Welcome To TechSolus

What's Techsolus?

A bloke in Bolton, a computer and 20 years of experience in the IT industry.

What do I offer?

Online Databases
My primary focus is online databases. Say what? Simple websites for small businesses with a database to make them useful. Maybe a plumber can log in to their database via a mobile phone, tablet or PC and pull up their customer records or perhaps recent quotes. An engineering company could allow access to several users via touchscreen computers to view stock or upcoming jobs.
IT Support
From data cabling to getting your emails working, from setting up a new PC to sharing files from Microsoft Sharepoint, I can help. I've been working in IT Support for years, supporting home users and SMEs.

The Nerding Blog

Virgin Media VPN issues Viring Media's routers appear to be blocking VPNs. Fear not, if you can get into the router there are options.
Ionos Hosting, HttpWebRequest And Proxy Ionos won't let Ren HttpWebRequest! Aha, there's a catch but luckily it's an easy to fix catch.
Wifi On But No Networks All seems present and correct with the Wifi setup on the PC - but there are no networks where there should be networks. 'Ere, try this...
What Is And Create A GUID GUID? Do you need to be down wiv da kidz to know what GUID means? Nah, you just need to have a vague grasp on databases and how they work in this case.
C# IsNumeric Equivalent C# shares many functions with Visual Basic - except Ren's old favourite IsNumeric. Here's a quick n dirty snippet of code that'll see you right enough.
QueryString Hacks - Possible Solution Query Strings are a common starting point for hackers to test for SQL Injection errors. For the beginner coder or the extremely careful this may be a simple solution.
Remove ALL Mapped Drives While trying to map a drive Ren finds there's some hidden mappings - whatever they are. It's just easier to clear them all off and start again.
Fix DBNull In C# Handling DBNull errors in C# feels slightly odd. There's an easy solution but until you get a handle on it, well, hmmmm.
Reusing An Array In C# Arrays of various types can be reused but the way of reusing them in C# isn't immediately obvious. Simple once you know how though.
Ipad Iphone Can't Send Email The cryptic conundrum of an otherwise perfectly formed email account on 3 Apple devices. What - no password setting? But WHY?!?
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Latest Posts

Fix DBNull In C# David S Squire said :-
I've been struggling with this for some time. It is the '.Value' part I was missing.
22/7//2021 2:55:46 PM UTC
PHP Mail() With HTML DSG said :-
Cheers, useful thanks
11/6//2021 2:48:44 PM UTC
C# Equivalent of VB's vbcrlf JohnS said :-
Thanks, durgh
7/8//2019 11:35:50 AM UTC
C# Hash SHA512 Simple Dirty JT said :-
Handy. Nice n simple
18/2//2019 11:55:49 AM UTC
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Latest Chit-Chat

Go To Chit-Chat Ren - The Ed said :-
Good call, I'm fixing that as we speak. Thanks Anonymous
19/3//2021 1:03:37 PM UTC
Anonymous said :-
Your hits page should not be public facing and should be locked down.

Full access to your visitor IP data and what sites/pages they've visited that you host. I would recommend putting authentication on it as IPs can be considered personally identifiable information under GDPR.
16/3//2021 9:43:51 AM UTC
Ren - The Ed said :-
BAH HUMBUG!!
24/12//2019 10:34:40 AM UTC
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