Archives for: February 2006, 15


  07:17:57 pm, by The Dreamer   , 273 words  
Categories: Software, Computer

Upgraded to Norton Antivirus 2006


I knew my Norton Antivirus subscription was about to run out for my laptop...but I was waiting for the start of a new billing cycle on my Discover card before doing the renewal. So, I tried to do it today.

Well, I found out that I can no longer get subscriptions for NAV2002 (OEM-Toshiba)...and I would have to upgrade to NAV2006. So, I bit the bullet and did the upgrade.

After numerous reboots, and some configuration tweaks...I think I have it working the way I want...on the most part. The main annoyance was the "Norton Protection Center"....telling me that my update policy needed to be changed. Its a laptop, I would rather be informed that there is an update than have it automatically download and install them while I'm trying to use my laptop...potentially from an unknown Internet connection (rather than safely at home behind my firewall, etc.)

Hopefully just disabling the service is all that it'll take to silence the annoyance.

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  12:23:55 pm, by The Dreamer   , 179 words  
Categories: ReplayTV, Software

More WiRNS Updates

Well, this morning I found that my update hadn't happened. Turns out the dependence of getting the last update time for 'GuideUpdated' was flawed...because the string is set to "Failed" if the last update failed....probably results in an ignored exception that means no GuideUpdateTimer is created.

So, I updated it to handle "Failed". Which seems to work for my case, though I can't help wonder if there's a case where it wouldn't work....wonder what kind of timer gets created immediately after an update failure.... U-(

Next on the list was to see about reducing the calls to 'acknowledge', to just being down when a 'download' was done and successful. But, Ryan beat me to the punch with getting that in. Though I had a set of store blockedTime and suggestedTime....and check blockedTime when doing Manual Guide Updates, even though it currently isn't being used or enforced.... &#59;D

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  01:38:16 am, by The Dreamer   , 495 words  
Categories: ReplayTV, Software

Need to get back on local time....

....for getting to sleep, I think. :yawn:

I've been trying, but it is hard to go to bed when I'm not tired...and then I somehow manage to get busy that I forget that I should.

Today, it was yet another Zap2it related code change....this time in WiRNS. To tweak the GuideUpdateTimer scheduling to use suggestedTime, in a better fashion.

The old code, just has HH:mm for when to do an update...and the quick change was to hack this portion out of suggestedTime and set the next update time to this.

The problem is that if it does an update at say: "2006-02-14 13:34:30" and after 'acknowledge'ng the 'download' it suggests "2006-02-15 18:09:08"...WiRNS would just take the "18:09" and try to update this this time rolls around....less than 5 hours after the last update :!:

I know Zap2it returns Zulu time, but I made an adjustment, yesterday, to convert this to local time. I also made a change so that it gets both blockedTime and suggestedTime from the response to 'acknowledge', but blockedTime isn't being used anywhere...though if it was, it would probably be applied as a constraint to using the manual guide update.

So without making too extensive of a change to the code...I added a check that if what GuideUpdateTime thinks should be the next update time is on the same day as the last update, then it should really be looking for that time the day after the last update.

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Now instead of subjecting some poor random forum to a long rambling thought, I will try to consolidate those things into this blog where they can be more easily ignored profess to be collected thoughts from my mind.

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