Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Password Inflexibility Madness

OK this is bordering on madness.  No, actually it is mad.

 

I’ve got a few pretty complex passwords that I use on different classes of website.

 

Now I found a really restrictive one!  Jet Airways.   Look… not a minimum of chars… but a strict limit.

 

 

Really… can someone come up with biometric, or other secure way please!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Damn Quora is good

It is a bit of waste of time also, to be fair.  But here’s a great example of where a user hits the nail on the head.

 

https://www.quora.com/Im-1-co-founder-out-of-3-I-came-up-with-the-original-idea-but-cant-commit-more-than-5-hours-week-as-I-have-a-full-time-job-However-I-have-30-years-of-experience-and-an-extensive-network-that-will-advance-the-company-tremendously-I-think-that-with-that-we-should-all-have-the-same-equity-Do-you-agree

 

I'm 1 co-founder out of 3. I came up with the original idea but can't commit more than 5 hours/week as I have a full-time job. However, I have 30 years of experience and an extensive network that will advance the company tremendously. I think that with that we should all have the same equity. Do you agree?

 

 

 

This guy Eric – gives a great example of how to divvy up the equity on a company based on Market Value of the work that you are doing.

 

Love it!

Monday, November 9, 2015

Three "Feel at Home"... Don't Block me!

http://www.three.co.uk/discover/phones/feel_at_home/fah_use

 

 

 

Just recording this… they’ve sent me a text when we crossed over to Spain…  So hopefully we be OK with these occasional trips.

 

 

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

FW: [snip].com

I had to vent to this guy.  And it feels good.


From: [snip]@omeara.co.uk
To: [snip]@[snip]namesales.com
Subject: RE: [snip].com
Date: Tue, 3 Nov 2015 12:49:07 +0000

Hi [snip],

No.

Look.. I'll be honest with you.  I´m an entrepreneur and programmer.  For years I've been setting up web businesses and have always been frustrated by "domainers" who I see as nothing but carpetbaggers, adding no value whatsoever to my ventures.    Whilst I have bought domains with traffic, I very rarely buy a "this domain is for sale"-domain.

I cannot tell you how over-the-moon I am about the new TLDs and never again shall I been beholden to someone trying to squeeze a sizable sum out of me for nothing.

Fairey is my wife's maiden name that she still uses professionally.  So I'd buy it as a gift for her, but nothing else.   That puts a sizeable cap on the amount of cash I'd be prepared to spend.

I recall from our previous engagements that the "owners" of this domain are looking for an astronomical sum for doing nothing - our price expectations are so out of alignment and together with the opening of the new TLD space I feel that we will never be on the same page, or even book.

I will please request you cease communications with me.

Best of luck with your business model.

Thanks for your time,

Karl


Saturday, October 31, 2015

Tidy badly encoded DB TABLE french chars

These few SQL lines came in handy when wanting a quick-fix for a poorly imported table

UPDATE [rpt].[dbo].[vapProducts] SET Region = replace(Region,'Á©','é')

UPDATE [rpt].[dbo].[vapProducts] SET Region = replace(Region,'Á´','ô')

UPDATE [rpt].[dbo].[vapProducts] SET Region = replace(Region,'ÁŽ','Î')



http://stackoverflow.com/questions/5127744/how-to-convert-these-strange-characters-%C3%83-%C3%83-%C3%83%C2%AC-%C3%83%C2%B9-%C3%83


Thursday, October 1, 2015

Home Truths

 

Had to pinch a couple of these

 

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/MicrosoftDeveloper/photos/a.237767339690433.61184.231824870284680/533208980146266/?type=3&theater

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.wickedfire.com/shooting-the-shit/175475-anyone-else-hate-not-being-programmer.html

 

 

 

And one I could not find….   There is a graph showing how much as a percentage a programmer thinks a project is completed, vs how much its actually completed.

 

If someone knows where I can find this graph  - please let me know.    Here is the rough idea:

 

 

 

Monday, September 14, 2015

Why web forms can be very irritating when they not working

I got an ACE-FX card when in the UK recently as my Credit Card companies were charging a horrific "Foreign Currency Surcharge" on every payment I was making in USD and EUR.

It came quickly, in a day or two, and the original 50 GBP I loaded I was able to buy something from Google in USD for 25 USD no problem.

So I get to Andorra and think, "Right I need to load this up".  So login to the Account.

Huh, there are no transactions and no details.  They did have a problem initially with my details - damned apostrophe and some incorrect data entry their end (wrong birthdate) and a lovely little 0870 line where you have to "activate" your card before use that forces you to spend at least 3 mins on the phone - and considerably more if they have screwed your birthdate up, so you will never manage to activate... It's all coming back to me now.

Anyway...

Here I am.. I need to mail them.   Huh.. no traditional email just one of these damn forms. 


OK.

So I fill it out


Go an hit "Send".. and Boom!



Clicking back... All my typing and message have disappeared.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

how to actually burn the files to cd-rom disk

Windows 8.

 

 

 

 

 

Clicking “Burn to Disc” on the Share Tab of the Ribbon did not work

 

Monday, May 18, 2015

how to build using msbuild

This is the format

 

MSBuild "MyProjectName.csproj" /T:Package /P:Configuration=Staging;PackageLocation="D:\Vishal\Package.zip"

 

 

MSBuild "C:\Users\Karl\Documents\VSO Local Rep\RedPlanet\RPT Umbrella\RedPlanet\redPlanetWebsite\redPlanetWebsite\redPlanetWebsite.vbproj" /T:Package /P:Configuration=Debug;PackageLocation="c:\buildPackage\redplanet.zip"

 

 

A reference to could not be added a reference to the component already exists in the project