Jul
25
By david  //  Comments Off on AWS Innovate Online Conference

AWS Innovate Online Conference

The online presentations were high-level, but still interesting

May
29
By david  //  Comments Off on Alexa Observations, part 2

Alexa Observations, part 2

In the first post, the address slot type (AMAZON.PostalAddress) was shown in the Alexa Simulator as being populated with 5750 claude drive as a valid address entry […]

Mar
22
By david  //  Comments Off on Alexa Observations

Alexa Observations

These are some simple observations I made while testing Alexa Skills under development. For address slot types, the simulator requires complete street types such as spelling out […]

Feb
7
By david  //  Comments Off on Thanks – “Designing Multimodal Skills for Alexa presentation”

Thanks – “Designing Multimodal Skills for Alexa presentation”

Thanks @JeffBlankenburg & @memodoring for the great "Designing Multimodal Skills for Alexa presentation" today! #alexa pic.twitter.com/b6wQhdvwgF — David Young (@Dave3Young) February 7, 2018

Feb
2
By david  //  Comments Off on FirstButton Installer

FirstButton Installer

FirstButton 1.60 has been released at liquiditylighthouse.com. FirstButton will install a toolbar button on the legacy desktop Internet Explorer browser. The Installer for this blog is now […]

Feb
1
By david  //  Comments Off on Basic Composer Commands

Basic Composer Commands

Log on to SSH for your linux host, and enter the following commands. – to show the version of composer-managed packages: php composer.phar show – to update […]

Jan
29
By david  //  Comments Off on FirstButton 1.60 Released – Liquidity Lighthouse

FirstButton 1.60 Released – Liquidity Lighthouse

https://t.co/9B3dFef6MH #IE #toolbar #software #opensource — FirstButton (@FirstButton) January 29, 2018

Jan
21
By david  //  Comments Off on Thanks for Alexa Dev Day Dallas (Aug 1, 2017)

Thanks for Alexa Dev Day Dallas (Aug 1, 2017)

Thanks to @alexadevs,@intel, and @robmccauley for the informative Alexa Dev Day Dallas! #voicedesign #coding #github #AmazonEcho pic.twitter.com/0zBsASByEi — David Young (@Dave3Young) August 2, 2017

Mar
19
By david  //  Comments Off on Update – preventing Windows 10 upgrade

Update – preventing Windows 10 upgrade

Update – preventing Windows 10 upgrade

This is an update to the earlier post on how to prevent Windows from constantly offering to upgrade to Windows 10. The batch uninstallers have been modified […]

Oct
17
By david  //  Comments Off on How to customize your Website’s Error Pages (revised)

How to customize your Website’s Error Pages (revised)

How to customize your Website’s Error Pages (revised)

Minor update to the document, to change the following lines in the .htaccess file: Old: ErrorDocument 401 http://www.david-e-young.com/401page.htm         ErrorDocument 403 http://www.david-e-young.com/403page.htm         ErrorDocument 404 http://www.david-e-young.com/404page.htm         ErrorDocument 500 http://www.david-e-young.com/500page.htm New: ErrorDocument […]

Oct
14
By david  //  Comments Off on Windows 7 Rollups and preventing Updates

Windows 7 Rollups and preventing Updates

Windows 7 Rollups and preventing Updates

The following Windows Update Rollups have recently been made available in the Windows Update utility for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. If they […]

Feb
14
By david  //  Comments Off on Code Signing after SHA-1 phaseout

Code Signing after SHA-1 phaseout

Code Signing after SHA-1 phaseout

Comodo and Ksoftware have been generously providing replacement certificates to current customers, as a result of the SHA-1 phaseout. The following link explains new code signing (Authenticode) […]

Oct
22
By david  //  Comments Off on Preventing update to Windows 10 from Windows 7/8.1

Preventing update to Windows 10 from Windows 7/8.1

Preventing update to Windows 10 from Windows 7/8.1

Many Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users will want to keep their current operating system. To disable the Windows 10 update notifications, follow these steps. For a […]

May
3
By david  //  Comments Off on DLL Registration – Win32 vs .NET

DLL Registration – Win32 vs .NET

DLL Registration – Win32 vs .NET

There are different methods for registering a Win32-based DLL, versus a .NET DLL. Win32 DLLs were typically created with legacy Visual Studio 6 C++, whereas .NET DLLs […]

Apr
13
By david  //  Comments Off on GetVersion API and Windows 10

GetVersion API and Windows 10

GetVersion API and Windows 10

This document addresses two problems that can be resolved by updating the Application Manifest file for programs that are distributed to post-Vista Windows platforms: 1) The deprecated […]

Apr
10
By david  //  Comments Off on Windows SDK Downloads

Windows SDK Downloads

Windows SDK Downloads

Developers using older versions of Visual Studio, may need to download SDKs to author applications compatible with more recent versions of Windows. The Microsoft links below provide […]

Mar
1
By david  //  Comments Off on Firefox Downgrade and Reinstallation

Firefox Downgrade and Reinstallation

Firefox Downgrade and Reinstallation

About once a year, I go through the steps of completely uninstalling Firefox, deleting associated folders, and reinstalling the browser. This has an amazing impact on the […]

Feb
8
By david  //  Comments Off on GetVersion API and Windows 8.1

GetVersion API and Windows 8.1

GetVersion API and Windows 8.1

This document addresses two problems that can be resolved by updating the Application Manifest file for programs that are distributed to post-Vista Windows platforms: 1) The deprecated […]

Jan
7
By david  //  Comments Off on Windows 10 Preview on Windows 7/VM Workstation

Windows 10 Preview on Windows 7/VM Workstation

Windows 10 Preview on Windows 7/VM Workstation

To test the technical preview of Windows 10, I followed the instructions at Petri Windows 10 how-to to safely install the preview inside of a Virtual sandbox […]

Dec
17
By david  //  Comments Off on IE9+ – Adjusting Toolbar Button Size

IE9+ – Adjusting Toolbar Button Size

IE9+ – Adjusting Toolbar Button Size

One of the items that annoyed me in Internet Explorer 9 / Windows 7, is that the toolbar (CommandBar) is set to appear with small-sized buttons. PDF […]

Dec
16
By david  //  Comments Off on CHM Challenges with Windows 7

CHM Challenges with Windows 7

CHM Challenges with Windows 7

Microsoft has undergone several phases of security updates on Windows 7, that make it impossible to open a custom .chm file through the Windows Shell, using hh.exe […]

Dec
14
By david  //  Comments Off on Installing VB6 and VS on the same Windows 7 Machine

Installing VB6 and VS on the same Windows 7 Machine

Installing VB6 and VS on the same Windows 7 Machine

How to install Visual Basic 6 and Visual Studio on the same Windows 7 computer.

May
30
By david  //  Comments Off on Outlook-friendly sender name in SMTP headers

Outlook-friendly sender name in SMTP headers

Outlook-friendly sender name in SMTP headers

When receiving SMTP emails from the mainframe with a “from” address claimed to be on the Outlook Server, Outlook may have a difficult time connecting the profile […]

Jan
31
By david  //  Comments Off on Retaining HTML formatting in Dynamic Outlook Emails

Retaining HTML formatting in Dynamic Outlook Emails

Retaining HTML formatting in Dynamic Outlook Emails

One of the challenges when dynamically modifying emails created from Outlook templates, is retaining the original html formatting of the template itself. This article discusses how to […]

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