Recently I learned about Google’s App Engine and I must admit I am extremely impressed. I am already have heard of at least two start ups that are deploying on it.
What it promises in terms of scalability and the amount it gives for free in terms of storage and bandwidth is impressive. It is too bad it has not announced yet the terms when you begin to go over these limits.
I watched this tutorial on developing and deploying an application on Google App Engine.
My initial impressions were:
this is not nearly as easy as Ruby on Rails
Still once has to believe this is going to help Python and its web framework, Django, in terms of momentum.
First create the dropdown.
Next create the button outside of the form for jumping to different parts of the page. I learned about the window.location.hash from this article. And I learned about how to access the selected value from the dropdown from this article.
Finally you create the name anchors throughout your document.
Background: Like many people, I have firstname.lastname@example.org as my public facing Email address. When Email comes into my server, I forward it to email@example.com. But since my friend has published SPF (Sender Policy Framework) records that say only his server is allowed to send Emails for firstname.lastname@example.org, gmail apparently rejects (silently buries actually!) the Email since it is forwarding through my server. Please note that this is exactly what SPF is designed to prevent — spammers from sending Emails with your address — but it breaks forwarding and has other problems.
I also do what the author above talks about, i.e. I forward the email for my various domains to my various Gmail accounts. Hopefully this is not an issue, that no one who emails directly to my domain email addresses is using SPF.
One proposed solution by a Slashdot poster makes sense, use Google apps. Fortunately this is available for free on Dreamhost, my web host, and is easy to set up. I might try it later.
Is there another solution?
Yes, of course. Have all your email sent to Google in the first place! You don’t have to switch everything over to the Google app tool, you can just set MX records for your domain pointing to them, and collect it all (or forward it inside or outside Google.) It’s free (with a paid version available.) Check it out here Smart apps for email, documents, sites and more
Jason Sobel, the manager of infrastructure engineering at Facebook, … explains how Facebook efficiently stores ~6.5 billion images, in 4 or 5 sizes each, totaling ~30 billion files, and a total of 540 TB and serving 475,000 images per second at peak.
I upgraded to PHP 5.2.5 from 5.2.1 but that did not help. I installed the mbstring module but that did not help.
Finally I added the PHP extension directory to the path (I had already added the PHP directory to the path) and it finally worked! My path now includes the following two directories, E:\Program Files\PHP and E:\Program Files\PHP\ext.