Archive for November 2007
Just installed a code formatter from here. This code should be formatted and syntax highlighted for C#
DashboardSvc svc = new DashboardSvc();
string productionUrl = Settings.Default.ProductionUrl;
svc.Url = productionUrl;
catch (Exception ex)
ScottGu weighs in with his recommendations to uninstall the beta first.
Eran Kampf posted the steps he followed to remove the Orcas beta bits before he installed Visual Studio 2008 RTM.
I won’t get to this until over the holiday weekend. I’d like to be able to remove VS2005 and replace it with VS2008 but I have to test Infragistics, ActiveReports, and Vault first.
Got a call this morning from a client who complained his computer was crashing and that he thought he had a virus. At startup Explorer.exe was crashing with an access violation (0xC0000005) in Shell32.dll.
His computer was set to automatically download and install updates and yesterday it installed the 943460 update which installs a new Shell32.dll dated 10/25/07. The update fixes a problem in the way Windows handles URI’s.
There are more than a few reports of problems including not being able to open a file with its associated program by double-clicking the file.
Best I could tell on this computer is that something Explorer was loading at startup was not compatible with the changes Microsoft made to Shell32.dll (which seem to involve the ShellExecute API) and rather than failing silently (or even displaying a reasonable error message) it was crashing Explorer. This computer needed to go back in service ASAP so uninstalling 943460 and changing the update settings to notify instead of install solved the problem for the moment.
I’ve been meaning to update this blog from a really ancient version of WordPress to the current version but just never had the time. Then today I received an email from my hosting company notifying me about a server move and asking me to delete unnecessary data. I knew there was a lot of blog spam waiting for moderation that was using up a log of disk space.
14,000+ comments, all spam. So much so that the database query was timing out. It was easier to just nuke the original blog and database and create a new one. Oh well, the last post on the original blog was over 2 years ago anyway.