fullcontactmuse: (C Code Run)
[Poll #1388704]

EVE! Which is kind of fitting since the sleek designs of the recent iMacs were part of the inspiration of the character's design.
fullcontactmuse: (Like It Is)

Now that I have the Mac Mini set up, and it looks like she's going to be called "EVE" at this point, and she's seeing the network around here, a sole Mac in a forest of Windows.

In the finder, you can check out the machines its discovered. Even view their properties. The preview image cracked me up. It's a blue-screen-of-death from the Win9x days of bug checks.

I am highly amused by this.
fullcontactmuse: (C Code Run)
One of the jobs I'm up for consideration for is developing apps for the iPhone. I've never done this so I started checking out the SDK from Apple for the iPhone. Wouldn't you know, the Banana Jr. 2000, my old 2001 Blueberry iMac, wasn't going to cut the mustard. The SDK specifically calls out the need for an Intel based Mac.

So I bought a used Mac Mini off of Craigslist that is one generation out of date and I'm setting it up, but I need to name the machine.

I'm thinking I'm going to name it Mike, short for "Mike Wazowski", but I'm not completely sure. I'll be setting it up here in a bit and will need a name. So, here's my poll for naming the little guy:

[Poll #1388704]
fullcontactmuse: (Do I look happy to you)
I didn't like it when it Microsoft Operations Manager. In fact, I left Microsoft because of that group. Now I'm working on coming up with a management pack for our products at work. I'm not liking it any more this time around either. In fact, I keep finding bugs in the Ops Console. Never mind the fact that Agent keeps unloading my rules and I have no clue as to why.

Or, as has been said on Firefly many, many time, "Gos se!"
fullcontactmuse: (The Server Is Down)
I am debugging the build server for work so that we can push my brain child out into test tomorrow. While the build script runs just fine from the command line, it fails miserably when executed in the integration environment, CCNet.

I would love to set the machine on fire right about now. In fact, I think [livejournal.com profile] digitaleopard's flame throw methodology of noxious weed control might have some merit in this case. Sadly, the data center the machine sits in is someplace I can't get to.

fullcontactmuse: (C Code Run)
For those of you who don't know, Google has released Chrome, their entry into the web browser market, which is built on Apple's WebKit engine.

I've downloaded it and played with it, but I'm not sold on what they did yet. I'll see if it grows on me.
fullcontactmuse: (The Server Is Down)
What is your favorite tool for interactively debugging javascript under Safari on the Mac? I have an app I'm working on at work that I need to see that value of an object as initialized in the browser?

What do you recommend?
fullcontactmuse: (Tired Kitten)
When I pulled the video card and took a closer look, the motor and fan assembly came off of the heatsink. Blowing out the dust and three drops of super glue later, everythings sounds right with the world...
fullcontactmuse: (The Server Is Down)
My desktop is offline. I found it off this morning and fired it up to a very obnoxious fan noise--probably why it was turned off--and upon inspecting it, I found that fan on the video card is almost completely detached so that it hangs and spins at an angle to the heat sink on the card.

fullcontactmuse: (The Server Is Down)
I am migrating the data drive so that I can put it into an array. Should be back up in 30 minutes or less.

Thank you for your patience.
fullcontactmuse: (The Server Is Down)
I would imagine this is so, but is there an equivalent of the NT Administrator's group in the Mac OS? If so, how would I go about adding an account to it?

fullcontactmuse: (The Server Is Down)
...until I can acquire new server hardware, I am currently running the mail server as a virtual machine. It's handling mail and no mail appears to be lost.


May. 11th, 2008 07:11 pm
fullcontactmuse: (The Server Is Down)
Well, problems with the lighting instruments seem to have aggravated one of the machines; specifically the mail server.

Tonight, I had a lighting instrument short out and blow the breaker twice. The first time, I thought it was just because we we had too many items on one circuit.

Nope, when it blew the breaker the second time and the switch blackened in my hand with a snap, it ws time to take the instrument offline for repairs. Inspection revealed that the two leads in the ceramic had shorted and then fused together. Yep, time to re-wire that unit from the ground up. Of course, this gives me an excure to rewire it with a dimmer in place, so there is a silver lining.

However, tripping the breaker gave the mail server a coronary. It not cannot find the keyboard and will not boot into the OS. Further more, it is not staying off now. :(
fullcontactmuse: (The Server Is Down)
So I am spending quality time on the new work laptop. Exciting, eh?

Just what I need on a morning where I have a head ace. :(
fullcontactmuse: (The Server Is Down)
While the OS upgrade didn't happen (Curse you Windows SharePoint Services!), it webserver has been migrated to the server hardware.

All is right with the data center the world. :)

Now it's just the process of re-apply patches...
fullcontactmuse: (Default)
For what ever fucking reason, I cannot get rid of Windows SharePoint Services and 2008 will not upgrade with it in place. I found a KB article that talked about that if Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 installed it would work. Well, I got a different message after I installed 3.0, that it would be disabled until after I applied some fix. Oh, and I still had to uninstall Windows SharePoint Services.

What does this mean for me? Means I'm going to run RegMon and FileMon the next time it does its compatibility check and see if I can figure out what it's looking for.

*sigh* And this is why people hate upgrading their operating system. I need to get out the door now. See you all tonight.


Mar. 30th, 2008 08:25 am
fullcontactmuse: (The Server Is Down)
It would appear that Windows SharePoint Services snuck on my system via the Office 2003 install. Well, I have removed that component. Now we'll see if the install happens...
fullcontactmuse: (The Server Is Down)
Apparently, I have Windows SharePoint Services installed on my desktop machine and therefore, Windows Server 2008 is refusing to do an upgrade. I don't recall ever installing it and I cetainly can't seem to find a way to uninstall it. Hell, I can't even find a trace that it's there; just this message:
You must make the following changes before upgrading Windows

Uninstall the following programs:
Windows SharePoint Services
Helpful, ain't it?

I should be in bed. I will head that way now, rather than beating myself into unconsciousness. *sigh*
fullcontactmuse: (Do I look happy to you)
I don't remember if I posted about it or not, but on Saturday, my laptop's power cable became entangled around my foot and took a header off the table. As a note, there were 9 other laptops and a desktop set up on the table as well, but they're fine.

In any case, the barrel of the power supply was bent at 45 degrees and the power socket was off set from the hole.

So, with the power supply dead, I ordered a replacement one off of eBay, hoping that was the extent of the damage. Apparently not. Plugging the power supply in, I get no charging status on the laptop. The likely case is that the power connector came free from the motherboard.

At the moment, I pulled the harddrive so I can back it up in case I need to send it to HP for repairs and the battery has been pulled to keep the charge as long as possible.


Does anyone have a reference for a good laptop repair place? It's that, or if that costs too much, a new laptop.
fullcontactmuse: (The Server Is Down)
All of them! Bastard! I just had to reset them and go looking for my action files.


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