Updated: May 17th, 2012
Well, this one took ages. And whenever something takes me ages, rather than write it down in my personal notes, I prefer to put it out online for everyone with the same problem to easily find and benefit from.
The problem I'm talking about today is trying to upgrade your Windows 7 installation to SP1 by applying Microsoft's update KB976932, called "Windows 7 Service Pack 1 for x64-based Systems" and getting nothing but a failure every time. The same problem may affect 32-bit systems as well, and I'm not sure what the update number for that would be, but the solution should work for either one.
The update starts just fine, chugs along for 10 minutes or so, then reboots …
Updated: October 16th, 2009
Today is my first day looking at Android development. My first encounter with the Android plugin for Eclipse has not been very smooth, to say the least. I am not sure if it's Android's or Eclipse's fault but I just wasted 2 hours on errors during the plugin installation and would like to pass on the time savings to you.
The plugin install page provides initial instructions and the location of the plugin to give Eclipse (https://dl-ssl.google.com/android/eclipse/). This is very standard stuff and I've installed many plugins exactly the same way. However, here's when problems started.
Problem #1: Error while loading manipulator
Eclipse just shows a cryptic Install failed box. Here are the highlights:
Apparently it's not straightforward to install SOAP::Lite, even using CPAN.
Check this out.
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cpan> install SOAP::Lite CPAN: Storable loaded ok (v2.18) Going to read /root/.cpan/Metadata Database was generated on Tue, 29 Apr 2008 18:29:45 GMT CPAN: YAML loaded ok (v0.66) Going to read /root/.cpan/build/ ............................................................................DONE Found 149 old builds, restored the state of 109 Warning: Cannot install SOAP::Lite, don't know what it is. Try the command i /SOAP::Lite/ to find objects with matching identifiers. CPAN: Time::HiRes loaded ok (v1.9713)
Updated: March 20th, 2008
The purpose of this article is to:
- introduce the new Linux section of the site (specifically dedicated to openSUSE).
- provide a very short description of Linux and compare it to other operating systems.
- answer some installation questions.
I'm a Windows user, I admit it. Not because I enjoy frequent reboots, freezes, and other unexplainable quirks. It's mostly because I have so many programs I'm used to, it would be impossible to switch to anything else, and I know ins and outs that allow me to be very comfortable with the Windows. I'm talking 20-30 programs I'm not willing to give up any time soon.
However, I also have deep respect for *nix based systems. I started using them back in …