Category Archives: Technology

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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My Top 25 Most Played Songs in iTunes/iPod

iTunes and the iPod have a built-in playlist named “Top 25 Most Played”. I thought it would be fun to post it and you can see the full list below. There are a few things on the list that were … Continue reading

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Life After Getting Rid of Cable TV

So in late February or early March (I don’t remember which) we got rid of cable TV completely. I wanted to share the services we use in lieu of cable TV, the quality of service, the  technology behind what we … Continue reading

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June’s Zune Pass Songs

I got a Zune Pass a few months ago. For $14.99/month, it allows you to stream music from the Zune service. (As an aside, shhhh…don’t tell the Apple people that Microsoft has had a music streaming service long before they … 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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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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Classic ASP Sucks!

I’m currently working on an application originally written in classic ASP for a customer.   Several thoughts come to mind: WhoTF would start building an app in 2007 in classic ASP instead of ASP.NET? Classic ASP sucks.   Everything is … Continue reading

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