I had an idea for a site and needed to get some validation on whether or not it was a good idea. I started building a site before I had any feedback and didn’t have any validation of the website direction.
I had heard of other services, but having been a part of the developer community, I had heard of Kickoff Labs and decided to go with them. I was pleasantly surprised at how quick it was to get a site up. I was able to use a simple layout and gather email addresses for people that were interested in the idea.
In the process of getting everything finalized, I had a problem with my original domain name. I emailed support at 10PM on a Wednesday and got a response within an hour, resolving the issue. This was outstanding service.
I highly recommend using kickofflabs.com for your signup pages.
While trying to move my development environment from SQLite3 to PostgreSQL, I ran into an issue. Following the instructions from Railscasts #342:
brew install postgresql
Got this error message:
Error: You must `brew link ossp-uuid’ before postgresql can be installed
To fix this, I had to execute the following command:
sudo chown -R whoami /usr/local/share/man/man3
Then I was able to brew install postgresql.
After doing that, I wanted to start my first database by running the command:
This gave me the error:
FATAL: could not create shared memory segment: Cannot allocate memory
To fix this, I had to add a file called /etc/sysctl.conf and add the following lines:
Additionally, I had to add
to my ~/.bash_profile file
After restarting my machine, I was then able to create the database and move on with moving over to PostgresSQL
For my own sanity, I can never remember this so I’m just posting it
Open CMD Prompt
CD to the directory where all the scripts are located
Use for Windows Authentication:
C:>for %f in (*.sql) do sqlcmd /S <servername> /d <dbname> /E /i "%f"
OR for Username/password:
C:>for %f in (*.sql) do sqlcmd /S <servername> /d <dbname> /U <username> /P <password> /i "%f"
And instead of outputting to the screen, i’ll usually redirect it out to a file so I can review all scripts later
So after upgrading my MacBook to Lion, I noticed that every once in a while, my sound would go away. I wouldn’t be able to listen to anything using the laptop speakers. I could plug in headphones, but if I wanted to play music for the kids, I wouldn’t be able to. I’ve been searching around for an answer and finally found one in the Apple forums.
The fix that worked for me was opening a Terminal window and running this command:
sudo killall coreaudiod
This will stop the sound and then restart it after a couple of seconds. This re-enabled the sound on the laptop.
Hope this helps anyone else because I was very frustrated after the upgrade.
Looks like I’m not the only one fed up with Comcast and other providers:
Netflix is definitely giving us a reason to move on to cheaper alternatives.
In the tradition of what I used to do on a regular basis, and to get my hopes up for a winning football season, I present this week’s NFL Picks for Week 4 2010 (my picks to win are in bold:
– Denver Broncos vs. Tennessee Titans
– Baltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
– Cincinnati Bengals vs. Cleveland Browns
– Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers
– Carolina Panthers vs. New Orleans Saints
– San Francisco 49ers vs. Atlanta Falcons
– Seattle Seahawks vs. St. Louis Rams
– New York Jets vs. Buffalo Bills
– Indianapolis Colts vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
– Houston Texans vs. Oakland Raiders
– Arizona Cardinals vs San Diego Chargers
– Washington Redskins vs. Philadelphia Eagles
– Chicago Bears vs. New York Giants
– New England Patriots vs. Miami Dolphins
Yes, I’m biased for the Bears, and I want to see McNabb shove it down the Philly fans’ throats. I don’t think the Texans have what it takes to win yet. The only game I’m uncertain about is Ravens/Steelers because that could go either way because of defense.
Here’s to starting the season late!
Think Vitamin is offering the Ruby on Rails videos for free, today only though.