Blog of Tools
This is the MOBZystem, Home of Tools Blog. Take your pick of our rich selection of insightful, hand-crafted blogging gems puny list of blog posts:
Connect to a MySql In App database in Azure
April 17, 2022
The default connection string provided by Azure MySQL In App is unusable from .NET. Save yourself some time and convert it before use.
Kudu from Powershell
March 2, 2021
Accessing Kudu from Powershell is relatively straightforward, but there are a few catches.
Reading SQL Server data from Powershell using sqlcmd
May 8, 2020
How to read SQL Server row data into PowerShell using sqlcmd with a one-line script.
Linux for Windows developers
April 15, 2019
My cheat sheet for Windows users on how to use Linux.
March 23, 2017
Stolen from a Science Magazine tweet: an hypnotic interactive animation.
Getting the Verbose switch setting in PowerShell
September 22, 2016
I've been searching for a simple, clean way to find out if my PowerShell script was called with the -Verbose switch. I've finally come up with a solution: Get-Verbose.ps1
Configuring powershell remoting with network access
July 21, 2016
Powershell remoting is a really convenient and powerful way to control remote computers. In its simplest form it’s easy to set up, but if you want to access network resources from your remote session the situation gets complicated fast. It all has to do with delegation of your credentials, also called the "Double hop problem".
In the end, it’s not that bad, once you know what to do.
Start Menu hides duplicate shortcuts
March 22, 2016
Did you know that the Windows Start Menu suppresses duplicate shortcuts to the same file? I didn't.
Turning your Windows PC into a Wi-Fi hotspot
January 21, 2016
There are a lot of instructions out there on how to turn your Windows PC into a Wi-Fi hotspot, but most of them gloss over the one detail that makes it work: enabling sharing. This "note to self" hopes to remedy that.
Creating a simple TypeScript web app
December 4, 2015
A summary of the results of my experiments with Typescript in Visual Studio 2015: how to set up a simple TypeScript web app.
Setting up jQuery Unobtrusive Validation
May 20, 2015
How to set up jQuery Unobtrusive Validation on your HTML forms. With a working JSFiddle!
Powershell Cheat Sheet
June 21, 2014
My personal Powershell Cheat Sheet
Windows Server Port Forwarding from the Command Line
August 23, 2013
How to permanently redirect ports on a Windows Server machine. A quick and easy way to expose remote hosts via an internal server
Source code now on CodePlex
April 20, 2011
The source code of all our tools is now hosted in CodePlex!
Composite Formatting in .NET
March 18, 2011
How to combine width, alignment, and formatting using String.Format()
Self-closing script tags and XHTML
March 9, 2011
Why you absolutely, positively always have to use separate opening and closing script tags
Creating a mini CMS in ASP.NET
March 7, 2011
A sample ASP.NET project that acts as a mini CMS
Multi-Monitor vs Large-Monitor
March 4, 2011
Musings on the way a single, large monitor changes the way you work - as compared to multiple smaller monitors
QuickCode .NET 2010
February 28, 2011
QuickCode 2010 is out!
VB6 String anomalies
February 2, 2010
Weird phenomena with VB6 strings and COM