Will "the Mighty" Strohl

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My name is Will Strohl. I'm a former employee of DNN Corp., a leader, personal branding expert, technologist, gamer, and more...


A Few Quick and Common SQL Server Programming Tips

There are great many things that we realize we take for granted when hand-coding database updates. For instance, in the SQL Server Management Studio (or Enterprise Manager), we often right-click something and then let a wizard walk us through some steps and... POOF! Your database is updated!

HOW TO: Kill Processes (Sessions) on SQL Server Using T-SQL

If you are anything like me, you always want to find the most efficient way to do something. For instance, you cannot restore a database without first stopping all of the processes that are currently running under the database. Here is where a neat little snippet might be useful to you!

DNN Forum Module Error: User Settings is currently unavailable

There is an obscure and seemingly untraceable error that may occur with the DotNetNuke (DNN) Core Forums Module. This error states, "User Settings is currently unavailable." I believe that I have nailed down how this happens and how to fix it!

Argh!!! Internet Explorer 7 is the DEVIL!!!

Can you picture Kathy Bates' character in 'The Waterboy' saying, "Look out, Bobby Boucher... Internet Explorer 7 is THE DEVIL!" I certainly can...

HOW TO: Select/Deselect All Checkboxes

Invariably, at some point you will have a control that needs to display a list of options as a checkbox list. In order for our application to be user-friendly, we will need to provide the ability for the end-user to Select All checkboxes with a single click, as well as uncheck all checkboxes. With a bit of client-side code, this is easily achieved.

Bourne Ultimatum Theory (Update)

Well, some time ago I posted my theory about the plot line of the final Bourne movie. It seems that I was almost right. :) I just saw this wrap-up of the Bourne Trilogy this weekend. I will not review it because I do not have time, but here are my thoughts about my original theory.

HOW TO: Return the Database Name from a Connection String

Have you ever worked with an application that had many different connection strings and databases? It is sometimes necessary to grab some information from those connection strings. I have run into such a situation recently. Here is how to grab the database name from the connection string.

DotNetNuke: How To Remove the Display Name Field/Property

The Display Name field is often misunderstood, and in my opinion... Not very well thought out. It has great potential for many different things, but overall I find that I answer more questions about it then I actually use it. The most common question about it is, "How can I remove it?" I will address it here.

For DotNetNuke Enthusiats... The best thing since sliced bread!

There are many of us out there who could be considered DotNetNuke (DNN) enthusiasts. We are constantly looking through the forums and blogs for new information about various components and modules, and we may even lose a lot of sleep doing it....

Google is Creating a Phone

There has been rumors for some time now that Google has been patiently developing plans to release a cell phone to the market. Well, it appears that this is true.