Sunday, August 26, 2007

IIS / MYSQL / PHP config

web servers and database are my new horse. am trying to tame both with all the help from the developer world wide and with lil help from my god, it's not that hard :)

from last night am trying sooo hard to configure my PHP to work with MySQL server. Every thing seems to be perfect but still php_info() was failing to display mysql information .

i fallowed all the instruction in PHP faq but no success. and today few minutes back found the solution it was all to do with the windows environment variables.

referring the php_info() out put [refer below image]

Configuration File (php.ini) Path C:\WINDOWS
Loaded Configuration File C:\PHP\php.ini

the configuration file path shown is c:\windows where as in the Loaded congi file it shows c:\php\php.ini
this is the root cause.

solution: the environment variable PHPRC has to set. change it from c:\... to the path where ever your php.ini is present.In my case it is C:\windows\

this may be a old problem nevertheless its a needed solution, took me 4 solid google hours to fix

Saturday, August 25, 2007

orkut - getting a facelift

i have always been a fan of google. and of course i like orkut apart from its adverse effects, orkut is a nice way to keep in touch[ i am not a strong supporter either].

orkut being googel's offering, i was expecting some good interface. After 3 years there are a loads of features added like video and now the multimedia scrap, which i think is a "cool feature" but little was done to enhance the interface, which was needed for an online social networking service.

and today when i logged in to orkut, i found this

and guess what , the much awaited make over is hitting orkut. and the screen shot , i have to say looks much more attractive..

lets wait and we will have fun making new friends and ask our self " Who do I Know" [:p]

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Nokia 5310 xpressmusic™

This device is been in the news for quite sometime and today i got to see the device for real, and doesn't this silence all the symbian freaks!!

This is an AWSOME device with S40 5th Edition, A2DP support and a 320 x 240 screen.It will also include 2 megapixel camera and microSDHC support!!!!
And the best part is, its gonna be very cheap. So guys look out for this amazing kid on the non-smartphone[difficult to judge to which category this has to go]
i was unable get images of 5310, so i have used my "SKILLS" to give a very rough sketch :p

The dedicated Music Keys are to the left of the Screen, its on a skewed plane and not vertical [refreshing ur geometry :)]

And i forget to mention, its an Ultra Slim Phone by Nokia :)

WTF : It doesn't run on SymbianOS, so what!! it does most of the task you can do with a Symbian Smartphone

Now there is a very very thin line between the s60 and s40 devices. If s40 can match the features of s60 then My predictions may come true

Here is this eyecandy on Nokia's website

The real Pic :)

with all these features, i am certainly falling for this device :P

Is S40 the future of S60??

Friday, August 17, 2007

Kalam at his best

yesterday, 17th August 2007,incidentally i came across this interview of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam by prannoy Roy on NDTV. Students were allowed to ask all sorts of questions to the Missile Man.

i would like to quote few lines from the interview

Kalam: "Thomas Alva Edison gave a meaning to the electricity"

we all know Edison as the inventor of the electric bulb, Kalam with few words expressed the importance of his invention.

Q. Prannoy Roy: Are you in favour of nuclear bomb?
Kalam: Strength respects strength.

to get in touch with Dr. Abdul Kalam mail him at

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

"Free as in Freedom "

even a video on the Indian independence has restrictions [:)]
i want to know what the "owner" of this video wants to convey by having such an restriction
is it "some rights reserved" :)

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Recall mania

Prestigious Mobile manufacturing company Nokia joins the "Product Recall League" [Dell, sony...]

Batteries used in a range of Nokia handsets potentially experience over heating initiated by a short circuit while charging,causing the battery to dislodge. Of 300 million BL-5C batteries manufactured last year, 46 million belong to the dodgy batch.

Nokia blames it on to their suppliers like Matsushita, who have manufactured some where around 46 million batteries between December 2005 and November 2006.

Nokia advices the users of this product to monitor a mobile device while charging that contains a BL-5C battery.

Nokia and Matsushita offer to replace any BL-5C battery subject to this product advisory.

List of the Mobile Phone using BL-5C battery is here

What i advice is "Get out and have it changed".

And if your devices doesnot have BL-5C,  even then please donot use your phone while charging.