Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Git GUI for Windows

This past weekend I needed to upload code to github.  I chose to use the GitHub for Windows which made it painless.

Today I decided to research and see what other GUI clients I could find for GIT.

I stumbled upon SourceTree  by Atlassian Software.

It was really easy to setup a local repository as well as connecting to GitHub.

My favorite feature so far besides the ease of use is the dashboard that shows you the files that need committed and the diff details right beside it.

Here is a screenshot:

Monday, September 10, 2012

UPS - User Id and Shipper Number combination is not qualified to receive negotiated rates.

Today I started to receive the following message from the UPS API:

User Id and Shipper Number combination is not qualified to receive negotiated rates.

and to make matters worse, the result of this issue caused the checkout process to error preventing our customers from finishing their orders.

So after doing a little research on my end I ended up calling the UPS technical support phone number for the United States:

Over the phone we went over the following steps:

You must add and authenticate your account using Account Summary to view Negotiated Rates in UPS Internet Shipping, Time and Cost Calculator on, and the UPS Developer Kit - Shipping and Rating APIs.

To add and authenticate an account:

1. Login to using your My UPS ID and password.
2. Select the My UPS tab at the top of the page.
3. Select Account Summary from the navigation menu or the tab rollover.
4. From there select Add an Existing UPS Account.
5. Follow the steps to authenticate the account. To authenticate your account you will need the following information from your most recent UPS invoice: invoice date, amount due, invoice number, and control number.

Normally this should work but for us it did not because we already did those steps. My case was escalated and I am waiting for a call back.

I disabled UPS on the website so our customers could still place an order.  Now I can breath a little easier.

I will update this post with the resolution as it becomes available.

*UPDATE at 1:57pm*
UPS called me back and told me there is a global outage for negotiated rates.  They estimate a minimum of 2 hours to restore access.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Jetty Locking Files on Windows

I went to edit a css file today on a server an OpenBD Jetty install and the file was locked.  After doing some research I found this

I chose to just stop and restart Jetty because I was on a dev box.  The instructions seem to be straight forward.

My question is though.  If I disable the memory mapped files will there a performance degradation?

Monday, August 6, 2012

PostgreSQL 9.1 installation guide

I found this wiki article today about on how to install PostgreSQL 9.1 on CentOS.  It was very easy to do.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

How to determine which version of PostgreSQL you are running

Run this SQL command to see which version of PostgreSQL you are running:

select version();

Reference: PostgreSQL Wiki

Thursday, June 7, 2012

How did I manage to forget my railo admin password?

I have no idea how it happened but I forgot and apparently failed to document my railo admin password.  Luckily a quick Google search pointed me in the right direction.

Here is the link:

Railo Admin Password Reset