Archives for: August 2007

08/20/07

  12:34:27 am, by The Dreamer   , 1055 words  
Categories: ReplayTV, Time Warner/Cox Cable, OTA HDTV, Software, AppleTV

WiRNS is dead, long live WiRNS.

Actually, it is Zap2It that will be dead. And, with that deadline looming, I've been trying to decide when to make the leap from the very stable WiRNS 1.3.2.21 version to the Preview release of 2.0.0.0 :**:

I had been holding off for a variety of reasons, one the Preview wasn't distributed as a ZIP file...just an MSI, so I could just unpack and drop it into my less than normal setup. And, for some reason I couldn't do builds of this code on the same computer (Guess Microsoft is trying to kill Windows 2000). |-|

But, I decided this this afternoon that I would make a quick try at getting the preview release going....even though I also had plans to be somewhere this evening. Well, I blew off those plans...and now it is quite late, and I have a job interview tomorrow....

Anyways....I made a quick backup and moved things aside on my computer and set about to install the 8.16 preview.

It crashed a bunch of times, but I eventually got it up....and then I set about to go through the configuration to make sure everything was reasonable. The hard part was updating the lineups for my ReplayTVs....since I have 7 of them, and it does a rebuild of the ReplayGuide each and every time I edit one.

Then I did an update guide....it went to build ToDo and kept crashing....I have Season Premiere/Finale and Series Premiere/Finale ReplayZones on two of my ReplayTVs...one for regular cable TV and one for Digital Cable TV....it had 155,xxx for the regular cable TV unit, and it would go for about 30 minutes on the Digital Cable unit and then crash. And crash was considered a good response....other times it would just hang and be unresponsive until I killed it. At least with a crash, it would eventually automatically restart (Windows Service setting).

Didn't I add a boolean option to decide if ReplayZones would go into Building the ToDo list? Well, I found that another developer had commented it out...saying ReplayZones works now. Ummm, I don't think so. So, I guess if I'm going to make WIRNS 2.0 work, I would have to figure out how to get it to build and go back to making custom builds for myself. :??:

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08/11/07

  11:41:52 pm, by The Dreamer   , 156 words  
Categories: Stuff, Appliances

I think I need another Tilley

Link: http://www.tilley.com

I'm really going backwards today...but the first thing I thought about as I was making the trek to the UPS Store this morning...was that maybe I need another Tilley Hat.

I have been wearing the one that I did get (an LTM8) quite regularly, but it needed to be washed....but the problem is that my washing machine is a pretty noisy beast, so I only run it when I know I'll be out. Of course, that's when I'll want to be wearing my Tilley Hat.

Now I had purchased other hats over the years....so I fished around for one, and wore that for the trip. It just wasn't the same.

So maybe I need another hat so that I don't have to be without when one is being washed. Or just other back up needs. B-)

OTOH, it might be winter by the time I get around to getting another Tilley Hat.... |-|

  05:59:07 pm, by The Dreamer   , 190 words  
Categories: Stuff

Weather...is making me forgetful.

The 'swim' home this morning, made me forget the whole peeve that I had wanted to blog about.... )-o

The lack of a pocket knife. I used to have one, except that I left straight from work to go to my brother's wedding in June...and forgot that I had my pocket knife on me. Well, airport security took it away, of course. The instant I remembered that I had a pocket knife still on me, I already accepted that it was lost.

I've been kind of on the fence about getting a new one. Different kind of priorities on what I needed out of it.... So, it opened the door to get a new one. :p

But, I didn't replace it immediately...or even research its replacement. Though I can think of a couple (or more) possibilities to replace it with. It didn't seem important enough....

Though standing in the UPS store this morning, opening boxes to reduce the bulk of my loot....it sure would've been nice if I didn't have to try different keys to rip open those boxes....

I wonder which I'll go with, and when. :??:

  02:39:23 pm, by The Dreamer   , 403 words  
Categories: Stuff, Appliances, Outdoor, Furnishings

I swam home from the UPS store....

....at least it felt like I was. Last weekend, I didn't make it down to the UPS store to see what loot would be waiting for me....and I decided I couldn't put it off another weekend.

There were 4 boxes waiting for me, I had to open 3 of them in the store and make the contents fit into my duffel bag. The 4th was too large either way, but light enough that I carried it under arm....though it cut of the circulation, so my arm was asleep before I made it home...and it was hard to swing it to the otherside, because of the stuff on my belt on that side :(

There were some simple things like a massager I had picked up to pad an order, a digital thermometer/hydrometer which I had been thinking of getting one for the office to see how humid it gets sometimes, a nosquito to see if it would help manage my indoor flying insect problem, as well as some spider traps. The big item is a seat cushion that I bought with the intent of using it on my deck box outside.

It is dark green, but it has that annoying white label on the side that says 'new content only' or annoying stuff like that. I tugged at it to see if it would come off easily....it did, but it wasn't supposed to.

The seam opened up way to easily to let it loose. Now I had a hole in the side of a stuffed bench cushion >:XX

Probably can't return it as defective and too much hassle anyways....

So, I went looking for my sewing kit and sewed it up. A pretty good job, though perhaps I should have some additional color choices for thread in my box....only had black and white thread. I used black for this sewing job.

I can see myself crawling into work late now and then, more often so I can get stuff delivered to my home. At least my job is flexible enough (or is it because I never stop working.... :lalala: )

Next on my list...the new Core 2 Mac Minis and a pile of books. Strange that even if I did work for the library (and not just in the library)...I'd probably still have to be buying tons of books, because the library doesn't carry these kinds of books. Oh well....

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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