Free SMS alerts from Google Calendar in Israel

March 13, 2007

Woot! I've just received an SMS from Google Calendar reminding me of an event due in an hour. The greatest part? I'm in Israel. Who would have thought Google would support this feature for a market as small as Israel? Here's a list of carriers supported by Google Calendar: "Which mobile providers does Google Calendar support?". Currently 2 of Israel's cellular carriers are supported: Orange and Cellcom. Who's missing from the list? Pelephone of course. That company always ends up last in the race to adopt new technologies. I really should cancel my old subscription with them. How...

SeaMonkey – The poor man’s FireFox

March 11, 2007

This is a bit on the "old news" side of things, but have you heard of SeaMonkey? SeaMonkey is FireFox's smaller, uglier but faster brother. SeaMonkey is a web browser from the Mozilla Foundation that's based on Gecko - the same "layout engine" as FireFox. That means it renders HTML to your screen the exact same way as FireFox does. The difference? While FireFox uses the fancy, but "expensive", XUL for its user interface, SeaMonkey uses the native UI elements of whatever OS it runs on. SeaMonkey has less features and looks uglier but runs faster that FireFox...
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Response.Cookies.Set() vs. Response.Cookies[] =

March 4, 2007

I've stumbled upon behavior that I cannot understand in's handling of the Response.Cookies object. The trigger for this post is a page where I have Response.Flush() followed a bit later with an attempt to write an HttpCookie to the Response. Everything works fine when I try to write the cookie like so: HttpContext.Current.Response.Cookies.Value = value; But when I use this alternate method: HttpCookie httpCookie = new HttpCookie(name, value);HttpContext.Current.Response.Cookies.Set(httpCookie); I get this exception thrown at me: "Server cannot modify cookies after HTTP headers have been sent." The unsettling part is that the second situation makes more sense to me...
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