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24 divided by 4 is not an integer power of 2! (WTF Microsoft?)

Posted 10-27-2009 at 06:08 PM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)
Updated 10-27-2009 at 06:38 PM by rocket357

Today I discovered quite possibly the most WTF of all quirks in a Microsoft product...the power of 2 failures in SQL Server 2005.

To back up, my company has a ton of aged Win2k SQL Server 2k machines that are about to fall apart. Some time ago, we got permission from the execs to spend around $35k on a server that would replace them all. So we purchase a new machine: 4 sockets (each socket stuffed with a 6-core Xeon), 64 GB of RAM, and 30+ 15k SAS disks. It's on par with the top...
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Lamp Refugee Released

Posted 10-27-2009 at 05:43 PM by Chargh
Updated 10-27-2009 at 06:42 PM by Chargh

Two years since the last Free Empires source release we finally are able to show the world some of the things we have been working on. Lamp Refugee is a project we started last May to help speed up the development of the Gambas Genie engine, the one that is going to be used for Free Empires. We released the first LR source release yesterday, and there are many new features to the engine compared to previous releases. These are notably map scrolling, building and unit construction, better resource...
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Problems booting from live cd

Posted 10-26-2009 at 03:28 PM by 4restg

Originally Posted by lhorace View Post
You should verify the iso after you downloaded it (md5sum or sha256sum), you can take some extra precautions and verify data is written to the CD and on the Dell do a medium test.

Thanks for the tip, and I'd love to try your advice, but I'm very new to linux and, honestly, I have no idea what you just said. Can you help walk me through the process you're describing a bit more?

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Howto Install Dropbox in Ubuntu 9.10(Karmic)/9.04(Jaunty)/8.10(Intrepid)/8.04(Hardy)

Posted 10-26-2009 at 06:28 AM by sridhar11

Dropbox is a storage application and service operated by Evenflow, Inc. The service enables users to store and sync files online and between computers.Dropbox has a cross-platform client (Linux for x86 and x86_64, Mac, Windows and the iPhone) that enables users to drop any file into a Dropbox folder that is then synced to the web and the users’ other computers with the Dropbox client. Files in the Dropbox folder may then be shared with other Dropbox users or accessed from the web. Users may also...
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Lusus gets first music tracks!

Posted 10-26-2009 at 03:10 AM by CoderMan

Finally getting the first minor game in the series to a semi-attractive state. I've got one title screen music track and one in-game music track. I still need to add game-level capabilities (for variable difficulty), to make the interface much more colorful, and to add more words. But everything seems to be moving a long at much better a pace than my previous projects.
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