Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Windows Mobile 6.1 SMTP Error

Ooops Microsoft did it again!! everytime when I try to send email from my Samsung Omnia i900 with any of my email accounts and the email got attachments it fails with the error "The message(s) could not be sent. Check that you have network coverage and that your account information is correct. Then try sending again" off course you then think its your service provider (MTN in my case) but if your on WiFi its actually using your ADSL so its not your provider. This is actual a bug in the OS that got a fixed here. Now I must apply this fix over lunch break and see if it actually does FIX the problem for real!

O well another day of Microsoft sucks!


I applied the patch and it seam to have fixed the problem... Happy Days! :-)
just until I find the next bug.

Update 2:

You can get the official fix.

LINQ Reference Documentation

See the LINQ Reference Documentation, very handy!

Its been awhile since I blogged, been crazy at work.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Video Chat In Gmail

Oboy! This is cool, see here!

Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4.0 Week!

It is worth the watch if your into the next release of MS Visual Studio.Net 2010.

See it on Channel 9.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Weekly Source Code: No SPAM Email Link In .Net

Web crawlers gather email addresses from your website that they then use to SPAM you. Web crawlers do this by reading the raw HTML to see if there are any email tags like a "mailto:".

I wrote a sample program that I published to MSDN Code Gallery where an email address get shown to a website visitor as an image in the HTML's image tag, you can see Facebook as an example.

The image tag then has an onclick event, when visitors click on the image an AJAX call fetches the email address (from a resource like a SOAP/RESTful web service) and then open the default email client.

With this method the email address isn't in the HTML so the web crawler can't capture it.

This show the power that AJAX bring.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Google Docs Mobile

I use Google Docs alot to share my personal documents, share work documents or just to manage my daily TODO list (as complicated and endless as it is! ;-)

You can access Google Docs via your mobile Wow! I was happy when I saw this since I don't like always having the laptop open if I just want to check something BUT (there is always alittle BUT) this is read only :-( Well it makes sense since mobile AJAX isn't support on all phones but it would've been a nice functionality expecially when I finally gonna get my Samsung Omnia i900.

Anyway, enjoy and have a good weekend! :)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Internet Over Bluetooth

Testing an application last night on my wife's ex Nokia 2760 phone using my bluetooth dongle (a Bluesoleil Dongle) I found that it create a personal area network where I can access the Internet from the phone over bluetooth without GPRS. WOW this is cool!

Btw, this week there isn't a weekly source code since I've been on leave on Monday and its been a crazy week back at work.