LINQPad: Dump with Syntax Highlighting

LINQPad is where I breathe and eat in a typical day at work. I use a lot of extension methods inside that makes my life easy. I decided to share some of the most useful ones here when I get some time to write. Most of them were found online…

The Best Ice Bucket Challenge Yet

Unless you've been living on a remote island with no internet access, you’ve seen the Ice Bucket Challenge that has taken over Facebook. People post a video of themselves dumping a bucket of ice over their head and then challenge others to do the same to raise awareness of…

Breathtaking Boeing 747 Cockpit Scenes

The Boeing 747 is a wide-body commercial airliner and cargo transport aircraft, often referred to by its original nickname, Jumbo Jet, or Queen of the Skies. It is among the world's most recognizable aircraft and was the first wide-body ever produced. Manufactured by Boeing's Commercial Airplane unit in the United…

Airbus A380: 15 Interesting Facts

The first fact about A380 will surprise you. Many believe that A380 is the largest plane in the world. It is not! There is one more airplane called Antonov An-225, it is larger than A380. It is russian-made aircraft and built for cargo transportation only. The A380 is 24.1…

Some Aviation Facts

It may comfort you to know 95.7 percent of people involved in plane crashes survive. Two million passengers in the U.S. board more than 30,000 flights every day. The oldest airline still operating under the same name is Dutch airline KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. The BD-5 Micro…

Why does ASP.NET MVC 4 SimpleMembershipProvider keep creating aspnetdb.mdf?

When you create a new ASP.NET MVC 4 Internet Web Application it creates a nice template with authentication enabled with new SimpleMembershipProvider It contains InitializeSimpleMembershipAttribute class which creates built-in Entity Framework Code First database and initializes Simple Membership: using (var context = new UsersContext()) { if (!context.Database.Exists()) { // Create the…

Flying at 70,000 ft

The Lockheed U-2, nicknamed "Dragon Lady", is a single-engine, high altitude reconnaissance aircraft operated by the United States Air Force (USAF) and previously flown by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).…