Okay, gonna go ahead and upgrade the Digital Point Forums to vBulletin 3.8.3… Since so many of you are freaks and are on it 24/7, I made this post to keep you up to date on what’s going on (I’ll update it periodically throughout the process). You can also use this blog post as the new temporary forum for all your discussion needs while I do the upgrade. hah
3:26 am – Reading and posting seems to work… I suppose that’s good enough for now (still working on the other stuff, but don’t need to force everyone off to do it).
3:24 am – Skimming over various areas of the forum to see if things (mostly) work. I could let you guys in before the templates are fully updated possibly.
3:22 am – New moderator permissions set
3:17 am – Static CSS files located on single server in web cluster and spread around properly (I hate this about vBulletin BTW… gimme a hook location to do it please!)
3:09 am – Core upgrade done.
3:07 am – Recoded some of the upgrade scripts so they aren’t making that change to the reputation table. Will deal with issue this later instead.
3:00 am – Stupid reputation table was altered in 3.8.0 to not allow negative userids so it can accommodate 4 billion users instead of “only” 2 billion. Stupid. I used negative userids internally for some stuff. /thinking what to do about this…
2:55 am – First problem… reputation table alterations not going well. Going digging in raw database…
2:50 am – Running “ALTER TABLE pmtext” on DB servers. That’s a big one… going to get another beer.
2:49 am – Up to version 3.8.0 alpha 1
2:43 am – It’s almost 3am. If you are a cute girl reading this, please post your picture in the comments, k thanks.
2:41 am – I forgot we have to go through all versions to get to the newest… lol… going through 3.7.0 beta 4 at the moment.
2:40 am – Userlist rebuilding
2:36 am – Watching DB servers alter thread table for tagging support… (this is really boring)
2:34 am – Watching DB servers alter thread table for prefix support… /bored
2:30 am – New PHP files in place and synced across web server cluster
2:29 am – DB backup done
2:27 am – Thinking I might not have enough beer for this…
2:25 am – DB backup still running (it’s huge… many, many, many gigs)
I gotta say, iMovie HD is really nice for hacking together quick videos with pretty decent quality. I threw together this video for a friend real quick for NVR Strings. Oh darn, I get to look at girls in bikinis while editing video. Sad day for me. 🙁
The original video I output was full 1920×1080 high def, but here’s the YouTube version…
So I found myself wanting to override a few items in a sitewide CSS file, but only for a single page… Rather than make entire new CSS elements, I figured there had to be a way to override the CSS file with a <style> clause within the page itself…
Sure enough, I finally figured it out… !important…
!important can go at the end of any style attribute and it will override anything that isn’t “important”.
Okay, so I decided not to blog for 2+ years to see if the spam blocker thing I made would work, and sure enough it did… After 2+ years, not a single spam comment got through… I’d say that was pretty good, eh?
On a better note, I have 2 years of life to write about now… stay tuned… 🙂
The San Diego Padres won their season opener against San Fransisco 7-0. Let’s just put that in perspective for a moment. That puts the Padres on track to go 162-0 (undefeated the entire season, which no team has ever come remotely close to doing). It also puts them on track to outscore opponents 1,134-0. The Yankees last year went 97-65 last year, and outscored opponents 930-767 for the season.
People crack me up sometimes… Some dude from Iran figured out how to make infinite free energy, and all he needs from me is $1,000/month or else he will close my AdSense account… 🙂
From [email protected]:
This is a warning and if you donâ€™t pay attention to it you will suffer from bad turns.
All your income is through Google Adsense and if you do not cooperate with us we will stop this income source.
We would like you to pay us the total amount of USD 1000 each month.
This small amount could be considered as nothing compared to your earnings from Adsense.
If you do not pay this amount we will have to close your account by the help of special robots & spaming & …
I am not happy to do this but I have to as there is no way out of it and I trust if you were me you would also have to do the same.
I am an inventor and I have recently innovated a new design which will be accepted by scientific societies only if I can present a model in advance; and making the model takes money. They will register my new design only after they have checked all aspects of the same.
My theory is changing the power into energy. If I succeed many big problems will be solved.
All my design specification could be viewed in the following web log:
The magnets will be bought in installments and the amount you pay is to be paid monthly for the same.
After the registration of my design, the entire amount which I received from you will be paid back.
If you collaborate with me, you have helped to the science.
And if not, I will have to close your Google Adsense account.
I seek your help for the sake of the Science and if you are not prepared to collaborate I will have to close your Google Adsense account
Waiting for your replyâ€¦..
Bahahahahahahahahaahaha! Feel free to close my AdSense account.
From [email protected]:
i spam your adsense code to 100.000.000 email address
you earn 1000000 click from yahoo mail and Google close your account
plz wait until closing…!
Want to see some crazy stuff? In some areas of the world, you can zoom in to an absurd level. Pretty close to being able to actually identify an individual.
Let’s take this scene for example… some people in Africa with their herd of camels and cows, gathered around a well. I mean come on… you can see footprints, and some dude who must have known his picture was being taken, because he’s looking right at the camera. 🙂
Almost looks fake huh? Well you can see it for yourself here:
Sweet… how would you like to be isolated on the International Space Station with a murderer? 🙂
NASA astronaut Lisa Nowak was ordered released Tuesday on an additional $10,000 bond on an attempted murder charge in Orlando, where she allegedly tried to subdue a purported romantic rival with pepper spray and kidnap her from an airport parking lot.
Nowak also was ordered to wear a global positioning satellite, or GPS, device.
Nowak, 43, appeared in court Tuesday afternoon to face the attempted first-degree murder charge.
Nowak is accused of accosting Air Force Capt. Colleen Shipman, 30, in the Orlando airport parking lot early Monday, telling police she only wanted to talk with Shipman.
Okay, after that other World of Warcraft video, I started looking around for other funny ones… This one is kind of funny… still no idea what they are talking about most of the time, but Leeroy runs in by himself and gets everyone killed. 🙂
I have no clue what half the stuff this guy is talking about, but this video is funny. I guess it was a Warcaft raid leader (leading and coordinating 40 people, so they are all listening to him) on some raid of a dragon’s den…
All I know is if I was in his raid group, I probably would fall out of my chair from laughing so hard and die anyway… 🙂
And whoever recorded him and then did the animation for it is a pretty funny guy… hah
For everyone that has been asking me (or asking others to find out)… I didn’t die.
I also didn’t get thrown in jail…
…nor did I run off with some girl…
…I also didn’t get kidnapped…
(these were all theories I’ve heard so far)
The quick version is this… I went to Mammoth for 3 days, then I was sick for a couple days, then the Chargers lost, so I didn’t feel like writing. Now I feel like writing something, but I don’t really have anything to say… So for now, I’ll just tell people where I’ve been. It’s not that easy to think of something to write about *every* day you know. 🙂
Sorry for not writing on the blog in awhile (I know Bobby loves it when people say that.. heh)
What? I mean how hard is it to get on this site? Is this a whore site?
I just want to know why it’s in my computer history????
If my husband is really stupid enough to deal with this kind of….thing, (I’ll put it nicely), then so he can go for it. Where are these girl’s parents?
He is old and trying to be young. But these girls are young trying to be older.
Maybe it’s a perfect match.
He’s nothing to write home about in bed…but if you get paid, what the hell?
Oh my god!!! Someone’s wife found him looking at my blog. That marriage is over I guess. Sad… so sad.
Well sorta anyway… since Apple officially announced their iPhone, Apple stock has gone up $11.14 per share. I bought 100 shares a long time ago (it’s since split twice, so now I have 400 shares). The value of my shares has gone up $4,456 since yesterday morning. More than paying the $500-600 price tag for one if I wanted one.
It does look like a pretty pimp phone, and includes pretty much everything you could ever want (Wi-Fi, movies, music, GPS, QWERTY keyboard, etc, etc.)
Too bad they will only work with Cingular and their over-priced data plans. But whatever… free is still free (sorta… heh)