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TGIF - MegaZone's Safety Valve
The Ramblings of a Damaged Mind
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TGIF
I'm still a little tired, but I just can't stay in bed longer, I was down for almost 14 hours. My body still wants a little rest, but my brain started racing thinking about all the little things I need to do, and it won. At least there is a piss-up tonight. :-)

In closing my trouble ticket with Speakeasy they included a report from Covad, so now I know my line's performance:
Actual Port Rates: 928 kbps Downstream / 768 kbps Upstream

Not quite the 1.5Mbps/768Kbps I signed up for, but I know the limitations of DSL technology, and, IIRC, I'm >10k feet from the CO. Still, that's pretty good, and good enough to run a simple server on since I won't be streaming video or something. :-)

I guess no one has tried out the demo, or someone would've commented on the 'products' available. :-)

I am: awake awake
Current Media: rain outside

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Comments
ardaniel From: ardaniel Date: August 1st, 2003 05:27 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
I think a screenshot of that would send the weasels into paroxysms. ;)
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: August 1st, 2003 05:59 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
One of the benefits to writing things like this is making up the content. :-) Note the SKUs as well. And the install docs for the Wallet have a screenshot from my work laptop clearly showing the drives named 'Kallisti', 'Discord', and 'MegaZone'. (The latter is my USB key drive.)
mindways From: mindways Date: August 1st, 2003 06:09 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
I guess no one has tried out the demo, or someone would've commented on the 'products' available. :-)

Oh, I didn't install the full deal, but I poked around enough to get to the ordering screen and laughed. :-) Very nice.

Would have written a comment, but the Time To Go Home had arrived, so I was making for the train with all due haste.
From: norikos_author Date: August 1st, 2003 06:26 am (UTC) (Direct Link)

I would have...

But my system runs on linux.

Shalon Wood
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: August 1st, 2003 06:33 am (UTC) (Direct Link)

Re: I would have...

Yeah - ironically my main machine at work is Linux too. One of the first things I raised when I started was the 'Windows only' aspect of the system. Basically since Windows runs over 90% of the systems they're not supporting Macs, Linux, etc. Maybe down the road, but right now the view is "We'll worry about the majority before spending money on development for systems with 5% or less of the market." And, really, I can't blame them, it is a realistic view of things.

Since our system is self-contained - nothing in the registry, etc - and it supposedly works on any Win32 platform (possibly back to 3.11 with the 32-bit extensions), I've been meaning to test it on WINE.
From: norikos_author Date: August 1st, 2003 12:23 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)

No joy.

Tried with wine, and crossover office. No luck.

zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: August 1st, 2003 02:31 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Damn, I was hoping it would work. Any specific errors or just dead? I might still see what in particular the problem is. The Wallet is written in Borland Delphi, and apparently there is a Delphi for Linux, so it might be possible to compile it or Linux. (Which I expect would also work on systems with a Linux compatibility layer.)
From: norikos_author Date: August 1st, 2003 03:26 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)

No joy.

It _runs_, but not well. The dialogs are seriously messed up,a nd when it gets to the screen where you have to enter your information, it appears to just stop there -- I only see one thing that looks like a text field, and it's impossible to give it focus. That screen also comes up at ~6 times the height of my screen, and isn't resizeable.

Shalon Wood
ardaniel From: ardaniel Date: August 1st, 2003 06:36 am (UTC) (Direct Link)

Re: I would have...

You don't actually have to install anything to skip down to step 3 and check out the demo screen. ;)
z_gryphon From: z_gryphon Date: August 1st, 2003 07:32 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Dude, 26 bucks for Hopelessly Lost? I'm hoping that's because a Blu-Ray Disc, whatever that is, is a really expensive medium, 'cause otherwise, that's a serious ripoff. Especially when you're giving the NXE hardcover away for $9.49. :)
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