August 30th, 2013



node.js is working funky on my work machine.

For whatever reason, jake’s jake.mkdirP which resolves to utilities.mkdirP which ultimately splits a path and calls fs.mkdirSync(currPath, mode || 0755); is not creating directories.


Rather, it’s creating a single file at the drive-root.




I’ve run this before, but only on my home machine.

Both are windows7, only work has UAC turned on.


Same drive as shell prompt or cross-drive, doesn’t make a difference (I remember running into this as an issue for _something_. Vanilla node fs?).

Running shell as Administrator doesn’t make a difference.

Reducing the path to a single directory doesn’t make a difference.






UPDATE @ 10:30pm: confirmed that jake.mkdirP(path) does work on my home machine. aaaargh. Is it a UAC thing?


UPDATE @ 2013.09.03: it does work on my work machine. The trick is that jake/utilities did not want to create directories from the root of my c: drive. Not that I got any coherent errors out of it. But switching to the d: drive got it to work. The mental disconnect came in that I was writing to the c: and d: drives at home, and thought that I had tried both of them at work. So it goes.

June 24th, 2013

Blogging has still not been my top-priority this past month. I’ve got a few things in the pipeline, though….

So, what have I been doing since, and in light of, my last DOING updates?

  • My new project, a Pmwiki-Trello plugin is looking good, to me.
  • work on the Pmwiki-Bootstrap-Skin has slowed, but gotten some core-features closer to a state I wanted.
    • Want to get the skin into a shape where I can use it for my “vanity” site rework.
    • Possibly, I should finalize the rework FIRST, then look at using the skin.
    • Since neither the site nor rework currently use a CMS.
  • My study of node.js is limping along.
    • Looking into jake – j(avascript m)ake.
    • Which is half the reason I want to use node in the first place – using tools match my code.
  • I am using org-mode for my daily journaling, personal, and freelance.
  • Trying to keep up some activity on the EmacsWiki and PmWiki.
    • Tweaking wiki-notes is a (minor) contribution to a project.
    • This should be part of my thoughts on wiki(s)
  • Day-job remains! I enjoy it, and the company is doing well. We just had our summer picnic on Friday.
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