Category Archives: Hardware

Bad Capacitors

The monitor I use for my dev machine (a 52″ LCD Samsung T.V. LOL) started acting up the other day.  It wouldn’t turn on, the standby relay just kept clicking.  I can’t let this get in the way of development!  … Continue reading

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Bounding Volumes, Server Hardware, etc.

I’ve been working on a glitch in the engine that caused the root level bounding volume not to be created, if the node didn’t have any vertices.  When merging the bounding volumes in a hierarchy, the top-level node should represent … Continue reading

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Booting Up The Old Hard Drives

Finally have everything updated and running in 64-bit.  I ran into some rather interesting scenarios where what worked in 32-bit, didn’t fly at all in 64-bit.  Anyway, it’s too hard and boring to explain here (lol).  The good thing is, all of the … Continue reading

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Database Server

The database server (SQL Server 2016 SP1 Express) is on newer hardware, and back up and running again!  All of the databases were successfully restored.  It amazes me how many technologies that have to come back together to make all of … Continue reading

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Current Status

The web server is obviously back up now. It’s been upgraded to Fedora 25 Linux with the latest Apache.  The Gatekeeper server is back up as well.  I’m currently working on bringing the Team Foundation Server source code repository back up.  The hardware is … Continue reading

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TFS Drive Failure

My Team Foundation Server suffered a hard drive failure recently!  I hope to get the system back up and running again soon.  I need it in order to resume development on the engine.

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Team Foundation Server – Up & Running

The new server hardware is up and running now.  It’s a Pentium dual-core system with 2GB of RAM.  This box will be used as the new source code repository.  It’s running Team Foundation Server 2010.  I used to use the database server to … Continue reading

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Upgraded to Fedora 13

I finished upgrading the operating system on the web server/gatekeeper server today.  I installed a fresh copy of Fedora 13 Linux.  Everything seems to be working fine so far.

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New Server Hardware

I have the entire source code tree upgraded to Visual Studio 2010. However, I’m still using Visual Source Safe 2005 for my source control. I’m in the process of building a new dual-core server that is powerful enough to run … Continue reading

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Team Foundation Server

I’m in the process of upgrading the source control (version/revision tracking) for the Orion Engine source code.  I’m moving from an ancient Visual Source Safe 2005 database to Team Foundation Server 2010.  I need to upgrade the memory in the server, before it will let me configure … Continue reading

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