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macosxhints readers:

Many of the hints appearing today and into the near future are actually submissions that have been in the queue for quite a while (a longggg while in some cases). Due to some stupidity on my part, I had exported a bunch of submissions in preparation for an upgrade, and had then promptly forgotten about them. I found the export file when cleaning up my macosxhints' folder this weekend, so I re-imported them into my local copy of the site.

I'll be working my way through them, along with the daily submissions (which I've finally caught up on!) over the next few weeks. I am trying to test each of these older hints, as there are have been quite a few system and application updates since they were submitted, and I want to make sure they're still relevant.

So if you submitted a hint a long time ago, don't be surprised if it pops into existence in the near future.

Update: I spent a lot of time this morning editing a few of these older hints ... only to discover that when I went to post them, they were already here (argh!). So as a result, there are but a few hints today (though I have some really nicely formatted duplicates of older hints...sigh).

-rob.
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Clearing out some older hint submissions
Authored by: momerath on Apr 29, '04 10:54:30AM

Poor Rob. :(



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Clearing out some older hint submissions
Authored by: schneb on Apr 29, '04 11:13:42AM

On the positive side, it does clean things up. That's always nice. A pain... but nice. :-)



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Authored by: olwylee on Apr 29, '04 11:22:38AM

From an older hint you can't blame it on the movers, but you can blame it on the aging father part.

Wait a few more years, you'll misplacing data was your only problem.=)

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"There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life." Frank Zappa"

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Authored by: ulrich on Apr 29, '04 12:49:37PM

Indeed poor Rob, but I hope that the forums and the website become a little more stable. Recently I have been getting MySQL errors rather often. Either somehting is wrong with the databases and needs to be fixed or it is even worse.



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Authored by: descoff on Apr 29, '04 08:09:49PM

The only thing I can say: thanks for maintaining the site and kudos for being transparent. It tells a lot about your integrity.
Keep it on.
David_



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Clearing out some older hint submissions
Authored by: robg on Apr 30, '04 04:55:50PM

It's a RAM issue on the server; it's been killing the MySQL and/or HTTPD processes randomly at times. On top of that, our host has had some issues with routers, it seems, as the box has been unavailable for some folks while fine for others.

We're working on it, trying to get some more RAM in the box at least ... and if anyone knows of anyone offering dedicated (or even colocated) Dual XServe hosting at reasonable rates with lots of bandwidth, please let me know :).

-rob.



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