Technology Errors

svn: Syntax error parsing revision using svn+ssh

I was trying to check out from one of my project repositories this morning and I kept getting the below error.

I have never had this problem before and it drove me insane for about 1 hour. I just could not figure out what the problem was because the same repository was working just fine the other day. After a lot of searching I stumbled upon a post with the solution and its extremely simple.

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ERROR: Error installing webrat: Could not create Makefile due to some reason, probably lack of necessary libraries and/or headers.

One of my tasks today at work was to install numerous Ruby gems on a couple of our development servers. One of those gems was called webrat which is used for “Ruby acceptance testing and for web applications”. When I attempted to install webrat using “gem install webrat” from a Linux shell I received some errors which I describe below along with how to resolve the error in my scenario. It is likely for you to get similar errors however not the same exact errors so the key is analyzing the output of the “gem install” command to see if it will lead you to resolution.

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Outlook Experienced A Series Problem With The Microsoft Outlook Mobile Service Add-In

When I first installed Microsoft Outlook 2007 on my new Windows 7 laptop I had some issues with it crashing. At first I was unable to locate the issue but eventually I received the below error which pointed to the Microsoft Outlook Mobile Service add-in or OMS as it is also called. While I never did have any OMS accounts configured the add-in was loading every time that Microsoft Outlook 2007 started thus taking resources and opening the door for error. This add-in is just another service that Microsoft assumes you want and/or need with fairly little documentation available for installing, uninstalling, or reinstalling. Below I describe the error I received, another error that could appear that can be related, and how to remove the add-in from loading ever time Outlook 2007 starts.

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CriticalMailer ::Exception:: FATAL C53300 Msorry, too many clients already Fproc.c L276 RInitProcess

I was tasked with troubleshooting a Ruby Rufus Task Scheduler issue today so I started with reviewing the log files. Upon digging into the logs I noticed numerous errors which are expanded below. The primary error appeared to be a connection issue from Ruby to PostgreSQL as it was complaining about too many connections. While the server I was looking into is actively used in a development environment the connections limit of 100 should have been more than enough to handle the load. After looking into the issue more I found out that some large Postgres queries from within the Ruby code were causing the issue and once those were optimized things started working properly. Below I describe the errors noticed via the Ruby logs, steps taken to troubleshoot the errors, and final resolution.

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Cannot Start Microsoft Office Outlook. Cannot Open The Outlook Window.

When I booted my Windows 7 laptop this morning to start working on a project everything seemed normal at first. Then I attempted to start Microsoft Outlook 2007 to view any new email and I received an error. At first I assumed that the error was a fluke and if I simply rebooted everything would work properly but this was not the case. I tried numerous different attempts to resolve the issue without success and then one of the easier resolutions I tried worked. After the fix I was using Outlook again in seconds to read and reply to email. Below I describe the error in detail, failed attempts to resolve the Microsoft Outlook 2007 issue, and then finally the command I used to resolve the issue. Before you begin I suggest reading the entire article and attempting fixes in order based on time to complete which will vary based on your computer. All of the below steps were completed on a Windows 7 laptop though the steps should be very similar for any version of Windows running Microsoft Outlook 2007.