Archive for July 2009

Strange Windows Authentication Behavior

I was writing an ASP.Net 2.0 web application using Windows authentication (since I needed to capture users’ credentials). The web application saves data into a MS SQL 2005 database using a SQL server account. While developing this application, I ran into a very strange issue. Continue reading ‘Strange Windows Authentication Behavior’ »

Monodevelop on Ubuntu 9.04

I am running Ubuntu 9.04 64bit. One thing I noticed is that the integrated debugger is behaving quite flaky for the included Monodevelop 2.0 package. After some research, it turned out that a lot of people are having similar issues. Continue reading ‘Monodevelop on Ubuntu 9.04’ »

Poor Man’s Parallel Task Dispatcher

Even though multi-core processors are almost ubiquitous nowadays, applications are slow to catch up. Of course, one could always re-write the applications in order to take the full advantages in a multi-core environment. But it is not an easy undertaking. Continue reading ‘Poor Man’s Parallel Task Dispatcher’ »

Google Finance Down Earlier Today

It appeared that Google Finance was down for at least half an hour (from before 9:30 EST till after 10:00 EST) today. I captured this screen-shot during the outage: Continue reading ‘Google Finance Down Earlier Today’ »

Image Blur Detection via Hough Transform — IV

In my previous three articles (1,2,3) I discussed how to use Canny edge detection and Hough transform to identify blur images. Here I will show some results from the algorithm discussed before. Continue reading ‘Image Blur Detection via Hough Transform — IV’ »