Magician: Apprentice

Somehow this one slipped through the cracks. It’s been sitting on a shelf in my bookcase for quite some time now, and that’s a shame because it’s a heck of a good book. In Magician: Apprentice, Mr. Feist has created a believable fantasy world, great characters, and a plot line that kept me turning the pages.

Currency Catalog Updates

I had to fix some licensing problems with Currency Catalog today. Basically, Microsoft broke a couple things in XP Pro and SP2 that my licensing scheme depended on. It’s now working again and I’ll be posting a new download soon.

I think I’m going to take the links to Kagi out though. I like the service but the overhead just isn’t justified since PayPal is more widely used now.

German Deli

I found out about this place a while ago and finally got a chance to get out there. It’s pretty cool and they’ve got tons of stuff that would be right at home in a German grocery store. I’ve got some brats, sauerkraut, and mustard just waiting for the grill. Plus, if you show up in person they give you a discount.

TrustedQSL on Fedora Core 4 x86_64

Getting this to compile was a little tough. There’s a few things to do in order to build it.

First, in tqsllib and TrustedQSL, you’ll need to edit the ‘configure’ scripts in both directories. In each one you’ll need to change the library paths for zlib, expat, and libcrypto from lib to lib64 in the checkzlibdir, checkexpatdir, and checkssldir functions.

The bigger problem is in the TrustedQSL package. There’s a couple lines of code in crqwiz.cpp that don’t play nice with 64 bit compilers. Use this diff to patch the crqwiz.cpp file. After that it’ll build and run just fine.

I’ve signed and submitted a file and LoTW parsed it successfully with this patch applied to tqsllib-2.0 and TrustedQSL-1.11.

The End Of POS/427

Windows Networking is done. Interesting class, I learned a lot about Active Directory that I didn’t know. I’ve done LDAP rollouts so I already understood some of it.

I’ve got a week off and then I start WEB/410 Web Programming I.

Club Stratos

I went out to Club Stratos tonight because I wanted some Greek food but was tired of going to the same old restaurants. I’m really glad I did because the food was delicious, the service was unobtrusive and excellent, and they had belly dancers!

If you’re looking for some good Greek food in the Dallas area, you could do a lot worse than Club Stratos.

Starving Artists?

I’ve been seeing a lot of commercials for those so calledstarving artist sales coming up here in the metromess and started to do a little digging. Well, here’s some info from someone with a Ph.D. in art that helps set the record straight.

Personalli, these sales fall under the “if it sounds too good to be true” category.