Archive for April, 2011

Converting SQL DateTime to a Simple Date

Friday, April 29th, 2011

Just to remind myself at a later date, this is a SQL Query that shows how to strip the timestamp from a datetime value. Declare @fulldate datetime Set @fulldate = getdate() Declare @shortdate smalldatetime Set @shortdate = convert(datetime,convert(char(10),getdate(),101)) Select @fulldate, @shortdate

Using Recaptcha in the C# CreateUserWizard

Saturday, April 16th, 2011

I have been playing around with a new .NET website for a while now. One of the great features of .NET is the concept of the CreateUserWizard. It helps take some of the tedium out of user registration and membership. However, out of the box, it is very basic. In my solution, I wanted to […]

U-Verse and 3Rd Party Email Connectivity

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

If you are an AT&T U-Verse subscriber and are having difficulties sending emails to a 3rd Party Email service, consider checking your access to Port 25. I discovered this morning that U-Verse actively blocks this port for many web hosts (including That being the case, you will need to have AT&T Customer Support (thru […]

The Ukelele

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

This past Christmas, I received a soprano ukelele. I was thrilled. I finally had a comically small instrument on which to play music. Then, i tried tuning it. Who knew that nylon strings snapped that quickly? So, i finally got knew strings and got it tuned correctly: G – C – E – A. Now […]