The Social Network :: Movie Review.


This movie is the complete history of Facebook, when it was being developed in the dorm rooms of Harvard, KirkLand house. A nice history of how things evolved when Facebook was not in the scene.

What I loved about this movie, is that all the Open source tools are displayed in it. Movie directors are having an IT geek with them these days. The guy is shown blogging on Live Journal on a net book, and that too, using HTML editor not the rich text editor. The guy is also shown as using Linux Terminal having all the expertise of making and developing a PHP / Apache powered website. Thank god, they didn’t show Microsoft Visual Studio with a Facebook page being developed. You may see and read the complete history of Facebook here.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Facebook

Last but not the least, I loved the ending part, of how the whole Facebook fiasco was ended.

Nonetheless, the movie ends, when the Facebook Lead developer is left staring at profile of a young lady lawyer, who tells him, he is just trying to be jerk.

I mean come on, he is the lead developer of Facebook. He could have be-freinded her. Why was he just staring at her profile?

All in all, if you are geek, and love Web applications, you would like The Social Network.

If you are just a casual user of Facebook, this might be a bit disappointment.

I present you the trailer of Social Network.

Server time out when php script takes too long to execute.


Most of the time, if the php script is process intensive on client end, by default, the APACHE server times out the script. If the script is timing out on server, one needs to add a small line on the top of the script.

<?php
set_time_limit(0);
?>


Server Varaibles


<?php
$crlf=chr(13).chr(10);
$br='<br />'.$crlf;
$p='<br /><br />'.$crlf;
foreach ($_SERVER as $key => $datum)
{
echo $key.' : '.$datum.$br;
}
echo $p;
exit;
?>

Source: http://forums.digitalpoint.com/showthread.php?t=835

Further links

http://blog.zugschlus.de/archives/441-What-is-REQUEST_URI-supposed-to-be.html

http://davidwalsh.name/iis-php-server-request_uri