March 14th, 2001

  • vorpal

The Other Mac OS X client

Hey all,

I haven't posted here before, so allow me to briefly introduce myself. I'm Marc, the author of PhLJ, the QNX LiveJournal client, MLJ, the Motif LiveJournal client (I needed the Motif practice), and now I'm working on a LJ client for Mac OS X, named Laughing-gas Junkie. I released v1.0 a couple weeks ago or so, and have since found a few bugs (icon issues, proxy issues, version info stopped working mysteriously) but it is working quite well.

You can check it out at the LgJ webpage:
Laughing-gas Junkie

I'm posting this entry from LgJ right now ;p.

There are some screenshots, and a binary download (sourcecode coming soon).

Any feedback, comments, etc... are much appreciated!
  • Current Music
    new radicals - you get what you give

Fuck ASL!

ASL now tells me that the system (stan) is not defective and it's just the memory test that's not working.... they said it passed their other stress tests and so it's fine. (this is the stupid foreign guy talking). He said if they disable the cache from the BIOS then the test that was failing works fine.

That's their solution!?!?


I told them it is a problem because the operating system was locking up every half hour, where the other identical machine has been running fine for months.

"So you want me to delete this Free whatever and install Leenux?" No, you asshole, I want you to put in a new goddamn motherboard and send it back to us!

I have to go take my final shortly here and I don't have time to deal with this incompetent non-English-speakin' dumbshit.

Mark, or somebody, everybody, can you call him and bitch him the hell out? I want our fucking money back, or I want a new system rushed out to us today. I'm sick of dealing with them. I diagnosed the fucking problem for a few days so they wouldn't have to, but they're still fucking clueless.


I won't be back until 4:30. Keep me updated.
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    angry angry

ASL Progress

Vu is indeed a stud.

Not only are they sending us Stan upgraded with a Serverworks motherboard (this model instead of this model), but they're also going to upgrade Kyle for us, so we don't run into the same problem with that one. They said the motherboard in those machines isn't up to "the load we're putting on them". Which seems silly, since it's a server, and all a server needs to do is sit there and be on all day and all night. Why would they sell them in the first place? It sounds like they're having problems with the motherboard manufacturer... their "director" confirmed it was a problem with the motherboard, and the manufacturer wasn't working with them fast enough on the problem.

Now the only thing that bugs me is that we've wasted a ton of time, stress, and have to pay $50 per server for shipping.

Grrr. But I'm done with finals, so I'm not as pissed as I was this morning.

Cartman's new hardware should be here soon, then the db server will fly.