WordPress Contact-Form-7 Not Sending–”Spinning Arrows”

I recently had an issue with a new Wordpress install, where the Contact Form wasn't sending correctly, instead hitting the Submit button would simply show the Spinning arrows animation, with no Mail Sent. I was also using the Really Simple CAPTCHA plugin, which may have had a bearing on the issue too. After doing some digging around [...]

By |2017-07-24T08:33:17+01:00May 23rd, 2014|Bugs, Tips, Wordpress|0 Comments

Chrome v32.0.1700.76 – Dropdown Scrollbars not functioning – January 2014

I’ve noticed that, since the recent silent Chrome update to v32.0.1700.76, the Dropdown Scrollbars have stopped working. Turns out this is a widespread problem, but downloading the latest Chrome Beta V33 solves this issue. This can be found here; http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/chrome/browser/beta.html

By |2017-07-24T08:33:17+01:00January 21st, 2014|Bugs, Chrome, Tips|0 Comments

Cannot browse for Files in SSMS 2008 R2–Cannot access the specified path or file on the server

Recently, while dealing with a client, I can across an issue where I couldn’t restore a database. Whenever I pressed the “Add” button, I was shown a warning box, similair to; After which, pressing Ok, would leave me with an empty Browse Dialog. It seems as though, if your user does not have the "sysadmin" [...]

By |2017-07-24T08:33:17+01:00November 21st, 2013|SQL Server, Tips|0 Comments

svchost.exe consumes 100% CPU on Windows XP, caused by Windows Updates

I reinstalled Windows XP on a clients PC recently, and came up against an issue where I couldn’t update Windows using Windows Update. I then noticed that the PC had slowed down to a crawl. Opening up Task Manager, Processes and Sorting by CPU, I found that svchost.exe was consuming 100% CPU. I tried killing [...]

By |2017-07-24T08:33:17+01:00October 1st, 2013|Bugs, Internet Explorer, Tips, Windows, Windows Update|0 Comments

Entity Framework Code First Seeding with Related Data

A quick tip I stumbled upon while working on an MVC application using Entity Framework Code First. In order to Seed Related Data when using Entity Framework Code First, it’s important to give items temporary ID’s before calling the seed method. Otherwise, when the database is seeded you will end up with Conflicted Inserts

By |2017-07-24T08:33:17+01:00July 27th, 2013|.Net Framework, Data, Entity Framework, Tips|0 Comments