Saturday, February 26, 2011

2011-02-26 Saturday - Software Updates...

Tonight I updated to the following releases:

Thunderbird 3.1.7
- looks very good :)

OpenOffice 3.3.0

Slik SVN 1.6.15

PERL 5.12.3

2011-02-26 Saturday - Python XSLT solutions?

wow - a bit disappointed that there isn't better XSLT support via a pure Python library...I'm currently evaluating lxml -

2011-02-26 Saturday - Aptana Pydev "no such file to load"

I've discovered an issue with the latest release of the Aptana Pydev plugin for Eclipse (Aptana Pydev 1.6.5.2011022501).

An internal error occurred during: "Loading bundle: C:\eclipse\configuration\org.eclipse.osgi\bundles\1026\1.cp\bundles\bundle-development.ruble".
(LoadError) no such file to load -- ruble/ui

Also tote: I'm running Eclipse Helios 3.6.2.r362_v201102120-9gF78Gs1FrIGnHDHWkEcopoN8AmxeZflGDGKQi
Build id: M20110210-1200

I posted a message to this thread:
https://aptanastudio.tenderapp.com/discussions/problems/2144-an-internal-error-occured-during-loading-bundle-ruble

and also found a similar sounding previously reported problem here:
https://aptanastudio.tenderapp.com/discussions/questions/779-remove-aptana-studio-3-beta-conflict-with-pydev

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

2011-02-15 Investigating Windows Performance Issues

There are some very good tools, techniques, and lessons-learned in the following articles:

Why does WMI Provider Host ( WmiPrvSE.exe ) keep spiking my CPU ?
http://superuser.com/questions/240794/why-does-wmi-provider-host-wmiprvse-exe-keep-spiking-my-cpu

Windows Crash Dump Analysis...
http://www.osronline.com/page.cfm?name=analyze

API Monitor
http://www.rohitab.com/apimonitor

Is WMIprvse a real villain?
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/wmi/archive/2009/05/27/is-wmiprvse-a-real-villain.aspx


As the first article mentions an earlier version of the HP Wireless Assistant as a possible culprit to CPU over-utilization, here's the link to the download for the latest version:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?lc=en&cc=us&destPage=softwareDownloadIndex&softwareitem=ob-87841-1&=