Links for March 19, 2009


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Software I wouldn't want to be without

Here's a smattering of software I wouldn't want to be without on my Windows work computer:

FastStone Capture for Windows
This is a great screen capture utility.  Unobtrusive, efficient, powerful, simple & easy to use.

Visual differencing and merging tool for Windows.

Free Microsoft tool for synchronizing folder pairs.

Secure password storage program.  Main build for Windows; builds available for Linux/Mac and handheld platforms.

Secure screen sharing. Help family and friends with their computer problems.

Mozilla Firefox
It's not my primary browser but the developer plugins can be life savers.

Powerful text editor.  I know there are others out there that developers like; this is one I've been using for years... it's quite good.  Perhaps if I have time I'll play with other text editors I've heard about.'s warped sense of humor

I'm getting some error messages from SQL 2005 when I try to run a stored procedure from an assembly I've put together (specifically a System.Security.HostProtectionException).

Sooo... I googled a line from the exception message, "The demanded resources were: SharedState" and didn't get a lot of hits. I haven't tried in a while, so I gave that a whirl. Here's a screen shot of the results:


If no one can help me with the HostProtectionException, can someone tell me what the connection is to vampires?