fullcontactmuse: (C Code Run)
...as a scripting language for Windows.
fullcontactmuse: (The Server Is Down)
I am in the process of replacing the existing server hardware (5+ year old hardware) and I'm upgrading the OS.

I should have the server back up and online by midday tomorrow.
fullcontactmuse: (Cluelessness)
One of the ECC Ast's e-mailed me out of the blue with a Google Talk invite, so I figured I'd put out feelers for other uses of said IM client. :)

Yeah, I know. Just what I need, another chat client. :p

If you want to add me, it's activegnome. Just like the journal.
fullcontactmuse: (Tired Kitten)
It's days like today that I want to say, "Screw you, hippies, go back to recording it on pen and paper."

No, that's not true. I would not want anyone to do this kind of work by hand.

[livejournal.com profile] nesher, [livejournal.com profile] geojlc, [livejournal.com profile] jeffreycornish, and Jason came up to the house today work on getting the Norwescon laptops ready to go for next weekend's training session. Just when we thought we were getting things moving in the right direction--documentation mapped out in source control, deployed laptop images, the switch up and running, all this stuff--and then we hit the big snag.

The short story is that it looks like the new printers don't want to play nice in a shared environment. Specifically, a user with "User" level permissions cannot sent a document to the printer where as a user with "Administrator" permissions can. To make matters worse, we were seeing lots of funky behavior with the network running everything through my router.

So, we're trying this again tomorrow. Jayson's coming up tomorrow around noon and he's bringing the new VM host machine, a beefy PIII-700 Xeon dual proc with 2gb of memory and a RAID set of drives for the data. We'll load the virtual machine on the new host, host up the network management server (hopefully I'll have that running before Jason gets here) with all of the laptops. [livejournal.com profile] geojlc and [livejournal.com profile] jeffreycornish will be arriving after church to assist.

What?!

Sep. 30th, 2007 10:16 pm
fullcontactmuse: (Do I look happy to you)
*grrrr*

I haven't been archiving as of late because of a endlessly bad batch of DVD media and it has come to bit me in the rear this evening.

While working on my current photoproject, Photoshop struck up a conversation with.

"Excuse me," it said.
"What?"
"We have a small problem here on the mirrored working drive."
"Problem?"
"Well, it's probably nothing in the grand scheme of things."
"What problem?"
"You see, we're sort of out of disk space on the mirrored working drive."
"What do you mean, 'sort of out of disk space?' We can't be out."
"You're right, the disk isn't completely full."
"Oh, good. Um, then why did you stop?"
"I need at least thirty five megabytes to write this file to the disk, you see."
"Uh huh."
"And there is only twenty-seven megabytes left. So, if you want to preserve these images for your clients, you need to get off your rear and archive those old projects."

Yeah.

Great. Of course, burning 8gb of image data to a DVD takes a while.

*twiddles thumbs for a while*
fullcontactmuse: (The Server Is Down)
I'm rather annoyed by that as it's roughly a year old. For the record, it's a Linksys WRT54GL v1.1. The behavior we were seeing was packet loss that would get progressively higher and higher until data just stopped coming in. We bounce the router and things would be fine again for a while. Now, we're having massive packet loss almost immediately after bouncing the router. It doesn't appear to be the connection, as the three machines with direct internet taps aren't seeing this at all.

Normally I putz around LiveJournal via terminal server session into my main desktop machine, but I can't get to my desktop right now. So, I'm terminal served into the mail server. It's connection is as happy as a lark.

I don't think it's just my machine as [livejournal.com profile] gypsiequeen was having the same problem from her desktop as well.

*grumble*
fullcontactmuse: (The Server Is Down)
I can now sit in my recliner with lap, terminal served into the my web development machine and have a remote window open on the Mac.

Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] rebelliousuno for the initial pointers. Now I can be lazy in comfort. ;)

Okay, back to producing photo discs...
fullcontactmuse: (The Server Is Down)
I am looking for some 168 pin PC-100 SDRAMM for the iMac I acquired. Presently it has 192mb of RAM, but I will like to take it to 1gb (2 x 512mb). Does anybody have any spare RAM lying around that they wouldn't mind donating? :)
fullcontactmuse: (The Server Is Down)
We have an odd laptop (2000) that has started turning off for no apparent reason.  We thought it might be that something was wonky in the OS config, but that doesn't seem to be it as it's doing it during the process wiping the system and starting over.  Mind you, the battery is shot and will not hold a charge at this point, but it's doing this whether the battery is in or not.  

So I can't help but wonder what's going on.  Any thoughts?
fullcontactmuse: (Do I look happy to you)
Well, right now it's Vist 1, Me 0. Why can I not edit a stupid, fucking file that I have Full Control permissions on and I'm the fucking file owner of!?
fullcontactmuse: (Spaceman Splat)
I recently came in possession of a G3 iMac and I have questions. First of all, it's been 15 years since I've seriously fiddled with a Mac and it's changed substantially in that time. Ultimately, I want to be able to get it to the point of being able to run OS X.

Here's what I've been able to determine about it:
  • Mac OS 9.1
  • PowerPC G3 400 mhz
  • 192mb RAM
  • 8mb AGP video card
It looks like it uses SDRAM PC100 memory and take two 512mb sticks, which would cost me about $140 or so. Does anyone know if the video card is replacable?

I got the iMac from a from a friend at Norwescon so I could test the online apps against a Mac. If I can get WoW to run on it, it would make my daughter very, very happy. She's already in love with the bright blue computer...

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