gasasaurus attacks

February 19, 2003 under Life

Not much new to report. I’ve been keeping busy with a few things…more to come later on. Oh, Pat and his girlfriend, Erin, stopped by on Saturday. For some reason, after they left, I found this. What does it all mean? 😉

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rox0r yer box0r

February 11, 2003 under Computers, Programming

Can you believe the price of gas?!?!?! Bah.

I finished up a small OpenGL app over the weekend. It’s nothing spectacular and doesn’t incorporate any of that fancy shmancy math I took in university. It simply creates a cube and uses a BMP for a texture map that’s applied to it. It looks like it’s a Flash movie or somethin’, but it’s all rendered on the fly and is hardware accelerated, baby 😉 You can find it, known as CB_Cube, in my New Projects section and I even include my C++ source code. The code’s spacing looks funky thanks to MSVC‘s AutoIndent feature that screws up the code’s indents when viewed in a plain text editor or web browser. Enjoy! 😉

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one word; chapters

February 5, 2003 under Computers, Programming

******** BEGIN COMMUNICATION ********

Barry (10:51 AM) :
how would i add var values to a header call?

Bullines@Work (10:52 AM) :
If the header in question is a PHP file, perhaps you can pass it some vars in
the URL.

Barry (10:52 AM) :
wait wait wait…. im all fuct now…..how do i send the browser one way and
the data the other?

Bullines@Work (10:53 AM) :
With PHP? Can’t (not that I know of). Period. PHP can’t operate at the system
level and cannot spawn child processes. Perl, on the other hand, can quite easily.

Barry (11:24 AM) :
i could prolly do a fopen on the other script and execute it no?

Bullines@Work (11:24 AM) :
fopen opens text files…doesn’t execute. PHP can’t execute shit.

Bullines@Work (11:28 AM) :
You need the equivalent of fork in Perl (http://www.perldoc.com/perl5.6/pod/func/fork.html)
in PHP…I don’t think PHP has it since it’s for the weeeeb only. I don’t think
fork() work on the Win32 version of Perl. We had fun killing a practice Solaris
server in university with the fork() function in Perl 😉

Barry (11:29 AM) :
http://www.php.net/manual/en/function.popen.php

Bullines@Work (11:30 AM) :
Ah, it does have it. Kewl. So there ya go. Use that and it’ll be mint.

Barry (11:31 AM) :
im not sure i really get this object though…..does it allow me to pass vars
and execute a remote script?

Bullines@Work (11:31 AM) :
Object? You mean function.

Barry (11:31 AM) :
yes func i mean

Barry (11:36 AM) :
do u think its possible?

Bullines@Work (11:37 AM) :
Now that I look at it, the PHP popen() fucntion is kinda shitty. It’s the equivalent
of a ShellExecute (Win16 API) or CreateProcess (Win32 API)….just launches
external shit…The Perl fork() is kinda like multithreading, which is mo betta.

Bullines@Work (11:38 AM) :
Whatcha could do is write a command-line app (hope you’re using Unix) in something
like PHP or even C. Then pass any vars as arguments. I’m pretty sure PHP scripts
can be run from a command line.

Barry (11:39 AM) :
thats sloppy…

Barry (11:40 AM) :
so im fuct.

Bullines@Work (11:45 AM) :
If you don’t wanna do that, yeah, you’re fuct. Use a real language.

Barry (11:47 AM) :
well i ll just put headers to jump back and forth i guess

Bullines@Work (11:49 AM) :
Just make sure no HTML gets written before hand…flicker flicker.

Barry (12:50 AM) :
i got it…. Stef is forwarding requests to my web server anyway…so the only
ip that will be available is our public. Im using 2 headers….works like a
charm the script that executes executes so fast that you cant even see the ip
anyway. but it somehow does….its our public ip 🙂 good system

Bullines@Work (01:33 PM) :
Good system? No. Smoke and mirrors? Yes 🙂

Barry (03:01 PM) :
u see a parse error in this?

if (! $cnx){
        $txtDoc = fopen("eat.txt","a+");
        $fp = fwrite($txtDoc,"$firstName, $lastName, $email");
         fclose($txtDoc);
}

Bullines@Work (03:02 PM) :
Try this:

if (!$cnx)
{
   $txtDoc = fopen("eat.txt","a+");
   $fp = fwrite($txtDoc, $firstName, $lastName, $email);
   fclose($txtDoc);
}

Barry (03:03 PM) :
nope

Bullines@Work (03:04 PM) :
Ok, then try something like:

if (!$cnx)
{
   $txtDoc = fopen("eat.txt","a+");
   $txtDoc = fwrite($txtDoc, $firstName, $lastName, $email);
   fclose($txtDoc);
}

Bullines@Work (03:04 PM) :
Nevermind that one.

Bullines@Work (03:05 PM) :
Is eat.txt there…in the right dir?

Barry (03:05 PM) :
no the a+ para makes the file if not present

Bullines@Work (03:05 PM) :
True enough.

Bullines@Work (03:07 PM) :
What’s in $cnx?

Barry (03:07 PM) :
no cnx is fine….its my odbc connect…im getting a parse error on the fopen
line

Bullines@Work (03:08 PM) :
Try a full path.

Barry (03:09 PM) :
http://www.dreamcatchergames.com/sales/

Barry (03:09 PM) :
oh oh oh

Bullines@Work (03:11 PM) :
In other words:

if ($cnx != 0)
{
   $txtDoc = fopen("/thepath/tothefile/eat.txt","a+");
   $fp = fwrite($txtDoc, $firstName, $lastName, $email);
   fclose($txtDoc);
}

Barry (03:12 PM) :
i got it…but this is kinda funny…..how am i supposed to test if it doesnt
connect?

Bullines@Work (03:12 PM) :
You mean $cnx?

Barry (03:13 PM) :
ya this is in cast cnx doesn tconnect it dumps the data to a txt……btu i
cant test it…

Bullines@Work (03:13 PM) :
Check the snippet I sent above.

Barry (03:13 PM) :
if the dsn is changed or the db name it just dies…

Barry (03:13 PM) :
get what i mean?

Bullines@Work (03:15 PM) :
Right, look up, yo. Here, I’ll ammend it a little:

if ($cnx == 0)
{
   // it didn't connect...do some other shit instead
}
else
{
   // it did conenct...keep on truckin' or pull out the return
   // and test some more
   $txtDoc = fopen("/thepath/tothefile/eat.txt","a+");
   $fp = fwrite($txtDoc, $firstName, $lastName, $email);
   fclose($txtDoc);
}

Barry (03:16 PM) :
oh ok….

Bullines@Work (03:16 PM) :
You were already testin’, man…couldn’t ya tell? 😉

Barry (03:17 PM) :
but the script dies on the odbc connect. and cnx has to be defined before the
if statement

Bullines@Work (03:18 PM) :
A bigger catch-all would be this:

if ($cnx < = 0)
{
   // it didn't connect...do some other shit instead
}
else
{
   // it did conenct...keep on truckin' or pull out the return
   // and test some more
   $txtDoc = fopen("/thepath/tothefile/eat.txt","a+");
   $fp = fwrite($txtDoc, $firstName, $lastName, $email);
   fclose($txtDoc);
}

Should I just demand a pay cheque from your president? 😉

Bullines@Work (03:35 PM) :
Test to see what’s returned in $cnx, man. If it returns a value that’s <=
0, then you gots troubles on your end.

Barry (03:37 PM) :
no it werx great.

Barry (03:38 PM) :

< ?
 
$today = date("F j, Y, g:i a");
 
 
/* Connect to database  */
$cnx = odbc_connect ( 'accessTest','','');
 
 
/* if bad connection dump data to text file */
if ($cnx == 0)
{
 
   $txtDoc = fopen("$today.txt", "a+");
   $fp = fwrite($txtDoc,$firstName, $lastName, $email);
   fclose($txtDoc);
 
}else{
 
/* make var out of SQL cmd  */
$SQL_Exec_String = "Insert Into people (firstName, lastName, email)
                        Values ('$firstName', '$lastName', '$email')";
 
/* Execute sql comd  */
$cur= odbc_exec( $cnx, $SQL_Exec_String );
 
 
/* close db connection  */
odbc_close($cnx);
 
 
/* redirect user  */
header("Location: http://www.dreamcatchergames.com");
 
}
?>

Bullines@Work (03:38 PM) :
Better with the test for 0, eh?

Barry (03:38 PM) :
ya i think so.

Barry (03:39 PM) :
im still a little effed with php operators anyway

Bullines@Work (03:39 PM) :
Kewl. Another crisis averted 🙂

******** END COMMUNICATION ********

[SIGH] Nobody wants to send me to E3 or Paris 🙁

On an another note, when I haven’t been helping Dena keep our two kittens, Sundae
and Belle under control, I’ve been messing around in Microsoft Visual C++ with some OpenGL stuff. I’ll
post some samples when I develop a few decent ones.

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