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jQuery Lightbox Scripts

jQuery Lightbox Plugin

jQuery lightBox plugin is simple, elegant, unobtrusive, no need extra markup and is used to overlay images on the current page through the power and flexibility of jQuery´s selector.
lightBox is a plugin for jQuery. It was inspired in Lightbox JS by Lokesh Dhakar.Supports: images.
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FancyBox is a tool for displaying images, html content and multi-media in a Mac-style "lightbox" that floats overtop of web page.
It was built using the jQuery library. Licensed under both MIT and GPL licensesSupports: images, HTML, iFrame content
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Shadowbox is a web-based media viewer application that supports all of the web's most popular media publishing formats. Shadowbox is written entirely in JavaScript and CSS and is highly customizable. Using Shadowbox, website authors can showcase a wide assortment of media in all major browsers without navi…

Windows 7 Disable UAC

Particularly when using a PC for development purposes the inbuilt user account control (UAC) can be a pain. The following steps will disable UAC completely, the same process can be used to reduce the level of UAC on the system.
Choose "Start" Enter "Action Center" in the search box Press Enter Click "Change User Access Control settings" Move the slide to "Never notify" Click OK Restart the PC

Enable IIS in Windows Vista

In Windows Vista and above all of the available features are installed by default but aren’t necessarily enabled. By default IIS is disabled in Windows Vista, the following steps will allow you to enable the feature.
Open Control Panel Click "Programs" Click "Turn Windows Features on or off" Expand "Internet Information Services" Expand "Web Management Tools" Tick "IIS Management Console" Expand "World Wide Web Services" Expand "Application Development Features" and tick ".NET Extensibility" and ASP.NET Expand "Common Http Features" and tick "Default Document", "HTTP Errors" and "Static Content" Expand "Health and Diagnostics" and tick "HTTP Logging" and "Request Monitor" Expand "Security" and tick "Basic Authentication", "IP Security", "Request Filtering" and "Windows Authentication" Clic…

Exception Types

A failed run-time check;used as a base class for other.
Failure to access a type member, such as a method or field.
An argument to a method was invalid.
A null argument was passed to a method that doesn't accept it.
Argument value is out of range.
Arithmetic over - or underflow has occurred.
Attempt to store the wrong type of object in an array.
Image is in the wrong format.
Base class for exceptions thrown by the runtime.
An attempt was made to divide by zero.
The format of an argument is wrong.
An array index is out of bounds.
An attempt was made to cast to an invalid class.
A method was called at an invalid time.
An invalid version of a DLL was accessed.

Recover a stolen laptop or device with Prey

Very handy open source utility for remotely monitoring your laptop/device in the hope of capturing details of the miscreant!
Prey helps you locate your missing laptop by sending timed reports with a bunch of information of its whereabouts. This includes the general status of the computer, a list of running programs and active connections, fully-detailed network and wifi information, a screenshot of the running desktop and — in case your laptop has an integrated webcam — a picture of the thief.

Microsoft Leaks Office 2010 Upgrade Plan

Originally posted to the Microsoft partner site and then hastily removed Microsoft have revealed the specifics of their upgrade plans for purchasers of Office 2007 to be able to update to 2010 when it is released.

Original page.

Google cached version.

Original text:
Microsoft Office 2010 Technology Guarantee Program
Sell Office 2007 today and your customer can download Office 2010 free!
How the program works:

Purchase Office 2007—Customer buys qualifying Office 2007 product (with or without a new PC) from an authorized reseller between March 5 – September 30, 2010.

Install and Activate Office 2007—Customer installs and activates Office 2007 by September 30, 2010.

Download Office 2010—Customer simply downloads Office 2010 for free when Office 2010 is available, or orders a DVD for a fee. Customer must request upgrade by October 31, 2010.

Below are some of the Office 2007 products your customer can purchase and activate between March 5 and September 30, 2010 to be eligible for the Office 2010 …

Connect Coldfusion to SQL Server Express

Having recently installed SQL Server Express 2005 on a client server running CFMX 7 I have had to work through the torture of attempting to make the existing SQL Server database driver and then realising it will not work with anything higher than SQL 2000!

The instructions below are based on FusionCube but have been modified for my needs.

These instructions assume you have already install SQL Server Express and Management Studio Express.

Prepare the database server
Open the SQL Server Management StudioClick on the Registered Servers button in the toolbarRight-click the SQL Express server.Select “SQL Server Configuration Manager”If needed, enable the TCP/IP protocol under SQL Server Configuration Manager > SQL Server 2005 Network Configurations > Protocols for SQLEXPRESSDouble-click the TCP/IP protocol to view the properties.Click on the IP Addresses tab and make sure that the TCP Port is set to 1433 for every IP type.Close the configuration manager.Right-click the SQL Express serv…