box-sizing: border-box in IE8 will not work with min-height or min-width attributes

April 16, 2015

Surprisingly sparsely documented online.


Annoying #8203; aka u200B aka ZWSP in Sharepoint 2013 HTML Editor

November 5, 2014

The Rich text editor in Sharepoint 2013 inserts “zero width spacing” characters when editing HTML. Unfortunately, these are not visible to the normal user and so is difficult to remove, so much for WYSIWYG!

Below is a Javascript snippet that will remove all instances of the character in the HTML field’s editable region. I’m not sure why the characters are inserted in the first place, so use with caution.

//I insert this script in the <head> after <SharePoint:ScriptLink language="javascript" name="core.js"
//OnDemand="true" runat="server" Localizable="false" />
EnsureScript('SP.UI.RTE.js', typeof (RTE), function () {
// Removes ​ZWSP characters
if (RTE.Cursor.update == undefined)
try {
var update_orig = RTE.Cursor.update;
RTE.Cursor.update = function () {
var range = RTE.Cursor.get_range();
if (range.isValid()) {
var editorElement = RTE.Canvas.getEditableRegion(range.parentElement());
if (editorElement && editorElement.innerHTML) {
editorElement.innerHTML = editorElement.innerHTML.replace(/\u200B/g, "");

} catch (e) {
console.log(“RTE override error”, e);

Sharepoint web services with AJAX – Anonymous access – 401 error

April 5, 2011

Just had to publicise this article by Marc

If you get a 401 authentication error when calling a Sharepoint web service for a read only operation, this will fix it!

XSLT Tip: Need to see the XML that you are transforming?

January 14, 2010

Need to see the XML that you are transforming?

<textarea style=”height:500px; height:500px;”>

<xsl:copy-of select=”*” />


‘Secret’ gigs at Covent Garden – Athlete, Stereophonics, The Saturdays

December 3, 2009

Found this cool little event running for the next two weeks at Covent Garden:

Super buskers at Covent Garden

Acts that have been announced are Athlete, Gabriella Cilmi, Jamie Cullum, The Stereophonics, The Saturdays and The Feeling.

Apparently the crowd at Athlete was quite small which makes me wonder if a secret gig is the best way of maximising exposure..

anyway… based on the first gig by Athlete, the gigs may start quite early (at 5.30pm) and go on for an hour.

Oh yeah and completely FREE, except for a donation which goes to homeless charity Crisis.


Thurs 3 Dec – 5.30pm – Athlete
Fri 4 Dec – 5.30pm – The Feeling
Sat 5 Dec – 5.30pm – Gabriella Cilmi (Sweet About Me)
Sun 6 Dec – No gig
Mon 7 Dec – ? – ?
Tues 8 Dec – ? – ?
Wed 9 Dec – ? – Jamie Cullum
Thurs 10 Dec – ? – ?
Fri 11 Dec – ? – ?
Sat 12 Dec – ? – ?
Sun 13 Dec – ? – ?
Mon 14 Dec – ? – ?

“Reason: Logon failure: unknown user name or bad password” 6482

December 3, 2009

Getting this error?

Event Type: Error
Event Source: Office SharePoint Server
Event Category: Office Server Shared Services
Event ID: 6482
Date: 11/09/2007
Time: 2:21:04 PM
User: N/A
Computer: ACT01SHRPNT01
Application Server Administration job failed for service instance

Reason: Logon failure: unknown user name or bad password

Techinal Support Details:
System.ComponentModel.Win32Exception: Logon failure: unknown user name
or bad password

For more information, see Help and Support Center at

I searched all over the place, there were some good suggestions which probably fixed some issues, but I had to do this to finally get rid of the error:

stsadm -o osearch -farmserviceaccount [domain\username] -farmservicepassword [password]