Setting a return url when using SalesForce’s webtocase servlet

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I’ve been working a bit here and there with Last thing I did today was add the webtocase.html servlet so that from your site you can get information added directly into your crm account and then you can use all of SalesForce’s workflows and capabilities to keep track of your potential customers.

There are two things I still didn’t know until today:
– How to set a return url
Easy, just add the following below your form tag

The other one is adding attachments. Still working on it!

Becoming a member of the Costa Rica Indoor Club

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I grew up as a member in Costa Rica’s Indoor Club( I loved the place, pretty nice and spent countless hours there. I called today to find out how much it costs to become a member. Oh my bloody jesus!

If you want to become a member
$4000 for becoming a member and $10000 for the entry fee

If you want to inherit your parents membership
$7000 if you they are under 60

I cannot stress how much these people are crazy!!!!!

Again, living in Costa Rica is extremely expensive. From electronics(50% to 60% tax) to cars(59% to 89%), social security(a lot of %) and many other items this country really does not make sense at all….

Is Twitter the new spam annoying companion

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I am not sure about you, but I am not a very avid Twitter, however I keep getting notices from twitter of people following me which make no sense at all.
I don’t want to be followed by @49SNVGWYNRFKYCL and I really don’t care what IT has to say.
Come on twitter, find a better way to validate people!

Unable to connect to SharePoint using SharePoint designer

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If you can’t connect to your SharePoint server using SharePoint designer, one of the possibilities of what happened is that you have a remove tag added after after the add ScriptResource.axd. To solve try this:

– Use fiddler2 to determine issue. Download it from here
– Check the error messages
– If you see access denied (http response code 401) to /_vti_bin/usergroup.asmx then it might be that you added AJAX support and the entries are in incorrect order in the web config

Description of the problem

<remove verb=”*” path=”*.asmx” /> is inserted automatically after <add verb=”GET,HEAD” path=”ScriptResource.axd” <add verb=”*” path=”*.asmx” validate=”false” type=”System.Web.Script.Services.ScriptHandlerFactory, System.Web.Extensions, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31BF3856AD364E35″/>
This Means the .asmx pages do not work on the sharepoint server after adding the feature. This also prevents you edit the site using sharepoint designer because /_vti_bin/usergroup.asmx will give a 401 access denied error.

The issue is here:

<remove verb=”*” path=”*.asmx” />

Simply remove the tag and it will work

Check out the resolution here

Unable to create My Site in sharepoint

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If you can’t create your my site in sharepoint and you are the admin, check the self service creation in the central administration

It can save you a lot of time.

You need to enable self service creation. To do so:

-Click Start -> All Programs -> Administrative Tools -> SharePoint Central Administration.
-Go to Virtual Server Configuration, click Configure virtual server settings.
-Click virtual server to enable on the virtual server page.
-Under Automated Web Site Collection Management, click on Configure Self-Service Site Creation.
– Then select On in the Enable Self-Service Site Creation section

Also, if you are deploying for the extranet you might consider hosting the sites under port 80 instead of the default 82. Check out this post by Chris Johnson on how to move your sites to port 80. One note on this steps, please remember to browse to the newly create site for the my site host and click on “set as my site host”. And don’t forget to apply theme and master page.

If you are having trouble accessing your sites from the outside, also check the My Site trusted locations and finally don’t forget about the alternate access mappings.

Well… so many things required to set up my sites to work properly in SharePoint 2007….

Money advice during tough times taken from Money Central

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Today I’ve been working on multiple things, most of them computer related.  So, at some point I needed to read about something else.  I clicked onone of the Windows Live Messenger today window’s article and got sucked up into reading plenty of money related articles for times like these.  Very interesting, and a lot of them apply extremely well.  In summary this is what I extracted from them:

– Pay yourself first (also a good advice from Rich Dad, Poor Dad from Robert T. Kiyosaki)

– Pay your necessities first.  Start with rent, food, gas and others.  Prioritize your bills.  

– Use cash as much as possible.  I am one that had a race with the credit card because I loved earning points and then spending those.  That is a stupid move, don’t let the BAC San Jose trick you into it.  It actually worked for me very well when I had to buy everything for the office, now that it is my money I am going to open a debit card with Banco Nacional and make a better work at living on a predefined budget.

– Understand one thing, living on a budget does not mean you have to starve.  It means calculating how much you can really spend and try to live on that.  If you go over it is not a big deal, but organize yourself.

– Live within your means.  I know this is a hard one.  Once you get used to something, it is difficult to let go.  I was addicted to Amazon and I can assure you I have bought so many things that I didn’t need.

– Keeping up with the Joneses.  Why do we always want to have the same or more than other people.  I accept I was a little like that, I loved having more than other people.  In these last couple of years I have been more frugal.  And I have confess that I like it better like this.  Once you learn that not everything is a rat race, you live happier.  It is exactly the same as the phrase eat to live and not live to eat.  Same thing, but just applied to a materialistic lifestyle.  

There are many other advices I could give you from what I read today, but why don’t you just take a few minutes and read some of these:

HugeDebts Paid Off Fast

When Paying Off Debt Is A Bad Idea

Your Stupidest Money Moves

Get Off The Spending Treadmill

Living Poor And Loving It

10 Bad Habits That Lead To Debt Disaster

This is how I feel when I try to install TFS

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If you ever tried to install TFS, I guess this is how you feel…

Update: I installed it!!! It works!!!!

Installing TFS at home

Installing TFS at home

Maximum number connections exceeded Windows Server Terminal Server

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Does it happen to you that annoying message were you can’t connect again to a server you were connected to in the first place.

Why is Windows so stubborn as not to recognize that you are the person logged in the session that just disconnected and want to reconnect via terminal server.

Try this, it works like a charm
mstsc /v: /admin

It works the same in Windows Server 2003 and 2008

Guitar heroe

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I think I finally got the hang of it 🙂

People that hate Windows Vista

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I am not going to lie. I didn’t fall in love with Windows Vista when I started using it. I got a bit annoyed every single time the UAC kicked in. However, I tweaked it a little bit, got used to it and it works fine.

And then thousands of people started hating Vista. I hear people complaining all day long. And now, I see in my mom’s msn the following message “I HATE WINDOWS VISTA!!!!1”.

Haven’t asked, and I am afraid to do it as it may well become a long explanation on my end of why it didn’t work.

But I will defend Microsoft on this one, it might not be the best product and definitively XP was easier to work with. But all and all, Windows Vista is a decent product.

I installed Windows 7 on the same computer. Can’t say that I feel a huge difference, but works in a decent way. However, can’t find 64 bit drivers for my dell printer….