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[#] Mon Mar 23 2009 21:35:45 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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Looking for a place to get a cheap laptop 2.5" 9mm ultra ATA hard drive.
dirtcheapdrives seems to be gone, newegg very spensive.
Where to get cheap drives nowadays?

[#] Mon Mar 23 2009 21:43:38 EDT from Ragnar Danneskjold @ Uncensored

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newegg and ecost have always done well by me. You could try Tiger Direct, but you have to shop them.

[#] Mon Mar 23 2009 22:08:05 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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never heard of ecost before, I'll check em out , thanks.

[#] Tue Mar 24 2009 08:20:03 EDT from Ragnar Danneskjold @ Uncensored

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ecost totally rocks. They're one of the few places I let spam me, because their deals can be so good.

[#] Tue Mar 24 2009 19:54:32 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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[#] Wed Mar 25 2009 14:09:40 EDT from Nite*Star @ Uncensored

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Feb 27 2009 10:00am from rod @uncnsrd
Paying extra for static IPs is not something your average joe blow
consumer is going to do - that usually something an ENTERPRISE or
BUSINESS would do. Using dyndns was suggested to serve out porn, game

servers on the weekends, etc - not to run servers you expect to have
100% uptime. Which part of that was confusing?

Your average UCG user isn't your average Joe Blow; they tend to be much more on the Chris Pirillo end of the geekdom scale...

[#] Wed Mar 25 2009 22:48:01 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Despite being an ubergeek I had to Google 'Chris Pirillo' to find out who he is.

[#] Thu Mar 26 2009 07:59:29 EDT from Ragnar Danneskjold @ Uncensored

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Isn't he the guy who runs those tours of Italy?

[#] Thu Mar 26 2009 17:56:44 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Yeah, that's the one. :)

[#] Mon Mar 30 2009 11:42:17 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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I think I hate Unison, and wonder why the fuck anyone would use this tool for mirroring anything.

I'm forced to use it because rsync won't actually run on our embedded XP environment, yet Unison does (if poorly).

It's sooo fucking finicky. If you delete a file from one side, it won't get deleted on the other side at all, as far as I can tell. It presumes that you didn't mean to do that.

If you delete *all* the files on one side, it surely won't remove them from the other side, even if that's what you wanted to do.


If you wanted to reseed your replicated area, you have to delete their fucking .unison folder (if you're lucky enough to find it), possibly from both the remote and local machines, just so it won't get any funny ideas about deleted content.

And their 'force' command doesn't 'force' anything. It's there for decoration, as nearly as I can figure.

This tool is, for me, a disaster, yet I don't have enough time to find anything better, so I guess I'm stuck using it. I sure hope this house-of-cards I'm putting together works properly.

[#] Mon Mar 30 2009 22:57:09 EDT from rod @ Uncensored

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Fleeb, no offense, but I do NOT envy whereever it is that you work. Embedded XP? Closed up ports? GTFO, I could not work there.

Of course, I did find my way around a few corporate firewalls in my day, but now I run them, so no need to anymore. It's good to be king. Or domain admin or whatever.

[#] Mon Mar 30 2009 23:10:23 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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Does rsync delete from the slave? I don't think I've seen it do that. I do my backups via rsync, and Ijust see the stuff collect and collect more. Maybe there's some switch I have to set.

[#] Tue Mar 31 2009 07:24:09 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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I'm unhappy that I have to work with Windows, yes, but unfortunately I've made a living at it for the past ten years, so I suppose inertia keeps me going.

I at least get to create the Embedded XP image... adding and subtracting components as I need.  However, it's a pain to try to update an XP image after the device is deployed to the customer.

This job isn't that bad.  In my previous job, I found myself having to work as the build and setup guy in an all-Windows environment.  I had none of the control required by such a position, forcing me to do incredibly stupid things, and work ridiculous hours for no reasonable pay.

At least I get to work in C++ for many of our applications here.  This job has seriously increased my programming skills.



[#] Tue Mar 31 2009 09:19:12 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Does rsync delete from the slave? I don't think I've seen it do that.

I do my backups via rsync, and Ijust see the stuff collect and collect

more. Maybe there's some switch I have to set.

There's a "--delete" flag you can use, that tells it to remove any files from the target that are no longer present on the source.

[#] Tue Mar 31 2009 23:10:18 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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This job isn't that bad. In my previous job, I found myself having to work

as the build and setup guy in an all-Windows environment. I had none of
the

Which is an insane waste of your talent. I can't believe there are companies that do this to people.
Even if I was an idiot and owned a stupid company, if I came across somebody like you, I'd just stick you in a corner and say "write me some software that I can sell."

[#] Tue Mar 31 2009 23:10:44 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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There's a "--delete" flag you can use, that tells it to remove any
files from the target that are no longer present on the source.

ahh, I should pay more attention.

[#] Tue Mar 31 2009 23:14:25 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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I'm unhappy that I have to work with Windows, yes, but unfortunately I've

made a living at it for the past ten years, so I suppose inertia keeps me


Don't be too discouraged, it's the same shit wherever you go.
Unix in general is a little more sane than windows, but there's more of them.
lsof doesn't exist in solaris. You have to run some other tool I forget the name of and grep for the results you want.
threads are implemented differently between aix/solaris/hpux and of course the colorful variety available in various versions of unix.
If you end up at a shop where you deal with just one environment, (which is probably most cases) you still have to deal with the fact that your upper management picked the database that your OS of choise has the least support for.
oracle on sun? Yes, oracle on AIX, not so much.
sybase on solaris? not so much...
our field I think is without question perfectly consistent with the grass is greener theorem.

[#] Tue Mar 31 2009 23:15:06 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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course the colorful variety available in various versions of unix.

erm, various versions of linux

[#] Wed Apr 01 2009 06:52:57 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Tue Mar 31 2009 23:10:18 EDT from Ford II <>
This job isn't that bad. In my previous job, I found myself having to work
as the build and setup guy in an all-Windows environment. I had none of the

Which is an insane waste of your talent. I can't believe there are companies that do this to people.
Even if I was an idiot and owned a stupid company, if I came across somebody like you, I'd just stick you in a corner and say "write me some software that I can sell."

Well, it had one good result.  I have a much better idea of how to put the software bits together, making my sense of design better.

I probably wouldn't have taken setup and build as seriously as I do now, had I not endured it in the way I did.  I'd go a long way to avoid the kinds of mistakes I saw at my last job.  My current boss seems to recognize this, and includes me in all the design work... which makes everything so much easier for me.

I just hope we can make some money at all of this.



[#] Wed Apr 01 2009 06:58:13 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Yeah, I've heard it suggested that unix is just as insane as Windows, just a different kind of insane (and perhaps the word 'different' is meant as a pun).

I think I could probably write something that would work similarly in all unixes, at least as far as threading goes, without having to do a ridiculous amount of work, thanks to boost (who provides a thread class that seems to account for all the various weirdnesses).  Although, honestly, I like to avoid using threads as much as possible; I try to gain the same results through asynchronous I/O if possible.

Databases, though, suck.  I really hate that SQL and ODBC are as standard as HTML; each engine seems to have their own idea of a standard, and loosely conform to SQL/ODBC (and in the case of browsers, HTML).  It's like you can mostly do what you need, but not really without performing a lot of additional and pointless code to differentiate between the various engines.



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