Tag Archives: IP

Gravatar,New Protocol From Scratch, etc

Just realized today that you need an e-mail to be registered with gravatar before you can use their image generator. I thought they generated images for any hash, I was even wondering what was their business model, 🙂
After I discovered you need to tell them an e-mail visited your website or had his avatar requested I went “Ah… I see what you are doing there”, hahaha

I sort of did a quick fix, images are now a background with the color modified by your md5 hash. I plan on doing cooler stuff latter regarding the avatar(it will be animated)

But… before all that, my plan of using plain Internet Protocol(no UDP/TCP) may be a little far fetched after all.
Msg id(that is re-hashed every msg to show continuity)
Acknowledgement of messages.
Broadcasting(I heard UDP could do that, but I don’t think they mean sending to users of an specific program)
Requesting more nodes(this one doesn’t come free with TCP/UDP)
Giving said nodes(same as above)


And I am actually taking shortcuts wherever possible. HTML instead of canvas drawing; leaving authentication for later; leaving cool avatars for later.

The peer to peer protocol and search is all that I’ll do before releasing the first public version.



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Possible bugs in Visual Studio 2010 and Wordpress

On wordpress first:
I get followers and likes even though I have no views during the day and block viewers from reading the whole text on “reader”

On visual studio:
If one creates a raw socket, it doesn’t receive data from tcp/udp requests(neither from visual studio nor firefox)
If you create a non-blocking udp server, and try to modify a control without invoke the program simply closes without raising errors(It didn’t happen with the asynchronous tcp server I built yesterday)
About raw sockets again, it says on the tooltip that you need to create your own ip header, in practice it sends the header by itself.

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