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Re: New DB server resources (today's outage)

by perrin (Chancellor)
on Mar 05, 2003 at 16:47 UTC ( #240620=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to New DB server resources (today's outage)

Since this change, my theme has reverted to the standard one and my account says I have done 2 writeups (instead of the 1100 or so it said before). Is anyone experiencing these problems? These are no big deal, since I can easilly set my theme again.
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Re^2: New DB server resources (fixed)
by tye (Sage) on Mar 05, 2003 at 21:01 UTC

    I restored your user settings, perrin. Loss of user settings is a known problem when the database server gets overloaded. After I revamped the searches, this problem effectively "went away". With the new year, site popularity brought it back. Trying to surf PM during the database repairs made it more likely so I've restored user settings for several people. I tried to search for a complete list but such isn't easy. I think I've got most of them.

    perrin, please go to user settings and hit the submit/stumbit button so that your recent write-ups will be reflected in your write-up count. The write-up count is recorded in the user settings record rather than directly in the 'user' record (just to skip a database schema change). We could change that now, but I've come to like it as a way to tell when someone has lost their user settings.

    This problem will probably be properly fixed when I refactor the node cache.

                    - tye
      Thank you, all is well now.
Re: Re: New DB server resources (today's outage)
by jasonk (Parson) on Mar 05, 2003 at 16:52 UTC

    I haven't had that problem, but look at it from another angle, if you got 8700+ XP from only 3 writeups, you must be REALLY eloquent. :)

Re: Re: New DB server resources (today's outage)
by hv (Parson) on Mar 05, 2003 at 18:08 UTC

    I noticed that khayos is shown with no writeups, which seems unlikely for a bishop.


      Click the "none" link and you'll see that khayos actually does not have any write-ups.

                      - tye

        Yes, I saw that but wasn't sure if that proved something or whether it might not be just another symptom of the same problem.


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[ambrus]: (b) a good presentation system that lets the presenter quickly interactively edit the slides live during a presentation, to combine the advantages of blackboard and overhead slide styles in modern tech
[Corion]: Heh - in university, I cheated on (a) by doing blackboard presentations using chalk. But those were 2 hour presentations, not quick/essential/ reduced presentations where you want to show something quick
[ambrus]: (either on just one screen or two screens). this is necessary because
[ambrus]: overhead slide plus blackboard is inconvenient because the lighting conditions are different and they require separate areas you can't quickly repartition, and typing on keyboard is faster and more convenient than writing on a blackboard
[Corion]: (b) would be cool. I've thought about this doing Pod editing, and even simply regenerating/live updating the browser makes things much more interactive
[ambrus]: modern computers have way enough processing power to allow this, at least for geeks who are willing to spend a few weeks to learn a tricky new user interface like vim
[Corion]: ambrus: Well, for mathematical notation, I find blackboard much more convenient than a computer. But when inserting text or moving text around, the computer wins obviously
[ambrus]: But either of these is a big problem in practice, so I'd need to spend like thirty years of my life to solve (a) and five more years to solve (b)
[ambrus]: Corion: yes, CURRENTLY the blackboard is more convenient
[ambrus]: and it's not like I want to ban blackboards anyway

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