gdgrana: (Cuba)
Finally dusted off my translator privilages here on LJ and got to work on a few simple strings. I hadn't realized how rusty I'd gotten; I had to refer to a dictionary a few times for some of the tricker words and concepts I don't get to practice that often; then again, the stuff that LJ abuse deals with isn't typical dinner-table fare in my family.

Hopefully I can get back to this regularly and eventually get my Spanish in tip-top shape.
gdgrana: (angry)
"Wow, Straxus* looks great! Nice tank mode, awesome robot mode... oh, but those ANKLES. Hrm, dunno if I'm gunna buy it now or not D:"

*called "Darkmount" on the toy because apparently Hasbro couldn't secure the trademark on Straxus.
gdgrana: (argh)
I feel REALLY stupid for asking this, as I'm sure the answer is right in front of me, but for the life of me I can't figure this out.

How do I properly code up nested arguments for an "if" statement?

Example: two variables "varA" and "varB" have been assigned their values. I want to check what those values are before acting on the rest of the script: specifically, "varA" should be some value "foo" AND "varB" should be neither "bar" or "baz".

Here's how I thought it should go:

if (varA == "foo") && ( (varB != "bar") || (varB != "baz") )
do something;

When I do this, though, it seems to ignore the "varB" stuff and only acts on all instances where "varA" is "foo". The problem must be in how I nest the "varB" conditions, since if I remove one of them and fix the parenthesis accordingly, it works for that value of "varB". I have no idea how to make it work for my needs, however.

Thanks for y'alls input.

EDIT: Figured it out. Boolean fail on my end >|


Nov. 6th, 2009 04:45 pm
gdgrana: (a bit off my rocker)

gdgrana: (angry)
Battery is once again discharging WHILE the computer is plugged into the AC adapter. And I can't replace it.

gdgrana: (Default)
So here's a meme, courtesy of [ profile] jennifer:

1. Anyone who looks at this entry has to post this meme and their current wallpaper. <--(but only if you really want to, obviously. XD)
2. Explain in five sentences on why you're using that wallpaper!
3. Don't change your wallpaper before doing this! The point is to see what you had on!

Large Image Ahead )

Meme time

Jun. 11th, 2009 10:03 am
gdgrana: (Default)
Feeling equally "fnaaar" as [ profile] jennifer, but for different reasons. I may update if I have time with real stuff later.

Meme-itude )


May. 26th, 2009 04:16 pm
gdgrana: (sokka the mechanist)

Make sure you click "Current Issue" and then "Cover Caption" :)
gdgrana: (sokka the mechanist)
If you or someone you love uses Reader, be warned that a security flaw has been detected in their implementation of Javascript:

Follow the directions in that e-mail to disable Javascript in Reader; until Adobe patches future releases, this is the only way to get around the flaw (aside from using another PDF reader, of course).


Mar. 23rd, 2009 09:59 pm
gdgrana: (argh)
gdgrana: (angry)
The story thus far (names removed...just in case):

Protecting your eyes from the wall of text since 2009 )

I'm willing to give them one more shot before looking to see what other courses need to be taken. My concern is that my initial screw-up will absolve them of all this mess AND I might still need to pay for the part that seems nebulous to everyone involved D:

So, yeah. Rage over...for now. Need to look at slides.
gdgrana: (argh)
First, it was an issue with the battery on my Toshiba Satellite (A105 series) not charging. As in at all. That sucked.

The new battery charged, but when unplugged, it would linger at 100% for 5-15 minutes, then bust out with "You are at a critical battery level. Please save yo-" *zwip* Fantastico, but at least I can have a temporary charge while moving my computer around.

NOW, the computer is randomly deciding when it wants to draw power from the electrical outlet; at random times the connection to the AC adapter will cut out, depending on how the computer is positioned. This can either be an issue with the adapter itself or with the port it plugs into on the computer. I have no idea how to diagnose this without dropping the ~$100 I don't have on another adapter to test things -_-

Anyone know what I might be able to do relatively cheaply to try and pinpoint the issue(s)? I'm not opposed to cracking open the machine as it's past warranty already.
gdgrana: (sokka speechless)
How many of you knew that having two spaces after a full stop is technically incorrect?

I didn't, and shame on you for never correcting me. Even never having read my sentences is a poor excuse.

(My God, this is going to be a hard habit to break D:)
gdgrana: (Default)

So yes, my fellow NEers, get ready for another fun-filled end-of-the-week snow shower. Huzzah D:

Also, I need a Lavos icon :/
gdgrana: (Default)
I'm having difficulty which pairing I currently like more:

Usagi/Mamoru (Sailor Moon): probably my first OTP;
Rogue/Gambit (X-Men): I've not read many of the X-Books in a LONG time, but I know these two have had it quite rough over the years, and there's something about that that's endearing, especially since they always end up back in each others' arms.

So, yeah. Mind the random clogging of your f-lists, just thought I'd let my fingers write on their own for a bit ^^;


Nov. 23rd, 2008 11:23 am
gdgrana: (Cuba)

Best way to start the morning food-wise :D
gdgrana: (argh)
It saddens me that I'm not as computer savvy as I believed, and that I could pick this stuff up with just minimal instruction >| Nevertheless, I put this out there in the hopes that a Good Samaritan will come to my assistance.

Here's the dealy: I've got a fileserver at home that I'd like to see outside the network. All computers at home are behind a router, so obviously that has to come into play.

Server: Ubuntu 8.10 Server Edition, running LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP, though I believe for now the "LA" portion is what's important; correct me if I'm wrong)
Router: Westell Versalink, but I have access to forwarding rules on it.

What I'd like to do: be able to see the shared files on the server from outside the network. Now, since I figured port 80 (HTTP) is blocked by Verizon, I opened another port and configured apache appropriately. I can even see that the new port is open on the server (nmap 192.168.x.x -p Y, where Y is the new port), but I still cannot see the server if I type in the router address.

Halp? Thanks a bunch.

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