Monday, May 19, 2008

Crystal Reports - Request canceled by user

Problem: You get this error message when programmatically printing a Crystal Reports Report "Error in file [filepath].rpt - Request canceled by user"

Solution: This happens because your default printer is not available - make sure it is online and available.

OK, this post sucks, but eventually it will be useful to someone in trouble with Crystal Reports. By the way Crystal Reports sucks too - if you wanna read about the reasons why chek this post out .

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Worst Cover Ever in History of Programming - Wendy Sarret ROCKS

Today I was digging into the library at work and I found something really weird between tons of old books covered with dust: VISUAL C++ DATABASE PROGRAMMING TUTORIAL (book ref: ). I couldn't help myself but start showing it to everybody in the office and having big laughs all around the place. A guy asked me "who's that kid? he looks sick" - that's not a kid, that's Wendy Sarret. I am gonna keep the book at my desk so I can watch it every time I feel blue because of some COM object.

No doubt this is the lamest cover EVER in programming history. And You just can't stop watching the damn thing (look at that HUGE keyboard - wtf is that? a bodyboard?).
What about the book? No idea, I can't get past the cover.