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Showing posts from March, 2018

MetaTrader is Utter Garbage

Zero confidence in its Strategy TesterI have over a year of experience programing in the MQL4/MQL5 languages, I have worked through many quirks and gotchas and amassed a considerable local code repository - so I am qualified to make such a bold statement.Today I am just throwing in a towel. My lack of confidence in its ability to simulate trades is now absolute ZERO and casts serious doubts onto previous results.The picture below is of a custom symbol, left is the data Strategy Tester, right is normal chart history, both of them have a signal attached. You can clearly see the Strategy Tester chart is different and missing bars and so of course the signal activates differently. I've discovered this issue when I tested my multi symbol expert on Symbol A and then on Symbol B and found the sum net profit and orders placed to be different than when I tested the same expert on Symbol A and Symbol B at same time. If you are considering MetaTrader as a trading platform that you can grow wi…

Nantucket World Sailing Map

Fresh Game Sailing Reference MapPlaying the enjoyable Nantucket sailing game set in a world of Moby Dick, however it has one flaw: while you are in a port dock you can not see the sailing world map, there is no keyboard shortcut for it as far as I can tell. To me this is an issue, for example when you are trying to reference locations of job quests.To solve this I have crated an image of the world just at the start of a new game which I have loaded on my second monitor.Right click the above image and choose 'Open Image in new tab' or 'Save image as'. And as always if you have found this useful please feel free to comment or follow me @danielsokolow.

No remote audio when connecting to Windows 2008 Server

Error: Windows Media Player cannot play the file because there is a problem with your sound deviceThe Internet was not helpful in regards to this; this post did not work for me. But after further digging myself I was able to determine that the issue is due to a 'Allow audio and video playback redirection' default policy being disabled on a server environment, the fix is to enable it. Open start menu and search for 'Edit group policy' and navigate to 'Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Remote Desktop Services > Remote Desktop Session Host > Device and Resources' and enable 'Allow audio and video playback redirection'. If this has helped you feel free to comment or follow me