Archive for April, 2008

The requested lookup key was not found in any active …

Saturday, April 19th, 2008

using shellexecute(ex) to launch an url in the default browser in an applicaiotn using ms xml 4.0 I got the following error:
“The requested lookup key was not found in any active activation context”

after some googleing I discovered that it happened because I needed the ms xml stuff in threads so I used CoInitializeEx(nil, COINIT_MULTITHREADED);
which was the problem. I removed that line and in the thread execute I made a
CoInitializeEx(nil, 0);
thread code here

and that solved both my problems.

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Opera email client problems

Saturday, April 19th, 2008

I’ve spent the last 2 hours trying to figure out why I couldn’t send emails with one of my pop3 accounts from opera’s email client. I checked the server, filters, everything. I even removed a lot of the emails from the server. The, I did the same in opera and surprise, that fixed it.

so it seems that opera email client has some sort of limitation, either in message count or in total size. weird, I tell you.

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[rant] Commission Junction – a load of crap

Monday, April 14th, 2008

I signed up for it almost a year ago. At one moment I had about 3 euros in my balance (big money 😀 ). But I stoppe dlogging in the site almost no revenue was beeing made. A few days ago I decided to check in to see how things went over the year and surprise: the account was disabled. After reactivating it, surprise again: all money was GONE.

One person would expect that a company that deals with somebodies money will notify that person prior to making changes to his/her account especially when those changes imply loosing the money, but no, CJ must do it under the hood so that they can steal your money (I hope you choke on those few euros I had because you’ll get all negative feedback from me you idiots.)

And now to remove all CJ ads from my sites and make a little nagative advertisment for them.

(ps: and before anybody starts talking about agreements and how this was *maybe* stipulated in one of them, grab some time to think which company that stipulates such stuff in their agreement worths your attention? Say you are out in a prolonged holiday or something. For some perfectly sensible reason you get a loong time away from your computer but still have access to email and … you get your account disbaled and money lost because .. it was stipulated in the agreement. like you have to remember to log in the site, when the idiots don’t even allow your session to survuve for more than an hour or something, so you cannot just leave your tab open.)

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Tastes like shit

Friday, April 11th, 2008

I was just thinking about something when the saying "It tastes like shit (piss/etc)" came up in my mind. Being a logical person, I immedialty concluded:
the person saying that obviously tasted shit/piss/etc before.

I can already imagine: a guy enters a bar and asks for a beer. He gets some local whatever and when he gets a sip immediatly spits it back and takes it to the abrtender:
– What is this? Tastes like piss.
And then the bartender calmly replies:
– I’ve tasted piss before and it’s not even close.

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