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List of websites that enforce weak password policies

Please contact me to add a website to the list.

  • Paypal.com 8-20 characters
  • 407etr.com 6-12 characters
  • adobe.com 6-12 characters (fixed, after 150M accounts were hacked)
  • nokia.com 6-18 characters


Your password is too long

There is a world-wide shortage of bytes. Think of the children. Shorten your password now!

Unity: ArgumentException: The Assembly UnityEditor is referenced by TouchScript.Editor. But the dll is not allowed to be included or could not be found.

You may get this error in Unity when building. Often it is due to a missing DLL, or linking directly to the Unity runtime.

In my case it turned out to be simple. I have the same DLL (TouchScript.Editor.dll)  in two places in my project.

Grouper app reviewed on ILoveFreeSoftware.com

My Grouper app was recently reviewed on ILoveFreeSoftware.com.

Windows 8 actually allows you to create a group of tiles similar apps, for example a group of all social apps, group of chatting apps, group of movies and music apps etc. You don’t need to download anything extra for grouping apps together. However Windows 8 doesn’t provide any mechanism to name these groups of apps. So, you need to install this simple light weight utility app Grouper from the Productivity Category in Windows Store. You can use the Windows 8 Search Charm to locate the app in Windows Store or click on the download link given at the end of this article. Then follow the steps of this Windows 8 tutorial.

Read the full article.

Intermec printer "RFID error"

I have an Intermec PM4i that I've been working on this morning. When I tried to print using the Windows IPL driver, I got the error RFID error, even though the unit doesn't have RFID installed.

The problem is actually due to trying to communicate IPL while the printer is in Fingerprint mode. If IPL mode isn't available, update the firmware to one that supports IPL.

A handy online function plotter

Ads not showing in Windows Store app?

If so, and you have checked that the ApplicationId and AdUnitId are valid, you probably don't have Internet turned on in the application manifest.


How to clear the back stack in Windows RT (Windows Store) apps

Once you have set [geshifilter-code]Window.Current.Content[/geshifilter-code] to a [geshifilter-code]Frame[/geshifilter-code], save a copy of the navigation stack.

[geshifilter-cs]// After the main application frame is established, save its navigation state. var appFrame = Window.Current.Content = new Frame(); var emptyNavState = appFrame .GetNavigationState(); // Here we're pushing a page onto the stack. appFrame.NavigateTo(foo); // If we want to clear the stack, this won't work: // appFrame.GoBack(); // So instead we simply restore the navigation state to its empty state. appFrame.SetNavigationState(emptyNavState); [/geshifilter-cs]

OutOfMemoryException on Graphics.FromImage

I encounted this exception while resizing an image of only 539x539px.

Upon closer inspection, the problem was that the image's PixelFormat was not one supported by the framework (System.Drawing.Imaging.PixelFormat.8207 which is CMYK).



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