Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Blogger.com feeds showing in Outlook 12 with 12/31/2006 dates

I've noticed that for a while all the posts on blogs hosted by blogger.com appear in Outlook 12 with incorrect dates, all equal to 12/31/2006.

It looks like Outlook has a problem parsing the ATOM XML feeds from Blogger. Fortunately, there is a workaround (until the bug is fixed): resubscribe to the blog using an RSS 2.0 feed.

If you didn't know about this, all site feeds on blogger are published by default in Atom 1.0 format. However, if you add ?alt=rss to the end of any site feed URL, you can get the same feed in RSS 2.0 format.

Instead of using the atom subscription feed like http://alinconstantin.blogspot.com/atom.xml , you can (re)subscribe to a blogger feed using an Uri like http://alinconstantin.blogspot.com/atom.xml?alt=rss or http://alinconstantin.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss and the posts will appear in Outlook 12 with correct dates....

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Cannot Print or Print Preview from IE7 on Vista

Whenever I tried to print or Print Preview with Internet Explorer 7 on Vista I was getting an error message like this:

"Cannot find 'file:///C:/Temp/Low/GAG0N40P.htm'. Make sure the path or Internet address is correct."

followed by another script error message talking about an error in like 2069 in preview.dlg:

Of course, this happens because I changed the TEMP folder on my machine to C:\Temp.

When I try to print or print preview, IE7 creates a subfolder C:\Temp\Low, but this inherits the security settings from the parent folder, and the print fails when IE is not run elevated.

The solution is to open a Command Prompt in elevated mode (Run as Administrator), and in that window to run the following command

icacls C:\Temp\Low /setintegritylevel (OI)(CI)Low

If everything is ok you should get an output like this

processed file: C:\Temp\Low

Successfully processed 1 files; Failed processing 0 files

and after that the Print Preview should work fine.

(Make sure you recreate the Low folder before running the command in case you accidentally deleted the folder)

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

SourceSafe Internet configuration guide

Today I've updated my webpage on WinISP and I've duplicated there the source control-related articles for the unfortunate case when my website is down.

You'll find the guide for configuring Visual SourceSafe 2005 for Internet usage at: