Google 404 Error page – title error ?

Recently I was trying to connect to Google Plus using invite. it always gave me 404 ( Page not found error ).

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While sadly looking at this page, I have noticed something different in the title bar of this page. It says

Error 404 (Not Found)!!1

instead of ( I guess )

Error 404 (Not Found)!!!

 

Also I think that the previous Google 404 error page was much more detailed then this one. This one looks good in terms of design, but just saying 404 that’s an error, and That’s all we know does not much help the user.


Google + invite gives 404 error

Everyone wants Google plus invite, to see what Google has done with Social Networking after failed attempts of Buzz, Wave etc.

Thanks to one of my good friend, I got the invite today, and attempted to check it.

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But whenever I tried to login/connect to Google Plus I always greeted with 404 ( Page not found error )

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A quick Google of this issue revealed that lot of other people are facing same issue

http://www.gameproducer.net/2011/06/30/first-impressions-cannot-get-google-plus-to-work-here/

After reading lot of good things about the Google plus effort this is really disappointing.


Windows Phone 7 – Resources

This post I am compiling as a refernce material for me and other enthusiasts trying their hands on Windows Phone 7.

I want to start it by quoting first paragrpah of Windows Phone 7 book by CHARLES PETZOLD 

Sometimes it becomes apparent that previous approaches to a problem haven’t quite worked the way you anticipated. Perhaps you just need to clear away the smoky residue of the past, take a deep breath, and try again with a new attitude and fresh ideas. In golf, it’s known as a “mulligan”; in schoolyard sports, it’s called a “do-over”; and in the computer industry, we say it’s a “reboot.”


Ninja Lite Database for free – coupon code

 

Ninja-Database-Lite

Ninja Database Lite is a light and nimble database for Windows Phone 7, Silverlight 3, Silverlight 4, .NET 3.5, and .NET 4.x

you can download the full feature list here.

You can get Ninja Database Lite Single Developer License for free until midnight October 31st, 2010; a $49.99 value.

Use coupon code :  twitterninja

Steps :

  1. Go to http://www.kellermansoftware.com/c-9-windows-phone-7.aspx
  2. Select Add To Cart for  Ninja-Database-Lite -Single Developer License2010-10-30_1515 
  3. Enter Coupon code twitterninja in coupon code and click Checkout Now2010-10-30_1517
  4. Go register and checkout
  5. Complete the registration form.
  6. Click Create account and checkout.
  7. It will not ask you for making payment or credit card information since your effective amount to be paid is zero.
  8. Done…

Spread the word and enjoy.


Excel do not allow number more than 15 digits

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Excel is excellent. No doubt about that. But excellence does not mean that, it will not have glitches. So Excel also have few !!!

Recently, We wrote a small data migration utility for our clients which reads data from Word file and store it in excel. The entries included Credit Card numbers which has 16 digits.

In all surprises, Excel was doing magic. When you enter a number greater than 15 digits, Excel rounds it off and you get zeros padding the end of your number.

Example :

Enter the number

234587654567123456 in Excel

and you get this

234587654567123000

 

answer          Solution:

Excel supports 15 digits of precision in its cells. Credit card numbers are usually 16 digits.For identifying numbers, you should enter them as text. To enter a number as text, precede the entry with an dash (-) or format the cell as Text (Format>Cells>Number) before you enter the number.

Note : Tested and replicated in Excel 2007, Excel 2010


Access is denied. (Exception from HRESULT: 0×80070005(E_ACCESSDENIED)) – Parallels PLESK 9.3 – Solved

Godaddy Virtual Dedicated machine, Windows server 2008, PLESK 9.3, New Web application setup and I was greeted with below YSOD.

 

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Problem :

As the error message said, Access is denied. It means that the user account under which asp.net is running is trying to access resource without having sufficient permissions on that resource.

Solution :

1. Login to your Virtual Machine using Remote Desktop ( mstsc )

2. Go to “C:\plesk\etc\DiskSecurity” folder

3. Edit disksecurity.xml file. Add following entry at the end ( before </Entries> )

<Entry AccounType="1" Account="Psacln" Path="C:\Windows\assembly" AceFlags="FilesOnly" AccessMask="Read" EntryFlags="0×0" />

4. Save.

And you are done… Enjoy…


GMail – Run Out of Space

2010-10-26_1606 GMail is arguably the most effective email solution existing today on the planet. They are damn good and rolling interesting features every day. But what makes them unique is the core line

“Among crowded features they always remember, people use Gmail for email services and they always make it priority when designing new features.”

I use Gmail as my document repository, my chat history ( gTalk is awesome, when it comes to chat ), my scheduler and oxygen ( Yes, No doubt, I can not live without it until I will find better oxygen).

I have started using Gmail from 2005 and now its friendship of more than 5 years, and truly, Gmail is a great friend. It gives you ample space to use as mail repository in free edition, but free is not always enough when you are using it like oxygen. Currently they are giving away more than 8 Gigs of space for free usage which includes GMail, Picasa, Google Docs and other Google services  you use which requires storage.

Recently my Gmail started to show me warning that I am almost out of space ( 95% usage )

AlmostOutOfSpace

I deleted few emails permanently from my Life ( it is bad ) but in  just two more days ( in that period my clients used to send me video attachment of 15 MB ), I got this message from gMail

RunoutGMAil

and as they have indicated in the warning, I was not able to send or RECEIVE emails, so I have decided to purchase additional storage rather than deleting few more emails. So I went through the process of purchasing additional email storage.

The Process :

1. Click on purchase additional storage

2. You will be given choice of plans available and their prices.

20 Gigs additional storage for 5 USD per year is not bad deal at all  ( It means now you will have 20 Gigs new purchased storage + the more than 7 Gigs of Basic storage that comes for free with every account = more than 27 Gigs of storage )

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3. Click on Buy 20 Gb for $5.00 per year.

4. Proceed through Google  CheckOut

5. Done… But it will take 24 hours to get that space added to your account.

Now enjoy GMail.


vs.php Tip : Map .phtml files to .HTML Editor

I recently started to work on one of cool zend framework applications. I have my roots basically in .Net Environment and I love Visual Studio as IDE.

So I decide to use Vs.PHP as a PHP plugin in Visual Studio which allows me to use Visual Studio 2010 for developing PHP applications.

In zend application, you view files have .phtml extension, which by default do not meet to any Editor in Visual Studio, so you don’t get any sensible intellisens by default. That’s pure annoying.

What you lose :

1. Intellisese

2. Rich formatting options provided by visual Studio like “Format Selection”

Solution :

1. Go to Tools –> Options –> Text Editor –> File extension

2. In Extension write .phtml and In Editor drop down select HTML Editor

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3. Press Ok.

4. Restart Visual Studio

5. If any .phtml files opened by default close them and reopen.

Congratulations.. Now you are having good formatting options, intellisense at your service.

Note : Format Selection will not work on lines containing  <?php lines.

Thanks.


Google Search – How to , I am shocked

 

I don’t know where we are going.

Recently I tried to Google about some PLESK problem.  Google has a nice little feature to suggest you some of the common phrases other people searched, matching your search query know as Google Suggest.

I just typed in How to in search box and as usual Google presented me with list of common search phrases people are searching, and I GOT SHOCKED.

Result of How To – ( 6-Aug-2010 )

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Now lets go in a bit detail :

1) World’s biggest two problems today are, IMHO, population and corruption. AND Google shows me that majority of people wants to know “How to get pregnant”

.2) World is now so health conscious that 3 of the top search results are about reducing and gaining weight.

More analysis later.

 

 

This is today’s results ( 7-Aug-2010 ).

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Asp.Net Set Medium trust in local

My almost all  web sites are hosted on goDaddy shared medium trust hosting.It is always painful to get things running on medium trust environment after got it running on your development environment.

But now you can set medium trust environment on your local machine and check every functionality there only.

You need to add following configuration in your web.config

<system.web>
    <trust level="Medium" />
</system.web>
Now you can test your application as if it is running under Medium Trust environment.