Ran into my first blog hosting bug… that was fast…

Within a few hours of being up, I ran into this issue... odd, since it doesn’t appear to be affecting very many folks…

.Text Threading Bug
...If you are one of the 7 regular readers here you might have noticed some problems over the last few weeks. Every so often .Text would display an error page with the message: “Value cannot be null. Parameter name: value”. Once the error happened it would stick around until the application restarted. Unfortunately, the error was appearing everyday. After asking around on some of the boards to no avail I did some sleuthing…

Ran into my first blog hosting bug… that was fast…

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  1. When I found this bug I wondered how in the world it was happening to my site, which gets 3 or 4 orders of magnitude less traffic then blogs.msdn.com.

    Then it finally hit me.

    On the main page of the site I pull the RSS feed of my “.net news” blog and display the items in a table. The RSS feed includes the aggbug image link to track aggregator hits. When http://asp.net would link to an article on OdeToCode, quite a number of people rush in and hit the main page, and each page hit triggers 5 aggbug entries. This is where the bug lived – in counting up the aggregator hits from the aggbug image. I have since stripped the aggbug image tag from the feed before displaying it on the main page and can now enable queued stats again.

    Scott Allen August 26, 2004 at 12:21 am #
  2. Hi i was wondering if you could help me.. I am setting up a Vb 6.0 front end to a MS Access Database – I know its something to do with odbc and ole’s but my time frame is limited and i need to connect it asap so i can get on with manipulating the database from the front end. I dont suppose any of you know off hand how to do this?

    Elaine August 26, 2004 at 12:06 pm #

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