Monday, October 29, 2007

a 1.45 GB Temp file !!!

while installing Unreal Tournament 3 Demo i had to free some space on my C drive, of course i couldn't find that much to delete but i noticed that about 2 GB are missing somewhere, and i found them in my Temp directory.

the thing that caught my attention: the Adobe Acrobat Temp folder alone "\Temp\Adobe\Acrobat\8.0" was about 1.45 GB (about 7 small files and one 1.45 GB file)

actually i moved the 1.45 GB file to another drive to continue with the installation, i was tempted to delete it but i decided to leave it for a while in case something wrong goes on.

of course nothing wrong happened and i'm able to use my Acrobat normally, surely i'm going to delete the 1.45 GB file.

the question is: why create such a huge file??

Saturday, October 20, 2007

AMP, the easy way to PHP

I tried to mess around with some PHP code months ago, of course you know that you'll need to install a server to run your scripts and Apache seemed to be the right choice by then, but as an average windows user, I had little luck with the server configuration and that was the end of my PHP adventures.

Last week some of my friends suggested PHP for the web site we are working on, it sounded like a good choice as we had different programming backgrounds and each of us had little time for this project. we needed a simple tool that can be learned quickly without all that fuzz about frameworks.

Again, I started searching for some Apache release with my old experience dangling through my mind when I came across WAMPServer.

WAMPServer is a solution stack for PHP web development under windows. You get a single WAMP package that contains Apache, MySQL Server and PHP. When you run the setup you'll get a running Apache Server ready with the PHP module. WAMPServer provides a nice interface to control and configure all these services. I chose to start the service manually so I don't wait unnecessarily at startup when I'm not intending to work with the server.

All you'll have to do then is to create a new directory under WAMP/www, this new directory is then your wwwroot and it's where you put your PHP files, if you fire up your browser and point it to the default http://localhost:80/ WAMPServer will respond by listing your current sites under the www directory, you can then start using your site, from this point you can move freely modifying and testing your code.

check Wikipedia for a comparison of WAMPs

for more AMP packages for Linux and Windows check BitRock

The Lost Beauty

Why is beauty lost? because life became so complicated and most people are not able to feel the beauty in the things around them.

What's the point of this blog? we will try to uncover the beauty in the different aspects of life. Although I suspect most of my posts would be technical in nature, these technicalities all rely on basic beauty concepts that can be appreciated by those with similar interests...

Enjoy your visit!