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Hits 4208 | Created 2007-07-05 | Modified 2007-07-05

All pages relating to IT technical stuff on Ralpharama - ASP, PHP, Javascript, SQL, HTML, CSS, RSS, XML, Web design problems etc.

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Blog HP Officejet 6310 - Error Hits 4754 | Last Modified 2007-06-22
Damn my IT luck. Whatever I buy, it doesn't work, or has a fault that involves me carrying it back to the bloody shop. Only this time, it was the last one, so I got my money back.
Misc Access denied by access control list Hits 26358 | Last Modified 2007-06-22
My wife called my to the computer as there was an odd message on the screen.
Misc ASP / VB Script Smart-tag stripper Hits 40436 | Last Modified 2007-06-22
Often, input comes from MS Word etc, which tends to insert a great deal of 'smart tags'. Combine this with the problems of Euro characters, copyright, accented letters etc, and you shortly have a database full of text that displays as square boxes once it has been through your ancient Cold Fusion code.
Misc Cannot insert explicit value error Hits 11742 | Last Modified 2007-06-22
This error message had me scratching my head for a few minutes:
Article CDONTS, CDOSYS, IIS 6.0, IIS 7.0 and headaches... Hits 5890 | Last Modified 2007-06-22
We moved from an old IIS 6.0 server setup with Classic ASP code sending bulk newsletter emails using CDONTS, to a new Windows 2008 R2 server in the cloud with IIS 7.5. We also moved to using a 3rd party SMTP service - sendgrid. We had problems...
Misc Classic ASP XML Feed Reader Hits 21810 | Last Modified 2007-06-22
No bells, no whistles, just a classic, no fuss feed reader. If you find that the feed is always unavailable, it may be badly formed, or you may have a problem with the way your server is configured.
Article COBOL Memories Hits 7652 | Last Modified 2007-06-22
My college text book was dated 1984, and COBOL was starting to look dated back then... Thank your lucky stars you don't have to endure this sort of high-level nonsense any more!
Misc Cron Job Problems Hits 4375 | Last Modified 2007-06-22
Oh, the irritation of Cron jobs. Written about as if it's simplicity itself in most places, trying to set these up using cpanel on a paid-for-hosting site can be rather tricky. And the cpanel documentation isn't very helpful, basically just informing me that I should be an expert linux user before even thinking about Cron jobs...
News Dig Jig Hits 5205 | Last Modified 2007-06-22
A pure javascript game. Collect the gems, avoid the monsters, blow things up.
Article Digg Hits 3055 | Last Modified 2007-06-22
How to put a digg this button on your story with a count, the easy way? I recently saw a few websites that had a 'digg this' button on their sites next to stories, and the button had the current number of diggs with it. Clever, I thought, how do they do that?
Article Duplicate contacts or no profile picture on Samsung GALAXY S II Hits 14906 | Last Modified 2007-06-22
How to get around the problem of contacts being split up on a Samsung Galaxy S2. For example, when sending a new text message, you see the same person listed several times - one for Google, one for Facebook, one for Skype etc. This also fixes the problem of not showing the correct images for contacts (or not having an image at all).
Misc Excel Games Hits 18526 | Last Modified 2007-06-22
Some more unfinished things. These were games written in Excel by myself back in 2004 and earlier. In jobs with nothing on a computer except Excel it is still possible to entertain yourself!
Article Facebook blank profile page, cookies problems etc Hits 165700 | Last Modified 2007-06-22
Logged into facebook and your profile (home.php?) page is blank? Is it complaining about enabling cookies? Are you using firefox?
Article Firefox won't open PHP pages suddenly Hits 33502 | Last Modified 2007-06-22
Trying to access facebook I was suddenly told I was trying to download a PHP file, and what should I do with it. I said, open it with Firefox and then a hundred new, blank tabs opened... Solution follows.
Misc Get a remote page with ServerXMLHTTP in ASP Classic Hits 4470 | Last Modified 2007-06-22
Pretty simple, and useful too:
Misc Google mail taking too long Hits 5146 | Last Modified 2007-06-22
Getting this error? Loading... This seems to be taking longer than usual. Your session may have been interrupted. If your account doesn't appear in the next few seconds, please refresh this page in your browser. If you continue to have trouble loading your account, please visit the help center for troubleshooting information.
Article How to make an RSS feed with PHP Hits 5019 | Last Modified 2007-06-22
A quick and dirty file that produces a RSS feed made up of recently modified files (txt, html, whatever).
Article HP Officejet 6310 Chat Hits 66626 | Last Modified 2007-06-22
I bought an HP Officejet 6310, and had some problems. This is the online conversation I had for 'support'
Misc Java Hits 14735 | Last Modified 2007-06-22
All pages related to Java on Ralpharama.
Article Javascript 101 Hits 2655 | Last Modified 2007-06-22
This was going to be a long tutorial, but I only made it to Hello World...
Misc Javascript link-hover-box thingy Hits 46740 | Last Modified 2007-06-22
You know how long I've been trying to figure out how to do a nice little hover-box pop-up when you dither on links?
Misc Javascript onloadRegister is not defined Hits 19159 | Last Modified 2007-06-22
If you're getting mysterious javascript errors such as 'onloadRegister is not defined' when using Facebook, or Twitter etc, then read on, this might be the solution you were looking for.
Misc Javascript Smart-tag Stripper Hits 4891 | Last Modified 2007-06-22
This can be used to strip evil smart tags from text that is often submitted via copy and paste from, say, Microsoft Word. In this case you submit the id name of an element that contains the text (e.g. a textarea)
Article Nokia N95 8GB - Contact names not showing Hits 24837 | Last Modified 2007-06-22
I searched for an answer for this for an age. When people call or text me, their names didn't show up, just their numbers, even though they were in my address book. Not all of them though - just some! Some people worked fine!
Misc Output html with Javascript in VBScript/ASP Hits 4579 | Last Modified 2007-06-22
If you want to output a large amount of HTML, say the body of a news story, but don't want it to be read by spiders and bots for some reason, you could use this trick to render it, client-side only, in Javascript:
Misc Problems with BT Broadband speed using a HomeHub Hits 14021 | Last Modified 2007-06-22
My speed started to drop and eventually became tediously slow. From multi-megabyte to around 200k or less speed. This is a log of what I did to try and resolve the problem.
Article Ralpharama's Programming 101 Hits 4003 | Last Modified 2007-06-22
A tutorial from 2003. It may still of interest, though a bit old: This tutorial may interest you if you satisfy the following criteria: You don't know anything about programming. You want to learn some Java. You think it would be fun to pass time writing inane little games. You want to write these little games to run in a browser window like Internet Explorer. Still with me? Good. I'm assuming no knowledge at all about anything, so, let's begin.
Article Resize an iframe dynamically Hits 2189 | Last Modified 2007-06-22
I found it tricky to make an iframe change size (its height) as it loaded new content. This solution works on FF and IE.
Misc Some pages load, some pages don't, in any browser Hits 9495 | Last Modified 2007-06-22
Suddenly some webpages stopped loading for me, in Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera and Safari, but not, interestingly, in Lynx. I used a BT Home Hub, and no changes had been made to my system for weeks.
Article Swype not adding words on Samsung Galaxy S2 Hits 8323 | Last Modified 2007-06-22
After an update of some kind, Swype stopped adding new words to the dictionary - the option to add simply no longer appeared. This may have been after a swype update to allow you to backup your dictionary.
Misc Syntax error in manifest - installing Windows XP original CD Hits 19841 | Last Modified 2007-06-22
When installing an original Windows XP CD, either upgrade or full version, are you getting an error at the 39 minutes to go point that: Error: SXS.DLL: Syntax error in manifest or policy file?
Article Talk Talk Hits 81947 | Last Modified 2007-06-22
This is a record of the problems I had with TalkTalk broadband some time ago.
Misc Tech Index Hits 4209 | Last Modified 2007-06-22
All pages relating to IT technical stuff on Ralpharama - ASP, PHP, Javascript, SQL, HTML, CSS, RSS, XML, Web design problems etc.
Article The "SendUsing" configuration value is invalid Hits 870 | Last Modified 2007-06-22
Getting CDO.Message.1 error '80040220' The "SendUsing" configuration value is invalid. When sending mail?
Misc The Javascript Oracle! Hits 3896 | Last Modified 2007-06-22
Fortune teller. The Javascript Oracle! Simply think about the question closest to your heart, the problem you have, the issue at hand... Think hard, then click on the button below.
Article TPF Hits 241731 | Last Modified 2007-06-22
Tiny PHP Forum by Ralph Capper. Sadly, TPF is no longer supported by me. At some point in the future I might re-write it and re-release as a new version. You can find some information about it on this page though.
Article Use Chilkat S3_DownloadBytes and S3_UploadBytes to copy images Hits 874 | Last Modified 2007-06-22
Copy images between Amazon s3 buckets in memory only using Chilkat's S3_DownloadBytes and S3_UploadBytes. Example classic ASP code.
Misc WinSCP Odd File Problem Hits 3591 | Last Modified 2007-06-22
Are you having an issue where file transfers to your server leaves the files mangled? The ending cut off, or parts of the script appended over and over?
Article Wireless Hits 4825 | Last Modified 2007-06-22
Setting up a PC wireless network with a Linksys WAG54GS Wireless-G ADSL Gateway with Speedbooster and Talktalk Broadband and Windows XP.




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