• Using StringItem as a placeholder in J2ME: OutOfMemory error on k750

    by  • March 21, 2008 • 0 Comments

    I’ve been using the following: stringItem = new StringItem(null,null, Item.PLAIN); to indicate a placeholder for a string in a form on a J2ME application, debugged using the Wireless Toolkit emulator provided with NetBeans. This is perfectly valid w.r.t the stringitem API.   All was fine until deploying it onto an  actual device, namely a SE k750, where I was getting spurious OutOfMemory exceptions. Debugging […]

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    Using ASP.NET AJAX with DotNetNuke 4.5 or greater

    by  • August 8, 2007 • 0 Comments

    I’ve recently been doing some website UI work using the ASP.NET AJAX extensions in which I had a ScriptManager instance and controls that needed updating within an UpdatePanel instance. It turns out that it’s not as easy as moving the web control to my DotNetNuke site and loading it up, I got the following error: Only one instance […]

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    Installing DotNetNuke on a Server 2003 box

    by  • August 2, 2007 • 1 Comment

    I spent a some time recently getting DotNetNuke installed on a Server 2003 box, with help from a variety of sources. So I thought I’d bring it together to one post… hope this helps someone! To do so: 1. Add an Application Server role in the Server Roles application. This installs IIS and ASP.NET onto the server. 2. Then install Visual Studio 2005 […]

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    Converting .doc to .docx programmatically

    by  • July 25, 2007 • 1 Comment

    I’ve been looking for something that can aid me in converting doc files and other formats to html, or some internal representation that I can do additional parsing on server side, and have come across some interesting applications such as PurePage, ConvertDoc etc. These are great, and have some nice, simple and effective API’s but unfortunately […]

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    Mix:UK 2007 registration opens

    by  • July 25, 2007 • 0 Comments

    Registration for the UK iteration of the MIX conference which was held in Las Vegas earlier this year has just opened. There is a substantial discount on registration, currently at £199, but going up to £299 on the 10th August. Well worth it by the looks of the current agenda!

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    Installing Moodle VLE when using Vista/XAMPP

    by  • July 16, 2007 • 2 Comments

    It seems there are some issues in installing Moodle 1.8 on a Vista machine. Using the documentation available from the Moodle wiki I managed to get up to running the install.php script, up to entering my database details which I had created using phpMyAdmin. On clicking next the whole process seems to time out and the browser just gives me […]

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    Killer App for XP/Vista Media Center

    by  • July 14, 2007 • 0 Comments

    I’ve just recently come across a bit of software called WebGuide which gives your Media Center box some great functionality. I’ve always wanted to be able to remotely queue up recordings from the guide and this program (based upon a lightweight ASP.NET web server called Cassini, impressive in itself) does exactly this, and a whole lot more. You can also stream live […]

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    First entry: Metallica gig @ Wembley

    by  • July 14, 2007 • 0 Comments

    Last weekend myself and a few other Student Partners, Representatives, MVPs and the academic team from Microsoft went to the Metallica gig which was part of their ‘Sick of the Studio ’07’ tour which happened last Sunday. What impressed me was the rapid change-over as Live Earth had been on the night before! Anyway, it was fair to say I […]

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    .NET Evolved

    by  • May 18, 2007 • 0 Comments

    This year has been a great year for developers with the general release of the .NET Framework 3.0 that provides a new set of APIs to produce visually stunning client applications with the Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), create distributed applications with the Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and design and manage long-running, interconnected processes with the […]

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