Friday, June 09, 2006

Quick view on Computer Software/Programming Languages History

I found this great collection of pictures of Programming language creators/authors, surely a Wall of Fame for all those people who wants to be inspired by probably the best men to walk over this planet earth. Men who made today's world of computer/software/programming/ possible

Apache would not start if Skype is running

I wasted 30 mins figuring this out without knowing what could be the real reason. If you are trying to start your apache (with or without mod_ssl/:443 port enabled) and if you have Skype already running on your machine, Apache won't start, it will not create any error log, so you go look at your event viewer you will see something like

  • System Log: "The Apache2 service terminated with service-specific error 1." ; Arghh!! so helpful ;)
  • Application Log: "The Apache service named reported the following error:
    >>> Unable to open logs" , "The Apache service named reported the following error:
    >>> no listening sockets available, shutting down . "

Now the last message is little useful and it says that there is something already listening/running on port 80/443 , But hunting down was tough!. Because I don't have any other web server running. Root cause is "Skype"

Go to Skype->Tools->Options->Connection-> Uncheck "use 80 and 443 for incoming connection"

Who would ever thing my IM will waste my time, where as IM's are supposed to be productivity improvement tools :) , Anyways a good find and I hope it will be useful for others too. BTW No complains for skype, its a great tool.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Funky Browser based ruby shell

Tryruby is Neat!!...but couple of things are hack, Like I type

require 'abracadabra'

Now I don't think anyone has written gem called abracadabra yet. but this shell is cool, very handy. I tried quick String manipulation test, it works!

Monday, June 05, 2006

Is MySpace becoming IPOD for social community business platform

As usual I landed on Techcrunch website and what I see first 2 posts (companies), doing their business around MySpace. Like ,
  • Its a funny concept, but works for lot of singles or people with old crush. Techcrunch says "Want to know when that cute friend of yours breaks up with her boyfriend....a service that let’s you type in anyone’s Myspace profile and be notified by email if their relationship status changes".
  • Nooz: Interactive news service aimed for MySpace users, to start with.
  • and lot many...

So the question of the day: Is MySpace becoming IPOD for social community business platform. Like IPOD did, people made lots of dough by spinning their business around IPOD, concepts around IPOD. Now MySapce universe is emerging in a way, it's helping lots of Web2.0 startups to grow.