Tuesday, December 31, 2013

acer aspire 5253-bz848

seems to only start when the computer is warmed up.

The laptop is fairly decent, it has windows 7 64bit, 15.6'' HD LED LCD screen, AMD dual-core prorecessor E-350, 350GB HDD DVD-Super multi DL drive Acer Nplify 802.11b/g/n 6 celll li-ion battery

Watch the video: http://youtu.be/dV5Z9Jy2QBU

Thursday, December 12, 2013

How to fix svchost.exe high cpu usage

When getting 100% CPU processor usage cause by svchost.exe (viewed in task manager)
There's a fairly simple solution that takes a long time to find when viewing the videos (in the source) and other links found from google. Here's the solution:

Right click My computer > manage > services > find "Automatic updates" stop and turn off or to manual.

This will stop the service from running when windows is turned on.

It's a risk which must be taken at this point (not updating) but if you have some simple machines that have windows XP (or vista too?) and since the support will be stopped for them soon anyway (which means no more updates after sometime in 2014).

Let me know if this helped you, comments, problems, questions, etc.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Push up an existing repository [bitbucket.org]

You already have a Git repository on your computer. Let's push it up to Bitbucket.
cd /path/to/my/repo
git remote add origin https://username@bitbucket.org/username/test.git
git push -u origin --all # pushes up the repo and its refs for the first time
git push -u origin --tags # pushes up any tags

Simple linux bash script to commit and push git updates

This assumes you have setup the git on dev directory (replace as needed), it was fairly simple thanks to bitbucket instructions

Here is the code:
cd /var/www/vhosts/dev
echo "Please enter commit comment: "
read input_variable
git commit -am "$input_variable"
git push -u origin master

Let me know if you have question, comments, etc

Monday, March 18, 2013

Developing useful software applications catch 22 paradox

Just wanted to vent about frustrations of my experience in useful business software application development paradox:
- It's important to set out rules and standards BEFORE software is ready for production use
- It's hard to know which rules and standards are required for software UNTIL it goes into production
- It's hard to change rules and standards ONCE software is in production

Therefore it's a catch 22 when it comes to developing software that is standardized and easy to manage and maintain while continuing daily development with new features because the software didn't get those rules and standards BEFORE going into production.

So the software is always in a "beta" form and will take very long to come out of it, in fact probably impossible because it is always being developed and never standardized. Mainly my issues seems that there's so much code and database entries that are hard to change once a new standard is deemed more appropriate for the job. This is because the software is already in production use and now cannot be taken offline all the while remaining hard to adapt old data and code to the new standards and rules ideas which tend to change overtime.

Probably very confusing for someone who is not familiar  with the issues described, or anyone for that matter.

But if you are reading this and understand my frustration, maybe you can comment or even have possible tips or solutions!

Please comment below.

Monday, January 28, 2013

adBrite Operations Update

Got an email from adBrite:

Dear adBrite Publisher,

Over the last few weeks, adBrite and its management have been evaluating the go-forward plan for the business. Given market conditions and certain financial liabilities, in working with our lenders, we have decided to cease operations on Feb 1, 2013.

This is a difficult decision for all of us at adBrite. However, after much deliberation this seems to be the best course of action despite the impact it will have on all the employees, clients and partners who helped build this business. There will be a team in place as needed to assist with winding down.  Thank you for being part of the adBrite community.The adBrite Team

Why are they ceasing operations?
Who should I switch to now?