10. September 2014
It sometimes becomes useful to trace messages coming into and out of a WCF service for debugging. I find when I am doing soap integration's it is especially useful to be able to trace the soap messages for debugging. The message isn't obviously stored, however there is a trace that you can attach to to get it though the system.diagnostics library.
Simple enough and now you will have a log file with your requests.
4. September 2014
DIY , Woodworking
So I wanted to redo the paver path behind my house. After I tore the old one out, I only had a few good pavers left and couldn't find matching ones. Being that my budget was tight on the redo before a family picnic, I decided to rip some 2x4 s into 2x2 and create a frame for the existing pavers to elevate them above the ground and fill the rest in with a washed stone. I also put the new planter in on the left, but that's a job for another post.
So first the final product in case you don't want to look any further. Now how I did it.
I started by laying out the blocks I had and figuring out the gap I needed between each to make my distance.
Once I had this, I started making a frame for the blocks.
I put a little strip of wood under each one to make sure the paver wouldn't work its way through and the wood become elevated around them.
It was about 20 feet so I made 2 of them that fit together. I then stained them up to match the deck stain on the house. It took a few coats, I realize they won't last forever, but it should get me a decade or so, at which point it will probably need to be freshened up again anyways, so a quick fix that I think turned out good. One last pic after install before the gravel.