A small team at work is using a Subversion server for managing the code of various automation scripts and other things. The server is a Windows server and has the CollabNet flavor of Subversion installed on it with it running a Windows service exposing the SVN protocol for clients to connect to. I had to start doing some occasional stuff with these repositories and thought it would be useful to have it send out an email notification whenever someone committed something.
A couple of years ago, or so, I bought a mouse with a ludicrous number of buttons on it. The life of the Razer Naga MMO is intended to be spent helping its owner slay monsters in video games. The five top buttons and twelve side buttons can seem overwhelming at first. But all seventeen can be put to good use after some practice, even at the office.
When I moved to a new position a few months back, the team that I shifted to had just started using web2project for managing and tracking project activity. It comes with the ability to setup various custom fields and do all sorts of project manage-y things that I try to avoid and let the PMPs deal with.
But despite all of the features of web2project, my peers still wanted more than it offers out of the box. There are a number of ways in which it is lacking flexibility or configurable options that my teammates need. I needed to address their concerns while avoiding altering the PHP source code of the application as much as possible. Doing so will make it easier to deploy official upgrades to the application while retaining our customizations.
A few months ago I decided to invest in a new Wireless N router with simultaneous dual-band capabilities. I found the D-Link DIR-825 router to be a good fit for my needs and took a gamble on a somewhat pricey router. So far, the experience has been acceptable, but there is one really annoying issue.
Sometimes, when trying to add an IP Reservation (necessary for port forwarding, etc), the device you are trying to reserve for is not allowed to be added to the list of reserved address. When clicking the “Save” button, you receive a message stating …
Invalid MAC Address
I was recently granted the honor of taking over maintenance of an internal Access application at my day job. One could view this as a side effect of openly knowing things about many technologies where others don’t. Anyways, this application was written by a project management group and was not created by experienced programmers. They did an okay job with the system, but one useful feature that was missing was any sort of help information for the different forms in the application. One of the first things I did was add this help feature to every single form. Continue reading
I forget now the reason why I came up with this spreadsheet real quick one day. I’m sure it was to help explain something to somebody at work, but I digress. This is a neat little bit of math and a fun spreadsheet to look at. It shows all 255 values available to a single byte, the bits, and then the reversed bit ordering and its corresponding decimal value. I also added some conditional formatting to give it a touch of visual spice. Continue reading