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# Wednesday, 01 September 2010

I'm ready to throw in the towel and just decline any form of Windows Client application if the client has their mind set on creating the worlds greatest application and decide that they should have full control of the OS.

Wednesday, 01 September 2010 21:56:40 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
# Sunday, 17 January 2010

My wife needed a new mouse for her notebook, she wanted a wired one. But I felt that the act of constantly curling and uncurling the tiny strands of wires might have contributed to the fact that the mouse died. So I said I was gonna get her a wireless mouse.

So I saw this Logitech wireless mouse that was rated for 15 months battery life. If it doesn't, then I'm not gonna hear the end of it from my wife.

So this post will be a note that tells me how long the mouse will last.

Sunday, 17 January 2010 00:19:28 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
# Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Paid parking yesterday. All the way up to December.

Tuesday, 22 December 2009 22:30:39 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
# Tuesday, 14 July 2009

This is a waste of a blog entry, but I need to remind myself that I paid parking today so the parking company can't scam me if I don't do it for the next few months... AGAIN :P

Tuesday, 14 July 2009 12:05:40 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
# Monday, 02 February 2009

For my own reference, in order to call an MTOM encoded web service from .Net 3.5 client I need to stick the following in the custombinding section

<binding name="MyServiceHttpbinding" messageEncoding="Mtom">
         <mtomMessageEncoding messageVersion ="Soap12"  ></mtomMessageEncoding>     <httpTransport/>

Monday, 02 February 2009 10:10:48 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
# Saturday, 31 May 2008

Never ever trust a non time sensitive delivery medium to a time sensitive task EVER AGAIN!

Saturday, 31 May 2008 12:06:23 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
# Wednesday, 28 November 2007

I was deploying an ASP.Net 2.0 web application yesterday, after copying all the files in I browsed to the site and I got an error telling me that one of my handlers couldn't be found.

I immediately assumed that there was an error with the permissions of the Network Service user that was being used to run the website. Totally forgetting that if the Network Service user couldn't compile to the temporary ASP.NET folder the error would be an access denied writing to temporary folder.

After spending TOO MUCH time trying to figure out the permissions, my Project Manager came to me and asked me what was taking so long. I told him that there was something wrong with the service permissions and that the compiler was acting as if the files weren't there. My PM asked the question "Are you sure the files are there?" I replied affirmatively since I was sure I saw that there were files in the web folder, so I decided to show him and browsed to the web site's APP_CODE folder, it was EMPTY....

I did a quick check on all the other folders and sure enough... ALL THE .VB CODE BEHIND FILES WERE GONE!!!! Some how the fact that I right clicked dragged the ZIP file containing the web files from a network share and then directly extracting it using the built in Compressed Folders handler of Windows 2003 cause all the VB files to NOT be extracted.

Copying the ZIP file to the web server first and then extracting it from there solved the problem.

So I learnt to ALWAYS CHECK THE OBVIOUS LESS WORK INTENSIVE REASONS FIRST BEFORE ANY OTHER SOLUTIONS when something bad happens. But still a few questions exists... namely Why the heck were the files removed in the first place? It wasn't the antivirus cause it didn't log any deletes, then I repeated the same action on a similarly configured Win2k3 server but the VB files weren't deleted.


Wednesday, 28 November 2007 10:01:57 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [1]  | 
# Friday, 02 November 2007
A heavy duty paper shreadder is NOT a toy!

Friday, 02 November 2007 15:59:08 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
# Friday, 20 July 2007

If I ever feel like faking a demo again.


But if I absolutely have to.

  1. Ensure that all parties FULLY know their roles, and their steps
  2. Ensure that all faking of data can be done properly and accurately, no seat of pants experiences here.
  3. Ensure that the person doing the presentation if it's not me, can properly ad-lib and adapt to the situation.

But seriously..


Friday, 20 July 2007 14:48:49 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
# Sunday, 01 July 2007

When filing claims for purchase in foreign currencies, check how much was charged to the credit card first instead of relying on to get the current exchange rate and end up claiming for the wrong amount.

Sunday, 01 July 2007 22:58:12 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
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