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Name Eddie C. Dost
Email Address ecd@brainaid.de
Website URLhttp://sol.brainaid.de
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The sea is lovely, dark, and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to sail before I sleep, And miles to sail before I sleep.
  • Re: RIP Yachtyakka - Steve Alloway
    Board » In memoriam
    Yakka, friend, man,

    my dearest wishes from on bord DYNE GER 3536.

    I once provide pre race weather to you and fellows on Outrageous and you had the "perfect storm" on your way back...

    You are so full of sailing spirit, I learned so much from you.

    We shared so many a night.

    You knew how to party, and Mount Gay was one of your favourite rums. We had some on board and poured a bit for your into the big blue. The great amaze came from the photo plancton giving a big, and it was really big, big big explosion of sparcles to the rum. What a never before experienced joy.

    The ocean seems to still remember you, Yakka.

    You must be closer to here, now you are below sea level over in NZL...

    All my love and thoughts to you and your family.

    This is brainaid, from abord SY DYNE, http://dyne.hamburg.

    Farewell, my friend.
    _/)_/)_/)
    The sea is lovely, dark, and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to sail before I sleep, And miles to sail before I sleep.
  • Off Topic: Search for a space for an X-79
    Board » General Discussion
    Dear fellow SOLers,

    it is very clear to me this is off topic, but I need to try any opportunity...

    I urgently need a place to store an X-79 for the next few month/years on a trailer. The place needs to have a 3m wide door and must have a door height of 3.3m, 3.6m preferred, the latter fits mast on boat on trailer.

    All this should be somewhere near 4800 Verviers in Belgium, I don't care whether this is in Netherland or Germany or Belgium.

    As I do not use facebook (and do not want to), I'd like to ask you to share this request with your friends and please inform me if you hear anything.

    Thanks for all in advance.

    You can reach me through here, or via my website sol.brainaid.de.

    Good winds,
    Eddie
    _/)_/)_/)
    The sea is lovely, dark, and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to sail before I sleep, And miles to sail before I sleep.
  • Re: Shortened WX Downloads from Brainaids Site Update
    Board » Technical Support
    The problem was due to my bad PHP coding, which led to the limit of one megabyte.

    This is fixed now and should work again for the larger weather files.

    I hope this helps,
    Eddie
    _/)_/)_/)
    The sea is lovely, dark, and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to sail before I sleep, And miles to sail before I sleep.
  • Gothenburg 28.Aug.2015
    Board » General Discussion
    Dear Sirs,

    it has been a long time racing for me here, and many new people might not know me.

    Anyway, I am looking for a berth for a 43ft yacht close to Gothenburg (SWE) during the weekend 28. Aug - 31. Aug.

    You'll all know why ;)

    The yacht is at home there, she's a Dynamic 43, named DYNE, nordic breed as our X-79 matchbox before.

    Any hints are greatly appreciated. And we do have a great selection of highland single malts (mainly Islay) on board.

    Cheers,
    Eddie (brainaid)

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    The sea is lovely, dark, and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to sail before I sleep, And miles to sail before I sleep.
  • Re: QtVlm router and Brainaid's NMEA proxy
    Board » Technical Support
    Hi all,

    I have fixed a problem with Cookie management inside the NMEAproxy, this should work with Java 7 now. You will still get a warning about unknown publisher, as I do not have an officially signed certificate...

    Please re-test with Java 7 and report your success or failure. Thanks a lot!

    Cheers,
    Eddie
    _/)_/)_/)
    The sea is lovely, dark, and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to sail before I sleep, And miles to sail before I sleep.
  • Re: New York to San Francisco Record Attempt
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Races
    I renamed the file to boat_xxx.csv to be handled more easily by QtVlm.

    Cheers,
    Eddie
    _/)_/)_/)
    The sea is lovely, dark, and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to sail before I sleep, And miles to sail before I sleep.
  • Re: New York to San Francisco Record Attempt
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Races
    I have added QtVlm polar downloads to my sailonline toolbox, please test and tell me whether this works with QtVlm.

    If the downloaded files are good for QtVlm, please spread the word to others.

    Thanks!

    Cheers,
    Eddie

    P.S. The toolbox is at http://sol.brainaid.de/sailonline/toolbox

    --- Last Edited by Eddie C. Dost at 2013-03-30 13:31:49 ---
    _/)_/)_/)
    The sea is lovely, dark, and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to sail before I sleep, And miles to sail before I sleep.
  • Re: Brainaid NMEA Java app
    Board » Technical Support
    There is a problem in the javaws.exe distributed with Java 7.

    I found a detailed description here.

    The problem is with the URL inside the .jnlp file, this contains something like "?boat=12345&race=123" which is needed to pass these values to the NMEAproxy. But this part of the URL makes the javaws.exe program crash.

    The link above explains this in detail and the recommendation is to install Java 6 update 35 or higher, as there are many exploits (things that make your computer very vulnerable) inside Java 7 anyway...

    I have added a link to the Java 6 download page to sailonline/toolbox.

    I hope this helps,
    Eddie

    --- Last Edited by Eddie C. Dost at 2012-09-13 08:56:38 ---
    _/)_/)_/)
    The sea is lovely, dark, and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to sail before I sleep, And miles to sail before I sleep.
  • Re: Brainaid NMEA Java app
    Board » Technical Support
    I have tried to force using Java 6 by changing the launcher file.

    Could you please try what happens now? - Thanks a lot!

    On Linux, I see no problems with Java 7.07, this makes it difficult for me to debug this issue...
    _/)_/)_/)
    The sea is lovely, dark, and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to sail before I sleep, And miles to sail before I sleep.
  • Re: Brainaid NMEA Java app
    Board » Technical Support
    Sorry guys, but I have no idea so far, except that for some reason Windows >= 7 and newer Java are not supported...

    I will poke around the problem, but as I do not use Windows at all this will happen in the background at low priority unless I get help by someone with Java programming and Windows >= 7 experience.

    Sorry for the inconvenience.
    _/)_/)_/)
    The sea is lovely, dark, and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to sail before I sleep, And miles to sail before I sleep.

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