Archive for August, 2007

My dell XPS M1210 has just arrived today

Monday, August 27th, 2007

I’ve made this purchase some 3 weeks ago and now it’s in my hands 😀
(configuration attached)

dell XPS M1210 configuration

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Antispam finally up and running

Sunday, August 26th, 2007

Today I have finished writing and configuring my antispam filters. I can say that compared to previous days, very little spam gets through.
a combination of spamassassin and a filter a wrote.

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Delphi 7 help error

Saturday, August 25th, 2007

I wrote some code using RTTI and for some reason I was getting odd results. Couldn’t figure out what was the problem and I wasn’t able to debug since teh application was deployed on another machine.
So, I took out the new rtti-ed code and made a small test project just to see that there is an error in the delphi help file.

they say, at storage specifiers that

You can’t use the ordinal value 2147483648 has a default value. This value is used internally to represent nodefault.

the value is actually -2147483648, and using the constant, the compiler will for some reason complain of
[Error] unitname.pas(line number): Overflow in conversion or arithmetic operation
which is kind of stupid since that value is actually the low end of integer, so the workaround is to use low(integer) instead of that.

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Another rent-a-coder stupid bid

Monday, August 20th, 2007

Max Accepted Bid: [color=red:ae672a59cf]$30.00 (USD)[/color:ae672a59cf]
I have a fully working Delphi program that I like to have some modifications:

1. Adding a few buttons that when they are clicked,
it will open a new tab on the browser that shows
certain webpage.

2. Current program is not compatible with windows with
language other than English. I need you to
Internationalize it.

3. This program has no installation wizard. I would
like you to add installation wizard.

4. On the execution of the program, I would like the
program to show a text box for a few seconds showing
a certain message before continue to its orginal

Certain rules you must agree when bidding:

1. Enter code word "TOMAHAWK" when putting your bid.
2. No discussion of scoring before the project is done.
3. I will score 100% honestly and 10+ cannot be assumed.
4. You may not outsource it to a third party.
5. You may not use code produced for this project to
create other projects. The code will be exclusively
belong to the buyer.
[color=red:ae672a59cf]6. You may not use code from other projects to create
this project even if your’re the developer.[/color:ae672a59cf]
7. You may not use open source code (GPL’d or GNU).
8. Fully commented code is required.
9. I will not pay for unforseen yet obvious needs and
incremental changes that will be required.
10. All bugs and minor tweaks will be done for 90 days
with no charge.

This is an easy job for the right person.
I wonder what was in the head of this buyer. The work for this project exeeds easily a few days, depending on the size of the existing code since point 2 is not a 5 minute job. And not using your own code? Jesus, you idiot, they invented code reusage for a reason. And 3 months of free support included in those $30? 😯
Well, as they say: dumb is the person giving not the one asking.

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How to code

Wednesday, August 15th, 2007

sent by my wife:tiptiptiptip

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Wednesday, August 15th, 2007

After, here comes to take a step down from my site, but this one because it’s down for like 2 days now. If they come up soon, I’ll add it back, if not … I’ll search for something else.

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Reddit bug

Saturday, August 11th, 2007

I jsut wrote a new page on my site and noticed that the reddit button had an amazing 666 value, instead of 0. So I hovered with the mouse and notice the hint:nasty reddit bugnasty reddit bugnasty reddit bugnasty reddit bug

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Friday, August 10th, 2007

For over a month, this stat service has been only trouble. "Has" because today I removed it from my system. It’s only temporarely commented, but if things start going fine, it will be deleted alltogether.
Starting from bad reports, with negative visitors 😮 and incomplete referral reports and finishing with mention the most annoying problem: pages stopped loading fully because of it; this service is only trouble. They have a notice up saying that they are currently working on making the system better. Yeah right. It’s been almost 2 months since they are doing that.

so long … :put your desired word here: 😈

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Fun with google

Friday, August 3rd, 2007

I just read this from th eExperts-Exchange newsletter:
"[..] If you’re into fun and games with Google, go to the search engine and type "google l33t" into the search field and click I Feel Lucky."

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