18 Jan
2012

Monitoring an MMO

I’ve been working on a free-to-play MMO which has been “officially” live since last April, and things have been going well – a steady growth of players; the game itself has been well-received, and all the important graphs are “up and to the right.”  Part of my job involves detecting problems before they become serious […]

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15 Jun
2011

Jetty Startup Problems Due to Entropy

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On the MMO I’m working on, we do quite a bit of service monitoring via jetty.  Things like having a URL that reports back version information for a component, or a page full of statistics showing recent activity, or a way to trigger a self-check in a component to determine if the component is sane […]

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25 Jan
2010

Calls to ReportExecutionService.Render() Hang

Given: One Windows Service, written in C#, using SQL Reporting Services via the SSRS web services.  MyApp.Service waits for work requests to come in, and when it finds them it uses SSRS to generate some PDFs (among a bunch of other stuff).  The Windows Service code is in one project, “myapp.service,” and the code that […]

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16 Jan
2010

Odd Behavior with ScaleTransform.CenterXY in SilverLight 3

Lately I’ve been working on an AI project, parts of which might get turned into a Boise Code Camp presentation, hopefully.  Rather than just debugging via Console.Write, I want to see what the AI is up to using one of those new-fangled Graphical User Interfaces that I’ve heard so much about, specifically via Silverlight.  A […]

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3 Dec
2009

OpenCV cvLoadImage IOError

I’ve been working on a project that involves computer vision algorithms.  Fortunately, really smart people have done all the hard work and produced OpenCV.  Even better, there are a set of Python bindings, which makes a big difference because my project is written using Python. The bad news:  I’m writing this on a Windows box […]

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1 Dec
2009

Removing WSUS

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A while back, the company I work for experimented with setting up a Windows Server Update Service (WSUS).  The idea is that you have one server that goes out and downloads all of the hotfixes, service packs, and so on for your network – then each of your client machines goes directly to the local […]

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