Tiny Tower: Why bother with cheat, guide line, strategy when you own a time machine?

This post doesn’t really have anything to do with SharePoint, but a little game on my iPhone. Tiny Tower Official Site: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tiny-tower/id422667065?mt=8 The game is called “Tiny Tower” where you try to build a tower by making money and adding floors which inhabitates those tiny little people called “Bitizens”. At the same time, you are…

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SharePoint 2010 People Search Error: DataFormWebPart.PrepareAndPerformTransform

Here are the error messages I had with this particular problem. 1. People search (a search page with People Search Box web part and People Search Core Result web part) returns the following error: Internal server error exception: System.Threading.ThreadAbortException: Thread was being aborted.    at Microsoft.SharePoint.WebPartPages.DataFormWebPart.PrepareAndPerformTransform(Boolean bDeferExecuteTransform)    at Microsoft.SharePoint.WebPartPages.DataFormWebPart.PerformSelect()    at Microsoft.SharePoint.WebPartPages.DataFormWebPart.DataBind()    at…

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Getting DHCP IP in VMPlayer 3.0

  I recently ran into a problem of setting up my guest OS (Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise) to obtain IP address from the domain DHCP server. Sadly, in VMPlayer’s network settings, there are only 3 options available: – Bridged: Connected directly to the physical network – NAT: Used to share the host’s IP address…

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Simple Demonstration of Serialize/Deserialize Objects Stored In XML File Using Web Services

This article demonstrate the basic idea of using Web Services to serialize objects and write them into XML file and deserialize data stored in XML file into objects. The example used is a typical Books and Book collection xml structure as below. 1: <?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”utf-8″?> 2: <Books> 3: <Book> 4: <Title>The Shining</Title> 5: <Author>Steven…


SharePoint 2007/MOSS Central Administration Site – Quick Launch Bar Customization…

  The issue that I want to talk about here may not have a direct solution to it, but definitely have some satisfying explanations. Recently I wanted to add some custom pages in SharePoint central admin site which allows me to configure some custom farm level functions. So I started with adding new links into the Quick…


New MacBook Pro audio/video problems … solved?

A very good article about new MacBook Pro’s stupid audio/video playback problem. http://www.corenettech.com/blog/?p=30   Problem===========Intermittent lag when viewing video clips. It would happen every couple of minutes and would last for approx 5-10 seconds. During that time, the video became VERY choppy and the audio began stuttering with a strange echo. Solution===========Go into device manager…

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Blank IE page after 3 failed authentication attempts – IIS 7.0 PassThrough

The problem happened when a user purposely failed 3 login attemps to site that’s hosted on IIS 7.0 and all you got on the screen was a blank IE page with “Done” in the status. So what is going on here? Did the user really failed the authentication or not? The answer is yes, the…

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Access MOSS 2007 mobile site on BlackBerry with NTLM authentication

Recently I had come across a problem where my client was using Blackberry to visit MOSS mobile site using NTLM authentication. I suppose a little back ground information need to be explained first. The MOSS site was hosted on a Windows 2008 x64 Server and obviously using IIS 7.0. When using NTLM authentication, users were…

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