Win2K3 sp1 upgrade

Just spent this afternoon trying to fix a server that threw up “Service Unavailable” errors on every website after installing Windows 2003 sp1. Just in case it helps someone else tear their hair out less, I suspect the problem is due to the ISAPI filter, ISAPI_Rewrite. According to this Helicon thread others have had the same issues. Basically I had to resort to uninstalling the service pack for now.

I’ll update if I manage to get it installed and ISAPI_Rewrite working with it.


VBScript Sleep

I’ve just had a requirement for a sleep command in ASP, apparently there isn’t one (not that I can find). There is a Wscript.Sleep for command line VBS’s but nothing in ASP.

So, I’ve written a really quick simple one that some might find useful –

Sub Sleep(intSecs)
Dim dtStart, boolDone
dtStart = now()
boolDone = False
While Not boolDone
If DateDiff("s",dtStart,now()) >= cint(intSecs) Then
boolDone = True
End If
End Sub

Update: As noted in the comments, this really *shouldn’t* be used as it pins your CPU. If you must use it, please be aware of what it’s doing.

A New Corp in EvE

Adam and I both play Eve and he has offered me the opportunity to make a proposal on his BLOG so here goes…


I want to start a corp that does a couple of things…

1) Makes Money; the backbone of any corp
2) Fights Piracy! I hate them, you hate them, Lets get ’em!
3) Offers Support to other Corps FOR FREE collecting donations when we help. A charitable merc corp.
4) Control a sector of space open to all players except pirates

To do this the corp would need a sizable member count split into seperate divisions:

1) Management Division; Communications. Maintaining corp website and Forum. Setting weekly goals and organising events.
2) Fighter Division. Does exacly what is says on the tin!
3) Logistics Division; Covert-Ops, Mining, POS Management, Hauling and Blockade Running
4) Production Division; Researching BPO’s and Building products for corp members and to be sold.

The corp will buy mins from players at 75% of current market value, enabling you to make money while providing the corp with profit to support you.

Other payout will be made to players on achieving goals. For Example: Mission to mine 150 ice for the POS given to Logistics Division and a reward of 5 Million isk split between all involved parties. Players post in Forum what contribution they made to the mission, signed off my Managers and isk distributed fairly.

The main objective is to have fun and I want the corp to provide something for everyone while working towards the same target. There will be battle tournaments, combat training and lots of support for new players in the form of ships, skills and training.

Co-ordination is the key
I got fed up of my old corp due to very little interaction with other players. This corps website will contain a monthly timetable so players can see whats happening when and tell others when they are available to help out.

Let me know your thoughts.