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Tangible Thoughts SharePoint, MOSS? and all the other questions October 2006 Entries
BattleStar Galactica Prequel
The New York Post is carrying an article about "prequel?" to BattleStarr Galactica that would focus on how the Robot war began. Now I am a huge fan of the reimagined series, and since it is not being aired in Autralia I have to resort to other means of getting my BSGS fix during my stay down under. The post also carries this blurb "The story, Moore says, "centers around two families, one of whom owns an enormous corporation, à la Microsoft, and it builds the first Cylons; then the other family is ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 31, 2006 10:36 PM

Find the W3WP process for an Application Pool
When debugging WebParts not knowing which w3wp process to attatch to has always bugged me. Thankfully ASPalliance has this article to show you how to identify the w3wp process for an app pool. The gist of it is. Shipping with Windows 2003 is a vbscript named iisapp.vbs. running "cscript iisapp.vbs" from the command prompt displays list of w3wp processes running, its process id, and the app pool it belogns to. tags: SharePoint, IIS6, Windows 2003, WebParts, Debugging, Application Pool, Attatching ......

Posted On Monday, October 30, 2006 9:45 PM

MOSS 2007 DVWP Sorting Bug
A colleague of mine ran I ran into a bug in MOSS today with the DVWP. i.e. It treates numeric fields as text for sorting (when sorting on column headers is enabled), hence if you sorted in ascending order on the column, the values would be like 1, 10, 11, 2, 3 etc. This happens even though the field is formatted as a number and even when the type is set to x:float. on the sort column. tags: SharePoint, DVWP, Bug, Sorting, Numeric, MOSS 2007 Cross-posted from ......

Posted On Friday, October 27, 2006 7:54 AM

Must See - Ultimate Domino Excersize

You just have to check this out.

Tim Fort's Domino Project. Its just amazing since he is using a lot of other materials to cause the domino effect.

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Posted On Wednesday, October 25, 2006 11:17 PM

Google Docs
The last few days I've been playing around with Google docs. Its pretty neat. Its google's take on writely and irows both rolled into one. Its not bad, it also supports exporting the spreadhseet/document to popular document formats (e.g. xls, doc, pdf etc). tags: Google, Goolge Docs Cross-posted from ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 25, 2006 1:41 PM

Master Pages as a Feature
Heather Solomon has a good post on how you can enable provisioning of Master Pages via features. Thanks for the info Heather. I am definitely going to use this in the next few days. tags: SharePoint, Master Pages, Feature Cross-posted from ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 25, 2006 1:23 PM

MOSS B2TR Expired on Me
MOSS B2 TR expired on me today. It took me totally by surprise. I backdated the machine by one day and it was fine. Brought it forward by one day, and it said the trial period had expired. Was a bit confused since all web posting for this issue cliam it happens on Domain Controller, and my MOSS server wasnt a domain controller. Anyways the fix is to run the patch for the DC. StandaloneDCWorkaround.msi Thanks for the link Jan tags: SharePoint, Moss, Office Server, 2007, Beta 2, Technical Refresh, ......

Posted On Thursday, October 19, 2006 11:16 PM

Cant add a Generic collection to Session
Its wierd, and I cant make head or tail of it. I was writing a webpart today, and I was maintaining a generic stack collection which I wanted to place in the session. What is wierd is that if i were to add object of type Stack <T> to the session, SharePoint says an unrecoverable error has occurred. The moment I changed the stack from a generic to a plain old .NET 1.1 non-generic Stack the error was gone. tags: SharePoint, WebParts, Generics, Session Cross-posted from ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 11, 2006 4:41 AM

Find an PublicKeyBlob from an assembly
A colleague of mine had a problem today where she connected to RSWebParts on MOSS 2007 and SharePoint gave her a security exception. The solution was to make an exception for the RSWebparts assembly in WSS_MinimalTrust.config. The problem with that approach is that you do know the PublicKeyBlob of the RSWebParts to make the exception. How you go about finding a the PublicKeyBlob is to open up the assembly in ildasm. Check the assemblies manfiest, and there will be the PublicKeyBlob in there. tags: ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 10, 2006 3:36 AM

Skyline &quot;GTR&quot; found doing the Ring
Winidng Road has spy shots of the the next Skyline (GTR) doing its paces around Nurburghring in all its cladding. tags: GTR, Skyline, Nissan, Proto Cross-posted from ......

Posted On Monday, October 9, 2006 10:05 PM

Foxtrot - Geek TV

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Posted On Tuesday, October 3, 2006 1:10 AM

PNG Transparency in IE 6
Fortunately if you are dealing with IE7 or anything other than IE6 you wont have to deal with this issue, and most of you web developers probably already know about this solution to make pngs transparent for IE6 I also came across this javascript to embed an png on to a page, and it would render the appropriate tag to display it according to the browser. tags: IE 6, PNG, Transparency Cross-posted from ......

Posted On Monday, October 2, 2006 9:39 PM

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