Benadryl, newegg and c++

Been working on a cold since Wednesday or so. I’m not one to run to the medicine cupboard at the first sniffle, but I woke up this morning with a pounding sinus headache and my nose doing a leaky faucet impersonation. I’m now dosed with benadryl, sudafed, motrin and 2 cpus of coffee. I feel great, but probably shouldn’t be doing any driving .

I went ahead and ordered the core of my new C2D rig:

  • ASUS P5B Deluxe Socket T (LGA 775) Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard – Retail
  • CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
  • LIAN LI PC-7B plus II Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case – Retail
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6600 – Retail I used the default UPS shipping, so it should come later this week and I can put it together next weekend. I liked the old fedex saver default shipping, but it would’ve doubled the shipping cost (from $35 to $70). I won’t have time to play with it until the weekend anyway. The board looks like a good overall choice, even though it’s pricey. I wanted something with the ICH8R so I could get NCQ for my raptor. I plan on seeing if I can get a modest overclock with the stock cooler.

    Now that blogs are done, I’m turning my attention to ja.zz. There are some negative consequences to the fact that ja.zz is written in c++. It’s relatively difficult to make changes and it’s dependent on the specific libraries in our current environment. The codebase we have now hasn’t been maintained in a couple years and won’t compile on current g++ versions. I’m planning on going through it file by file, working up through dependencies, until the whole thing compiles and links. It’s somewhere between 15-20 KLOC. So It’ll probably take most of my free time (what’s left over after CoH) for at least a few weeks. It’s using odd libraries for SQL access and threads. Is there a solid c++ database access layer I should consider porting to? Is the thread support in the core Linux libraries adequate, or do I need to continue to use a helper library?

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    • Flying Fox
    • 14 years ago

    I am now of the belief that most web frontends should not be written in C++. Ouch this thing is old. 🙂

    Good luck with the rebuild effort.

    • wof
    • 14 years ago

    Perhaps its worth it to take a look at odbc for linux if you want to get rid of the dependence on a single database engine.

    I found something about it here:

    §[<<]§ I haven't looked into it so it might be closed/useless/ebil etc ... Is this ja.zz thing open source btw ?

      • sroylance
      • 14 years ago

      ja.zz isn’t open source. It was originally written by Sander Pilon for shacknews. I wasn’t around at the time, but I think Scott contracted with Sander to set it up for us. Sander left us a copy of the source code as part of that arangement.

    • BigMadDrongo
    • 14 years ago

    l[<]§ §[<<]§ and C++ interface libraries: §[<<]§ §[<<]§

    • maxxcool
    • 14 years ago

    Post back you success with the P5b and the ram, a friend of mine is having serious issues getting any OC out of the unit…

      • Flying Fox
      • 14 years ago

      Check the C2D OC thread in the forum?

    • IntelMole
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      • indeego
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      • crabjokeman
      • 14 years ago

      But where’s the cough syrup? 😉

    • Dizik
    • 14 years ago

    Luckily, I have a pretty damn good immune system. I usually get sick, at most, once or twice a year.

    • Alex
    • 14 years ago

    I just got over a cold a few days ago. They suck…

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