geek(n): An intelligent, eccentric person with an interest in the perceptibly useless and esoteric.
asylum(n): 1) A place offering protection and safety; a shelter.
2) An institution for the care of those requiring organized supervision.

Monday, March 01, 2010

Why ?

Why is it, that when I offer to do something simple for someone, it turns into a massive task?

My wife created a Twitter Widget, just like the one below, for Full Of Books. Since I look after the code, I offered to add the widget to the site for her. Its a few simple lines of javascript. No big deal. I'll be done in 30 seconds, max!

Or so I thought.

It works fine here, but when I add it to Full Of Books, it spins out in a mad loop, spewing error messages in its wake!. Hundreds of them appear in the console, in just a few seconds - and it doesnt stop! The widget itself, does not display at all. "Operation Not Supported". WTF?? Its supported just fine here, using the same browser...

Why wouldnt the same code, running in the same Java-VM, work when called by a different site?

It means, I'll have to fast-track, the real "Twitter" solution that I had planned for the site, which will allow the girls to update their status from within the admin area. With all the other things I have to do, I hadn't planned on adding that for a while, as its not just a simple drop in, like this javascript was supposed to be.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

I've had a particular programming task to complete for the past couple of days... well, to tell the truth, Ive had it for a lot longer - maybe a couple of months now, but I set my sights on finishing it in the last few days, and failed.

Ive spent my time tweaking other code and writing other programs rather than doing it. Its not all that hard, but its part of a larger set of programs which I guess I havnt quite gotten my head around, and i'm hesitant to finish this bit off, because I dont really know where the larger task is going. If I just rush in and finish it, I'll probably have to rewrite it later when the goal posts move.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Here's a bug report I filed today... Im a geek, its what I do.

Life is interetsing recently. Debugging mysql issues, doing hex and bitwise math for ipv6, and its all because of one new project. I wish it was finished so I can get on with the rest of them! :)

Monday, February 15, 2010

Im finally taking the plunge into IPv6. Its related to the new secret web project. I was gong to put it off, but I happened to find that AARNET are offering free v6 over v4 tunnels with global addressing to aid IPv6 deployment within Australia. Wish me luck.... Im gonna need it

Saturday, February 13, 2010

I started on yet another new web project. This makes about 4 that Im working on at the moment. One day I'll learn not to start new ones until the existing ones are done, or at least launched.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Whats the buzz?

Wow. I guess Im really bad at blogging - 2 years since my last post here.

I've been posting on Google Buzz regularly since it began - mainly because Im always in Gmail for my mail, and Buzz is right there, so Ive decided to share those posts here as well.

Perhaps one day when I get some time, I'll figure out how to Buzz directly to this blog so I dont have copy it over by hand.