Happy Tuesday! Hope you had a nice long weekend. Labor Day in Minnesota marks the official summer season. The Minnesota State Fair ended yesterday. It flags the start of public schools and public universities in our state. In general, private schools and universities start a few weeks earlier.
My wife and I did not have too many things to do over the long weekend. Pretty much we did some grocery shopping, walking, and cook meals. We did watch on Amazon Prime an interesting and somewhat older movie. Trumbo was released on DVD in September 15, 2009. The movie provides interesting facts about the Hollywood Blacklist. It describes interesting and dark moments for liberty and freedom in the USA. Hopefully we have learned something and it will not repeat. The black list has nothing to do with African Americans. These events are associated with white people that disagreed with the main stream ideas of the time. The movie starts in 1947, a few years after the WWII ended. When you get a chance spend a couple hours watching this movie.
On a separate note, this post has as of right now 9,037 subscribers. Thank you very much!!! Continue reading “Memory Pools – O(1) Storage”
It is Friday morning. The day started with a thunderstorm and some rain. After breakfast the storms were done. Last Thursday afternoon we had powerful storms with lots of rain. Some roads in the area had about two inches of water during the storms. Cars on roads were splashing water all over. I did not hear about accidents. That was good news!
After my first 2-hour block I sat with my wife and chatted for a few minutes. We were discussing the fact that for most people their normal state does not reflect happiness. It is a shame because such state just builds on itself and continues to spiral downwards. We try to be approachable both at home and work. People like and appreciates such behavior. Continue reading “Memory Pools – Revisited”
The purpose of this post is to provide additional information regarding an issue that I am experiencing with an application written in C / C++ that can also run as a service. This is legacy code and has been operating for almost two decades. The software can be invoked to run interactively or as a service. The code just stopped to work when invokes as a service about two months ago. I tried to replicate it on my development system and on a new computer system. The issue is that the software runs when invoked as an application but fails to start when started as a service. Continue reading “ODBC SQLDriverConnect Crashes – Additional Info”
I have an issue for which I have already posted a question “ODBC SQLDriverConnect crashes when running as a service” in Stack Overflow. I am generating this post to provide additional information and will add a link to it in Stack Overflow.
The software in question was written in C. It is a 32-bit application. When it starts it performs some checks and opens SQL Server database. The software support most (never say all) versions of SQL Server.
The base software has been running on different versions of Windows. The original software was designed about 20 years ago.
I am using a Windows 10 machine. The problem seems to happen in other versions of Windows (e.g., Windows Server 2016 Standard). Continue reading “ODBC SQLDriverConnect Crashes Service”
It seems that when it rains it pours. A couple days before the 4th of July the garage opener stopped working. We called the garage service company that installed the current unit. The technician showed up and determined that the issue was a cracked controller board. We paid in advanced for the board which had to be ordered. In the meantime the unit was detached so we could open and close the door by hand.
Last week the door stopped working. It got stuck. Called the service company and they told us that the board had arrived (was probably delivered by snail mail) and they could get all done last Friday or Saturday. My wife and I were going to be out of town Thursday through Sunday. Last evening when we arrived, the door was still partially open. Continue reading “Memory Pools”