Once In A White Moon - by Gina Therese Hvidsten
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Once In A White Moon

For my sister

My sister got married on Saturday, September 1.There was a great party with many great speeches. I’m not claiming greatness on my own, but I will post it here (translated to English for my foreign friends) for everybody else to enjoy (for the first time, or again if you were there).I said it many times that day, but I’ll say it here again. Congratulations to my sister and her husband! Both my sister (Elisabeth) and her husband (Fredrik) are teachers, so the toastmaster made the entire experience to be like a class at school. I was the evening’s teacher of the computer class. ———- If everybody in the class can start their computers, open a web browser, go to Google and search for my name, […] Read more

Change image tag generated by CKEditor

For a new project of mine I’m using a rich text editor called CKEditor. This is a highly configurable editor that, unfortunately, suffers from cluttered and not easily understandable documentation. I needed to change the generated HTML from the editor so that images that were resized not only had their size set as style attributes, but as query string variables. So I needed this: <img src="http://yoursite.com/photo.jpg" style="width:150px; height:200px;" /> to be output as this: <img src="http://yoursite.com/photo.jpg?width=150&height=200" style="width:150px; height:200px;" /> That proved to be easier said than done, but after quite a lot of googling, asking on several forums, and getting some helpful (and some not helpful at all) replies, I finally ended up with the following: Put the following code into CKEditor’s config.js:

This code is run whenever the CKEditor generates the […] Read more

Art history lesson

Today my nephew got baptized. Let’s not dwell on that and look at what I got him instead.A few days ago I actually went into an art gallery and bought a piece of art. There’s certainly a first time for everything! I hope the little guy will appreciate a genuine piece of art as he grows older. What I got him was this lithograph from artist Per Krohg, son of the renowned Christian Krohg. Per originally made a series of pictures for his son Guy when he was a child. Each picture represented a letter in the alphabet. The family of artists were typical of their time and lived in France, so each picture also represented something in French.Unfortunately the gallery didn’t have the letter […] Read more

Response.Redirect inside an UpdatePanel

Recently I’ve had more and more pages displaying unexpected behaviour. I had an UpdatePanel with a button inside it. The button’s Click event performed a Response.Redirect(), but nothing happened. The Javascript error console showed the following error message: Sys.WebForms.PageRequestManagerParserErrorException: The message received from the server could not be parsed. Common causes for this error are when the response is modified by calls to Response.Write(), response filters, HttpModules, or server trace is enabled. After some googling it seems that ASP.Net doesn’t quite support Response.Redirect() inside UpdatePanels any more. The solution was to make sure the button actually performed a full postback of the webpage, and not only a partial postback (as it would do because it was inside an UpdatePanel). There are two ways of doing […] Read more