Thursday, March 27, 2008

I hate fellow programmers sometimes!

When I was in college, I was forced to learn Cobol. I hated it. Just plain hated it! The language was invented by a Grace Hopper I think while she was in the Navy and it was just such a wordy language. For example, you'd type "SET X EQUAL TO A MULTIPLIED BY B" instead of what us C programmers would type "x=a*b;"

As I get older however, my brain doesn't remember things so when I write code I try to be a little more descriptive and actually write comments. Say it isn't so....

I've been working with some network cameras in our stores and having an issue with them not uploading to a file server when motion events fire, and I run accross this kinda of error message...

Mar 27 10:51:31 Camera1 /etc/event/event[3181]: Action A0 for event E0 failed, status 10. Will retry for a while.

That's very helpful. Action A0 for event E0 failed status 10. Nice and of course, there's no documentation on the status codes anywhere. Throw me a frickin' bone here!

Thursday, March 06, 2008

The only thing I don't like about the iPhone is the support for MMS messages. It's actually disturbing. So I just have people send MMS messages to a separate email account that I check with the built in iPhone mail.

For example, you can setup a Gmail Account to do something like:

Incoming Mail Server
Use SSL, Authentication Password, Server Port 993

Outgoing Mail Server
Use SSL, Authentication Password, Server Port 587

If you need to send anything, send it to or