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May 2008 Archive (41 posts)

Microsoft VBScript runtime error '800a0005' | Have you ever come across the following error on one of your ASP scripts? Microsoft VBScript runtime error '800a0005' Invalid procedure call or argument: 'InStr' /My_Page.asp, line 94Now the function throwing this error can be any of the standard ASP string manipulation functions, namely Left(), ... (Software & Sites)
Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE (Volume 2) | Syaoran, Fai, Kurogane and Mokona venture to the Hanshin Republic to find one of the missing pieces of Sakura’s memory, transformed into magically powerful feathers. There, Syaoran meets his ‘Kudan’: a fierce wolf-spirit whose fiery power mirrors Syaoran’s personal strength. But with foes like a ... (Manga | My Reviews)
Lanfeust of Troy (Volume 1): Magohamoth's Ivory | On the world of Troy, most humans have a single magic power. Each power is unique to the person and includes such diverse feats as walking on water, personal teleportation, and causing thirst in others. However, none can use their power unless in the close ... (Comic Books | My Reviews)
Mega 105WR Router Default Password | Did you know that your Telkom supplied router has a web-based management interface? Did you know that you can manage and play with all its settings at just a click of a mouse? Well if you didn't know that, and you are connected to the Internet ... (Tips, Tricks and Tutorials)
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull | 1957, and a much older Dr Henry "Indiana" Jones Jr. (Harrison Ford) finds himself inadvertently caught up in the middle of a secret Soviet military operation lead by Colonel-Doctor Irina Spalko (Cate Blanchett), whose aim is to capture a mysterious alien artifact recovered by the ... (My Reviews)
Telkom Ouchie | I got a horrible fright when Chantelle grinned to me and said "I’m so glad that I am not Mr C. G. Lotter right now" last night. "What? Why do you say that?" I pleasantly enquired, only to be taken aback when she handed me a ... (General Nonsense | My Life)
Coco Pops! | So after a bit of niggling over the names of our soon-to-be-with-us kittens, our buddy Retha has come up with a brilliant solution that leaves both C and I happy at last. As you saw in the previously posted photos, one of the kittens in brown ... (My Life)
Weekend in Review (23-25 May) | Payday, Payday, Payday! Always a reason to make the weekend feel even better than what it already is :) If the 25th falls on a weekend or on a public holiday, the first working day before that break falls in as payday, meaning that Friday ... (My Life)
Snow White | No, don't look so surprised. Yes, you are still on the CodeUnit blog, and yes, it does look different today. Simply put, on the spur of the moment I have decided that variety is the spice of life and have therefore whipped up this blindingly ... (Blogging)
Planet of the Apes: Blood Lines | The quest for answers continues as Esau, Seneca, Attar, and the human woman, Crow, flee from the vicious pursuit of ape soldiers. A mysterious forest legend, a warrior in black armour, may provide a rescue...but will he be saving our heroes for a worse fate? ... (Comic Books | My Reviews)
DriBUDDi | Ever the sceptic that I am (particularly when it comes to TV products) it was with much pain and effort that I finally begrudgingly let one of those DriBUDDi contraptions into our house, on the insistence of C and the rest of the Montgomery clan. Truthfully, ... (General Nonsense)
Review: Spider-man: Friend of Foe | Remember that meteor shower that crashed into Earth, bearing with it the symbiote life form that eventually birthed Venom in Spider-man 3 (the movie)? Well, it turns out that even more shards actually crashed to Earth than originally thought, and now someone is trying to ... (Games | My Reviews)
Know Your Nines | I came across this exceedingly cool trick dealing with the 9x multiplication table recently (thanks Monty) and thought it so mind-bogglingly brilliant that it needed to be shared with the rest of you post haste so that you may curse your parents for not having ... (General Nonsense)
Gundam 00 | 2307AD. Fossil fuels have long since been exhausted, and humanity now relies solely on a massive array of solar power generation systems orbiting the Earth, supported by three orbital elevators. Of course, the decline of fossil fuels shifted economic and political power significantly, leaving Earth ... (Anime | My Reviews)
Fridge & Freezer | So as I alluded to in an earlier post, we are looking to increase the Lotter-Montgomery clan that is based out here in Gordon’s Bay and I am quite pleased to announce that yesterday the two newest members of our brood have now been located ... (My Life)
ASP: Cannot use parentheses when calling a Sub | Using classic ASP/VBScript you will often come across this more than annoying little error code:Microsoft VBScript compilation error '800a0414' Cannot use parentheses when calling a Sub /Web/Example/ExampleScript.asp, line 223 ListFolderContents(path, count)---------------------------------------^The problem of course is that you can (Programming)
Fighting For Gold | Got some unexpected contradictory news from a different pet shop owner yesterday (thanks to Cheryl now bugging Monty to get a fish tank, meaning he has to do some legwork now), where basically we learned that mixing any other type of fish with your goldfish ... (My Life)
What Happens in Vegas... | Manhattan, and a highly-strung, very organized stockbroker, Joy McNally has just suffered a disastrous breakup with her boyfriend on his birthday and at the surprise party that she had organized for him. On the other side of the city, easy-going Jack Fuller has just been ... (My Reviews)
Brownie Points for the Win! | If you are a man who has ever been in a relationship, then you will know the true value of brownie points, one of the most valued currencies in any relationship across the world today. Now as it is, I’ve been haemorrhaging brownie points with ... (My Life)
Windows XP SP3 DNS Problem Quick-Fix | Strangely enough (and I am not the only person to get this problem), after installing Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) on my five machines at home, one of them instantly lost connection to the outside world, most noticeable thanks to the fact that I ... (Software & Sites)
Weekend in Review (15-18 May) | Another Friday, another meeting. This time it was the second UCT Web Working Group get together and as with the last time, it was a thoroughly informing session. Of course, the bonus of this off campus afternoon meeting is that sometimes it ends at just ... (My Life)
A Yellow Yoke | Sometimes it is the little jokes that make you crack out in laughter and scare all the people around you. Little quips and puns, little silly goofs that just make the world a much better place to live in. Little jokes like the ones that ... (Jokes & other Funny Stuff)
Splat Stan | Because my coasters at home are a little on the boring side (read plain brown fake leather flat circles) it makes sense to long for something a little more… daring to put out on the coffee table. Something that screams style and an unparalleled sense ... (General Nonsense)
Planet of the Apes: Old Gods | Anything that could have possibly gone wrong since The Human War did. The human rebel Esau and the ape leader Seneca are facing a trial for crimes against the ape state. Once triumphant, they now await a hangman's noose. Never in their wildest dreams did ... (Comic Books | My Reviews)
Justice League Unlimited | America’s greatest superheroes ever - organised into a single league with one singular goal - stopping crime and terror across the world! Justice League Unlimited teams up DC Comics’ most memorable superheroes under the guidance of the heavy hitters Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern ... (My Reviews)
A Contemporary Love Story | Dear Tech Support, Last year, I upgraded from Boyfriend 5.0 to Husband 1.0 and noticed a distinct slow down in overall system performance, particularly in the flower and jewelry applications, which operated flawlessly under Boyfriend 5.0. In addition, Husband 1.0 uninstalled many other valuable programs, such as ... (Jokes & other Funny Stuff)
A Good Haul | Hmm, so with my birthday now done and dusted, it is time to sit back and examine my haul. Yes, at my age one always says that receiving presents aren't important, but it is always nice you have to admit and tearing off wrapping paper ... (General Nonsense)
Aquamania and Sunken Ships | So, this fish tank bug has really bitten the two of us because on Saturday morning Chantelle and I once again found ourselves standing in the middle of our local pet store, ordering the shop assistants about. Our existing gold fish have taken to the new ... (My Life)
Telkom Teletubbies | Ah, if only Telkom was as user friendly as a Teletubby - which of course unfortunately they aren’t, a fact that more than just a few South Africans have testified to in the past. Funnily enough, my own experience with Telkom started out sweetly enough. Just ... (My Life)
Weekend in Review (9-11 May) | Ooh, Friday started off on a good note seeing that it marked the 11th month that Chantelle and I have now officially been together. Of course, work absolutely whizzed by (thanks to the fact that ICTS finally released the fix to that damn rootkit virus ... (My Life)
ZombiePowder (Volume 1) | Somewhere in the desert lies the world’s greatest treasure: the 12 Rings of the Dead, the only source of the mysterious substance "Zombie Powder," which can raise the dead and give the living eternal life… The Man with the Black Hand: Elwood was a knife-thrower ... (Manga | My Reviews)
Little Miss Sunshine | You do not get more dysfunctional than this. Sheryl Hoover (Toni Collette) is an overworked mother of two and her brother Frank (Steve Carell) is a homosexual Proust scholar, temporarily living at home with the family after having attempted suicide in the wake of ... (My Reviews)
Defending the Caveman | So a little while ago C and I had made the trip out to Theatre on the Bay in Camps Bay to catch the marvelously funny Alan Committie handling the reins of the hugely successful, worldwide smash hit, Defending the Caveman. For those of you ... (My Reviews)
Suicidal Spending | Wow, this setting up of a new life in Gordon's Bay is costing me an arm and a leg. Last month was a heavy month to say the least, but I thought that we had finally got everything done and dusted and I could finally ... (My Life)
Tanked | If we have to be painfully honest with ourselves, the last couple of days on Earth for our now deceased fish tank were not its greatest moments ever. Despite all our efforts (and thanks to some really blonde oversights at times, for example, if we ... (My Life)
Katabox | Shame, C unfortunately had to miss her first ever Katabox class and our first ever class together here at the new gym last night, all thanks to the wires melting and knocking out four of her geysers simultaneously back at the guest house during the ... (My Life | Sport & Health)
Weekend in Review (2-4 May) | What an enjoyable week it had been. With only two working days in the week, the entire South Africa has been in that hazy slumber known as a long weekend. For me it was no different and I hadn’t touched a piece of work since ... (My Life)
2008 South African Cheese Festival | So as I reported earlier, Saturday the 26th of April saw Chantelle and me attending the annual South African Cheese Festival, held on the Bien Donne farm just outside of Franschhoek. This was the seventh year of this sophisticated cheese and wine showcase’s existence and ... (My Life)
Letting Go | I got an interesting contact through this blog the other day in the form of a girl asking about information surrounding the time when I still worked at California Pizza kitchen, way back in 1998-2000. It turns out that she’s the girl that moved in ... (General Nonsense)
Gym Bunnies! | Yay, all signed up at last. Like I reported earlier in the week, we had managed to sort out Chantelle’s new gym contract easy peasy like and mine was finalised a little later, once the Virgin Active Helpline operators were finally back at work. Actually, ... (My Life | Sport & Health)
Mr. Woodcock | Letting go of your past is hard...especially when it is dating your mom! John Farley (Seann William Scott) is a successful motivational speaker and author of a bestselling self help book centered on letting go of the past. Following his countrywide success, his small farming hometown ... (My Reviews)
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