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by Redocbew
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 4069
Views: 576156

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Arch Enemy - Reason to Believe
by Redocbew
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3860
Views: 152962

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Well that was easier than I thought it would be. For some reason I remembered installing pfsense as being hard. After the install it asked if I wanted to drop down to a shell to make any manual changes, and then asked again before rebooting. Not exactly the sort of thing you'd see while installing W...
by Redocbew
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3860
Views: 152962

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Yeah... and of course it has to happen when things are super-busy. I had been losing the connection for 30 seconds or so here and there throughout the last couple days, and pfsense needed an update anyway. The inevitable happened, and after some profanity I swiped the secondary router and reset it t...
by Redocbew
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3860
Views: 152962

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I guess I'm going to try reinstalling pfsense on the router. When pfsense says not to leave or close the page pfsense really means it even if it's just downloading packages. :oops:
by Redocbew
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3860
Views: 152962

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

While looking for what might be an appropriate status code to send back to the client I come across a most interesting coffee pot.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyper_Tex ... l_Protocol
by Redocbew
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows Core OS = Windows Lite?
Replies: 15
Views: 687

Re: Windows Core OS = Windows Lite?

The thing about migrating away from an entrenched API like Win32 is you need a point where the migration ends, and moving targets don't usually work out so well. Burying the problem is an alphabet soup of one Next Big Thing after another is either going to leave you with a trail of wreckage, or with...
by Redocbew
Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Winter weather
Replies: 1260
Views: 131625

Re: Winter weather

You have a 40% chance of being struck by lightning? Dude, stay inside.
by Redocbew
Fri Nov 23, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3860
Views: 152962

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Note to self: Don't pick up a Neil Gaiman book at 9PM and expect to get a full night's sleep afterwards.
by Redocbew
Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3860
Views: 152962

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

It seems Microsoft's approach with Azure for dethroning AWS is to bury it with buzzwords and talk it to death. Some people are all too eager to help.

Obviously I'm not a fan so far, but it's early still. I'm just not looking forward to what's next with this as my introduction.
by Redocbew
Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3860
Views: 152962

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

With the introduction of Cloud, scaling and reliability have taken a totally new revolution in implementing in different ways across the whole system. Agility is a main concern where we need to ship products more frequently and independently. Developers think about factors like latency requirements...
by Redocbew
Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: drfish on Hackaday
Replies: 7
Views: 446

Re: drfish on Hackaday

Fish, you idiot. You're supposed to be suing them for infringing on your intellectual property.
by Redocbew
Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: What's the latest with Intel Thunderbolt 3 integration?
Replies: 11
Views: 629

Re: What's the latest with Intel Thunderbolt 3 integration?

There are so many things wrong with that post I'm not even sure where to start, so I won't.
by Redocbew
Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Comcast AP and WiFi calling
Replies: 49
Views: 1728

Re: Comcast AP and WiFi calling

So long as you're not stuck in the phone queue my experiences with Comcast support have been pretty good also. I have my own modem, and I happen to have a comcast store just a few minutes from here, so many other people are probably not so lucky. My setup here(which I think of as modest) kinda freak...
by Redocbew
Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Symbolic Links
Replies: 15
Views: 311

Re: Symbolic Links

Wouldn't that be a setting in the application? I don't use Netflix on the PC so much, so I'm not sure how it handles things there.
by Redocbew
Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Symbolic Links
Replies: 15
Views: 311

Re: Symbolic Links

That's what it sounds like to me also, but moving or "redirecting" files isn't what symbolic links(or "shortcuts" to use Windows-speak), do. Creating a symbolic link doesn't move or relocate any of your files it just creates a link between two directories. All your stuff will sti...
by Redocbew
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3860
Views: 152962

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

If your app races through steps 1, 2, and 3, just to hang its self at step 4 which happens to be "optimizing for performance", then you may still have some work to do.

Just saying...
by Redocbew
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3860
Views: 152962

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Yeah I've nearly done that also. In fact I did lose one at some point between putting the old NUC into storage and bringing it back out again. Fortunately the mounting screw for the wireless card(since unused) was still screwed into place, so I just yanked the wireless card and used its mounting scr...
by Redocbew
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Hot Deals
Topic: Samsung 970 EVO 500GB - $119 @ Microcenter
Replies: 11
Views: 361

Re: Samsung 970 EVO 500GB - $119 @ Microcenter

I try not to anticipate these things beyond a few months as a general rule. It's generally just not worth the effort since so many things could happen in the course of a year to affect the release date or street pricing of X component. I suppose you could use one of those price tracking sites and th...
by Redocbew
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Synology Nas advice
Replies: 120
Views: 4313

Re: Synology Nas advice

I have a DS418j which I use mostly for backups, and for that it's been great. In the past I've tried to run Plex on it and had mixed results. For streaming only it should be fine, but once you try to do any kind of transcoding it tends to get bogged down pretty quickly. The best reason to get a NAS ...
by Redocbew
Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Bedbugs FTL
Replies: 68
Views: 2675

Re: Bedbugs FTL

trackerben wrote:
Heiwashin wrote:
Snake oil works way better.


Don't take my word for it.


I wouldn't worry about that. :P
by Redocbew
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3860
Views: 152962

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

You never want anything remotely remotely because there is no business on the business. Full room. :lol:

Yeah, I would have expected worse also. Still amusing though.
by Redocbew
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3860
Views: 152962

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

  if(!tokenVerified) {
    res.status(400);
    res.send('You shall not pass!');
  } else {
    next();
  }


Now I feel like a professional. :P
by Redocbew
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3860
Views: 152962

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I wouldn't be surprised if we already have all the processing capability we need to create strong AI. We just don't know how to put the parts together to make it all work, yet. I just got this job and I've got a lot of years working yet ahead of me. :lol: Fortunately for us there's that thing called...
by Redocbew
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3860
Views: 152962

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

String concatenation is one area where trying to translate an application can fall apart, and this holds true even for the "manually translate all the strings you find in this file" kind of setup. Translating "click here to download your activation key" is fairly straightforward,...
by Redocbew
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3860
Views: 152962

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

2GB and counting, for six videos. I see some re-encoding in my future. :roll:
by Redocbew
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3860
Views: 152962

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I never thought jambalaya would be an on-the-go kind of dish, but it makes perfect sense when you think about it. Good jambalaya can be pretty damned awesome.
by Redocbew
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: Another Apple Event - new iPads Pros incoming?
Replies: 179
Views: 3666

Re: Another Apple Event - new iPads Pros incoming?

The most important part of that is that the iphones really are pretty nifty. If you're going to market to a non-technical crowd, then yeah you can talk it up and gloss over details that a technical person would know to ask for, but it's got to work well, and be simple. The opposite is true also. Mos...
by Redocbew
Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: Another Apple Event - new iPads Pros incoming?
Replies: 179
Views: 3666

Re: Another Apple Event - new iPads Pros incoming?

The mini is what I had the last time I needed something from Apple-land. That was a few years ago now, and I didn't plan on using it for anything but testing and development. Being required to use it just to read documentation probably would have annoyed me also.
by Redocbew
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: Another Apple Event - new iPads Pros incoming?
Replies: 179
Views: 3666

Re: Another Apple Event - new iPads Pros incoming?

Walled gardens are annoying in most of their variations, so I get it, but if you're going to be developing for a platform, then you really should have the hardware around that it's going to be using. What little I've used the MacOS while developing things I wasn't really developing for the MacOS(or ...
by Redocbew
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: Another Apple Event - new iPads Pros incoming?
Replies: 179
Views: 3666

Re: Another Apple Event - new iPads Pros incoming?

Hey, get out of my head man. :P
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