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Recently, when working on an integration API written in ASP.Net which communicates with a web-services developed using PHP, the tech support requested to force all the secure communication (over HTTPS) to use only the SSL v3 version. This can be controlled in PHP CURL via single line of code as shown blow: 1 curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_SSLVERSION,3); […]

I have an old application which has worked fine for me for years on the 32-bit operating system. It worked well on Windows XP, and even I used this on the Windows-7 32-bit without any issues. However, to run that application you need to do first some registry entries manually. This was due to the […]

When I restarted my Windows 7 machine today after a few days (I usual put this to hibernate mode), I got a weird error when starting the ASP.Net web application. The error was: Compiler Error Message: CVT1108: cannot open C:WindowsTEMPRESA33F.tmp for writing This was a bit weird, because it was working fine before the restart. […]

When working on a Joomla website, which is using the Urdu language package, I was trying to show the current date in Urdu on the top of the website header too. However, looks like finding the correct format string to convert the date to Urdu (or current language) was bit more tricky than I thought.I […]

If you are Google Chrome Extension developer, then you may have used the “chrome-extension://” protocol to refer to the locally stored files under the extension (could be images, JS, html, etc). However, I have been trying to use the “.swf” files in the page, and it had kept failing. For some reason, you can’t use […]