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[SOLVED] SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services Report Viewer – The parameter does not default to NULL

I came across a weird behavior with reports today. I was trying to add a new parameter with NULL default value to an existing report in SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services, and when viewing the report, the “NULL” checkbox would not … Continue reading

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Solved: streaming media (music) not showing anymore in WHS 2011

I encountered a problem today when my music would disappear from Windows Media Center clients and the list of songs in the media streaming section of remote web access would be nearly empty (just a few dozen songs would be … Continue reading

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Convert Microsoft Photo Story 3 WMV videos to other formats

I’m usually using HighSlide JS to create and share slideshows of pictures on our website. But sometimes, colleagues would like to create their own photo slideshows and they would create and publish them with Photo Story 3, a free tool … Continue reading

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How PhotoRec saved my marriage

Well, not really, but it certainly recovered my lost pictures, and that means a lot when you’re married with kids. Let me explain the story. I was given a free USB SD card reader some time ago as part of … Continue reading

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Why icons have a lock (padlock) overlay while using Windows Live Mesh and HomeGroup in Windows 7?

I’ve noticed that since I have begun using Windows Live Mesh (part of the Windows Live Essentials 2011 free add-on suite for Windows Vista and Windows 7), some of the icons on files have a little lock (padlock) overlay icon: … Continue reading

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