Sloppy Weather Week

Time to vomit out some more basic todo list type stuff to see if we can keep Mr. Dillon….SQUIRREL! on track.


##Round six of driver/firmware upgrades So the company we bought the drives off of came back and said to update Open Manage Server Administrator and the make sure the H710P’s driver was up to date. The H710P driver has been up to date at version 6.802.19.0 and I’ve previously downloaded the OM SA 7.4.02 patch on several occasions and couldn’t get it to install. Its a .msp file not a .msi so the msiexec /i <msipath>setup.msi /l*v c:\temp\msi.log verbose logging isn’t going to work. This site has the syntax to turn loggin on for a msp however. Funnily enough the .msp that wouldn’t install multiple times, installs fine with verbose loggin on elminating the need for the logging… whatever. So its installed and Open Manage still doesn’t like our drives. Ugh.

So got on tech chat with Dell, he has me do a dset (dell e support audit thingy) and send it to him. In there the drives are Dell vendor so they are dell drives. He also pokes around and can’t find any reason to Open Manage to be rejecting them. Also we try to figure out why Open Manage 7.4.1 won’t install. I finally found a compatibility matrix that shows we aren’t compatible. Its weird that they did a point release that has such limited compatibility.

##Bad Memory Hunt We’ve got a box RMVSH1 that we use for virtual machines. It decided to become basically unusable a couple of weeks ago. After MOB did some poking about he found that the memory was SLOW. So we suspected a bad DIMM. It had 4 DIMMs, one of which was not like the others. So we pulled that one. Eureka! It went back to normal….for about 8 hours. Then it was slow again. So we pulled another DIMM. Its been fine for weeks at this point, but we’d like to put the issue to bed. So we put back in the last DIMM we pulled (presumably bad) and are hoping the machine goes belly up again.

##Shopping List So I’m using the Firebase TodoMVC as a base for a shopping list app for me and my wife. We find the iPhone shared reminders to be very unresponsive and annoying.

####CSS Dropping the app directly into my github pages based site works like a charm. Everything works it just destroys the CSS already present. As a backend guy I’m taking this opportunity to learn some CSS. I’m using Chrome to inspect the example app and figure out how to get mine to look approximately like theirs. Pretty cool stuff. I think I’m ‘getting’ most of it. Mine

So I actually had to pull out all the stops and get help from a friend to solve a spacing issue.

####Jekyll Jekyll interpolates (or tries to) {{ }} so via this you escape it using {%raw%}{%endraw%}

Commit your changes stupid

Made a Web.config change in production to fix a problem in our admin site. Of course my dumb ass didn’t commit it so the next deploy wiped it out. Note to self don’t be stupid……

##List Upload ####Email Column Required Ok, so for figuring out if any of the columns are marked as ‘email’ I did a relatively hackey $scope.$watch on the model for columns. Then I used the $setValidity to basically mark the entire form as invalid. This works in this case because we don’t need to mark individual form elements as being in an error state. I also put the override in there to just mark the form as good if we are using Md5 because the column mappings will be generated at post time if it is marked as an MD5 list. Come to think of it I don’t even need that in there because the column selection portion is just skipped and that form’s validity doesn’t matter. Deleting some code….

    $scope.$watch('options.columns', function (newValue, oldValue) {
        var emailExists = !!_(newValue).find(function (x) {
            return (x.element && === 'email')
        $scope.options.emailExists = emailExists;
        $scope.columns.$setValidity('emailColumn', emailExists);
    }, true);

####Column Uniqueness Ok, now we actually have to use $setValidity how it was probably intended. I have to figure out which elements are in an error state and mark them by passing them in. So I have to find them, then get a reference to them.

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