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Unread 01-28-2019, 06:40 AM
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Being asked what one could conclude as to the nature of the Creator from a study of his creation, J.B.S. Haldane is said to have answered, ďAn inordinate fondness for beetles.Ē
Thank you, Alex, for your tireless work.

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Unread 01-29-2019, 02:45 PM
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Thank you, John!

Thank you, Brian!

And Brian, youíre exactly right about bug tracking. Iíd mentioned the Able Muse proper, third-level web pages (the most important part of the site with all the contributing authorsí bios, and the related poems and articles!) that worked just fine before the server recovery were now loading completely blank pages! It took me three head-scratching days, but Iíve finally found that one line of code (out of thousands and thousands!) that was at fault. It was a statement that was valid and worked fine before the system crash, but with the recovered server and the added security measures and upgrades, the operating system now considers that line an invalid syntax (although for some reason it never gave me the right error notice: only a blank page!)! It was a head-scratcher since, before I could find the fault, simply renaming the (contributorsí) module sort of got the pages to load (but badly so since all the context menus and stylings were missing). Sill, badly loading pages were definitely better than blanks, would have been my last resort had I not solved the riddle. So, even though it was three days of wasted time for something that should have been working, itís better than the several weeks to months it would have taken me to re-code the pages, as Iíd have had to do eventually. Anyhow, Iím sure you understand from your experience how these things can be quite challenging/frustrating!

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ÖAlex
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Alex,... my sympathies from across the Pond.

I'm exhausted, just reading about all the hard work you've had to do - but what a good thing you found the glitch that has saved you an inordinate amount of time.

Fingers crossed, the pruning I'm planning for tomorrow will go according to plan and not cause any further problems...
I just want a quiet life!!!!

But seriously, thanks for all you do. I like handling the day-to-day stuff, but I'm not armed with big guns; fortunately you are, for which we're all extremely grateful!

Jayne
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Jayne -- can you give me the precise time when you'll start the pruning? I'm going to code up a small automated script to back up the site just before that ... and just in case!

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