Jason N. Gaylord
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I live with my family in the rolling hills of Northeastern Pennsylvania. I'm a web developer by trade, but have broad experience in various business areas. Want to know more about me?

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Using Encrypted Authentication

If you use the built-in authentication in ASP.NET, its a good idea to use Hashed or Encrypted passwords. The issue with using Hashed passwords is that you cannot use the built-in password retrieval methods for retrieving the passwords. If you use Encrypted passwords, you’ll need to configure a machineKey node in the web.config (MSDN How To). The reason being, you’ll receive the following message: You must specify a non-autogenerated machine key to store passwords in the encrypted format. Either specify a different passwordFormat, or change the machineKey configuration to use a non-autogenerated decryption key. Be sure to follow the MSDN How To that I linked to above to generate your keys.

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New Article: Manage Web Users With Custom Profile Providers

My new article was published in next month’s (March 2007) MSDN magazine. You can read it online at http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/07/03/ASPNET2/default.aspx or pick up the latest copy of MSDN Magazine.

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Snow Storm in Northeastern Pennsylvania 3

I have posted some more pics provided by a coworker from the Hazleton area. You can check them out at http://www.jasongaylord.com/photos/Photos.aspx?AlbumID=179. In addition, be sure to check out www.wnep.com for live shots of the Interstate highways and for other updates.

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Snow Storm in Northeastern Pennsylvania 2

Well, as promised, I have posted some additional photos. I haven’t received any photos from others, but I pulled a few of the “better” photos off of the WNEP website as well. You can see my additional photo library at http://www.jasongaylord.com/photos/Photos.aspx?AlbumID=178. In addition, you can visit my old posting at http://weblogs.asp.net/jgaylord/archive/2007/02/15/snow-storm-in-northeastern-pennsylvania.aspx.

At the current time Interstate 81 is closed from Wilkes-Barre to Indiantown Gap, a stretch of highway over 75 miles. Interstate 80 and Interstate 78 are still closed in spots. You can check out the latest online at www.wnep.com.

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Snow Storm in Northeastern Pennsylvania

Scott Watermasysk posted a blog today in an attempt to get a great listing of ASP.NET quick tips. Check out his post at http://scottwater.com/blog/archive/quick-tips-for-asp-net-part-one/ and by all means add something in the comments section.

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Snow Storm in Northeastern Pennsylvania

I’ve been trying to keep this blog strictly to .NET. However, this I just had to post about. If you haven’t hear already (I’m assuming you have), the Northeastern part of the US was hammered with a “Valentine’s Day Winter Storm.” This winter has been completely mild as didn’t have our first inch of snow until the latter part of January and coming into this snow storm only had a total of 7 inches. However, this storm dumped 15.5” of snow (including 2” of ice) in less than 24 hours.

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Repeating A Details Section Using Crystal Reports

This year I created a 1099 reporting module for our accounting system. One issue I came across occurred when I was pulling the information from Microsoft SQL into a Crystal Report. I couldn’t find a nice, clean way to print two 1099s per page. Then it hit me. I could have two detailed sections. The first section would contain the fields necessary to display the data. The second section would act as a buffer and add white space to the report so I could print both 1099s on one page. I then came across the issue that every other page was blank. So, this is what I did:

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System.Web.AspNetHostingPermission when Accessing Network or Intranet Projects using Visual Studio 2005

I rebuilt one of my development machines recently and attempted to access a project that I had out on a network share. I continually received project messages about the project not being trusted. I remembered that I had to change something but couldn’t remember what it was until I found an old note I left in Outlook. The message I would receive in Visual Studio 2005 was: ASP.NET runtime error: Request for the permission of type 'System.Web.AspNetHostingPermission, System, Version=2.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089' failed.

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Vista and Office 2007 Demo at Circuit City

Last weekend (February 3, 2007), I presented a bunch of demonstrations about Windows Vista and the Office System 2007. The turn out was fairly good. Most of the visitors had the impression that Microsoft released a very buggy operating system. I waited to post about this until today to see how the first two weeks have gone. Luckily for MS, they’ve been good. I grabbed a photo of my demo machine.

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.NET Valley Releases Website; Demos Vista/Office 2007 at Circuit City

.NET Valley released their new website yesterday. They also announced that they will be at the Vista/Office 2007 demo tomorrow morning at Circuit City. To find out more, visit http://dotnetvalley.com/news/articles/article5.aspx.

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