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[Note] - Fiddler localhost

That's just a reminder for me about Fiddler and localhost/

I don't see IE7 or .NET traffic sent to localhost or

IE7 and the .NET Framework are hardcoded not to send requests for Localhost through proxies.  Fiddler runs as a proxy.  The workaround is to use your machine name as the hostname instead of Localhost or

So, for instance, rather than hitting http://localhost:8081/mytestpage.aspx, instead visit http://machinename:8081/mytestpage.aspx.  Alternatively, you can use http://localhost.:8081/mytestpage.aspx (note the trailing dot after localhost).  Alternatively, you can customize your Rules file like so:

static function OnBeforeRequest(oSession:Fiddler.Session){
(oSession.host.ToUpper() == "MYAPP") { oSession.host = ""; }

...and then navigate to http://myapp, which will act as an alias for


Zune update 1.4

Just plugged my Zune (the working one ;) a long story, maybe some other time) and got a popup that firmware 1.4 is realized.

This update improves shuffle behavior and includes prior improvements to help enhance stability and performance.


Download details: Internet Explorer Developer Toolbar

I absolutely missed that the final Internet Explorer Developer Toolbar was released on the 9 May 2007. Good and installed now.

Download details: Internet Explorer Developer Toolbar


LinkedIn and Xing profiles

You might take a look to my LinkedIn and Xing profiles clicking on the following pictures:

View Laurent Kempé's profile on LinkedIn



Windows Live Writer Beta 2 released

This release incorporates a ton of feedback from our discussion forums and your blogs. Here are some of the new features you'll find in Beta 2:

New Authoring Capabilities

  • Inline spell checking
  • Table editing
  • Ability to add categories
  • Page authoring for WordPress and TypePad
  • Support for excerpts and extended entries
  • Improved hyperlinking and image insertion
  • Paste Special
Integration and Compatibility
  • SharePoint 2007 support
  • New APIs enabling custom extensions by weblog providers
  • Automatic synchronization of local and online edits
  • Integration with Windows Live Gallery
  • Support for Blogger Labels
  • New look and feel
  • Available in 6 languages
  • Improved accessibility and keyboard support
  • Many other frequently requested enhancements!

Read more on the blog.

Download the new version.

By the way, I posted this entry with the new version and I like the first impression.

About Laurent

Laurent Kempé

Laurent Kempé is the editor, founder, and primary contributor of Tech Head Brothers, a French portal about Microsoft .NET technologies.

He is currently employed by Innoveo Solutions since 10/2007 as a Senior Solution Architect, certified Scrum Master and Founding Member.

Founder, owner and Managing Partner of Jobping, which provides a unique and efficient platform for connecting Microsoft skilled job seekers with employers using Microsoft technologies.

Laurent was awarded Most Valuable Professional (MVP) by Microsoft from April 2002 to April 2012.

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