Friday, December 14, 2007

That is a new one Quincy!!

As any sensible person, I have a firewall running and up-to-date. And of course, the firewall logs all the activity. Obviously, most of the hacking attempts try to remain obscure and anonymous.

The attempts are from everywhere. But today there was the first ever attack that instead of leaving an ip address that is hard to trace, it left a url. An internet marketing firm to be more precise.

I do not know if they are trying to advertise this way or somebody took over one of their boxes. But it was funny to see such a thing...

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Thursday, December 13, 2007

.Nest My Private Arrays

Despite the hardware troubles we have been able to make some progress.

It is still a little bit unstable but we can dynamically define a series of nested arrays (arrays of arrays) of type A, and set the values of any private member.

And everything takes 3 clicks and 4 keystrokes. Try that with other solutions :-}

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Monday, December 10, 2007

Stop!!

This is a not so good progress report. The development laptop batteries are not charding and the converter is not working :-}

I guess Dell will get another support call from around here.

Other than that, adding support for collections and modifying generics compilation is coming along well.

Time to wait...

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Monday, December 03, 2007

Time Report...

Still working on how out/ref parameters are handled. We have been able to reduce the size of the execution engine by a good chunk. The goal was to make it small enough for the Compact Framework/J2ME.

But this means that the parameter processing needs some massaging. Out, ref, params can lead to some more spaghetti code than really needed.

Stuck here before fleshing out the widget handling logic (GUI testing engine)...

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