Location of Serial Code on UltraSharp Monitors

Can’t seem to find your serial number on your new-ish Dell UltraSharp monitor? On older versions of the UltraSharp line (and probably other Dell monitors), the serial number could always be found on the back of the panel. As it turns out, Dell got fancy with newer models and is now placing the serial on a slide-out card on the left side of the monitor. See the pictures below:

serial card slot

serial card slot

–Adam

Row not found or changed & LINQ

This is a particularly well-known error (see here, here, and here), but this is the second time that I’ve had to do a search on this error so I thought that I’d post it here so that I can find it more quickly. Anyway, when this error occurs, make sure that the NULL types in the LINQ dbml file match your SQL schema NULL types. Mismatches between the two seem to be a common cause of this error.


–Adam

SaveFileDialog Error When Debugging Silverlight Applications

If you’re having difficulties debugging a section of code that uses the SafeFileDialog.ShowDialog() method, the reason is that Silverlight requires that the ShowDialog() method be called from a user-generated action. For whatever reason, entering into debug mode makes Silverlight think that you are not responding to a user-action, even when you are. To work around this, simply place the breakpoint after you call the ShowDialog() method.

–Adam

Setting Document Root to Point to a Network Share With Windows/Apache

Quick tip: If you’re wanting to have your Apache document root point to a network share in Windows, here’s what you have to do:

  1. Change your DocumentRoot to the network share (drive remapping doesn’t seem to work).  Example: DocumentRoot “//path/to/share”
  2. Make sure to update the DocumentRoot path in your <Directory> config
  3. Edit the Apache service
    1. On the “Log On’” tab, click the “Browse” button next to the “This account” radio button.
    2. Type in an account name that has access privileges to the network share and click “OK”
    3. Enter the correct password for the user
  4. Restart Apache and LOL your way to the bank.