Since the storms and tornadoes rolled through Springfield last Sunday night, I've been looking around online at generators.  The kind that hook up to the natural gas line and kick on immediately are very tempting - and starting at around $1800 makes them a definite option.  But, I know deep down that it's overkill so … Continue reading Generators

Amazon S3

Amazon just released a new web service, S3, this week.  I'll admit that I have the urge to write something that makes use of it.  There are quite a few people bitching about it on various forums, saying that the price a too steep if you're going to store hundreds of GB; that may be … Continue reading Amazon S3


As many of you are aware, the Springfield area was hit pretty hard by 2 tornados late Sunday night.  Each of these destroyed parts of the city.  While there are some areas that are now completely unrecognizable, I wanted to let you know that we were left untouched.  We heard the winds and the transformer … Continue reading Tornado


Learned something worth remembering and passing along today at work regarding the utility ldifde that microsoft ships with both Windows Server and ADAM. I was attempting to import an ldif file into ADAM with ldifde but the file kept getting spit back at me with "Invalid DN Syntax". I had imported this exact same file … Continue reading ldifde.exe

Managed Spy

Some of you developers out there I'm sure have heard of our used Spy++ to investigate windows messages. Microsoft has posted Managed Spy which does some of what the original app did but for managed .net code. Get it here


I'm sitting here working with my window open listening to the light rain outside, and the birds chirping away.  It may look like crap outside, but it sure sounds great.


I just wanted to submit my first post as a hello to all who read the Johnson Blog.  Now that I have my own password I will make a point to post regularly.