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NickFitz
NickFitz
I post more often than I breathe
Last Activity: Today, 16:07
Joined: 18 June 2007
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  • NickFitz
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    Thunder and lightning!
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  • That's annoying - just checked and it still doesn't hassle me for mine ...
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    Lunch: leftover pork cutlet on a wholemeal bap with apple sauce, and a bag of plain crisps

    Quite Simpsonesque out now, though still a bit of a breeze judging by the shimmying of the foliage
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  • NickFitz
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    Morning denizens

    We're back then?

    Looks like I'll be devoting some of my time off next week to investigating forum-related stuff, though frankly I think this version of the forum software is beyond salvaging. I mean, the underlying architecture was created something...
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  • NickFitz
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    I think that works because it's only querying the database for that specific post, and the list of posts is also queried based on the user and then the posts. For a normal thread page, it's trying to get a bunch of posts and, due to how relational databases work, that requires a fair amount of memory...
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  • NickFitz
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    Not just TPD - any thread with a sizeable number of replies. See The Funny Picture Thread and The Counting Thread - same thing. I also can't get in to the Admin Control Panel, where I was going to try clearing the system cache in case that helped

    I no longer have access to the servers,...
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  • NickFitz
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    Lunch: leftover Indian bits from Saturday

    It's been very variable this morning, going from sunny to downpour and back again several times. Not looking too bad at the moment, though it's pretty breezy
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    Links are up
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  • Monday Links from the Gap Between Teams Meetings vol. DCCXLVI

    Looks like we dodged the end of the world one more time this weekend, so you'll need some stuff to keep you occupied until it finally happens ...
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    True. Rather scary to think these are the ones who presumably see themselves as a "people person" ...
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    Morning denizens

    I have arisen to face the Apocalypse, it seems: thunder and lightning, heavy rain at a 45° angle, and pink blossom petals swirling around in the strong breeze like confetti

    Not very warm though at 7°C, and not getting past 10° later. The barometers...
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    The US border people were on this afternoon. Have they ever considered that it might be possible to perform their duties without being thoroughly obnoxious to everybody they come in contact with? Apparently not

    And the NZ police were, as usual, much more polite and even friendly,...
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  • NickFitz
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    Lunch was leftover steak butties, while tea has been pork cutlet with chips and beans

    Just noticed how green the middle distance is starting to look out the bedroom window, as all the mature trees in the gardens stretching away over that side are coming into leaf
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  • NickFitz
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    Morning denizens

    Sunny and Simpsonesque out today, and the breeze that started to feature rather heavily in the later reaches of yesterday has died back a lot, though there's still some slight waving of fronds over on the conifers. Not as warm as it was though: currently 10°C and...
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  • NickFitz
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    The usual wildlife stuff on the telly today, including a Monkey Life special on wooly monkeys. Next week, the new series starts, featuring the two new chimps coming from Argentina

    This evening, I've started reading Julia by Sandra Newman, which describes the events of Orwell's Nineteen...
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  • NickFitz
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    Tea was delivered from the curry house past the park that I first tried a few weeks ago, and was very nice indeed: tandoori chicken, lamb samosas, chicken madras, keema rice, and a naan which was thrown in for free

    There are leftovers
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  • NickFitz
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    The moderately-sized tree in the middle of the flowerbed in the big lawn has blossomed (pink) over the last couple of days

    If last year is any guide, the rosebushes that attend it will start blooming soon.
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    Afternoon denizens

    Fairly cloudy out but mild again at 15°C and heading for 17°, though the barometers are heading downwards at 1008/1015mB
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  • NickFitz
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    Tonight's major motion picture premiere was one of those that everybody else seems to have seen already but I never had: Shaun of the Dead (2004) which is about some zombies in London (mainly the north thereof from what I could tell). It's good fun

    And then a rewatch of the alternative...
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    Tea: thick-cut ribeye steak with chips, fried onions, and beans

    That steak has been in the freezer since last July

    Tasted OK though. As part of the process of trying not to become even more overweight than I already am, I've been trying to cut down my portion sizes...
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