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XAMPP / WAMP / apache / php running slow on localhost solution

by on Apr.09, 2013, under Dev, Tech

open a command shell as an Administrator
type: netsh
type: interface
type: portproxy
type: add v6tov4 listenport=80 connectport=80

Windows environment is such a complex environment to develop on.
Many things need to be considered if something goes wrong.
Firewall, rogue programs, anti-virus, etc…

Anyway, I’ve been developing in Windows for the past 9 years and only this past year that I encountered slowdown in my localhost which was not present before.
I’ve had this computer since 2008 and hardware configuration has been the same since then except for hard drive upgrade.
I’ve been using the same Windows 7 64-bit installer and settings since then.
The only difference was the upgraded version of the apache server (BitNami) that I’ve been using.

And after going on a leave from developing for a few months I haven’t touch my development environment since.

When I started my local server again, everything was slower than usual.
I thought it was something that I have set from an even earlier development when I was testing the loading of website bandwidth constraint using mod_bw.
I checked the settings. mod_bw wasn’t even installed now.

It was something else.

Now, with a new site to develop, things were reaching the maximum timeout of processing.
I couldn’t continue processing the page.

This wasn’t present on my Macbook Air, this wasn’t present on two of my friend’s netbook, and is not present on the live server.

I though it was the hosts file (C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts). It’s not.

Then I searched Google there were multiple solutions to the problem but most did not fix mine.

After a few links, I found the solution. (see above)


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buzz — the audio store, a tale of bad sales representation

by on Aug.04, 2012, under Uncategorized

Ranting my experience a while ago… bad sales rep…

While in Robinsons Place Manila to buy T-shirts for ANCOP Global Walk this Aug 12, 2012 me and my sis went by to a store named buzz. An audio accessory selling store.

She was looking for a new headphone.

We went in. She saw a headphone she wanted to try out.

It was sky blue in color. I don’t know what brand it is.
It’s not Skullcandy, nor Hed Kandi. It was a headset.

I plugged the headset on the Lenovo P700 I was carrying. She picked out a song. Super Bass.
I played the song. No reaction. I tried it out myself to see if the headset volume is comfortable.
It sounded like a minus one or a headphone not plugged in correctly.
The song was full in volume.
I plugged it in fully. No change. No Boom Boom Bass. No Nicki Minaj.
I checked my equalizer. It wasn’t on.

I asked the sales guy in front of me.
Me: Ganito ba talaga tunog nito parang minus one.
Sales Rep: Sir, baka sira lang po yung file nyo.
Sales Rep: Try nyo po yung ibang headphones. (Pointing to a Sennheiser beside it)

I smirked, I think.

I pulled out my trusted earphones. I used it a while ago. I know it’s working.
It was an effective Tonino Lamborghini-branded earphones with good bass output and clear sound. I got for 700 pesos at Silicon Valley. It played Super Bass for quite a few months already.

I plugged my earphones on the phone. I’m pretty sure he was able to hear my earphones pumping out BOOM BOOM BASS as I present my earphones at him (even when I had lowered the volume).

Me: Oh eto. Try mo.
Sales Rep: Sir iba po kasi yung bass output ng headphone na ito kaysa sa ib…

I butted in.

Me: A.
Me: Never mind.
Me: Tara. Let’s go.

*walks out*

I didn’t bother to argue.

He was suppose to be an expert in audio field but clearly he wasn’t.

Dear Mr. Sales Rep,
First, if the file is corrupted, it will not play.
Second, I don’t even hear a single bass boom on your 1600-peso headset so don’t give me that sh*t that it outputs the bass better than my tiny earphones.
Third, I thought the file was corrupted, why would you let me try another headset?
Fourth, don’t put out defective products.

To Charlie of Philmug, the supposed owner of the store.
Please train your sales rep properly.
My experience in the store beats your tagline (as stated in your PhilMug post).

I don’t want to go back to that place again.

Photo Credits: Charlie of Philmug
Store Location: 3rd Floor, Pedro Gil wing, Robinsons Place Manila (a right-side corner along the Cyber stuff lane going to Robinsons Movie World, in front of Cherry Mobile).

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[Repost] You Love Globe? We Love You! The iPhone Giveaway

by on Jul.30, 2010, under Others, Tech

Do you love Globe? We know you do. Could you come up with better images and crazier sightings of “I Love Globe” than this one?

We know you can. ;)

We are very happy with your participation with GLOBE IN A RELATIONSHIP that we want to give you more prizes! That’s right, more prizes!

This time we’re giving away 2 iPhone 3Gs units to fans who would spread the love for Globe!

More details after the jump.

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Rumor: Samsung Galaxy S2 i9200

by on Jul.06, 2010, under Tech

Rumored specs of the Samsung Galaxy i9200 include:
  • 4.3” 1280×720px Super AMOLED display
  • 32GB of built-in flash memory, +32GB microSD card slot
  • 8 megapixel camera with Full 1080p HD video recording
  • A-GPS, Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi b/g/n
  • 3.5 mm headset jack
  • Accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity and ambient light sensors

That’s one juicy speculations…

Cool rendering and juicy specs FTW!!

Rumored to be announces January 2011

I can’t get enough of the current Galaxy S, which is not released yet in other parts of the world, and now it’s successor is being rumored.

I really miss the days when a phone can wait for 2-3 years without being replaced.. or maybe I am just at the wrong side of the fence where this rumors keep on coming…

The price of being in IT… up-to-date rumors… tsk.

via Android and Me.

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Globe My Fully Loaded Plan: Explained

by on Jul.04, 2010, under Reviews, Tech

Get MORE than what you pay for!

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* All-Consumable Plan for as low as P299

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Promo runs from June 29 – August 31, 2010

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