Mayank Raichura

A blog about Mayank Raichura

Migration to BlogEngine.Net 3.3

After delaying migration for almost 6 years (I was using 1.6 till then), I finally decided to migrat [More]

ESP8266 Breakout Board

Recently, I purchased an ESP-07 module of ESP866 Wi-Fi SoC. ESP8266 is a super awesome, Arduino compatible, SoC with 80 MHz microcontroller, 512 KB of flash, 40 KB of RAM and integrated Wi-Fi in a single chip and I designed a breakout board for ESP-07 & ESP-12 modules. [More]

Date Difference in Years for .Net

A simple and elegant way to calculate difference between two dates in terms of Years which is currently not supported by .Net framework. [More]

Microsoft Expression Web is now available for free

In a quite shocking move, Microsoft has decided to stop further development of it's Expression range of products which primarily focused on Web Designers. Among these products was my favourite Microsoft Expression Web 4 which was infact quite a successful HTML/CSS editor. Microsoft has decided to release most of these products (except Expression Encoder Pro) for free albeit without any support which is the case in most free products. [More]

Combining and optionally minifying CSS and JavaScript along with caching in ASP.Net

Here is a simple code that can help you combine CSS and JavaScript files (theoretically any text files) into one and optionally allows you to minify or post process them before writing the file to server. [More]

Google Apps isn’t free any more

Starting on December 6, 2012, Google will no longer offer new accounts for the free edition of Google Apps. [More]

Lost all contacts on Xperia smartphone

Solution to recovering your lost contacts on a Xperia smartphone. [More]

Mondor’s ASP.Net CAPTCHA control with URL Rewriting

This entry describes how one may encouter an error while trying to use Mondo's ASP.Net CAPTCHA control along with a URL rewriting plugin UrlRewritingNet and then explains how you can solve this error in just two easy steps. [More]

Total Lunar Eclipse - December 10, 2011

Image gallery of Total Lunar Eclipse - December 10, 2011 [More]

[POEM] Will never say good bye by Unknown Author

A small poem that I came across while scouring my backups. [More]