Tag Archives: debugging

Answered: What is this Word non-printable character that looks like a tilde (~)?

We came across a strange bug today when exporting some data from a database into Excel. When we viewed the text through our web interface, it showed as the equivalent of “The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.” … Continue reading

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Solved: IE encounters ERROR_INTERNET_INCORRECT_HANDLE_STATE when opening a popup window

One of our engineers asked me to take a look at a bizarre problem in an application.  When accessing the application using IE8, they would click a link that opens a popup window.  Rather than the popup window loading, the … Continue reading

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Solved: browser cookies vanish in IE8 when opening a new window to a different sub-domain

I’ve been working with a user at one of our clients who was encountering a most puzzling issue.  They would be logged into one of our applications, and then they would invoke some functionality that was hosted off of another … Continue reading

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Solved: Windows 7 laptop connects to wireless network but cannot access internet

A few weeks ago, I brought home my work laptop so that I could take care of some tasks over the weekend.  I have done this before, so it already knew my wireless network and connected just fine.  However, even … Continue reading

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A powershell script for running reverse lookups on many IP addresses at once

I often find myself looking at web logs when researching anomalous traffic on our servers.  It’s not uncommon for a poorly written web scraper to come through the system and generate spurious errors, and I start looking at what IP … Continue reading

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Solved: Bug in memcached client library .Net port causes inconsistent key distribution

Memcached is most popularly used in php and java applications, but it’s a great technology that can integrate with anything.  For those with programs in the .Net world, there is a .Net memcached client library, which is a port called … Continue reading

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Use powershell to run a command against all instances in a memcached cluster

We are in the process of deploying memcached in one of our applications to server as a flexible, lightweight distributed cache.  I’ve been familiar with the technology for years, but this was my first time to be able to directly … Continue reading

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