DiscussionatorOopsy daisy! Discussionator went like, Alzheimer!
      – BorgClown, 2008-10-02 at 20:05:16   (20 comments)

On 2008-10-02 at 20:25:02, Lee J Haywood wrote...
Looks like the default settings got changed on the server - I've had to change all the code to account for it. Should be okay now.
On 2008-10-02 at 20:50:08, BorgClown wrote...
Excuse me sir, but if these incidents keep repeating, I'll have to take my business elsewhere. I can't afford to lose money every time your "service" thingamajigs hiccup.
On 2008-10-02 at 21:01:39, BorgClown wrote...
@Lee J Haywood: I was wondering: How long did it take yo to learn PHP? I've heard that self-learning takes about three times the effort compared to taking a course with an good teacher.
On 2008-10-02 at 21:09:35, Lee J Haywood wrote...
According to the history page, I started learning PHP on 30 June 2008. I don't think you actually have to learn anything - as with any language, you just have to have the motivation to apply your knowledge of existing languages. PHP took no time at all to figure out, it's just a case of going back over stuff you've written each time you realise a better way to do something fundamental.
On 2008-10-02 at 21:18:07, BorgClown wrote...
Ah, but each language has its own best practices. Even if you are an experienced developer, you gotta learn those beside the language's syntax.
On 2008-10-02 at 21:21:31, Lee J Haywood wrote...
One problem with PHP is that the default server settings affect things a lot. If warnings are suddenly switched on, which happened earlier, the AJAX totally breaks because the warnings go back instead of the XML you were expecting. Or the users see messages they shouldn't.
On 2008-10-02 at 21:25:15, BorgClown wrote...
My question was unrelated to DNr's hiccup. I asked because I think it's impressive that you managed to put up such a secure and featureful site as your first PHP project.
On 2008-10-02 at 21:37:06, Lee J Haywood wrote...
I didn't have any interest in PHP before, but it really is very easy to pick up. If you're going to get someone to give you site hosting, you're pretty limited in what you can learn - it's got to be Perl, ASP or PHP for most of them.
On 2008-10-02 at 22:08:39, Lee J Haywood wrote...
For PHP you just search http://www.php.net/ (or use Google, which takes you there anyway) for everything you need to know.
On 2008-10-02 at 23:11:50, BorgClown wrote...
That's the advantage of well documented open source. For me, is http://docs.python.org I have used the MSDN resources before, kinda PITA.
On 2009-02-15 at 16:03:54, Lee J Haywood wrote...
Perhaps you noticed that Discussionator was offline for quite some time yesterday. All the files were truncated/missing early on, and I raised a support ticket. It turned out to be a drive fault affecting many sites, and took hours for them to restore from backup (just the pages/code, not the database AFAIK). The file system was read-only during the full restore, causing an error to appear for most of the day even though DNR itself was restored. http://status.easyspace.com
On 2009-02-15 at 17:48:26, Thelevellers wrote...
I wondered what was up...
On 2009-02-19 at 05:33:19, BorgClown wrote...
Best tech-support topic ever, y'all gotta reckon!
On 2009-10-01 at 16:46:26, Lee J Haywood wrote...
Sorry for the extensive downtime today - I corrupted the database, so had to get the backup and manually re-insert all the comments you created since the backup was taken.
On 2009-10-01 at 20:32:43, BorgClown wrote...
I'm expecting my $0.00 back.
On 2009-10-01 at 22:16:19, Lee J Haywood wrote...
@BorgClown: That's nullified by the administration fee to cover the time spent fixing the problem.
On 2009-10-02 at 04:04:42, BorgClown wrote...
I think all the users can share the bill.
On 2009-10-02 at 09:13:12, Lee J Haywood wrote...
@BorgClown: I'd have to find them first (and identify them).
On 2009-10-03 at 03:50:20, BorgClown wrote...
Oh, shod it! I wanted to play with the concept of a division by zero, but it would seem forced now. I'm not paying.
On 2009-10-03 at 09:34:19, Lee J Haywood wrote...
@BorgClown: That's okay, I've forgotten how to cut off your access anyway.