Saturday, 23 June 2012

adding .wmv movie files to iTunes library

As .wmv file format is not natively supported in iTunes, all you need to do is to convert them to .MP4 format.

You can use this so simple free application:

Friday, 22 June 2012

Wow iPad Keyboard tip: Type using thumbs!

Press both letters 'G' and 'H' together
Of course 'G' to the left and 'H' to the right.

And voila, you have the keyboard in two pieces to be able to type using your thumbs!

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Windows Azure: Welcome to Egypt!

With the first first introduction of Microsoft cloud platform in Egypt in June, I have just started their free-trail after validating my mobile number and credit card. One weird thing to note is that although this trial is free, my credit card was charged 1$!!   For what reason I don't know, I only got an SMS on my mobile with the transaction on completing the subscription.It is worth mentioning that the bill I received in my e-mail included a total: 0$.:)) 

Now, I'm too eager to get my hands wet in the cloud, they have a very nice portal which took me through creating my first website instance in a matter of seconds!

Hope that would turn out to be an enjoyable experience!

You can start your free trial from here:

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Visual Studio Load Test not recorded

Make sure to enable the Internet Explorer Add-on:

Microsoft Web Test Recorder 10.0Helper
Web Test Recorder 10.0

Building Visual Studio 2010 Load Test database

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\Common7\IDE\loadtestresultsrepository.sql

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Enabling PHP error logging

Within the PHP directory, open php.ini

display_errors = Off (This will redirect the errors from end users)
error_log = "php_error_log .log"

Then restart the Apache server, you should now find the log file within the PHP folder.

Monday, 11 June 2012

Knowing installed Joomla version

That is explicitly available in the Joomla file:

Joomla Root Directory\libraries\joomla\version.php

var $PRODUCT = 'Joomla!';
var $RELEASE = '1.5';
var $BUILD

Difference between PHP VC6 and PHP VC9

VC6: Compiled using Microsoft ver. 6 C++ compiler
VC9: Compiled using Microsoft 2008 C++ compiler

Of course VC9 provides improvements in performance and stability.

However, if you are using Apache 1 or 2, you have to choose VC6.