Safety settings on this machine prohibit accessing a data source on another domain

Encountered this message many times with sites using PivotTable component of OWC11 (office web components) “Safety settings on this machine prohibit accessing a data source on another domain

This is a browser restriction (at least with IE). Before resolving this, make sure you are accessing a trusted site.


1. Add site to the zone (e.g. it is recommended that you only allow your trusted sites to be exempted from this restriction). So add the site (if you trust it) to your Trusted Zone. Internet Options > Security

2. Modify Security Level of that Zone (e.g. Trusted Zone). Custom Level button. A pop-up dialog should appear. Go the Miscellaneous Settings section. Then you should be a setting for “Access data sources across domains”. Recommended to set it to Prompt. If that option is selected you will be prompted when a component requires this permission.

Hope that helps.

Philippine broadband connections affected by damaged pan Asian cable

Telecom services provider Smart Communications said a pan-Asia cable cut early Wednesday caused adverse disruptions in its international and broadband services. In a statement, Smart stressed the disruption affected its international voice and SMS services. Its Smart Bro and Smart Bro Plug-It services are also affected by the cable cut, which was reported to have happened around 10 a.m. “We are still awaiting word on the cause of the fiber cuts,” the statement said. “In the meantime, Smart would like to assure the general public that close coordination is on-going with our network counterparts abroad to aid in restoring normal services as soon as possible.”
The affected undersea cable is the Asia-Pacific Cable Network 2 (APCN2), which runs between China and Taiwan but also connects to the Philippines, Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan, Singapore and Malaysia.

As of the morning of 12 August 2009, several undersea cable systems have been reported down. While harsh weather is suspected, the precise cause is being investigated. More specifically, the following cable systems are down: APCN1, APCN2 and SMW3. In the case of APCN2, this morning’s outage has completely impaired all traffic coming out of the Philippines due to a pre-existing fault in the process of restoration.
Other systems such as C2C, EAC and TGN-IA are not affected, and we have not received any outage advice from their respective network administrators. Customer circuits carried on APCN1, APCN2, SMW3 are affected. In addition, you will experience slow internet browsing because a significant portion of the internet bandwidth is carried by the affected cable systems.
We are currently working on restoring the affected circuits at the shortest possible time. We appreciate your patience and understanding of this catastrophic event affecting the

24 hours of high quality sql server training for free

The Professional Association for SQL Server or popularly known aka PASS, one, if not the most popular and biggest group of SQL Server professional in world will be having 24 hours of PASS – a series of online web meetings with the best speakers in the industry [more]

Join us online on September 2, 2009* for 24 hours of free, nonstop SQL Server training

Join us for 24 Hours of PASS, a FREE community event featuring some
of the top SQL Server and Business Intelligence (BI) speakers in the
industry. Over the course of one 24-hour period—directly from your
computer—our experts will:

  • Show you how to take better advantage of the SQL Server capabilities already at your fingertips
  • Give you an in-depth look at the hottest SQL Server and BI topics,
    including SQLCLR performance, relational database design, performance
    tuning and troubleshooting, SQL Server 2008 security, embedding
    Reporting Services in your apps, SSIS tips and tricks, working with
    spatial data, text mining, data warehousing foundations, and much
  • Take your questions directly and answer them live!

Check out all the great SQL Server sessions you can attend.

24 Hours of PASS is a series of live one-hour webcasts broadcast
over a 24-hour period that focus on a host of SQL Server topics. The 24
one-hour presentations will begin at 00:00 GMT (UTC) on September 2,

You can view all details from the event's official site :

If only I could attend all of them in 24 hrs I would 🙂 Hopefully they would be able to make recordings this available. I will be trying to attend the Business Intelligence related ones so if we do make it, see you there. "virtually"

Free Web Hosting for Filipino Developers

If you are a Software Developer, Filipino (by nationality or by heart),
looking for a little space for hosting your site or blog or simply for
testing and practice purposes I might be able to offer you a few MB
(starting at 200 MB, in my experience this is more than enough) and one
unlimited size MSSQL/MySQL and probably 2GB/month of traffic.

I can offer .NET, PHP, ROR, Perl, Python with full Plesk/Control Panel access

You have the option to use an existing domain to that you have. Or if not I can provide you a subdomain of [more]

I ask nothing in return except to share your knowledge to the community
when you can and no illegal activities (or those that will harm the
domain and the host), and the passion and pride for Filipino

I am yet to come up with better guidelines but if interested, feel free to contact me (Contact Link above – right) and we'd figure something out. Or if you might also want to help setting up this endeavor, all help is welcome.

Pay it forward,


Upcoming Blog Topics

Some of the topics to watch out for soon (have been in my queue for sometime). In no particular order.

Soon, but if you have issues related to below and might need additional information feel free to contact me.

* AJAXControlToolkit ModalPopupExtender, Google Chrome and z-index
* delegate/anonymous method cannot be deployed to SQL (SQL CLR)
* RedGate SQLDoc (this is pretty sleek – of course it’s RedGate)
* Missing “Replace window” in Visual Studio
* assembly binding search and HKLMSoftwareMicrosoftFusion /v EnableLog
* MatchCollection.Count and delay execution/loading. evaluation is actually done here
* expand DDL resulting drop down width to length of longest item
* GoDaddy and email issues (relay limits etc)
* dot net nuke. domain pointing to a virtual directory (eg. GoDaddy setup)
– portal alias
– hostheader
* union and intersection
* performance of scalar functions
– say in computed column (IsPersisted)
– set vs row-by-row operation
* web.config conflict on modules (IIS 7)
* feedburner move to google feeds
* DNN password retrieval requires
1) a valid email account
2) if hosted at GoDaddy, they only allow the “from” field to be from a domain managed by them
* GoDaddy 250 relays per day (resets 1am alabama)
webmail in GoDaddy saves the domain name in cookie so in subsequent
logins you no longer need to enter them. However if you have multiple
accounts (different domains) there is a clear cookies button/link

philippine domains limited one year registration offer

** Philippine (.PH) domains are now available for one year registration (as opposed to being previously available in two-year registrations only). But only for a limited time so grab your .PH domains by clicking HERE now. [more]

We are now offering one year domain registrations at $38.00 for a
limited time (March 10, 2009 to April 30, 2009).  This offer is for new
registrations only and is not valid for renewals.

The lower cost will make it easier for you to get the .PH domain you
want.  And for those of you who have been earning commissions from
referring PH domains, the lower cost makes it easier for you to earn
from dotPH.

However, because of the lower price of a 1 year registration,
commissions for any domains referred during the promo period will also
be adjusted.  All commissions earned before March 10, the date on which
1 year price was made available, will still be computed at $10.00 per
successful referral. Any referrals during the promo period beginning
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Reducing the cost of getting a .PH domain by half makes it easier for
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define programmer

1) pro·gram·mer (n) An organism capable of converting caffeine into code. 

2) Semi-sentient being who inexplicably survives an extremely unhealthy lifestyle. Usually found in confined spaces with low lighting, at a computer terminal.

3) One who can read the following example

if( !User.IsProgrammer ){
return "Everyone Else";

Taken from UrbanDictionary

Link: IE 8 Release Candidate 1

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TSQL to get SQL Server properties

TSQL script to get common SQL Server properties (edition, instancename et al) [more]

  SERVERPROPERTY('Collation') Collation,
  SERVERPROPERTY('Edition') Edition,
  SERVERPROPERTY('Engine Edition') EngineEdition,
  SERVERPROPERTY('InstanceName') InstanceName,
  SERVERPROPERTY('IsClustered') IsClustered,
  SERVERPROPERTY('IsFullTextInstalled') IsFullTextInstalled,
  SERVERPROPERTY('IsIntegratedSecurityOnly') IsIntegratedSecurityOnly,
  SERVERPROPERTY('IsSingleUser') IsSingleUser,
  SERVERPROPERTY('IsSyncWithBackup') IsSyncWithBackup,
  SERVERPROPERTY('LicenseType') LicenseType,
  SERVERPROPERTY('MachineName') MachineName,
  SERVERPROPERTY('NumLicenses') NumLicenses,
  SERVERPROPERTY('ProcessID') ProcessID,
  SERVERPROPERTY('ProductVersion') ProductVersion,
  SERVERPROPERTY('ProductLevel') ProductLevel,
  SERVERPROPERTY('ServerName') ServerName

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