Symmetric encryption in .NET via the RijndaelManaged class

Here is a very simple example of how to perform encryption and decryption using asymmetric encryption. This console application requires references to the System.IO, System.Security.Cryptography and System.Text namespaces.

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Getting up to speed with Page Speed

Recently I decided to start trying to optimize our site, not so much to speed thing up as to give a little boost to our site in the Google SERPs.

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Generate a random number in .NET

How to generate a genuinely unique random number in .NET.

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Don’t contact aliens warns Stephen Hawkins

Professor Stephen Hawkins warns humanity not to contact aliens!

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Big weekend in the hunt for 4th place

Tomorrow’s game with Man United has great significance to Spurs, but Man City’s game at Arsenal could be even more important.

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Capturing mouse position in JavaScript

Here’s a useful little script I thought I’d share. It captures the mouse cursor position in your browser. I’ve tested it in IE6+, Firefox and Google. Any feedback please let me know.

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Inter draw first blood in clash of the titans

Last night Inter finally came good in the Champions League, comprehensively defeating what many regard as the best team on the planet at the moment. A convincing 3-1 first leg win saw Inter finally shake off the nerves and they now look favourites to go through to the final in Madrid.

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I-Phone messing with my wireless connection?

After a hard day at work I like nothing more than to spend an hour winding down on the XBox before going to bed. My game of preference for about 3 years has been COD3, which I still love even now. The other night I decided to have a few games online, something I haven’t done since before Christmas, but I noticed I was getting loads of lag. Give that my connection is a 50MB down/2MB up this struck me as pretty odd.

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No way Jose! Bale not for sale!

It will come as little surprise to Spurs fans (such as myself) that Gareth Bale is attracting a lot of interest at the moment. Manchester City have already been linked and Inter reportedly had a bid rejected earlier in the season. Mourinho though is back again.

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