Archives / 2013 / January
  • Completely uninstall MySQL from Windows

    Some time ago I was running a few tests in my lab environment against a current version of MySQL.  A few months later I needed to access it again but I forgot my root password so I wanted to start from scratch.  Easy enough, right?  Just go to Add/Remove programs in the Control Panel and uninstall MySQL.

  • Monitor MS SMTP queue from ASP.Net

    I came across a situation today where I needed to monitor the number of files in the Microsoft SMTP queue from a web page.  While there are numerous ways I considered approaching this, I wanted it to be simple, portable, and easy to maintain.