Saturday, March 28 2015
By Ian Random on Saturday, March 28 2015, 01:06
I have to call it ARTS as opposed to the real name, so I don't get sued. I'm helping out another group on my team with an interface to their new software. The following things are driving me nuts:
0 imports as null
No int's, just numbers where you specify digits and decimals.
SOAP was included for marketing purposes, not production.
When using SOAP, it brings the server to its knees, no matter how small the query.
They recommend the API because it is faster, but it is poorly documented.
Spent hours trying to figure out why the field name wasn't working. Turns out the wanted the internal field name. Failing silently sucks!!!
Read only fields. Maybe a PROM really. I guess they never heard that people change their names.
Can't launch forms from a list view at the bottom.
Every validated field pop-up has to return a valid value or you have to hit close 12 times.
Friday, March 27 2015
By Ian Random on Friday, March 27 2015, 00:01
I gave up on SVU long ago, because of their insistence on current political events. Now it looks like Criminal Minds has gone the same way. CM had some seriously messed-up episodes that even got to me, but no more.
Thursday, March 26 2015
By Ian Random on Thursday, March 26 2015, 11:39
You have to remove the band to find it.
By Ian Random on Thursday, March 26 2015, 02:57
Monday, March 23 2015
By Ian Random on Monday, March 23 2015, 23:20
By Ian Random on Monday, March 23 2015, 15:29
Thought it was interesting the prototype is dated 1971
If dealing with DIP's is too much for you, then this discrete model is your thing:
Sunday, March 22 2015
By Ian Random on Sunday, March 22 2015, 02:37
Wonderful, now I have a reason to buy one and attach it to my car Pi.
Probably Upgrade to a touchscreen too(yes, china is cheaper but don't trust them at this price):
By Ian Random on Sunday, March 22 2015, 02:05
Wonder if these were arranged 60 degrees apart on a plane, if they could plot relative position within a house. If the robot deviates too much then the radio of the strength between the antennas would indicate it moved. Don't know if it would be any better than a cheap gyroscope.
Directional? But definitely Small:
Strength by Freq:
Monday, March 16 2015
By Ian Random on Monday, March 16 2015, 03:27
I wanted to try out DSL and they said it was free for a month, so I said what the hell. Except I didn't realize Comcast had us at 58Mbps and 6Mbps up. On 20Mbps DSL, I got 16.25Mbps and 0.84Mbps. But if I ever were to make money at home, I'd buy it as a back-up. Looks like they have home load balancers for $50 to merge the two. The review of the load balancer, explains the MAC cloning thing. Some ISP's throttle you when a router is detected.
Monday, March 9 2015
By Ian Random on Monday, March 9 2015, 22:20
The 2nd story is awesome. That is all you ever wanted to know about stealing from the well off persons.
By Ian Random on Monday, March 9 2015, 22:17
By Ian Random on Monday, March 9 2015, 00:48
Wrong search term since it brings back $1 constant current supplies. Instead search for USB charger and that returns $1 power supplies.
By Ian Random on Monday, March 9 2015, 00:46
Looking at cheap bulbs on Ebay. Already bought a few just to understand how well they light. Obviously, a brand like Viribright, Halco, or TorchStar looks reasonable. I was curious if some of the non-branded ones that appear to have certifications had the good stuff inside, but if you look closer that doesn't appear to be the case. Some blog recently posted pictures of an infamous sticker store in China that sells any certification sticker you would want.
Unbranded with inside view:
~$10 S&H on orders
Monday, March 2 2015
By Ian Random on Monday, March 2 2015, 01:21
I've been trying to play these old Nature videos forever. Got one to work on Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit with Firefox 35 finally!!!
Sunday, March 1 2015
By Ian Random on Sunday, March 1 2015, 04:22
They are awesome, but expensive. Plastic Nozzle Oil Water Flexible Coolant Pipe Hose can be had from Ebay for $1.50, while actual metal goosenecks go for $7 that posses any quality.
Wednesday, February 25 2015
By Ian Random on Wednesday, February 25 2015, 00:18
I like the kid in Allegiance and the statistician in Resurrection, but since both don't center around the most interesting character, I'm dropping both series.
By Ian Random on Wednesday, February 25 2015, 00:17
Wife figured out that turning up the heat full blast before putting it in, seems to help speed along the cooking process. Of course, bumping it back down to 225 afterwards to melt the gristle.
Monday, February 23 2015
By Ian Random on Monday, February 23 2015, 23:45
Been trying off and on to get the damn thing to work. Anyway, just use the RTP mode. Enable on the first tab, make discoverable and on the RTP tab enable the second radio button for sender and local speakers. Then on the receivers enable make discoverable, may not be necessary and on the RTP tab the first radio button. I got this to work with an Ubuntu 12.04 and an Antix, had to install pulse, receiver in the kitchen on an ancient box that lacks PAE. Might try Rygel next to see if that DLNA part works and try to pick-up a cheap DVD player with DLNA support for the bedroom. Also might try those A+ Pi's sometime for this.
Friday, February 20 2015
By Ian Random on Friday, February 20 2015, 10:58
Monday, February 16 2015
By Ian Random on Monday, February 16 2015, 22:13
Keep seeing these on various cooking shows, so I thought I'd look it up. Basically, big eggs = expensive.