Sunday, January 24, 2010


1. Installing Subversion server from
2. Subversion book available online
3. Created repository - svnadmin was in PATH environment variable but couldnt' execute command so changed to subversion/bin directory to execute.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

My Computer

to get system on hp, hit cntrl-alt-s

Model #: a6614f
Product #: FK562AAR-ABA
Serial #: 3CW8391NNF
Software Build #: 84NAv6PrA3
Service ID #: 011-609
PCBRAND: Pavilion

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

My programming setup - what I need

1. dual monitors, at least 21",

2. Comfortable high-back, leather chair - not an aerolon or other mesh-back imitator.

3. Nice set of monitor speakers.

4. Good keyboard - not too hard to press keys (slows me down). I prefer wired to wireless, as maybe it's just my cheap wireless equipment but sometimes it doesn't seem as responsive as wired.

5. Decent optical mouse - almost anything nowadays seems fine - I do remember back in the day having to open up the mouse and clean the crap off the innards.

6. Good printer within a few feet.

7. Good coffee making system nearby. By this I mean a setup with REAL milk, coffee that I can purchase and make rather than put up with company big pots.

8. Good lighting. I have a window, blinds, and 3 lamps in my room. Right now I don't need any lights - at night i might need 1 or 2, but from a particular direction. Sometimes I need the blinds to cut glare.

9. Well-stocked fridge. Doesn't need to be nearby - it IS good to get up and stretch your legs once in a while :)

10. Plants - for calming influence, and another excuse to get up and stretch your legs (they need misting).

11. A window, and natural light. Much less depressing. Also another good reason to stretch your legs (and back) - take a look outside once in a while.

12. Decent computer. Specs are meaningless, since they change all the time. Basically I go for a high-end system, selling at a medium system range cause it's refurbished from a big box store. People return systems to big box stores all the time, because of trivial reasons (they don't like the color, got it as a gift, etc. etc. - now they are used, basically all the cording has to be re-shrinkwrapped, but nothing is wrong with the system).

13. Headphones - for when the roommates are trying to sleep.

14. No one checking up on me :)

15. Telephone nearby. I have skype and cell.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Format Problem WD or Seagate 1.5TB Drive

I got a new 1.5TB Drive, and had problems formatting it. Running Windows Vista 64, HP Pavilion, AMD Quad Core.

Apparently the problem is with the nvdia chipset - the hp technician was able to give me the solution.


Mark : Larry, while researching I found that this is a known issue with Nvidia chipset.
Mark : They wont format the hard drive whose capacity is more then 1.1 TB.
Mark : This issue could be resolved by downloading and installing latest chipset drivers.
Mark : Larry, we have to download original latest chipset drivers that to from manufacturer that is from Nvidia website.
Mark : Please click on the below link and confirm me if you are in page with title "1.5TB (ST31500341AS) or larger SATA hard drive only showing 1.1TB capacity in Windows Vista [206391]"

Note: The above-mentioned URL will take you to a non-HP Web site. HP does not control and is not responsible for information outside of the HP Web site.
Mark : Though the article is related to seagate hard drive but the issue and resolution is common for all the nvidia chipsets.
Mark : Good, just for your clarification go through the information you will have a clear idea about the issue that you are facing.
Mark : Now I will provide you a link from where we can download and install the latest chipset drivers.
Mark : Please click on the below link and confirm me if you are in page with title "nForce Driver"

Mark : After restarting connect the hard drive and format it.
Mark : By this time the issue that you are facing will be resolved.