Archive for July, 2006

Sterkinekor Sucks!

Thursday, July 27th, 2006

I really seem to be having a bad run with South African e-commerce sites. Today Sterkinekor is broken. I received the following nasty message in both IE and FireFox when trying to view the available movies:

Server Error in ‘/SKWebsite’ Application.
Security Exception
Description: The application attempted to perform an operation not allowed by the security policy. To grant this application the required permission please contact your system administrator or change the application’s trust level in the configuration file.

Exception Details: System.Security.SecurityException: Requested registry access is not allowed.

Source Error:

An unhandled exception was generated during the execution of the current web request. Information regarding the origin and location of the exception can be identified using the exception stack trace below.

Stack Trace:

[SecurityException: Requested registry access is not allowed.]
Microsoft.Win32.RegistryKey.OpenSubKey(String name, Boolean writable) +473
System.Diagnostics.EventLog.CreateEventSource(String source, String logName, String machineName, Boolean useMutex) +444
System.Diagnostics.EventLog.CreateEventSource(String source, String logName, String machineName) +11
System.Diagnostics.EventLog.CreateEventSource(String source, String logName) +11
SK.Common.EventLogger.LogError(String strError, String strSource, EventLogEntryType eventLogEntryType) in C:\LocalProjects\skCommon\EventLogger.cs:29
SK.Common.EventLogger.LogError(Exception exception, String strSource) in C:\LocalProjects\skCommon\EventLogger.cs:45
SKWebSite.NewWhatsShowing.Page_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e) +944
System.EventHandler.Invoke(Object sender, EventArgs e) +0
System.Web.UI.Control.OnLoad(EventArgs e) +67
System.Web.UI.Control.LoadRecursive() +35
System.Web.UI.Page.ProcessRequestMain() +2112
System.Web.UI.Page.ProcessRequest() +218
System.Web.UI.Page.ProcessRequest(HttpContext context) +18
System.Web.CallHandlerExecutionStep.System.Web.HttpApplication +IExecutionStep.Execute() +179
System.Web.HttpApplication.ExecuteStep(IExecutionStep step, Boolean& completedSynchronously) +87

Version Information: Microsoft .NET Framework Version:1.1.4322.2300; ASP.NET Version:1.1.4322.2300

New Camera

Wednesday, July 26th, 2006

My camera is safe and sound with my boss, who is currently in the US visiting Oshkosh (they have a free beer day!!). I ordered my Canon PowerShot S3 IS from Amazon and had it shipped to his hotel, so besides costing a fraction of what it costs here, I might also not have to pay import duty 🙂 (we’ll have to see what custom have to say). I also ordered a 1GB SD card and the lens connector kit, which came for a different retailer on the same day. I had lots of fun watching the two packages race each other using the UPS tracking system and Google Maps to work out where they were.

My house warming is on Saturday and I must say I’m rather looking forward to it, pity my camera will only be here in early August.

Computicket Sucks!

Sunday, July 23rd, 2006

So on one the few occasions that I visit their excuse for a site they are offline. I was greeted with the following message:

Dear Customer

We are currently upgrading our system.
Our system will be back online on 23 July 2006
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

The fact that they are upgrading is understandable, but today is the 23rd! This means I will have to drive to Canal Walk to go get tickets for the comedy festival.

Update: So I went to Canal Walk and after getting the run around from the touch screen map (it was incorrect) I finally found Computicket hidden inside MTN and guess what? Not only is the site down, but the whole system is being upgraded. The site now says it will only be online again on the 24th.

As it turns out this was not the Cape Town International Comedy Festival, which is only in September, and is is the one we actually want to go to.


Thursday, July 20th, 2006

My Fok! ‘n Blog!