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All items with tags: techBlog HP Officejet 6310 - Error
Hits 4753 | Last Modified 2007-06-22Damn 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 26357 | Last Modified 2007-06-22My wife called my to the computer as there was an odd message on the screen.
Misc ASP / VB Script Smart-tag stripper
Hits 40432 | Last Modified 2007-06-22Often, 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 11739 | Last Modified 2007-06-22This error message had me scratching my head for a few minutes:
Article CDONTS, CDOSYS, IIS 6.0, IIS 7.0 and headaches...
Hits 5883 | Last Modified 2007-06-22We 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 21809 | Last Modified 2007-06-22No 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 7650 | Last Modified 2007-06-22My 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 4374 | Last Modified 2007-06-22Oh, 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 3053 | Last Modified 2007-06-22How 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 14885 | Last Modified 2007-06-22How 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 18517 | Last Modified 2007-06-22Some 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 165663 | Last Modified 2007-06-22Logged 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 33480 | Last Modified 2007-06-22Trying 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 4468 | Last Modified 2007-06-22Pretty simple, and useful too:
Misc Google mail taking too long
Hits 5141 | Last Modified 2007-06-22Getting 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 5018 | Last Modified 2007-06-22A quick and dirty file that produces a RSS feed made up of recently modified files (txt, html, whatever).
Article HP Officejet 6310 Chat
Hits 66623 | Last Modified 2007-06-22I bought an HP Officejet 6310, and had some problems. This is the online conversation I had for 'support'
Hits 14727 | Last Modified 2007-06-22All pages related to Java on Ralpharama.
Hits 2654 | Last Modified 2007-06-22This was going to be a long tutorial, but I only made it to Hello World...
Hits 46726 | Last Modified 2007-06-22You 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?
Hits 4889 | Last Modified 2007-06-22This 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 24832 | Last Modified 2007-06-22I 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 Problems with BT Broadband speed using a HomeHub
Hits 14017 | Last Modified 2007-06-22My 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 4001 | Last Modified 2007-06-22A 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 2188 | Last Modified 2007-06-22I 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 9493 | Last Modified 2007-06-22Suddenly 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 8315 | Last Modified 2007-06-22After 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 19838 | Last Modified 2007-06-22When 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 81944 | Last Modified 2007-06-22This is a record of the problems I had with TalkTalk broadband some time ago.
Misc Tech Index
Article The "SendUsing" configuration value is invalid
Hits 864 | Last Modified 2007-06-22Getting CDO.Message.1 error '80040220' The "SendUsing" configuration value is invalid. When sending mail?
Hits 241690 | Last Modified 2007-06-22Tiny 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 866 | Last Modified 2007-06-22Copy 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 3589 | Last Modified 2007-06-22Are 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?
Hits 4824 | Last Modified 2007-06-22Setting 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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