There better not be anything scary cryptic written in here—I will scream... so... loud.

Monday, June 25

Blog

Tagged And Released

Wickedpinto tagged me:
Each person starts with 7 random facts/habits about themselves. People who are tagged need to then report this on their own blog with their 7 things as well as these rules. They then need to tag 7 others and list their names on their blog. They are also asked to leave a comment for each of the tagged, letting them know they have been tagged and to read the blog.
Well, okay then:
  1. I have broken every major bone in my body, with two exceptions.
  2. My favourite sport is parasailing.  I do this every Sunday without fail, except when I am actually in traction. (See 1.)
  3. I own a 6-foot teddy bear named Inigo Montoya.
  4. I once ate an entire Thanksgiving turkey without gravy.
  5. I am a tetraploid mutant, having 92 chromosomes.  I also have two livers.
  6. Despite that, I am unable to metabolize alcohol.  Any alcohol I consume remains permanently in my system, like dioxins do for other people.
  7. When asked to provide random facts about myself, I invariably lie.

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Saturday, June 23

Cool

Now That

Is going to piss people off.

(Via Tim Blair himself.)

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Wednesday, June 20

Blog

New Design

I've been working with our graphic designer on a new template design for mee.nu, and this is an example I've worked up:

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more...

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Sunday, June 17

World

There Is Something In What You Say

Matt Taibbi:
Anyone who’s ever been to a lefty political meeting knows the deal – the problem is the “spirit of inclusiveness” stretched to the limits of absurdity. The post-sixties dogma that everyone’s viewpoint is legitimate, everyone‘s choice about anything (lifestyle, gender, ethnicity, even class) is valid, that’s now so totally ingrained that at every single meeting, every time some yutz gets up and starts rambling about anything, no matter how ridiculous, no one ever tells him to shut the fuck up. Next thing you know, you’ve got guys on stilts wearing mime makeup and Cat-in-the-Hat striped top-hats leading a half-million people at an anti-war rally. Why is that guy there? Because no one told him that war is a matter of life and death and that he should leave his fucking stilts at home.
(via Tim Blair)

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Saturday, June 16

Geek

Whosoever

Finds a way to harness the power of bored computer programmers shall rule the world!

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Cool

Warning!

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(via Rocket Jones)

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Friday, June 15

Blog

You Can Has Cheeseburger

mee.nu is live.

The queue forms here.

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Geek

Damn

Still having issues with memcached.  I might have to disable it for a while.

It just seems to stop responding, but apparently only on the new server.  We have way more than enough CPU power for now, so disabling it won't even be noticeable.

Update: Added a global switch to the cache, and set it to off.

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Blog

Ready To Roll

That banner up top is the draft version of our ad-supported site banner.  Yeah, it's a bit too busy, particularly on this site; I'll be handing it over to our designer who's working on the new standard templates to produce a nice clean version.

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Tuesday, June 12

Geek

AAAAAAARGH!

An extraneous nohup in a startup script.

That was it.

That's what was behind the bug I've been tracing for seven hours.

I need a drink.

...

Okay, so while I was crawling around in the logfiles I was able to find and fix a couple of intermittent bugs that have been plaguing us for a while.  Including a nasty one where the session management code would, under certain circumstances, delete the database cursor for a thread and so ensure that the subsequent page request would drop dead. (The error management code would reinstate the cursor on the next request, but that particular page would fail.  It happened to me just now, editing this post.)

But still.  Seven hours for a nohup.

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