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Windows Error Reporting – first steps in postmortem debugging – how to collect mini dump?

Note: What is described below applies to Windows Vista x64 (at least I used such OS). I’m not going to describe what to do with a mini dump – how to analyze it in a debugger (e.g. in Visual Studio); such information can be found in a very good article at CodeProject. What I’m going to present here is how …

FCKeditor – inline html editor


Should you need provide inline html editor feature in your web application (WYSIWYG editor), have a look at FCKeditor.

FCKeditor is very useful and functional. Let me cite a couple of its features:

  • Integration with ASP, ASP.NET, Java, ColdFusion, Perl, PHP, JavaScript and more
  • Complete toolbar customization
  • Skins support
  • Plugins support
  • Multi-language support with automatic user language detection
  • Lightweight and

IIS on Windows XP: There are too many people accessing the Web site at this time.

I started getting this error when I accessed pages hosted on IIS installed on my machine (I’m running Windows XP):

The page cannot be displayed
There are too many people accessing the Web site at this time.


Please try the following:

Click the Refresh button, or try again later.

Open the localhost home page, and then look for links

FeedMap = Blogs + Maps


What is feedmap? Let me cite its authors:

… feedmap is about mapping your blog! Using FeedMap you can tell the world where you are blogging from! Or you can simply search for bloggers right around where you live! Or even better let other local bloggers to discover your blog…

I had a look at this service and I must …

LastGraph – visualize your music profile

Recently, I’ve told you about my excitement about
Slightly later I’ve discovered an interesting service related to LastGraph. What it really does? Its auhor, Andrew Godwin says:

LastGraph is a web application that makes graphs of your musical listening history from your profile.

In other words, LastGraph creates a special graph that shows what you listened to …

FCKEditor – how to access the HTML content from JavaScript?

Imagine you have a form in which you use FCKEditor as an inline HTML editor. So, inside script tag you have this:

var oFCKeditor = new FCKeditor('body_html');
oFCKeditor.BasePath = "A_PATH_TO_FCKEDITOR";
oFCKeditor.ToolbarSet = "Basic";

As you know, this creates a textarea with id set to ‘body_html’ and make it look like an inline HTML editor.

Going forward, you would like …

Security in accessing reports on Report Server

Once you deploy reports on to Report Server they can be accessed from any Web application with an established URL. However, I see a scenario when one wants to prevent some users from accessing reports (e.g. a user should be able to view reports presenting only their personal information).

The way around this is to view reports on an aspx …

How to manage trunk/branches/tags in the project while bug fixing and regular development?

Recently I’ve come across some problems on managing trunk/branches/tags. As a result of manual merging two branches I’ve ended up with hours spent on editing conflicts and checking the system. It’s obvious this was not a good sign as new bugs might have been introduced.

I’ve decided to organise the way the revision control system is used. Below you can …


Mixing generics with legacy code

    List<Stringwords = new ArrayList<String();  
    private void addSth(List list) {  
       list.add(new Integer(6));  
  • the above code compiles (but with warnings) and can work fine, at least to the place of addition (if the object was later retrieved from the List it could break down, e.g. words would be treated as List<String>

Listen what you really want!

I used to listen to Pandora, but that has been impossible for some time because it’s been suspended in Poland (and some other countries). Let me quote Pandora’s authors:

We are deeply, deeply sorry to say that due to licensing constraints, we can no longer allow access to Pandora for most listeners located outside of the U.S.

At the same …