Thursday, August 20, 2009


Are you a great problem solver?

Then you should try your skills at Code Jam 2009

It's all about solving problems so knowing the latest development fads will not help you. You can access last years tasks in the practice section to get a feel for the problems you will have to solve. You can use any programming language, development environment or text editor as long as the compiler or interpreter you use is freely available and easy to download and use. Visual Studio can be used as there is a free version available: Visual Studio Express.

The top 25 online contestants will travel to Google headquarters in Mountain View, California where they will will compete for ACRush's title of Code Jam Champion and the grand prize of $5,000.

Registration ends September 3rd so register now.

Good luck!


How to fix The address is not valid error in Internet Explorer 7

I hardly ever user Internet Explorer so I don't know when it broke, but today it gave me this error for all sites:

The address is not valid

Most likely causes:

  • There might be a typing error in the address.

  • If you clicked on a link, it may be out of date.

Looks like one of the latest set of security patches messed up something as the problem went away after I reset the browser settings:

  • Go to the Tools menu

  • Choose “Internet Options“

  • Click on the “Advanced“ tab

  • Click the “Reset“ button

  • Close the browser