ASP.NET StackOverflowException

What do you do when ASP.NET throws an exception like this?

Exception of type System.StackOverflowException was thrown.

Description: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack trace for more information about the error and where it originated in the code.

Exception Details: System.StackOverflowException: Exception of type System.StackOverflowException was thrown.

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:

[StackOverflowException: Exception of type System.StackOverflowException was thrown.]

Version Information: Microsoft .NET Framework Version:1.1.4322.573; ASP.NET Version:1.1.4322.573

-gry Puzzle

Think of words ending in -gry. Angry and hungry are two of them. There are only three words in the English language. What is the third word? The word is something that everybody uses everyday. If you have listened carefully , I've already told you what it is.

Okay, the really clever ones would know what the answer is for the rest of us let's ask Google god for the answer.

Spam Mail Trick

I come across so many web sites that ask for an email address just to do a download or to access some site and then spam that address.

Mailinator does a neat trick for me, I just think of any name and enter it to the site and then go over to and type in the address that I gave and login to the site!

I know you can do it anyway by creating a dummy mail account at hotmail and then provide that but the past part here is that you don't need to remember any passwords to check the mail, just the address would do.

Researchers Crack Windows Passwords in Seconds

'Swiss researchers have developed a password-cracking scheme, based on a method first developed in 1980, that lets them crack most Windows passwords in about 13 seconds (the original method takes more than a minute and a half longer).' WinInfo

But what the article doesn't say is that this is only true for the older encryption methods which use LanManager but does not apply to the new encryption techniques in Win2K, Win2K3.

NotifyWebLogsDotCom in BlogX

The day before an ex-coworker friend (Nimalan) posted a comment to to one of my blogs but I only noticed it when I was browsing through the site. Most of the other blogging tools supported some type of notification server when comments were posted for a blog.

I browsed through the BlogX code but the addComment procedure doesn't seem to do any email notification.

But I did notice a NotifyWebLogsDotCom tag in SiteConfig, this does a very interesting thing, it calls a weblogUpdates web service on the site.

The site seems to keep an log of the most recently posted articles. I set this flag to true now, hope this brings some Google Juice my way ;)

Designing Without Tables Using CSS

This book 'HTML Utopia: Designing Without Tables Using CSS' describes how to create a semantically correct web site where absolutely all presentation information is in the css.

Check out the wesite it's completely structured using CSS only, there is not a single <table> tag in the site.

They even give a freely downloadable pdf with first four chapter of the book.

I'm going to promise myself to use more of CSS for every new site that I work on.