February 2010 Entries

9 years of having a cell phone…

…or an excuse to write about my cool new phone. I got a new phone this past week. One which I think is really cool, but before I talk about it, I want stroll through the previous cell phones I’ve owned. Almost nine years ago, my wife and I bought a pair of cell phones. These were our first phones, and the excuse to get them was that my wife was pregnant with our first child at the time. We thought it might be useful to have cell phones so she could get a hold of me if or when something was up. The ......

What’s up with these ads?

I’ve started to notice particular ads on Facebook and MSNBC. It’s just some random mug shot photo with text around it, but I started to notice the same weird faces showing up on different sites for different topics. Here’s a couple of examples: After Googling about these ads, I found that apparently ClassesUSA is ripping off the ads from LowerMyBills. I find that really funny, since I think the ads are awful. Apparently, I’m not the first to notice how bad these ads are: http://kidicarus222.blogspo... ......

SharePoint 2007: “Failed to extract the cab file in the solution.” when trying to perform addsolution

I ran into an error today, while trying to execute the following: stsadm –o addsolution mySolution.wsp . The error was “Failed to extract the cab file in the solution.” A quick search found blog entries stating that either a file in the WSP contained an illegal character or two files were named the same. I looked through my files and found a couple of graphics files with names containing a parenthesis. Since all of my file names were unique, which ruled out the one suggestion, I decided to try renaming ......