Interesting video on aging. Since I take Isagenix and it is suppose to slow the aging process I always look for things that might educate me on it.
I guess if you have to use a langage it helps if you know the problems you may run up against. Since I have had nothing but problems I am using this list as a way of at least giving me some warning of why. http://me.veekun.com/blog/2012/04/09/php-a-fractal-of-bad-design/
Since I have been in the position where installing unsigned drivers was needed and now I find that Windows 8 makes this even harder :( the below link is to remember me how.
Ok I upgraded my wife's laptop with Windows 8, mostly the upgrade was uneventful.
I personally found the lack of a start menu on the desktop to be annoying, my wife hated it with a passion and made several comment about how bad it was (won’t go into details).
Ignoring the start menu item things were ok, took a bit to find some of the items I needed. I tried it on a table before the laptop and swiping in from the side was ok but on the laptop moving mouse from edge to edge was very slow. Example was the PC setting, you have to go to the top right corner and then to the bottom right corning. On a touchpad this is a major pain.
So we moved past those issues and started doing the zillion updates. Does not matter how old Windows is there is always a zillion updates. The first few batches went ok but that last too got stuck. So first choice after the normal repair was to try MS Fix It, which failed. Then I move to the install as stand alone, again it failed. The problem is now when it rebooted the system when into “Automatically repairing” which failed. Then it when to “Diagnosing PC” which went on for 2 hours so I killed it and started it again. I tried shift-F8 but no luck. The second time it rebooted the system managed to get though repairing and diagnosing but then went back to repairing so after 40 minutes I gave up.
So then the 4 hour MS chat which basically boiled down to making a CD (made a flash drive first but laptop would not boot). The system is now refreshing...
Please oh please MS tell me why you hate feedback so much. The biggest annoyance so far about this is there is NO feedback at all. I mean come on I don’t know if the computer is dead, stuck, or just really slow. I for one do not consider a spiny thing to be feedback. The “Refresh your PC <spiny thing> please wait” for hours is beyond annoying, really who in their right mind would thing this was useful.
Oh well at this point I won’t be upgrading any more computer so Windows 8, I may purchase one someday but it will be a while until they have worked out all the bugs and I will buy a start menu.
So far very unhappy camper...
This is a well written link on RAID types for SQL.
Things I can never remember that come in handy ;)
I read the following from this link. I agree that the employer should take some responsiblity for their employees education.
"The most important aspect of being a professional employer of software developers is that you should treat them with respect. If you’re a software company, these people are pretty much the alpha and the omega. At the end of the day, if they suck, you suck. Yes, you need sales and marketing and accounts and everything else, but all that exists around the development of the software; that’s the product, the thing that gives your company its value.
If you’re an enterprise with internal development resource, then you’re entrusting the smooth running of your organisation to your developers. If they suck, your organisation won’t function properly and it will lose money.
So respect them; nurture them; give them the time and support they need to stay, if not at the top of their game, at least no further from the top on a year-by-year reckoning. Here are some things you can do to keep your half of a learning bargain with your developers:"
Recently I added the option to signon to one of my wife's website with Facebook. I used the PHP SDK from Facebook, basically I took the two PHP files merged them in one, place them in to the helper section of code ignitor project, and added it to the auto load section. This was going fine until I moved to my wife's compute and tried it under FireFox and failed. Hum, now I know this should not be a FireFox problem and since it worked in the other three major browser was having trouble coming up with a reason why it was not a FireFox problem.
Oh well after a hour of fighting with this I noticed that whenever I enter the website URL FireFox would remove the WWW. A light turned on at that point, I then switch to the other browser and removed the WWW and yes they all failed. I moved to the FaceBook app section for the app and added a second URL, one WWW and one with the WWW, another failure.
So not wanting to fight with it any longer and having been told for SEO it was better to only have one version of your website either with or without the WWW and since the WWW version worked I added a section to the .htaccess file which forced all request to the WWW version. Guess what the site now has FaceBook login working correctly in all the browser.
You have got too love technolgy, grr!
I installed the Visual Stdio 2012 RC version the other day and was not very happy with it but there was nothing major, well at least nothing I could not overcome, mostly just a matter of getting use to it I guess.
Well then I attempted to import one of my older and bigger projects and received the list of errors. Ok this is sort of normal but I was suprised to find that the error all revolved around the project's deployment projects. Hum, so I did a wee bit if check and it seems VS 2012 no longer has a basic deployment option, yes Click Once is still that but not really acceptable for my application. Yes we use it in house so I am aware of its use and have used it, don't like it but it has it place.
So I installed the InstallShield LE version, what a mess that was but ok they do have an import feature so I figured I could deal with it. Most of my installations are simple copy files to computer, setup a couple links, and be done with it. I do have more than a few customer that have switch to 0x64 so I normally create two version, one x86 and one x64. This is more important for projects that I can't compile under any CPU.
Well that was a failure, it seems that InstallShield LE does not support x64 installs, I will have to upgrade to either the pro version or the premier version which are $2,400 & $4,500 respectively.
I my opinion this is a mistake on Microsoft's part. I see no reason why I should have to invest that kind of money to do a simple install. I will be looking into other deployment option since obviouly InstallShield is not acceptable.
I did find a link on the Visual Studio user voice website, if you care to vote on returning the basic setup and depoyment project, please do it here.