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How to stop the Outlook “A program is trying to access” pop-up messages

If you use Microsoft Outlook and installed at least an add-in, third-party component or any other mail-related software I bet you are familiar with either the following message:

A program is trying to access e-mail address information stored in Outlook. If this is unexpected, click Deny and verify your antivirus software is up-to-date.

or this one:

A program is trying to send an e-mail message on your behalf. If this is unexpected, click Deny and verify your antivirus software is up-to-date.

or maybe this other one:

A program is trying to perform an action that may result in an e-mail message being sent on your behalf. If this is unexpected, click Deny and verify your antivirus software is up-to-date.

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Show My IP: your IP Address, User-Agent and Client Info explained

To get straight to the point: your current IP address is If you want to also look at your User-Agent, Proxy-Forwarded IP and/or Client IP you can visit this page. If you’re interested in additional info regarding this topic, keep reading.

It’s not uncommon, while developing web sites & services, to have the sudden urgency to check the public IP of the machine we’re using or configuring: against a third-party service – the one used for Internet connection, if more than one. Of course we could do that in a number of different ways –   ipconfig , router admin interface & more –  but nothing is as immediate, undebateable and bullet-proof such a good old “ShowMyIP” service: no wonder there are thousands of these – all very similar to each other. There’s nothing wrong in using them, expecially if you need to have this information in a matter of seconds.

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Change IIS default language on a working Windows Server

One of the most peculiar features of the .NET framework is being able to develop multi-language applications with ease: we already covered the matter in this post, explaining how to build a multi-language MVC-based website by using the Resource Files: a technique that can be also used for any kind of .NET project: console app, desktop app (WinForms or XAML), and more. If you’ve read that post you know that, as soon as we deploy the Resource Files for the language we would like to support, the system will rely to a default language to serve untranslated content using a standard fallback logic. The default language, usually english, can be easily set using the Web.Config (or App.Config) file in the following way:

If such information is missing, the system – or, to be more specific, the Application Pool used by our website or the main thread of our application – will use the default system language: yes, we’re talking about the language selected during the Windows server installation process.

That said, the question is rather obvious: can we change this setting? Of course: let’s see how we can do it.


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Saint Seiya: Soldiers Soul upcoming release for PS3, PS4 and PC platforms

Few days left and Saint Seiya: Soldiers’ Soul, the new fighting game inspired to the acclaimed anime series who brought on screen the universe beautifully crafted by Masami Kurumada, will be out for sale. The videogame will most likely be a revised and updated remake of Saint Seiya: Brave Soldiers, released last year and welcomed by mildly neutral-to-negative reviews due to some major flaws in graphics and gameplay.

Fans will be happy to finally see the God Cloths, the exceedingly powerful gears recently featured in the new anime series Soul of Gold which aired this spring. The arenas, the animation patterns and the character design have all been improved, and the commands have also been simplified to make it easier to pull out the playing character’s final move.  Speaking of wich, the Anime Expo 2015 trailer shows an impressive amount of people that will surely please the series enthusiasts: the playing character roster features the main bronze saints, all the saints from the Asgard, Poseidon and Hades chapters, the aforementioned God Cloths.

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