Wednesday, July 27, 2005

CSI: Season Finale

I am one with the millions of CSI fans raring to watch the 2-hour season finale of the top rated series on television. Quentin Tarantino has been tapped to direct this one and I'm sure it'll be a very, very good 2 hours. My daughter needs to sleep a good hour before that starts because she won't sleep if she sees CSI on. Like father, like daughter.

I posted this on my tech blog, but I feel that I'll probably have more people see it here in LJ, which will hopefully translate to more ready answers for me. I did a script that displays my planner's buffer files. It would've been easier if I used emac's wiki publishing, but I wanted to format the output so that it'll look good on wp, and decided on it otherwise. Save for some quirks on the display, my tasks list shows up just fine.

I was asking around earlier about system-dependent directory reading methods. I couldn't get my display to sort properly. So what exactly is the order in which directory items are fetched? In the php manual:

Note:
The order in which directory entries are returned by the read method is system-dependent.

I would assume that a system read from a directory will return an alphanumerically sorted list, but I had the feeling that it isn't the case here. I used the dir class (readily available in php3 and up).
A pseudo-object oriented mechanism for reading a directory. The given directory is opened. Two properties are available once the directory has been opened. The handle property can be used with other directory functions such as readdir(), rewinddir() and closedir(). The path property is set to path the directory that was opened. Three methods are available: read, rewind and close.

No parameters passed to any of these three methods. Sucks.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

mysql woes

In my quest to have my "dead" blog resuscitated on our new p5 server so that I have something to use for my tech notes here at work as well as my MS requirements, I downloaded MySQL-4.1.12-0.sles9.src.rpm from mysql.com in the hope of getting Wordpress running on our server. I can't seem to install the darn thing. So I dl'ed mysql-standard-4.1.12-unknown-linux-gnu-powerpc-glibc23.tar.gz and tried to use the binaries instead.

Viola! MySQL4.1.12 managed to run fine. The only problem is that even with all the usual accounts set up, including privileges and access rights to hosts set up correctly, wordpress can't connect to the localhost database. Baaaaad!!! I ended up setting up the database on my trusty workstation and connected to that instead.

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Saturday, July 9, 2005

Untitled

Apparently, I'm still too busy to update my journal with anything other than tech or work related stuff. So what gives? I'm still trying to get our new vClass firewall configured right. Nothing makes sense anymore, so I'm asking for tech support from the manufacturer. The supplier here doesn't know shit about what they're selling. I'm starting to dread the day when I have to tell the boss "I said this before; we should have gone BSD for our firewalling requirements!" Yak-yak. Don't you just luv finger-pointing?

Well enough of that. I was supposed to start posting course work for my masterals last week. I have over 6 articles/commentaries to do. *groan* Better start working.

Sunday, July 3, 2005

all about me

here's a trail of my exploits over
the internet

http://darealslash.livejournal.com #my very first blog
http://trigger_ph.livejournal.com #don't ask why but i thought i'd make another one

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