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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).


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

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Sun Dog from January this year.
Just found this on my camera.  Forgot I had taken it.  One kewl thing about -20 below

Friday, February 09, 2018

Most Important TV shows for my life
a while back one of those stupid survey things came up on the fb.  It was asking what the most important three TV shows/Movies of your life that impacted you.  

Got me to thinking.  I do have three.  But I have a ton of others that I would love to just site and watch over and over.  FireFly for one.  Really you need to see this show if you haven't.  FireFly free on just about everything.  Greatest Space Western of all time.

Anyway here is my list.  
most important TV shows of my life?
Buck Rodgers - taught me the future isn't what it used to be.    Computers might take over and they might actually work with us.
Macgyver - Anything is fixable
Captain Kangaroo - Childhood and adulthood should be fun.  And green jeans are cool. I am wearing some today actually

honorable mentions

Archey Bunker
Fresh Prince
Greatest American Hero
Hogans Heroes
Ba Ba Black Sheep
Lone Ranger
Warner Brothers Bugs and Road Runner
Love Boat 8 pm sat
Fantasy Island 9pm Sat 
Cosby Show 
Happy Days
Dukes of Hazard
Thundarr the Barbarian
Dungeons and Dragons Cartoon 
Star Trek
Space Above and Beyond
Dark Angel
Reef Doctors (Australian  Great Show)
Last Man Standing
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

SSRS Pageviewer in SharePoint formatting incorrectly 2016

There is your answer.  Ok, so you don't need me anymore.  

Anyway reports are supposed to be embedded in a page with the pageviewer webpart in SharePoint 2016.  The Expansion is on one line and the group name is on another line.  

It isn't supposed to be this way.
In the IDE and in SSRS browsing on the Reporting Server it looks just fine.

which is nice and compact.

Hmmm what is going on?

After some googling.  Which didn't really give me what I wanted I found this page

So reading thru there I find that adding format= might change the formating.  So I tried the 

Which worked.

I just added that to the end of each of my URLS in the pageviewer and I was good to go.

Hope this helps.


Saturday, June 17, 2017

Pretty night in Iowa

Just wonderful



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