Thursday, November 30, 2006

PIN Number Reversal

I got this information from Anuradha (friend of mind) wanted to share with you all as its knid of important, but don't no how true it is.




If you should ever be forced by a robber to withdraw money from an ATM Machine, you can notify the police by entering your Pin # in reverse.

For example if your pin number is 1234 then you would  put in 4321. The ATM recognizes that your pin number is backwards from the ATM  card you
placed in the machine. The machine will still give you the money you requested,  but unknown to the robber, the police will be immediately dispatched to help you.

This  information was recently broadcasted on TV and it states that it is seldom used because people don't know it exists.

Have you faced these issues in ASP .Net 2.0

Last few years i had to stick to a one  big product in my company, Its a Business Intelligence tool called Cerebiz,  this is  currently running on Sri lanka, Pakistan and Australia.

So after the initial development and implementation, I have been adding new features and modifications to this BI tool, anyway I was asked to hold this product by the management for sometimes and had to work on a new  system as it is kind of urgent (web base Parking slot management system).

This is my first asp 2.0 assignment,  u know its always nice to get in touch with new stuff and fresh system.

So this what I came across -

  • You can not simply address a control in java script. I spend hours on this to find out. (I am using Master page) 

    you have to replace the above code line with..

    document.getElementById('<%=TextBoxEmpName.ClientID %>').value

    Thanks to MVP Rick I found that from his blog.
  • If you use GridView and  you have a  " Date " field column that you want to format it using  DataFormatString="{0:d}" , this won't happen unless you change the property HtmlEncode="false".
  • Actually this is not an issue, this is what my friend Sanjaya has found, for 24 hour display time column field you have to use formating string as DataFormatString="{0:HH:mm}".

Microsoft releases Vista

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer addresses a news conference at the Nasdaq MarketSite after he rang the opening bell, in New York Thursday Nov. 30, 2006 to celebrate Microsoft's launch of its new Vista operating system. For the first time in five years, Microsoft Corp. is finally unveiling a new system for operating personal computers.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Does your mobile phone Go Live ?

Have you thought about mobile chatting and browsing, or you looking for free tools.

My Sony Ericsson K700i is fully loaded with chatting and browsing.

All you need is java and GPRS enable phone.

You can download chatting tool from your phone, its called mig33.

It’s free and secure; I have been using this more than a year. So far it has been giving me a good service and I just thought to share with you guys.

My friend Gogula has found this fast mini browser called mini Opera, in fact, Opera is very fast.

I am sure most of you guys would have heard of these tools.