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So much for that

Well I thought I would try to do better at updates. Oh well. Not sure anyone reads this anymore anyway. Just a place to stash random ideas. Perhaps it will become something more one of these days.
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Well, it's nice to see this is still here.  But then again why wouldn't it be.  After all doesn't google keep everything?

I am not really sure what to put here anymore, that is something that I will have to think about.  I have definitely fallen out of practice with posting here.  I am also not really using Facebook or Google+ at this point, so maybe I can convince myself that this will be the place to put things.  I will have to take a look around some more and see If anything has changed, ie Are there static pages?  This might be a good place to build out a bit of a portfolio, I also like the idea of putting little snippets of useful information here so that I can find them again easier later.  So we'll see what happens.

Create a SHA1 hash of a string

This function will take a string and return the hashed value
using System.Security.Cryptography;
public static string GetSha1(string value)
var data = Encoding.ASCII.GetBytes(value);
var hashData = new SHA1Managed().ComputeHash(data);

var hash = string.Empty;

foreach (var b in hashData)
hash += b.ToString("X2");

return hash;
Thanks to Lars-Erik

Now working

Alright so now that this is working again, I can throw some new content up here. Over the next few days I will be putting up some code that I have found strewn about the internet, and I need somewhere to save it. So unless you can come up with a better idea I am going to be placing it here so that I can find it later. Enjoy.

PS if you do any ASP.NET or C# development you may find some of this stuff useful. Otherwise feel free to ignore it.

Kansas City

We made another fast trip to Kansas City this winter, at the end of January. This was one of the last times that we would be able to fly and have Raelynn ride on our laps. After this spring she will be 2 and that is the cutoff for "infant" though we got some funny looks when we told the flight attendants that she was only 1 and a half. Oh well. The trip went well, we got to see lots of friends and family while we were there.

Joys of Home ownership

Well, how to start this, oh I know! I HATE BEING A HOMEOWNER. There now that is out of the way. I know it is the "American Dream" to own your own home, but it really isn't all it is cracked up to be, especially when you have a "pre-owned" home. Since purchasing our house, 4 years ago, our water heater died, and our sewer has backed up into the basement 4 times ruining the carpet down there. We discovered why the house is covered in wall-paper. It appears that it has lead based paint, so as we have been redoing rooms we have been removing wall paper and sealing the walls. UGH I didn't sign up for this, at least not knowingly. I am ready to be done with this thing and move somewhere when if something happens I call someone else and they come and fix the problem. What are my choices with this? Is it back to apartment living? Is this how most condos are run? I need to start researching my options.