December 16th, 2004

Neko (lofulah)

Darwin.servehttp.com

Um.

I've got bad news and good news.

The bad:
Sometime in the past week, or perhaps even before that, the database backup system died. It can't connect to the database that IBCorner's based on, so it made empty database backups. Which means the lastest backup is currently an old May 5th 2004 copy.

The good:
It appears that the problem lies within mysql not starting up in the first place. o.O I boggle.

Probably one of the new Security Updates that blew it away.

Yeah, started the database (MySQL), and all appears to be working now. Running the backup script...
Done.

But um, for no one to notice this... Do people still use IBCorner for private posts or posts that they keep friend-filtered? I know ummm.. whathername still posts to it once every two months or so with a quote...

I should finish the download-your-journal script, I think. Forgot how far I was. How do people want your journals in? PDF? Someone had worked on something like that for livejournal.com, and I probably could get it for IBCorner.
Neko (lofulah)

Huh. Static was the problem...

Recall the strange watch-with-blinking-seconds?

Yeah, I think I figured it out. Apparently, because it's so dry, static get generated _VERY_ easily. Hence, when I strip, or put things on, static gets generated by the 100% polyester... sweater thingie I have, and somehow, this hits the watch on occasions. It's also why I get pops and feels of being zapped in my ears when I have that sweater on, along with my iPod. That tends to hurt... and somehow, I don't imagine it being good for the earphones either. Hum. Yeah, I've learned to ground myself by holding onto a nearby metal object before taking off the sweater, so I don't majorly zap myself in the ears.

So. Any useful advice on how to deal with static-y clothing?

(Oh, yeah, and I zap people when I shake their hands. ::amused:: Fear me~! Although it doesn't always work, 'cause I'm usually grounded, and charges go through me instead of through others...)
Neko (lofulah)

Hail~

I'm home.

I've got my free USB mouse now. Mwahah.

It's much longer (as in, the actual mouse, not the cord... the cord's pretty long too, but the mouse itself is like... stretched.) than usual mice.. and kinda slightly awkward, but hey, free stuff, not going to complain too much.