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Posted: October 5, 2006, 11:27 am - IP Logged

Thank u, Todd! It's fixed.  I just wanted to say thank u & I'm addicted to your site.  lol  that's b/c we r all one big family! lol  Love ya guys & gals. Cheers

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    Posted: October 5, 2006, 11:55 am - IP Logged

    Thank You Todd

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      Posted: October 7, 2006, 7:02 pm - IP Logged

      Thanks for adding North Carolina so quickly.  I know that it was a major change.  You know that my eyes closed at 11:17pm.  I tried to stay up.  But when I woke up I went straight to LP.  Thanks.Hurray!

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        Posted: October 7, 2006, 8:26 pm - IP Logged

        Thanks for noticing Bev!

        While I'm posting here, I'll give a brief update on some things I've been doing yesterday and today.

        Some of you may have noticed a couple of briefs points last night and this morning when the site was a little flaky.  That was not your connection, it was me making a few more adjustments.

        In the days after I fixed the database in that marathon session the other day, I started to notice the buildup of the same exact symptoms as before, so I have been running a few experiments yesterday and today to see if I could take another stab at isolating the root cause.  You don't know how my heart sank when I started seeing all the junk records building up in the database again.

        The good news is that not only have I found it, but I believe it's a bug in the database program code that Microsoft is probably not even aware of.  It is such a nasty bug that it has literally taken me months to figure it out.  It turns out that a program must be constructed in just such a way for the bug to be triggered, and of course, according to Murphy's Law, that's the exact way my programs are constructed!

        Once I figured out the bug, I had to do some trial and error just to be sure that was actually it, and then a little more trial and error to find a work-around.

        Well, the work-around turned out to be such a nice piece of coding (can you hear my patting myself on the back? Big Grin) that it is actually a much more efficient way to do the same thing, and the site has again become a little snappier performance-wise.  I have also fixed a long-nagging bug that sometimes transferred people to the wrong page after a login or logout.

        One thing in all of this that was pretty astounding was that I figured out what was causing the bug in an epiphany-like moment, and I wasn't even on my computer at the time.  It just came to me, as if all the sudden the answer was standing right in front of me, plain as day.  You'd have to have had one of "those moments" to know what I'm talking about, but I can best describe it as a "clarion moment", where all the sudden I saw everything with crystal clarity.  The greatest part was that it came to me as I was driving my Corvette down the road.  How cool is that?

         

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          Posted: October 7, 2006, 8:35 pm - IP Logged

          Thanks Todd. Those Corvettes are toooo cooooooool!!!

          Did you go to the Vette Fest at Mid America Motorworks in Central IL last month?

          Bud

          Isabel, you are going to feel very silly when this turns out to be make-believe.

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            Posted: October 7, 2006, 8:41 pm - IP Logged

            "The greatest part was that it came to me as I was driving my Corvette down the road.  How cool is that?" 

            Todd,

            That's the best time for those "clarion moments" to hit you between the eyes, when you least expect it.  I get those at night when I'm reading for resolving problems on my complex.

            You did good.  Thumbs Up

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              Posted: October 7, 2006, 8:57 pm - IP Logged

              Thanks for noticing Bev!

              While I'm posting here, I'll give a brief update on some things I've been doing yesterday and today.

              Some of you may have noticed a couple of briefs points last night and this morning when the site was a little flaky.  That was not your connection, it was me making a few more adjustments.

              In the days after I fixed the database in that marathon session the other day, I started to notice the buildup of the same exact symptoms as before, so I have been running a few experiments yesterday and today to see if I could take another stab at isolating the root cause.  You don't know how my heart sank when I started seeing all the junk records building up in the database again.

              The good news is that not only have I found it, but I believe it's a bug in the database program code that Microsoft is probably not even aware of.  It is such a nasty bug that it has literally taken me months to figure it out.  It turns out that a program must be constructed in just such a way for the bug to be triggered, and of course, according to Murphy's Law, that's the exact way my programs are constructed!

              Once I figured out the bug, I had to do some trial and error just to be sure that was actually it, and then a little more trial and error to find a work-around.

              Well, the work-around turned out to be such a nice piece of coding (can you hear my patting myself on the back? Big Grin) that it is actually a much more efficient way to do the same thing, and the site has again become a little snappier performance-wise.  I have also fixed a long-nagging bug that sometimes transferred people to the wrong page after a login or logout.

              One thing in all of this that was pretty astounding was that I figured out what was causing the bug in an epiphany-like moment, and I wasn't even on my computer at the time.  It just came to me, as if all the sudden the answer was standing right in front of me, plain as day.  You'd have to have had one of "those moments" to know what I'm talking about, but I can best describe it as a "clarion moment", where all the sudden I saw everything with crystal clarity.  The greatest part was that it came to me as I was driving my Corvette down the road.  How cool is that?

              Great work Todd!!

              If another epiphany-like moment comes along that suggests 6 numbers for a Florida Lotto please please let me know.  Just kidding.

              I have been praying that you would uncover the problem.  Aparently, the Lord favors you and you are in tight with him.

              Keep on keeping on!!

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                Posted: October 7, 2006, 9:38 pm - IP Logged

                I highly appreciate what you've done with this forum. And you don't rest on your laurels. You're Always updgrading. You dont' know...well, I guess you do know how rare that is. After a while, many  people just let things lie fallow. Not you. And the LP has been around for a good while, and yet it still continues to rise.  Its speaks volumes about your character. Really glad to know you - well, kind of know you. Anyway, much respect and thanks.

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                  Posted: October 9, 2006, 4:13 pm - IP Logged

                  I highly appreciate what you've done with this forum. And you don't rest on your laurels. You're Always updgrading. You dont' know...well, I guess you do know how rare that is. After a while, many  people just let things lie fallow. Not you. And the LP has been around for a good while, and yet it still continues to rise.  Its speaks volumes about your character. Really glad to know you - well, kind of know you. Anyway, much respect and thanks.


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