How to Bulk Delete Your Twitter Followers

This post starts out with a little bit of an embarrassing story, followed with a script you can use to delete everyone you are following on twitter.  A couple years ago, I signed up for twitter because hey, someone once squatted my liyanage@hotmail.com email address and I wanted to reserve my twitter name.  I had no interest in actually doing twitter.  I just wanted the virtual real estate (and why isn’t that virtual estate?).  Fast forward a couple years, and I check out my twitter account, and low and behold I am following close to 2,000 people.  Someone had hacked my account, and was selling my following off to the masses.  Unfortunately, there is no bulk delete option on twitter, and it would take an incredibly long time to delete that many people. Read the rest of this post »

August 27, 2014 • Tags: , , • Posted in: Technology • No Comments

Dynamically Creating a CSR & Private Key in .NET

This one was a bit tricky–it took me two days to figure this out, and when I figured it out I didn’t even realize I was close to the solution.  When I initially started working on this, I was looking into using an OpenSSL port to windows called OpenSSL.NET.  The pure ASCII look of this page should be a good indication of how many other alternatives there are out there.  Eventually I found The Legion of Bouncy Castle, and stumbled onto a solution.  Initially I discredited looking at this option too thoroughly due to the name–but again, because of the lack of how many good alternatives out there it became a steady contender.

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October 31, 2011 • Tags: , , , , • Posted in: Technology • 2 Comments

Programatically Accessing the Forms Authentication Timout from the web.config

I’ve been working on creating a session time out popup for our upcoming portal release.  While I wanted to run the script through my own javascript, I had a little trouble finding the actual property.  Eventually I found a dead page cached with the code that will retrieve the Forms Authentication Timout variable.  I’m reposting the code for prosperities sake.

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October 4, 2010 • Tags: , , , • Posted in: Technology • No Comments

R25 Event Creation Form, Now with Web Services

On March 12, 2010 I will (be giving)/(have given) a presentation on some work I did with R25 using web services.

The presentations title is ‘Using Web Services to Create Events.’

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vb.NET Email Code Example

Visual Studio LogoIf there is one thing that burns me, it’s code examples that don’t work. I recently stumbled across some broken code for vb.NET to sends emails. Look, I know this example is from 2003, but if people are going to comment suggestions on how to make your example code work, the least you can do is update it. Also, it irks me that this page was #1 on Google when I searched for it. Read the rest of this post »

Set Up Linux Based FTP with Active Directory Integration

We have a new LAMP server, and we needed FTP set up for the machine.  We do not need user folders.   We do need developers and designers to have access to it via ftp, using their windows domain accounts.

This was a big one.  All the code is there and nothing needs compiling.  Yet for some reason there is not a great guide on this.  For the most part I have dabbled with Windows Servers, so this is a bit of a departure for me.

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