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mh wrote:If "do some stuff" modifies the value of $foo I reckon
Nope, it just checks some options and if they're absent bails out to a "You do not have permission" page.

I reckon the inner if statement must have been written first and then wrapped in the outer one without them realising they'd tested for $foo twice.

The bizarre thing is that the code works as expected. And there's the else-block sitting there all crying and lonely because no-one ever calls.
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Well you know what they say about working code. Stick a comment on it and move on. ;)
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It was basically a case of "I want to copy functionality from place A to place B. Let's have a look at the code for place A."

*discovers that mess*

"OK, I'll write it myself."
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got the kit from http://www.pvelectronics.co.uk and I'm quite satisfied that the clock is up and running after a few hours of soldering the stuff together :lol: I haven't finished the case yet that's why the PCB is exposed.
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DocSommer wrote: got the kit from http://www.pvelectronics.co.uk and I'm quite satisfied that the clock is up and running after a few hours
Gorgeous! Thanks for the link... need to have one of those.
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OMG, that's beautiful. Want!!! ;D :notworthy:
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LOL - yeah I shared the same feeling after discovering some nixie-clock vids on youtube^^

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The dealer seems to be a nice chap and if you like to get some informations about the kit you can read the assembly/instruction manual here:

http://www.pvelectronics.co.uk/kits/qtc/qtc_v6.pdf

The tubes are a bit too pricey there - got them via ebay.
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been playing with this:

Sublime Text text editor
http://www.sublimetext.com

nice, lightweight code editor. cross platform and very configurable. neat code detection & completion too.
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Quiff Boy wrote:been playing with this:

Sublime Text text editor
http://www.sublimetext.com

nice, lightweight code editor. cross platform and very configurable. neat code detection & completion too.
Not bad but can it do M-X butterfly?
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markfiend wrote:
Quiff Boy wrote:been playing with this:

Sublime Text text editor
http://www.sublimetext.com

nice, lightweight code editor. cross platform and very configurable. neat code detection & completion too.
Not bad but can it do M-X butterfly?
:lol: :lol: :notworthy:
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Sublime Text text editor
http://www.sublimetext.com

nice, lightweight code editor. cross platform and very configurable. neat code detection & completion too.

sweet - I've been using notepad++ so far but this looks very nice (59USD for a license is quite a lot though).
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markfiend wrote:Not bad but can it do M-X butterfly?
M-x all-hail-emacs :lol:
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DocSommer wrote:sweet - I've been using notepad++ so far but this looks very nice (59USD for a license is quite a lot though).
Get emacs. It's free.
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DocSommer wrote:Image

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got the kit from http://www.pvelectronics.co.uk and I'm quite satisfied that the clock is up and running after a few hours of soldering the stuff together :lol: I haven't finished the case yet that's why the PCB is exposed.
Oh wow, that looks great ... ;D :notworthy: ... does it change the colours as well? ... :eek: ...
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yep - you can either program fixed colours for every hour of the day or select some kind of randomized colour change mode in different speeds - unfortunately there's no tiny smoke machine installed :lol:
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DocSommer wrote:yep - you can either program fixed colours for every hour of the day or select some kind of randomized colour change mode in different speeds - unfortunately there's no tiny smoke machine installed :lol:
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DocSommer wrote:sweet - I've been using notepad++ so far but this looks very nice (59USD for a license is quite a lot though).
Get emacs. It's free.
notepad++ is free as well - but I might check it out. I don't really do uber-fancy stuff with these editors - just some basic webstuff editing.
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Yep, notepad++ is a good one, it's true. If all you're doing is a bit of editing emacs is probably using a sledgehammer to crack a nut, as the saying goes. 8)
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Got my work PC set up all nice and shiny with a fresh install of Arch Linux.

I still have a few wrinkles to iron out but I now have a boot-time under 30 seconds (and that includes the time it takes to type my password...)
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2TB Seagate external hard drive set up. Now I just need to get into the habit of backing stuff up.

I bought one of these for a friend who uses Windows Vista and it took several restarts to set up. Bought one for myself, plugged it into my Linux (Kubuntu) box and it worked immediately - no restart necessary, no configuration, just automatically detected & working. We seem to have reached an age where Linux does plug-and-play better than Windows.
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lazarus corporation wrote:We seem to have reached an age where Linux does plug-and-play better than Windows.
I thought we reached that age at least 5 years ago!
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markfiend wrote:
lazarus corporation wrote:We seem to have reached an age where Linux does plug-and-play better than Windows.
I thought we reached that age at least 5 years ago!
You're mixing up with Mac I think ;D

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Izzy HaveMercy wrote:
markfiend wrote:
lazarus corporation wrote:We seem to have reached an age where Linux does plug-and-play better than Windows.
I thought we reached that age at least 5 years ago!
You're mixing up with Mac I think ;D

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I bought one of these for a friend who uses Windows Vista and it took several restarts to set up.
I've seen many trouble with vista but not recognizing mass storage devices is new to me - lucky I skipped that OS

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...guess I'll pass the next one, too :lol:
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Linux and MacOSX can plug&pray USB mass storage devices just fine for at least 10 years. The problems start when you want to exchange data between those, and have to resort to a DOS filesystem....
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DocSommer wrote:
I bought one of these for a friend who uses Windows Vista and it took several restarts to set up.
I've seen many trouble with vista but not recognizing mass storage devices is new to me - lucky I skipped that OS

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...guess I'll pass the next one, too :lol:
Missed out Windows 2000
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