If you fetch Tomcat from the Ubuntu repositories it will automatically start when you boot the system. Once that gets annoying you can get rid of it with one of theses commands I always forget:
sudo update-rc.d tomcat6 disable
More details over here.
When venturing out into Windows Land, I mostly use Cygwin as command line interface. Unfortunately the Win7 64 bit version has the habit of throwing rather cryptic errors from time to time:
$ git svn rebase
0 [main] perl 5248 C:\cygwin\bin\perl.exe: *** fatal error
– cygheap base mismatch detected – 0x61242860/0xD72860.
This, and what appears to be its slight variations, can usually be resolved by:
- Closing all Cygwin windows
- Running C:\cygwin\bin\ash.exe as Administrator
Not overly pretty, but fixes the problem for a while.