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Posts made on Tuesday, September 13th, 2005

Undoing locked workspaces in WSAD 5.1

Posted by Chris Jones
On September 13th, 2005 at 15:20

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At work, one of my co-workers accidentally set his WebSphere Studio installation to use a default workspace. WSAD stores this value in the registry, under the hive:

My Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\IBM\Websphere Studio\Workspace

Change wsappdev510 to the path of the default workspace. (This can be overridden and changed when you start WSAD.) Set wsappdev510_status to Enable to allow the user to choose (and/or lock) a different workspace on startup, Disable to lock the user into a single workspace.

We use multiple workspaces to support multiple ClearCase views.

In Eclipse 3.1, you can also set a workspace path as the default. To change this, open the configuration settings file, found at eclipse\configuration\.settings. Change the SHOW_WORKSPACE_SELECTION_DIALOG preference to true to display the workspace dialog on startup.

Patch day times two

Posted by Chris Jones
On September 13th, 2005 at 13:08

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My wife reports that Warcraft is slouching its way to a 1.7.0 patch (all my mods are going to break). DAOC is being patched as well (but should be up by the time of this posting). And that she’s not going to play Guild Wars today.

It looks like I didn’t get a Master Fisherman in time to participate in the WoW fishing contest. 🙂 I think my highest has, um, 16 or 20 points. My wife is looking forward to the Hunter respec, having tested it on the US PvE Test server and finding the changes revitalized her Hunters.

I’m going to miss using Power Word: Shield on my priest to jump from the zepplins.


Update 2:
I can’t get WoW’s patcher to respond in a timely manner. I’m downloading my copy of the patch from Allakhazam.

What were you thinking, Mythic?

Posted by Chris Jones
On September 13th, 2005 at 12:36

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We played DAOC last night for the first time in months–long enough that there were some unwelcome changes waiting for us. Some of the few, good things were like the Hunters getting Evade 3, and being able to purchase single-line respecs.

Wasting time in the housing zone
To pay for the needed respecs, we ventured into Darkness Falls to farm seals for trinketing (always a good way to waste a perfectly good evening). 30 minutes netted one and a half plat, which took nearly two hours to turn into cash–remind me how standing at the forge, watching a green bar crawl across a dialog is fun, please. Crafting in DAOC, although richly detailed and well considered has always been an exercise in patience, and has resulted in me watching our entire DVD collection twice, with weaponcrafting still in the low 800s.