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Managing Windows Services - Delete/Add

 First things first, lets delete cause that's super easy and before I delete anything I make sure to create backups. What I'm looking to do is expand a system like topshelf where it can just manage it remotely for me but using devops can be tricky. //delete command sc.exe delete <service name> or Ps way Remove-Service -Name "TestService" Note: curious about the registry but its better to use sc.exe. Now for adding sc create asperacentral binPath= "C:\Program Files\Aspera\Enterprise Server\bin\Debug\asperacentral.exe" DisplayName= "Aspera Central" start= auto When it comes to publishing a service, it is a bit more difficult what I would like to have is something similar to "Oneclick publish" but that would require a visual studio plugin to add the feature and than service installed to capture the files to install. Well for now its a pipe dream...

Ubuntu Server: Cmd line Network Shared folder for Windows

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 Got tired of using filezila to do everything so this morning I set things up with Samba to allow me to share. Just a few notes along with this video that I think might be helpful for other devs. commands sudo apt-get install -y samba sudo ufw allow 139 sudo ufw allow 445 sudo service smbd status sudo vi /etc/samba/smb.conf sudo chmod 777 shared_folder/ [guest] # This share allows anonymous (guest) access # without authentication! path = /shared_folder read only = no guest ok = yes guest only = yes I used the folder path at the root and probably will later add a user for security but for now I have what I need to get running. Doesnt seem as fast as filezilla but thats not a big deal. 

Techstream & added Keyfob

Seems just trying to add a keyfob to a car isnt as easy as it should be. The driver seems to be limited to windows 7 and currently I am testing to see what I can do to just get it to work but warning for any and all links.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVOn1S0poaI Dont Follow these links for safety reasons blog.obdii365.com/2021/05/12/free-download-toyota-techstream-v16-00-020-v16-00-017/ blog.obdii365.com/2019/08/06/install-and-activate-mini-vci-toyota-techstream-v14-20-019/ drive.google.com/drive/folders/1R9QPJoamgii2p4pgJFsltwgYC9ZUhpd7 mp3download.to/9en/WWCcINGIZJk.html toyota-4runner.org/general-discussions/216392-down-anyone-have-techstream-mvci-driver-toyota-cable-2-0-1-a.html ft86club.com/forums/showthread.php

SQL Backup Database with Network folder

The time has come where I've been forced to work with SQL like a dba, and for once the pieces are falling in place.  https://stackoverflow.com/questions/3942207/how-can-i-backup-a-remote-sql-server-database-to-a-local-drive https://stackoverflow.com/questions/16491/restore-database-backup-over-the-network#:~:text=On%20the%20Server%20that%20you,bak%22 https://stackoverflow.com/questions/10204480/sql-server-the-backup-set-holds-a-backup-of-a-database-other-than-the-existing https://dba.stackexchange.com/questions/28082/restore-backup-fails-file-db-cannot-be-restored-to-mdf-use-with-mov Generating a script took too long and wasnt helpful for what I needed since I'd still need to move it onto the server. We're talking about 200gb and plus... and to make matters worse time is important. Since the backups are created nightly on the server and I just need to restore the backup on another server it seems kinda of a waste to not be able to use it. https://stackoverflow.com/questions

Mono GTK on Windows

 I'd like to use visual studio but visual code with mono.exe on the side is what I'm currently doing. I'm able to get WinForms to work however I'm running into difficult trying to run GTK on windows.  Unhelp Q/A - https://stackoverflow.com/questions/51132090/mono-compliling-gtk-on-windows its unhelp because I already have the complier working and referencing the package properly. Its just windows doesnt pick up GTK inorder to run it. https://stackoverflow.com/questions/51132090/mono-compliling-gtk-on-windows Possible Solution https://stackoverflow.com/questions/16417342/mono-gtk-hello-world-deploy-to-windows GTK Notes https://www.mono-project.com/docs/gui/gtksharp/beginners-guide/ mcs -r:"C:\Program Files\Mono\lib\gtk-sharp-2.0\gtk-sharp.dll" -r:"C:\Program Files\Mono\lib\gtk-sharp-2.0\glib-sharp.dll" -r:"C:\Program Files\Mono\lib\gtk-sharp-2.0\atk-sharp.dll" hello.cs mono hello.exe Unhandled Exception: System.IO.FileNotFoundException: Coul

What about throw ex? With Api Response

In my case I have a httpresponse that doesn't fail to make a response but fails to get the results which in turn doesnt map out to the model. This mapping is a soft rule, where something might map and if they don't the api says why. In that case its a 200 response code and I don't get an exception either.  https://stackoverflow.com/questions/2999298/difference-between-throw-and-throw-new-exception  public bool SubmitOrder(Order objOrder, ref int iID, ref OrderResponse objOrderResponse, ref string sRtnMsg) {             try {                 var contJson = JsonConvert.SerializeObject(objOrder);                 var jsFormatted = JToken.Parse(contJson).ToString(Formatting.Indented);                 Log.Trace("Submitting Order: With {0}", jsFormatted);                 var flagError = false;                 var error = "";                 var accessToken = GetToken();                 Client.DefaultRequestHeaders.Authorization = new AuthenticationHeaderValue(&

Windows & Service Development

 As a consultant I've been able to start developing application and services at the lower levels of the operating system. Which is pretty interesting compared to what I use to do. I find myself doing the same thing with my web development. WPF -  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Presentation_Foundation#:~:text=Windows%20Presentation%20Foundation%20(WPF)%20is,NET%20Framework%203.0%20in%202006. Understanding the .NET family https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.NET_Framework https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/apps/desktop/choose-your-platform https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_Windows_Platform_apps

Javascript: async with Orchard?

More of my development in a CMS is backend, using ravor views and having multiple js files this issue seems to keep coming up. async function would seem like a good solution but for now I dont need it instead I've been getting using orchard's fluid sync to include the files before or after in the view. In this context I'm not waiting for the file but letting it run when its loads. For script to find something on the page I need it to wait sometimes for other things to load but setting it to the footer is the proper way to resolve this. {% script name:"customscript", at:"Foot" %} Still I feel like the role of the js code isnt being properly handled if it needs be inserted at a certain part of the page. This may just be a problem with how I think with single page applications vs a cms.

EFCore - Parallel Async

This is no longer needed but maybe can be used for real-time example projects. Currently dont have any use for it. https://stackoverflow.com/questions/44063832/what-is-the-best-practice-in-ef-core-for-using-parallel-async-calls-with-an-inje https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/ef/core/managing-schemas/migrations/ I've also been moving away from EF in favor for Dapper, still using tasks that might be unless until I write myself an example.

Handling Raw Html

For sometime now I've been at a point in my research to find the proper way to handle raw html. Sometimes you need your api to push raw html with syntax that can't be edited once its submitted.  Handling all html in a 2D array where the first in just the html tag and the second is a child's value which can also be a html tag. { ["p"]["test"]  This may also be another case to start my project with a headless orchard core project. Using fluid syntax might be the better way to allow an api to take information and using a custom javascript library to convert html to the api? 

Image Enhancement Research

For some of the projects I have in mind this would be a great way to handle poor quality images, for example schematics that have low pixels. From there I would have an easier time convert to svg files but that is a project later down the road. For now this is something I need to keep in mind of. msmsajjadi/EnhanceNet-Code: EnhanceNet: Single Image Super-Resolution Through Automated Texture Synthesis (official repository)

Linux: Managing Security & System Logs

Not a linux novice by any means, so this last year (2019) I had been tracking logs on my server. I'll come back to this article and clean it up but incase I dont these definitely helped me track things until I start using a third party tool. sudo ip6tables -I INPUT -m geoip --src-cc IT,FI,GB,CA,MX,CN,DE,TR,ID,RU,IN,IL,BR -j DROP http://blog.jeshurun.ca/technology/block-countries-ubuntu-iptables-xtables-geoip https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/92560/list-all-connected-ssh-sessions  cat /var/log/auth.log | grep 'Connection closed' |  tail -n 40 sudo iptables -L  iptables -A INPUT -m state --state INVALID -j DROP Notes http://ipset.netfilter.org/iptables.man.html https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/345114/how-to-protect-against-port-scanners https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/318859/how-to-use-watch-command-with-a-piped-chain-of-commands-programs https://daenney.github.io/2017/01/07/geoip-filtering-iptables http://xmodulo.com/block-network-traffic

ReUsed Flexcode ADOC Connection

Back in 2019 I was working for a consulting firm which this came in handle, I dont think I will ever need to go back to an ERP system and specially dont think I will need to work with flexcode again. Still this was something that I found and might help someone else. Public Sub Database_Connection()  Do      If cn1.State = 1 Then Exit Sub      On Error Resume Next      Set cn1 = macForm.ConnInfo.OpenADOConn      On Error GoTo 0  Loop  End Sub

Aspnet Dotnet Notes: Custom Authorization & App_Data

Trying to handle a secure folder  where the files are not pushed to the server at deploy. Like all files in wwwroot they are in source control, these will not. The files I'm storing are so big that moving them is a separate process do outside of my application. https://stackoverflow.com/questions/36775942/how-do-i-serve-static-files-only-to-authorized-users https://github.com/ClintBailiff/MiddlewareDemo/blob/master/Startup.cs get current user   inside an MVC controller: From the  Controller  base class, you can get the  IClaimsPrincipal  from the  User  property System . Security . Claims . ClaimsPrincipal currentUser = this . User ; You can check the claims directly (without a round trip to the database): bool IsAdmin = currentUser . IsInRole ( "Admin" ); var id = _userManager . GetUserId ( User ); // Get user id: Other fields can be fetched from the database's User entity: Get the user manager using dependency injection private

Dynamically sitemap.xml in Aspnet Core

Someday I'd like to complete this project but for now I have very little time so I'll just hold onto these notes. The goal or idea would be for me to create a SEO friendly site but with all my experience with cms or spa applications I'd create it more based on a headless cms. If I get the chance I'd want to work with orchard core on this. Notes https://stackoverflow.com/questions/50311264/how-to-create-dynamically-sitemap-xml-in-net-core-2 https://rehansaeed.com/dynamically-generating-sitemap-xml-for-asp-net-mvc/ https://github.com/uhaciogullari/SimpleMvcSitemap#google-sitemap-extensions

Still a use case for slow-cheetah

With .net 6 out I'm still finding myself maintaining application dependent on .net framework 4.7.2 which isnt too difficult to move them over just time consuming. So as a real quick reminder for myself there's a way to handle debug/local environments. Since most employer's dont know about this cool library or dont see the advantage, over using #DEBUG  in code. Which I really hate handling so instead I install slow-cheetah and using the foling.  xdt:Locator="Match(name)" add this to your App.{env}.config and call it a day with handling your environment! Notes https://www.c-sharpcorner.com/article/transform-config-using-slow-cheetah/ https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=vscps.SlowCheetah-XMLTransforms

Azure functions appsettings.json instead of local.settings.json

 Currently one of the services I manage needs to properly set configurations similar to appsetting.json so that the parent name of the config doesnt need to change. This is because of service that calls for the config is looking specifically at the parent name. However since its a azure function using this I ran into an issue of using a different name rather than "Values" where db connections or other properties need to be in order to be read. I tried using the following example... { "CustomParent": {      "test":"true"      }    "Values": {          "test": "true"       } } For my custom name I can grab the test value, just what's in values parent. https://adamstorr.azurewebsites.net/blog/why-wont-you-load-my-configuration-azure-functions https://stackoverflow.com/questions/51781298/read-custom-settings-from-local-settings-json-in-azure-functions https://github.com/Azure/Azure-Functions/issues/1023 https://stack

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