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Debugging bad assemblies in IIS computers

If you ever playing in IIS and encounter an intractible assembly error from components that look and seem just fine when you inspect their versions, signatures, and work when running inside Visual Studio:

Failed to complete setup of assembly (hr = 0x80070057). Probing terminated.

It might be that IIS's cached copy of the DLL is corrupted. Navigate into

C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\Temporary ASP.NET Files

With IIS stopped, and blow away the root folder here. This will force IIS when it starts back up to rebuild it's own cache and take the good files from your project.

How tired is the desktop metaphor these days? computers

If you look at Windows 10, Mac OS 10, and any flavor of linux these days, the thing that strikes me first is how much has been ceeded to the browser in terms of user activity. Now is the time for multi-tasking and complex interactions of many threads of data and construction to work together. Is the desktop metaphor broken or limited to this, or do we need something better than cut+paste for working applications together?

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