Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Monday, July 28, 2008

I am 88% Geek!!!

(I really have to stop taking these tests...)



88% Geek

I am a Super Geek

At 51.87377% it's official...

i am a super geek

Friday, July 25, 2008

She Owns the Place

Or should that be "She Pwns the Place"? Both pronounciations would fit here. ;-)


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Reallife Futurama

This is in response to a funny list of Futurama quotes from Rexman on the blog AnyArbStuff.



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(And I still think that Leela is hot, even though IMHO they should've captured the front of her face! ;-)

Monday, July 21, 2008

BOINC Now Available For GPU/CUDA

Hooray! *congratulatory self-pat-on-the-back* My second accepted story submission to Slashdot! Check it out here.

Friday, July 04, 2008

I'm a Dorky Nerd King! (v2)


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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Sometimes, It's the Obvious...

OMW. Helped out another programmer at one of the sister companies of the company where I work via email today. First, the required COM DLLs weren't present, then I tried to get them for her from other projects that we did that used the same libraries, then she was getting “Exception of type 'System.Windows.Forms.AxHost+InvalidActiveXStateException' was thrown.” 24 emails later, it seemed like it would never end!

Eventually got an installer for her for the Kodak Image Library that was residing in a rather dusty directory on one of our servers (that thing is like flipping hen's teeth on the Internet!). That seemed to work, but then the same exception popped back up.

Guess what now? We forgot that the now-correctly-installed-and-registered ActiveX control wasn't on the form because, well, it wasn't correctly installed and registered. I supposed I should mention that she reinstalled her laptop two days ago and she also told me that she was modifying copied code. She put the control on the form and finally, Finally, FINALLY the thing worked.

Lessons:
1) If you format and/or reinstall your developer machine, make sure that the required libraries and project dependencies are installed.
2) If you are installing the said libraries and project dependencies during development, drop the control back onto the form!

She's very junior and is learning C# while she is coding this app, so this was plain inexperience on her part and ASSumption on my part.

Bleugh. But at least it's solved! :-)

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

How to Tell If It's Good Code Or Bad Code

http://sadeveloper.net/forums/10526/ShowThread.aspx#10526