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Power Cuts

Mid way through setting up dhcp and other networky stuff, the power cut out, and the temporarily fragile network fell apart… It’s being redone with more cool stuff, like putting the server in it’s own /24 to keep it and the desktops safely apart \o/

ED> And now for some unknown reason, the hardware router stopped moving traffic back and forth; leading to yet another day offline :/


Posted February 1st, 2005 by Shish, in problem, tech

MORE HATE: Copy protection

I spent 3 hours battling with deus ex’s copy protection, trying multiple CD drives (5), updating motherboard drivers, reinstalling 20 odd times; each time I’d get a crash in what seemed to be a runtime generated dll. In the end I copied deusex.exe from the demo into the full game’s folder, and all is working fine. But I note things:

1) Copy protection sucks ass. I bought my game legally, and it wouldn’t let me use it.

2) The protection is laughably easy to circumvent, when you know how.

3) Pirated games tend to have copy protection cracked off.

So… buying legally brings punishment, and piracy is good. Thanks for the lesson, eidos / ion storm / sold out / whoever! I’ll make sure to never pay for your products ever again! ^_^


Posted January 29th, 2005 by Shish, in problem, rage, tech

Nooo… My uptime :(

After 3 months uptime, I accidentally pulled the plug on the server while reaching for one of the other cables >_<


Posted December 24th, 2004 by Shish, in problem, tech

Goddamned magic quotes

Such an ass feature in practice, runtime magic quotes especially – automatically protecting things going into an SQL statement may have a use, but adding slashes to things that come OUT of the database? WHY!?

And they’re not even magic quotes; they’re magically appearing backslashes>:P


Posted December 24th, 2004 by Shish, in problem, rage, tech

I. HATE. ACCESS. >:(

Just.. so.. lame.. Really, I got the impression that while MySQL was fast, it wasn’t that good as a database. But having used access, MySQL seems far more acceptable… It would seem that while MySQL is at least facing in the general direction of SQL:2003, access still doesn’t work with SQL-92 >:(

We have to do a database for computing coursework; I’m so fed up with access already that I’m starting work using a LAMP LiveCD :|


Posted October 31st, 2004 by Shish, in problem, rage, tech