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- so who is a feckin eejit then?
Tue 13-Dec-11
11:08 pm
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Danny
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Yours truly - although I hate to admit it.

Sorry that the site has been down for the past day and a half or so.

As part of our new cost saving initiative, yours truly decided to find a new web hosting service for this site. Things have become cheaper as technology grows more powerful so I reckoned we should switch to a new provider.

All good so far.

There are loads of them out there. So I cancelled ours with 28 days notice.

Still all good.

Until Monday lunchtime, when Fiona mentioned that the site was down. The penny dropped like a bolt from heaven. Monday was day 28 after I cancelled, even though we were paid up until the end of the month. That shower simply deleted the site, data and everything, around midday. No recourse.

Cue desperate scrabbling around for a virtual server. Found this lot at a decent price, so hope it works as expected. Should be faster (more memory, faster network connection from server to t'interweb, and so on.)

Finally - anything you posted since Sat morning is lost.

Gone. Exterminated.

That was the time of our last saved database backup.

And the place will look a bit funny until I can spend more time on it at the weekend.

Sod it. Ships happen. Nobody died.

C'est la vie.

Never knowingly underfed

Tue 13-Dec-11
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brightspark
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C'est vrai - c'est la vie.

And, you know what? I can't even remember if I did post anything since Saturday morning, so I'm hardly upset ! big_laugh   big_laugh   big_laugh   big_laugh

"Work for a cause, not for applause
Live life to express, not to impress
Don't strive to make your presence noticed
Just make your absence felt"
Tue 13-Dec-11
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elrohana
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Nobody died.  Good DW quote.  And to paraphrase that favourite of trolls and nerds everywhere - its only the Internet, innit?  tongue

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy, and taste good with ketchup.

Tue 13-Dec-11
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soooo glad it's back! I was missing it. But like you say, nobody died, and we all have these nasty moments from time to time 🙂

Tue 13-Dec-11
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Hay Ho S**it happens welcome back Everyone we all knew Danny would come through in the end three cheers for THE MArN but next time we will let Fn count down the days and poke him with a sharp stick whistle

Mos big_hugkisskisskiss

sit down with a cupa and the urge will subside

Wed 14-Dec-11
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Oh yes, ships definitely happen.  Thank you Danny for resurrecting our home - big hugs.  big_hugbig_hugbig_hug

I'll try that again!

Wed 14-Dec-11
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Danny, it's the sausages wot done for your rememberances !!!

I have reached an age where my train of thought often leaves the station without me...

Wed 14-Dec-11
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Err, it's a bit different now...how are we going to cope?  How can I make my reply blue text???

I'll try that again!

Wed 14-Dec-11
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Use blue words perhaps ?

I have reached an age where my train of thought often leaves the station without me...

Wed 14-Dec-11
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Worra bunch of smart ass..pects we have on here, eh?

Just warning you all - I am known to bear grudges! shoo_fly

Special thanks to Veronica for volunteering to help with the geeky side of things. I may call upon you, V, for some finessing that may be beyond me.

TA - I will investigate the missing editing toolbar now. Fingers crossed. We want you to get your blue rinse back asap smile

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Never knowingly underfed

Wed 14-Dec-11
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Oh yes, at this time of night. We have all bathed in the river Danny, no I'll try that one again; we have all bathed in the river, Danny. The river of knowledge that is¦

 

In blue just to make TA jealous !!!

 

(the water was cold)

I have reached an age where my train of thought often leaves the station without me...

Wed 14-Dec-11
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Ooh Chris, how did you do that?  I have no editing tools at all!  Frustrating to say the least¦

 

Danny, I just saw your blue rinse comment     spork   surprised  magic

I'll try that again!

Wed 14-Dec-11
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Danny
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Moon River, Chris?

Shame you did not experiment with staying in for an extra hour. tongue

You could have brought MOS with you too! cheers

I am flicking switches to beat the band behind the scenes but nothing seems to change. Time for bed I think, and try again tomorrow.

G'night all.

Never knowingly underfed

Wed 14-Dec-11
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Good night Danny, sleep well and thank you for all the hard work.  big_hug

BTW, the font as I am typing is much nicer that the font that appears on the forum...whistle

I'll try that again!

Wed 14-Dec-11
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Welcome back folks.

 

Many years ago at a large computer company we had a disc space problem and the application was going to fail. I was tasked with finding spare space by deleted unwanted files.

 

Well I found two VERY large files hogging a LOT of space. These files had the extension of .TMP Woohoo, two temporary files I can delete... which I promptly did... and the application promptly failed completely cry

 

Turns out they were critical TEMPLATE files eeek

Luckily it didn't take too long to restore the files. Not as long as my credibility doh

A well fed rat is a HappyRat    A smile a day keeps the psychiatrist away.

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