Bit of spot eh gov?
Posted on September 18th, 2010
Yesterday and today were pretty much the same. I didn't make a post last night because I was having trouble completing a sentence. Tonight I'm still awake enough to post, but hit an unexpected problem.

Yesterday saw some thunderstorms roll by. During them I just read a bit; they didn't last very long and it was almost pointless to have the computers off.

I tried EQII during a dry spell yesterday. It doesn't seem to like to run; I got sound but just a black screen. Figures. I also tried Puzzle Pirates, which I may re-attempt at a later date. At the moment though I wasn't particularly impressed with what I saw; the games were awkward and I didn't see any of the community that the game was supposed to have. Of course, late last night I realized that I'd only looked at the tutorial and never the actual world.

The main activity for the past two days was a custom encryption algorithm. All in all, it seems to be quite effective and nice. The problem is that I've discovered that with a little know how you can view the code that does the encryption. Thus it's rendered useless from the get-go.

This ability to view the raw code is not something I expected and basically means I'll have to rethink most of the project from the ground up. There's no security in the current system; it's effectively having your door locked but leaving the key in the tumbler.

For an equally unexpected and bizarre venture, see today's link of the day.
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