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09 December 2008 @ 10:43 am
Notes to self...  
Never try to code PHP in a house with four small children who all want to sit on your knee.

Always triple check anything you code, double checking just aint enough.

After triple checking, ask someone else to take a look as well, just because.

When you find the answer you're looking for in "PHP & MySQL Web Development" (awesome reference book) don't then close the book assuming you'll remember it.

And finally, when it's December in Scotland and you're walking outside in the early morning, don't walk anywhere the sun hasn't had a chance to reach yet. You'll end up on your arse.

Ouch.

The good thing though - I have found a new web form host thingy which is doing everything I need it to do so the WKA voting page is now fixed. (And the only advert on it is way over on the right where you can't see it).

My New Year's Resolution (a month early) is to actually sit down and learn PHP properly, so that when it screws up I know where exactly to look and how exactly to fix it. It's not that difficult, it's just another language and if I think of it as a Germanic language that will help. (Rigid grammatical structure but immensely logical!) (I'm a linguist - it makes sense to me!)

Now I'm going to email everyone who voted in poll 2 yesterday to see if they want to reenter their vote, then I'm going to go download some more fics and ponder the question one of the judges sent me (no, you're not thinking too much about it - I noticed it myself and although I haven't read it I thought it might cause an issue with judging).
 
 
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Robyncakesbitterbird on December 9th, 2008 11:11 am (UTC)
oh ouch poor love *squishes*
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: spn//sam's bad day - mata090680whiskyinmind on December 9th, 2008 11:19 am (UTC)
Worse thing was, I was walking past some retirement homes at the time and a wee old woman was standing there with a walking stick - she offered it to me after I got up.

Hee!
tessarintessarin on December 9th, 2008 05:04 pm (UTC)
Sorry to hear about the slip. Just used the form to vote although I had a little trouble with the authentication image, so redid. Looking like it will be very frosy of maybe even snow down here currently. Not helped by getting the boiler done huddled using the dogs as mobile hot water bottles.:-) You're probably thinking soft southerners.:-)
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: faith//black&white - mewhiskyinmind on December 11th, 2008 01:58 pm (UTC)
The captcha image isn't the best, but my anti-spam coding seemed to be what was throwing off the form in the first place so I had to resort to that instead. *sigh* *g*

The council here have finally gotten around to remembering to grit the pavements as well as the roads - now it just means that there's red grit everywhere and you're never 100% sure what's underneath it...
petit_rhino: Dean facepalmpetit_rhino on December 9th, 2008 05:13 pm (UTC)
don't then close the book assuming you'll remember it
I can't count the number of times that happened to me...
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: spn//dean look up - mewhiskyinmind on December 11th, 2008 01:59 pm (UTC)
And whenever it happens I can never find the page again - and even if I do it doesn't make the same kind of sense the second time around...

*sighs*
velvetwhipvelvetwhip on December 9th, 2008 06:45 pm (UTC)
:::pets you:::


Gabrielle
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: head-desk - mewhiskyinmind on December 11th, 2008 01:59 pm (UTC)
*smiles ruefully*
emorpheusemorpheus on December 10th, 2008 11:08 pm (UTC)
see i believe things are writen down so you dont have to remember them... its just cool if you do :)
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: willow/xander//embrace (pack) - mewhiskyinmind on December 11th, 2008 01:59 pm (UTC)
The problem with that is: what happens if you forget where you wrote them down?

*grins*
emorpheusemorpheus on December 12th, 2008 10:22 pm (UTC)
then u right down were u wrote down that info, do i have to think of everything? :)