It smells like organization

Ξ February 28th, 2008 | → 0 Comments | ∇ boring, domains |

I may have mentioned dunemap before. A tiny little project among billions for me. I set up Trac for it this morning, so now I’ll get happy little lists describing exactly what comes next.  We stopped using Trac at work for anything other than visually seeing what changes were made with subversion, and replaced it with Jira. This thing is pretty well scalable and is insanely configurable for users and admins. I didn’t really want to spend the time to figure out how it works so I didn’t even bother.  emerge www-apps/trac  and a couple of minor tweaks to apache’s config and I was up and running. The apache config changes were mostly just copying what I already had for subversion.

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To copy a file

Ξ September 22nd, 2007 | → 0 Comments | ∇ boring, stuff and junk |

Recently a friend asked me how I would go about copying a file on his Windows machine to the same directory but append the date to the filename in the standard ISO 8601 format (YYYYMMDD) with the leading zeros, of course. At first I gave him the following answer for a windows batch file:

SET myfile=win.ini
FOR /F “tokens=1-4 delims=/ ” %%I IN (’DATE /t’) DO SET mydate=%%L%%J%%K
copy %myfile% %myfile%-%mydate

Which got me to thinking of how to do it in some other languages, out of boredom. So here it is in Classic ASP:

file = “win.ini”
set fs=Server.CreateObject(”Scripting.FileSystemObject”)
fs.CopyFile file, file & “-” & Year(date) & Right(Cstr(100 + Month(date)),2) & Right(Cstr(100 + Day(date)),2)

And the best for last, here it is in PHP:

$file = ‘win.ini’;
if(!copy($file,$file.’-’.date(”YmdHis”))) { echo ‘File copy failed’; }

If you can do this in a language not presented here, please […]

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Enemy Territory - QUAKE Wars

Ξ September 19th, 2007 | → 0 Comments | ∇ boring |

I installed the Enemy Territory - QUAKE Wars Demo and I must say, it’s far more fun than I had previously anticipated. The first time I installed it, I selected “no” when prompted to install some other software with it. Sadly, this turned out to be Punkbuster which is required on most public servers. I had to uninstall the entire game, then install it again. This time I selected yes, but near the end of the install I was presented with this fun little message about three times:

This had zero effect on the success of the installation, however. I just thought it was funny to present this error to the end user. I giggled. It’s a demo though, so I suppose I’ll let it slide. I recommend checking this out if you get a chance, it’s a lot of fun.

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something fun and interesting

Ξ May 2nd, 2007 | → 0 Comments | ∇ boring |

in other news, I will be traveling outside of the Known Universe on the weekend of the 11th in order to jump off of some rocks to an uncertain demise in Joshua Tree National Park.

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A small update

Ξ December 8th, 2006 | → 0 Comments | ∇ unstable, boring |

I haven’t posted in a while, so here’s what you’ve missed. Skydiving was great, some websites broke and I fixed them. Some hardware failed, and got fixed. In other words, I’ve been busy. Tonight I have a company formal event to attend, and then its off for skiing Saturday and Sunday. There will be no snow and the temperature is about 80F, though they lie and claim 51F, it isn’t much help.

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Re-entry Practice

Ξ November 24th, 2006 | → 0 Comments | ∇ special, unstable, sanity adventures, boring |

Sunday I fall from the sky. I’ll be falling with my sister and others she knows. We’ll see if it can give me a new perspective. tick. i don’t pretend to know the intricacies of my mind. tick. I’ll be departing the ground at 1800 UTC from a place I’d almost never have as a destination, Lake Elsinore CA. tick.
Pay no attention to the ticks. You don’t see them. Hit control + l.

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WoW Profile

Ξ November 5th, 2006 | → 0 Comments | ∇ special, boring, News from the front |

I’ve begun playing again. Must get warmed up for The Burning Crusade.

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Moving and Instability

Ξ October 2nd, 2006 | → 0 Comments | ∇ unstable, sanity adventures, boring |

I like pattern. Routine. Lack of it tends to disturb me and interrupt many of my routine functions on a fundamental level. I must move out of this apartment; I can no longer afford to live here, and the cost of living in this area has escalated beyond what my salary can handle. I don’t want to live in a place I don’t feel safe, and I dont want a big commute. Finding a new place to live is just one problem I’m facing. Moving all of the ’stuff’ I’ve collected is going to be an entirely different problem. I almost wish a Tyler Durden would burn down my apartment so I could be free of all this junk. I will be acquiring a new television which will not fit my entertainment center, so I may have to give that up after ten years or so of ownership. I think […]

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Current readings

Ξ September 26th, 2006 | → 0 Comments | ∇ special, boring |

This is what I’m currently reading, suggested by my friend ojuice, or “Vitamin O’Yeah”

Faster-than-light travel remains impossible near Earth, deep in the galaxy’s Slow Zone–but physical laws relax in the surrounding Beyond. Outside that again is the Transcend, full of unguessable, godlike “Powers.” When human meddling wakes an old Power, the Blight, this spreads like a wildfire mind virus that turns whole civilizations into its unthinking tools. And the half-mythical Countermeasure, if it exists, is lost with two human children on primitive Tines World.
Serious complications follow, naturally.

Fire Upon The Deep

I haven’t gotten too far in, but so far I like the writing style. I’ll post more when I get more time to read.

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