Category Archives: Code/Development

Error in WordPress on GoDaddy

I was getting an error on my GoDaddy hosted blog that looked something like this: Warning: require_once(D:\Hosting\xxxxxxxx\html\blogs\wp-content\plugins\jetpack/require-lib.php) [function.require-once]: failed to open stream along with another message. It seems that the cause was the jetpack plugin I had installed was apparently incompatible … Continue reading

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‘Unable to Cast COM Object’ Error With SQL Server 2008

I have encountered an error that was driving me nuts: Unable to cast COM object of type ‘System.__ComObject’ to interface type ‘Microsoft.VisualStudio.OLE.Interop.IServiceProvider’. This operation failed because the QueryInterface call on the COM component for the interface with IID ‘{6D5140C1-7436-11CE-8034-00AA006009FA}’ failed … Continue reading

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Date Without Time When Serializing

I’m serializing a class in .NET and have a DateTime field.   It’s getting serialized as: 2009-11-01T00:00:00 When what I really want is something without the time like this: 2009-11-01 Brad Abrams has a great post that has how to … Continue reading

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No Internet Access with Linksys WRT54G v2.2

Just a note – I personally did NOT find the solution to this problem, I’m simply reposting details about my problem and the solution I found on the linksys forums.   I figure the more the info gets out there, … Continue reading

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Dell Inspiron 1720 Brightness on Battery

I have a Dell Inspiron 1720 and wasn’t happy with the brightness, even after pressing Fn up arrow – it would only get so bright.   Despite trying everything within Windows to make it brighter, it occurred to me there … Continue reading

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Microsoft Integrating JQuery with VS

Someone in the blogosphere (can’t remember who) had recently said they would like to see Microsoft start working with open source projects, include it in their products and yet leave it unchanged and open source, all the while contributing back … Continue reading

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A Geek I Am

I’m reading/learning/studying LINQ using the book “Pro LINQ: Language Integrated Query in C# 2008” by Joe Rattz.   First, I must say it’s an outstanding book – the writing is clear, littered with code, easy to read and sometimes even … Continue reading

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MS CRM 4.0 Error in “presence.htc”

2008-05-08 Update: Before I posted what I found, I had searched the web and found a usenet posting by Peter Zimmermann of www.ambit.ch asking the same question I was trying to answer.   I sent him a note about what … Continue reading

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Using the Dell Outlet

As a side note to my post about my machine freezing while reinstalling Windows Vista Home Premium on my new Dell Inspiron 1720, I used the Dell Outlet to purchase the laptop as a refurbished machine. I got a great … Continue reading

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Dell Inspiron 1720 Install Freezing

I recently ordered a Dell Inspiron 1720.   After I got it, the first thing I did was to reinstall the OS (Window Vista Home Premium) to really clear out the crap that Dell installs with it.   Uninstalling the … Continue reading

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