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Rant of the month

Because the “a picture is worth a thousand words” cliché sometimes just doesn’t cut it and the dictionary itself is rather incomplete to come up with a faithful description of whatever travels through the axons of the human brain, I… Continue Reading →

Nginx not reading real client IP address?

Recently, while building a logging class to be used on all my php REST/JSON and SOAP webservices, I came across an issue when reading the REMOTE_ADDR server variable. When using Nginx, the $_SERVER[‘REMOTE_ADDR’] variable comes, by default, with the IP… Continue Reading →

Maratona Fotográfica

Participação na Maratona Fotográfica de Vila Nova de Famalicão 2012. Site Oficial: http://12horas12temas12fotografias.blogspot.pt/

GoDaddy apology: Are You Serious?

Listen, my website is crap. I know that. I do not sell goods or offer any kind of service other than the occasional “waste your time reading my posts”. That being sad (intentional typo here), the damage made was small… Continue Reading →

SQL: Unable to begin a distributed transaction

Last week I devoted a full working day to this subject. Distributed Transactions, Linked Servers and MSDTC (Distributed Transaction Coordinator) were the only words available on my internal lexicon. I’ve abused from Google as much as I could with no… Continue Reading →

We are not guests anymore.

Today I read that Google is testing its latest feature for searches: Gmail results. Meaning that if you type something like “eBay great deals” you will get your eBay emails in the search results. Personally, I don’t see much use… Continue Reading →

Outlook 2010 Search not searching correctly?

I had this issue today, after adding a couple of mailboxes to my account and doing some clean up work on them, every single search I did either returned no results or only 1 or 2 items which, basically, were… Continue Reading →

DataGridView and CellFormatting Performance

I recently came across a problem on one of my applications which was causing a huge slow down on its performance. Just to give you an idea, the application I’m talking about has a DataGridView that takes 80% of the… Continue Reading →

Tree of Life at the 10 Most hated movies of 2011

from Wired (article: 10 Most Hated Movies of 2011) Hailed by critics, The Tree of Life is nearly three hours of director Terrence Malick indulging his worst impulses and torturing those moviegoers who are too smart to fall prey to… Continue Reading →

I miss…

The late 90’s, early 2000’s. The Microsoft IRCX bot nets. The internet boom and the dial up connections. The appearance of MP3 and Napster. The ICMP_ECHO floods and all the other Windows Nukes. ICMPSwitch, Unabomber and Divine Intervention. The IRC… Continue Reading →

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