But she is very sorry. (She didn’t actually do anything.)
But she is very sorry. (She didn’t actually do anything.)
For better or worse, its a bit like PHP (or if you prefer, JS): there may be some genius solutions out there built with it, but everyone remembers the kid in the corner with the half-eaten box of crayons.
Lets see what else happens today!
It has been close to three years since I wrote my original Lovesac Sactional review, so I figured this would be a good time for an update to the review.
We still have the original pieces, plus we’ve added some more: a couple of more bases and backs to make a pair of armless chairs for the dining room, plus a third base for the original ‘couch’ in the living room to make an ‘L’.
One of the perks that Meghan gets through her job are invites to swanky resorts. Last week was Wentworth-by-the-Sea, this week was a client inviting her to the Loon Mountain Ski Resort for a day of snow sports.
Meghan and I don’t ski, but they have more than skiing; our activity of choice was sledding. This isn’t any ordinary sledding, though: they seem to have repurposed an old ski lift and trail. The sleds are snow-tubes with rails and brakes. You take a lift up to the top, ride down for as long as 30 seconds, and head back up. There were few other sledders so we had zero waiting.
After a group lunch with the client and their other guests, the two of us decided to sight-see. We climbed in the car and drove up into the mountains along the Kancamagus Highway. Despite the clouds the views were beautiful.
Butter did not have a good day today. She’s been licking her paws and scratching her face to the point she’s starting to lose fur. Sprayed her with some anti-itch spray, and that didn’t help much (but she did put herself in her crate for an hour).
Off to the vet we go. He looks her over and says yes, it’s allergies, benadryl what she needs, and by the way her anal glands are full.
So, poor Butter is itchy, has been sprayed with nasty stuff, went to the vet, had a finger up her rear to express her gland, and is due to take two pills later.
I said I should just trim her nails to make it complete, but Quinn says that would be too cruel. I think he’s right.
We’ll just let her sleep for now.
TL;DR: In the SQL Configuration Manager, set the TCP port to a static one, if is trying to use Dynamic, and remove the Dynamic port. On the Server, go into the Advanced settings for the Firewall, and set Inbound rules for both the TCP and UDP ports, allowing them to connect. On the client, set Outbound rules in the Firewall manager for the same. Support Articles at bottom of post.
So, I do third party tech support for a couple of independent schools. Several of them use a program called Raiser’s Edge to keep track of charitable donations, and solicitations. This is all well and good, and the program certainly does the job, but sometimes it makes you want to down a liter of vodka and go home.
The set up: We had to replace a machine that was hosting a networked install of a Raiser’s Edge database. We didn’t realize it was networked until we got the call that they couldn’t access it from their laptop (crap).
The initial troubleshooting: First, we needed to uninstall RE from the laptop (the client computer). It would not go. Finally decided to reboot the machine to make sure RE was not running anywhere. Suddenly, the uninstall went like a breeze.
Now we needed to install RE from the network share on the server. We can’t connect. That took turning off all the firewalls on both machines to fix, but still, we could not get to the “Deploy” folder, that should have been the only available network share on the machine.
Turns out that the installer does not set that folder to be “Available” across the network. There was no documentation for that. Set it to “Available” and boom. I can see the network share.
Run the setup.
Try to run RE.
Start getting database errors. Native Error 17 – Can’t connect to the Database. Call Support and they say “Yeah, its probably the firewall.”
I was too irritated to tell them there was no firewall turned on, at first, but when I mentioned it, they said that it was possible an antivirus had blocked the ports needed. Go to this KB article and open the ports.
I go through the directions, figure out that SQL has a dynamic port, and follow the directions for that configuration. It doesn’t work. Fantastic.
Finally, Darling Husband o’Mine says, “Why don’t you specify the port it uses?”
So in the end, this is what worked:
If any of this makes no sense, here is the supporting documentation for all of it:
Good luck, and may the force be with you on this one.
Yesterday was spent at the Boston Museum of Science with the Mystic Joneses. Today, we took Beta back for the thing she loves most: The Butterfly Garden. (We couldn’t go yesterday because it was sold out. Pro-tip, avoid the MOS on Federal Holidays at all costs.)
For my birthday I got something I’ve been wanting for a while: a set of lenses for my phone. I went a little nuts with the macro lens. I can’t even say I’m sorry about it.
Most of these were taken from just a couple of inches away. The butterflies and moths in this exhibit are so relaxed around people, its is amazing.
I played with my settings, and found out that trying to use the macro lens on butterflies on swaying branches was a guaranteed failure.
The details I managed to get were astounding, though.
Some pictures came out with some real drama. You can almost see his scales!
I am really pleased with these little lenses.
And of course, I had to do a gratuitous, super-close-up of a flower. For Reasons.
First: Find the email from the school. You can search your inbox for the name “Aspen Help”
In that email, there is a username and password. I never change mine, because I am a ditz and will forget it if I do.
Awesome. Keys to the kingdom and all that.
The URL for aspen is: https://ma-wilmington.myfollett.com/aspen/home.do but you can get to it from any of the schools’ websites (http://wpsk12.com/wms/).
Let the insanity begin.
Log in with the credentials they gave you.
Now we’re in the insanity that is the home page. It is almost as useless as you think. In case they dump you on a weird page other than the Home page, just click the “Home” button.
To do the Emergency Info thing, you need to scroll down the page to see the “Tasks” area. Its below the To Do section.
Click on Initiate. Because this makes so much sense.
At this point a dialog pops up with this totally sensible window. First one we’ve seen, right? Guess how you kick it off. Go ahead. (I gave you an arrow to help.)
At this point, you’re in. There are several windows that need to be filled out. It won’t let you click Finish until they are complete, but it does tell you what still needs doing.
If you need to do more than one kiddo, you go back to the first dialog and click on the Search thingie to get the list of kids.
Hope this helps!