still working on CBC 5.*…