August 11th, 2003

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Pics

If any of you want to see pictures of Edinburgh Zoo and Arthir's Seat with me and family/friends, then you can do so here.

Anyone know of a better image hosting site? Or failing that, image hosting software that runs on Windows.
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Delivery Companies

Well, having phoned on Thursday to make sure that two parcels would be delivered today, I called both companies at midday to ensure the parcels were en-route.

Surprise, surprise, neither one had any record of my calls.

So now both parcels will be here tomorrow, apparently.

I'm not happy.
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Gaaaah!

Following 3 hours of trying to get rsync working under window, I'm now convinced that I never want to see another command line ever again. Ever. Ever.

All I bloody want to do is synchronise two folders on separate windows machines, so that Erin can automatically back her files up onto my machine at preset times.

Anyone got a nice, simple solution to this?
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Memes

Gah, 8 hours of holiday and 4 hours of computing annoyance have led me to this...

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    Clan of Xymox - Equal Ways
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Fun and games with Visual Studio.NET

I got fed up with all the backup programs I could find and decided to write one myself. I've been promising people I'd write a file transfer program for a while, after all. How hard can it be, I asked myself....

Some time later....

I got something up and running that would take a character and return that character in upper case. That didn't take that long once I got my heard around the way that .NET works with TCP. The code mostly came from other places, but it took a while of playing around with it to actually understand what it was doing.

I could then telnet in and send characters one at a time - telnet's an invaluable resource when testing TCP applications, it really is.

Having done that I wanted to send whole words, from a Windows Form. So I knocked something up there and it actually worked first time (again, the code was ripped off from other places, but modified as I went along to do just what I wanted).

And then I tried to change it so that it wasn't talking to "localhost", but chatting on the actual IP address of the machine (not much point writing a file transfer program that only works on the machine it's on) and it all fell apart. I kept being told that my connection was being actively refused. It took me ages of looking for security settings before I realised there was no problem with security settings - the problem was that apparently localhost and the actual machine address are two different interfaces - telling it to listen on one isn't the same as listening on the other. 30 seconds later it's all working.

Now to play around with file creation...