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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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