December 14, 2011

Mapguide 6.5 Server Not Found on Hardened Windows 2008 Server

Filed under: Mapguide — Tags: , , , — Darrin Maidlow @ 11:39 am

It seems I’ve become the “go to guy” when it comes to Mapguide 6.5 on modern platforms!   This post builds on my previous post that documents .  In this edition we look at the situation faced on a clients server.   Basically the installation went off without a hitch with one exception.  When attempting to test the Mapguide 6.5 ISAPI the following error occurred:

HTTP Error 500.19 – Internal Server Error The requested page cannot be accessed because the related configuration data for the page is invalid


December 9, 2011

Country / State Lookup Tables for Oracle

Filed under: Oracle — Tags: , , , — Darrin Maidlow @ 3:10 pm

The time has come for Country / State-Province lookup tables for Oracle!   Building on my earlier post on I’ve built a new script for Oracle.  This script will create two tables, two sequences for the primary keys, and two triggers to setup the auto-numbering.   Run the script and you should be good to go!

December 8, 2011

Star Wars: The Old Republic Install Download Breakout

Filed under: Gaming — Tags: , — Darrin Maidlow @ 3:59 pm

And now for something completely random!  has gone live for pre-orders today.  Yesterday I was invited to start downloading the client. (Hey this is my “personal” blog – and sometimes I like to play computer games =))  This post is to smash the hopes of those rocking less than awesome internet!  If you’re not rocking fiber or some other insane internet don’t get TOO excited when you first start downloading SWTOR.  Since we moved out of the city we’ve been rocking the – which actually costs a lot more than the fancy high bandwidth you city slickers get!  I get 3MBit burst for 30 seconds then 2.5Mbit sustained and 0.5Mbit up.  As I started my download I settled in for the long haul..  Here is a summary of my download experience – in point a point form list:

  • The initial download brought down a roughly 1.8GB  video file.   Ohh this doesn’t look to bad! 
  • Ok that file is done, Doh, now its downloading an 11GB file.  Ok time for bed.
  • Oooh 6AM conference call.  Up super early.  Mad at guy that scheduled call at 8am EST.  Oh only 3GB left.  Sweet!
  • Oh now we have a 60MB file.  Nice.
  • Oh, shoot, 4GB file.  Great.  At least I’m getting 320KB/s.
  • Oh okay half a dozen small files totaling a couple hundred megs.  Sweet its installed. Only what, 18GB downloaded?

Oh excellent.  Now it’s installed but my account has not yet been activated for pre-release play…Oh well back to work.  Maybe my account will be activated this afternoon? hmmmmm.


**Note – in the time it took me to write this post my buddy with Telus Optik downloaded the entire game.

Anyhow – very much looking forward to this game.  Here is a couple screen captures I took from the beta a month ago.  I know you wanted to see them ;)

yea i got me a freakin lightsaberdualLS

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