UPDATE: See my new blog post on the issue
If you’re here, you are probably getting an error like this during a gem install on a windows box.
cl -c -nologo -O1 -MD -Zi -DNDEBUG -DWIN32 -D_CONSOLE -DNO_STRICT -DHAV
E_DES_FCRYPT -DPERL_IMPLICIT_CONTEXT -DPERL_IMPLICIT_SYS -DPERL_MSVCRT_READFIX –
O1 -MD -Zi -DNDEBUG -DVERSION=\”6.4\” -DXS_VERSION=\”6.4\” -IC:\Perl\lib\CO
‘cl’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.
NMAKE : U1077:
The fix is easy if you have visual studio or the .NET SDK installed.
If you don’t then either go download Visual Studio Express or the .NET SDK (anyone out of 1.1, 2.0 or 3.5 should do)
Now, do a search on your local machine for ‘cl.exe’ Continue reading
I ran into a “bad system call” error while trying to run Apache2 on cygwin.
I had installed Apache 1.3 and Apache 2 using cyg-apt, but when I went to start the Apache 2 server, I kept getting this error.
This is very straight forward, but for those who think it might be complicated. Here is all it entails.
When the Microsoft released a beta for IE8, I was prompted to run the Acid3 test on the browsers I had on my system.
Here are the results I got on my windows box, testing all the installed browsers against Acid 3 Continue reading
How do I know this and why am I posting it? Read on … Continue reading
Microsoft is definitely trying hard to keep pace with Firefox, Opera and Safari.
It has released a beta for IE 8
On windows xp on bootcamp, the delete key actually does what the backspace key should do.
To get it to act like it should, just hit hold down [fn] then delete to your heart’s desire.
I’m being unfair here but I saw this today on “Microsoft’s Channel 9 website” and I thought it was pretty funny.
But then, I’m easily amused :]
PS: I actually first saw it years ago, but now I have a blog 🙂
I finally made the jump from mysql 4 the other day, to take advantage of mysql’s new “INSERT … ON DUPLICATE UPDATE” command (which I think is spectacular by the way).
I didn’t want to actually upgrade from mysql4 to mysql5, just run the two mysqls side by side … so I looked around for a bit and figured out that all you need to do is get both servers running on different ports. The trick is to remember to reference localhost:port (eg: “localhost:3307”) instead of just “localhost” whenever you connect to it, in php, for example. Below are screenshots of the things you need to watch out for when doing this on a windows machine. Continue reading
Netbeans has become my IDE of choice for Ruby on Rails, and boy, is it an excellent choice.
However, I was opening a project I was working on when this prompt came up.
Just a quick note to help folks who want to get rid of the annoying restart prompt that keeps popping up after an automatic update has installed.
- Press the windows button and R (windows button + R) for the run prompt
- If you’ve done this before the command will be pre-filled … if it isn’t then type in
- net stop “automatic updates” <——— note the quotes?
Remember … you really should restart your computer after an update has installed. So make sure you do that eventually.
PS: Starting certain applications will cause the automatic update service to start running again and the nag will come back. Just Rinse and repeat 🙂
This is a neat little feature in the new Windows Live Mail.
For those who don’t know, Windows live mail is the Microsoft’s email replacement for Outlook Express 6.
I love this feature so much because now, my email client won’t corrupt my contacts with a ton of useless entries (if you use craigslist a lot you’ll know what I mean).
Its exellent logic, because if I exchange emails with a person a couple of times, then its a pretty good bet that I want that person in my contact list but am too lazy to do it manually. Now Live Mail does it automagically, so you don’t have to … thats called an “intelligent default”. Makes for excellent application design because it “doesn’t make me think”
What would be even better would be the ability to set the threshold number manually.
Hopefully that changes with Opera 9.25. Of late though, I’ve been having trouble with it. Safari initially broke on my Windows Laptop a few weeks ago, popping up a debugger prompt and closing immediately if I cancelled out of it.It kept running on my main workstation, however … that is until this evening, now its doing the same on my desktop.
I realize how poorly supported this browser is, because there is no place to file a bug report except from in the browser itself. Shouldn’t there be an active bug database or something for Safari on windows?
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Trust microsoft to make me look stupid on the rare day that I wade in to defend them in this unfair pile-on (5 lame exuses from people still using hotmail for email).
Hotmail is inaccessible today … and I’m ripping my hair out.
The url says something about being unable to access my user data file?!?!
sigh … I have a gmail account too, BUT I can’t remember the last time they had an outage.