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Dec. 30th, 2005

Yup, I'm forty. Still feels like thirteen, IMHO.

I hired a technician several weeks ago; he's working out rather well. Not only is he a dedicated worker, interested in learning, and in possession of much information complimentary to my own, but he's also neat, organized, and thoughtful. He brought me a twelve-pack of my usual and a personal-sized birthday cake yesterday. I could get used to this.

I gave a demo on Wednesday, or tried to. The demo was of a barcode inventory system I'm doing for the mystery client (according to the NDA, I'm not allowed to tell you who the client is, what they do, or even that I know they exist. It's all very cloak-and-dagger). The system runs over the Internet (teh internets) between a hand-held device running Windows CE at a remote site and the client's server. My demo environment was running on my own server. The thing was working well for a demo from the device and from a PC-based browser when I left the office but wouldn't connect from the client's site. Conveniently the boss was not in and the functionary who I spoke to didn't seem too upset. I was embarassed, though. The server had been running a bit slowly and I suspected that SuperTech was doing something with it. He wasn't, though.

I got back to the office and discussed it with SuperTech. He said that he hadn't been working on the server and what port was I running my demo on? D'oh! I was running it on port 8010; the firewall had blocked the traffic. I unblocked the port and remoted into the client's server, then used a browser from there to view the demo; it worked perfectly.

Between his one-minute hands-off diagnosis of my demo issue and the cake and beer, SuperTech earned his keep yesterday.

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bistet
Dec. 30th, 2005 05:15 pm (UTC)
Wheeee! Happy Birthday!
rozebud
Dec. 30th, 2005 06:01 pm (UTC)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

Did you do anything fun for the big 4-0?
bxiie
Dec. 30th, 2005 06:19 pm (UTC)
I took the night off; we went out for drinks and billiards and then home for squishy interaction. It was lovely.
rozebud
Dec. 30th, 2005 06:22 pm (UTC)
Hubba-hubba!
Ah, went out to play with balls and sticks, then back home to...play...with...

You see where I'm going here. I'll stop now.
(Anonymous)
Dec. 30th, 2005 07:37 pm (UTC)
Your 40th
Happy birthday! I remember when you were eight!
Luv
Your Favorite Uncle.
timehole
Jan. 5th, 2006 04:55 pm (UTC)
happy b-day bx! congrats on building your business, sounds like a good hire. of course i still think you should buy an old ambulance from your fire hall and outfit it ala ghostbusters.
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