Get field value from a SQL data reader using VB.NET

Function: Get the field values based on passed sqldatareader and field name or position in Visual Basic .NET
Description:
An example function that checks if the parameter is a field name or field ordinal and then reads the field value from a data reader. The function will return a value if the field name or ordinal is existing and the value is not NULL but will return nothing if parameters are incorrect.
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Philippines mobile number prefixes: Is it Globe, Smart or Sun number?

Posted here are prefixes of mobile networks available in the Philippines. This will be handy if your are registered to a mobile carrier and you want to maximize their unlimited call promos on the same network.

If you notice the 4th digit of a mobile number e.g. 09271234567 it is 7 and it means the mobile is subscribe to Globe network.
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How to capture Samsung Galaxy S2 screenshot

Different shortcut buttons and combination are used to take a screenshot of an android mobile phone. For Samsung Galaxy S2 mobile units two buttons are pressed together to take a screenshot.

To do this press home button and power button simultaneously and you should hear a capture sound and text will appear that a screenshot is taken and saved.

How to Re-Enable Youtube buffering in Google Chrome

I notice lately that when watching Youtube videos, it frequently stops. I don’t remember setting off the pre-buffer settings of the Google Chrome or installing a Chrome extension that will disable the Youtube autoplay. Anyway, this really irritates me when watching Youtube videos.. because our internet connection is a little bit slow these days. Slow internet connection means the Youtube video will frequently stop its streaming, making the buffer progress bar and replay useless.

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Add Barcode to PDF Pages Using iTextSharp and VB.NET

I was tasked to convert any documents to PDF and add user generated barcode in each page. Using iTextsharp.dll, I finally managed to place barcodes along the top left side of the target PDF pages.

Using iTextsharp.dll to manipulate an existing PDF file and a procedure of adding watermark images that I found while searching the web. I combined the two and I came up with this.
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