Charles Brown

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PS:332 – No Rest. Lots to Do.

So here we are at nearly 3:30 am, seems like a rather common place for me, tonight the culprit was an old PHP app which is showing growth pains (seems to be the usual culprit, sadly its all the same collection of apps in a big website) but I solved the issue in part.

It was creating far too many elements to toss into an array in a cookie, and at some point the garbage was overwhelming and not letting the actual new info in. Easy fix? Cut it down to 100 items displayed. Now customer will likely want those additional items displayed, but for starters? It’s allowing adding/removing – hoping it doesn’t fiddle with reports, but again this thing was not built with the idea this would ever happen.

I have another website I was tinkering with tonight, however, I think I am going to wrap up, thus why I am sitting at the workstation just taking some time to chill out and write. One of the reasons I have it setup. Now granted things are wobbly, I used this as a temp desk before my door desk, but I have a few desk options in mind to build (or get lazy and buy it at IKEA) 😀

Did manage to snag a $300+ monitor for half price, and it’s very crisp, clean and so far working smoothly (writing this using it) a lot nicer than my current monitor on the other desk, but another expense for another year as I doubt the other one is going to die, and it’ll work for now 🙂

Ramblings aside? It’s been a rough couple of weeks. A lot of stress, before I dug back into the code actually just stopped – took a minute, got my bearings and dug back in completing what needed to be done TODAY. More to do later once I wake up, praying things continue to improve and get better, need less stress.

PS:223 – Hackintosh is Stable-ish!

I’m still trying to sort out what’s causing the issues, but I think that the big problem? Wireless driver isn’t perfect. While the signal says “Er Yeah, we’ve got a signal!” it may just have been interference & distance. So now (for lack of a better solution) facing the antenna’s from my wireless card are now facing sideways lol. So far? Zero network issues (well aside from the fact this thing sleeps on me.

This has made it a LOT easier to work, something about Mac’s that are so memory hungry that 32GB of ram is fantastic to throw at things like iMovie for FlockUpdates and too Virtualizing Windows 8.1, Ubuntu at the same time! Still want to bring over my old Windows XP and Windows 7 virtuals too, may do a few Mac versions (not sure) but been doing some support lately for various Operating systems so having a few on hand has been awesome.

Overall while this is great? I’m exhausted. Week after week of non-stop, really taking a toll. Even weekends aren’t restful. I can’t escape or change the stresses, they are just there. For now I finish up the server tasks ahead of me, as I’m at 80% compiled now, going to go stage the next 2 things that will follow this one. I need rest.