Recent blog entries for dlr

13 Dec 2000 (updated 14 Dec 2000 at 00:09 UTC) »

Two months later, I manage to resurface after a complete rewrite of Tigris. Wow--I think I'm still in shock...that was amazing. Go team. Talk about high performance.

Doing a lot of Tigris work these days. Ended up ditching the Tigris implementation of a Turbine Security Service--square peg, round hole kinda deal. Tigris requires a very complex ACL. Stealing away tidbits of time to work on the JUnit tests for Velocity.

28 Sep 2000 (updated 29 Sep 2000 at 16:34 UTC) »

Frantic work to pull together the new Turbine SecurityService implementation to aid in the implementation of the latest deathmarch at work. Leonard is an excellent coding and design partner--I'm happy to have him on this project.

Yesterday, I finally got Laila's Deskjet 832c working with her new Windows box. Yay for small miracles! There was a loose--or possibly some what bad--cable. Maybe I'll hook up lpd to Samba one of these days...

18 Sep 2000 (updated 18 Sep 2000 at 18:41 UTC) »

I'm breathing a sigh of relief at having finally figured out what was wrong with Laila's computer last night. At 2 AM, I was finally able to translate the 1 long - 8 short beeps from the AMI BIOS into the appropriate "bad graphics card" message. In this case, "rad graphics card" would've been more appropriate--the Matrox G200 AGP just wasn't quite seated correctly.

It isn't like I hadn't already checked the card a few times, even swapping the previous card--with its feeble PCI bus--back in. Unfortunately, the motherboard was seated just slightly low in the case, causing me some difficulty with all the cards. Being more than a little bit frustrated and tired when I finally came to that revelation, rather than disassembling the box again (I'd already had to cannibalize my FreeBSD box temporarily for testing parts), I just hammered on the card until the motherboard decided that it was statisfactorilly seated. Heh. I'm pretty sure that moving the cable that I had had running under the end of Matrox probably helped a bit too.

Finally resolved stand alone Turbine connection pool issues! Stoked myself and my fiance Laila with a sushi dinner in celebration.

Whelp, I've basically finished the connection pool port to the Turbine Services API, but the uppity thing is hanging in stand alone mode. Blasted threading issues be damned!

8 Sep 2000 (updated 8 Sep 2000 at 07:02 UTC) »

My head is spinning from grappling with the Turbine connection pool port to its Services API. Making the extensive changes, trying not to break existing or derived code, and doing it without unit tests is a high wire act indeed.

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