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Having fun being a father and a web geek.

Hello, my name is Rod Bergren

Who am Who am I?  I am a geek/programmer/webmaster/manager for the bestest company.  I write applications for Web Services and Windows.  I also do on the side contract programming as my time allows (which is not very much).


Saturday, January 26, 2019

Old recipe (joke)
Found this recipe in an old cook book.  Obviously a joke by someone.  But the fact that the ladies that were publishing this cookbook left it in there.

My giggle for you today.


Monday, January 14, 2019

Magnify the flag and shine some light on it.
Notice something really kewl with a magnifying glass and the lighting in my study today. So, I took a picture.  Pretty much unedited except for the edges where I wanted to get rid of some background that was distracting. 

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Cold walk for the doggos
Went for a walk. it was cold and windy. The dogs didn't seem to mind.  Me, I was distracted by the sunset.  Imagine that.

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

The Start Button/Task Bar
So,  Why do we all just leave the start button bar on the bottom left of our screen?   ?If we do that.  We end up with a bar that has icons and well if left as the default takes up a significant amount of real estate on the screen on a screen that is wider than it is tall. 

I end up with something along the lines of this.

And that is all well fine and dandy.  But I cannot tell what is up on which screen.  I don't know which SQL file I might be editing,  I don't know which webpage I might be on in IE/ or chrome.  or the folder in Explorer.  And lastly I have to "know" what each icon means. 

Many years ago, I switched this to being on the right hand side of my monitor and I have never went back.  This offers me many advantages over the default. 
1. I have at least an inkling of what I have open in each application/browser
2. It takes up space on my screen from the width rather than the height.  We have more width to spare. 
3. if I am Terminal serviced in somewhere ( I leave my TS screen at the bottom)  I have a quick indicator telling me I am not on my own computer
4. I can have alot more windows open before things begin to stack like the Internet Explorer icons above. 

Here is a screen shot.

As you can see.  I can see what is up on each page/application.  It is out of the way being on the right hand side.  and it just seems clearer.  Maybe not cleaner.  But certainly the information is more clearly available to me. 

It is an easy switch.  Just right click and unlock the task bar. 

Then select the bar where no icons are present and drag to where you want it.  Top, left, right. 
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Don't want to give out your email again? Don't

Here is option 1
Create an account using 
Just type in any name and any @mailinator.comThen you are signed up. And you can see any email they might send you at's a public inbox.

Option 2. alot like 1
Create a new email address you never intend to check.
I have one at  I don't even know the password.  I have to reset it every once in awhile when I actually have to confirm it is a real email address.

Option 3 (what I mostly do)
Have your own Domain.
have those emails auto delete after an hour.
I only have to check if I have to confirm.  If they sell my email address well.  It gets deleted anyway so I don't really care.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Borked SharePoint site? Anyone?
I am ending up with this.

Code Example is here. Powershell


$tempC = new-object System.Net.WebClient
        $Ctx = New-Object Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.ClientContext("")

        #Get the Web
        $Web = $Ctx.web
        #Frame Master page URL
        $MasterPageURL = "$($web.ServerRelativeUrl)/_catalogs/masterpage/seattle.master"

        #Set Default Master page & Custom Master page
        $web.CustomMasterUrl = $MasterPageURL
        $Web.MasterUrl = $MasterPageURL

        $fontSchemeUrl = "$($web.ServerRelativeUrl)/_catalogs/theme/15/fontscheme003.spfont"
        $themeurl =  "$($web.ServerRelativeUrl)/_catalogs/theme/15/Palette013.spcolor"
        $imageUrl =  "$($web.ServerRelativeUrl)/_layouts/15/images/siteIcon.png?rev=23"
        $web.ApplyTheme($themeurl, $fontSchemeUrl, $imageUrl, $false)

Thoughts and Ideas are welcome.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Pano of saylorville

Just a picture



The Crew

  More pictures are here.

From Ariea

Papa's concert.


Other stuff of interest to people possibly.

Trip to Tahiti.

Belize is nice as well