Looks like the guys at iphonesimfree  finally delivered (they have been promising this for sometime now) and the iPhone unlock is now selling online! I think I am ready now to go out an get one! 99 bucks for an unlock is steep – but it’s still better than 175 termination with t-mobile. Here is where you can buy it.


I spent a good amount of time last night trying to figure out why my IIS7 (Windows Vista) would not serve a few new images that I had just added to my images folder. As soon as an image was requested it would throw up a login box (Windows authentication was enabled), which led me to believe it was an issue with the ACL. So i go and reset the ACL – but no luck! Finally figure out that the images had the property “encrypt contents to secure data” turned on – thats what was killing me. Here is a another post that I ran into that might be of help.

IIS 403 Error Cause

Which super hero are you?

January 5, 2007

Here are my results:
You are Iron Man

Iron Man
The Flash
Green Lantern
Wonder Woman
Inventor. Businessman. Genius.

Click here to take the Superhero Personality Quiz

IE 7 LogoThe IE teamat MS is reporting that IE 7 for Win XP is now available for download! I have been using it since beta 1 and I have seen the improvements over other preview releases that followed and I definitely think its a *must* download for current IE users and worth a look for current FireFox users. I really hope that the development support has gotten better and people will build extensions like FireBug and many more. All I can say is it is currently “impossible” to develop Ajax application without firefox and I hope IE7 changes that a little bit.

Gotta give it to Google…

October 18, 2006

No – this isn’t a post about gooTube (Google + youTube) , it’s about the new solar panel installation that Google is about to put up on their Mountain View campus. According to the San Jose Mercury News they are going to cover their rooftops with 9200solar panels which should generate 1.6 megawatts! That is enough to SELF power 30% of the Mountain View campus or 1,000 average California homes!

Google’s installation will be the largest in the valley toppling over current front runner Microsoft. Check out the PressPass release here.

Big up to all these companies that are moving forward with self-power initiatives.

Flickr – the best photo sharing site is now ready to talk in terms of latitudes and longitudes says the flickr blog! Thats right flickr now supports geo-tagging! That is absolutely awesome! What is geotagging? Wikipedia has a detailed answer. The interface is pretty sweet (all ajax enabled) and you can drag multiple photos onto a location on a map and it will automatically geo tag it for you. The map is Yahoo Maps based and the searching could use some help. But overall its a step in the right direction and I give it a big thumbs up.

Here’s a screenshot – GeoTagging in action:

I encountered a few issues when starting to develop on Windows Vista. I had my whole enviornment setup and I decided to write a quick little asp.net app and test it out….Once I hit F5 in studio – I got a msgbox:

Unable to cast object of type ‘System.Web.HttpDebugHandler’ to type ‘System.Web.HttpApplication’.



Unable to start debugging on the web server.  

[InvalidCastException]: Unable to cast object of type ‘System.Web.HttpDebugHandler’ to type ‘System.Web.HttpApplication’.   at System.Web.Hosting.PipelineRuntime.ExecuteStateHandler(IntPtr& managedRequestContext, IntPtr nativeRequestContext, IntPtr moduleData, Int32 flags)

So I figured it was probably something to do with the new Integrated mode in IIS and VS2005 has no clue about it. So I moved the app to a new Application Pool in IIS7 that runs in ISAPI mode and now everything works!