Sometimes the InvalidBitMapData error is really masking something else. This error can occur with Firefox and IE7/8 by doing page refreshes. Here’s one way to work around it.
Archive for April, 2010
ActionScript’s LoaderInfo object is missing a lot of information if an error occurs. This presents a real housekeeping problem if multiple loads are done. Here’s a technique that makes sure nothing falls through the cracks.
Most software products eventually destroy themselves, forcing customers who really don’t want the hassles of moving to something else to move to something else. ZoneAlarm is the most recent to snare us with their latest update.
The usual means of protecting online images are not really effective, but they did require the thieves to work at getting them. Today’s web browsers eliminate that work, but there are ways to stop all but the most fanatical or obsessed. Here’s one that works quite well.
Americans are living longer, and need to be more involved in maintaining good health to stay productive and active. Guest author Kristina Ridley has some tips on how to do exactly that for those who manage diabetes.
Validating user input should be a fundamental requirement, at both the front end and the back end. Failure to do so can result in something more than an embarrassment, and relying on any development framework to do the cleanup is wishful thinking. Here are some code snippets that will eliminate inadvertently erroneous or deliberately malicious user input, as well as sloppy coding deep within the framework de jour.
Use Windows XP Pro instead.
This is America and the customer is King! Most companies work hard to make sure the Kings always come back. Except software companies, who often treat their customers as benighted captives.