February 6th, 2003


website: why can nothing be stable?

Well, I tried to log into my site this morning at http://www.spacefem.com/forum and got an error: can't establish session. I don't know what that means and since it's 7:15 a.m., I don't know if anyone else gets it. But if they are I'll here about it real soon I'm sure.

Oh, and then I accidently deleted part of the sql for my chat room so it won't work. I take full responsibility for that.

The good news is that most of my site is backed up and easy to replace... I saved the forum database this morning and in case that's what was screwing up, I did a real live backup on January 28th, less than a week ago.

The bad news is that I have pilot school tonight and don't have time to fix this, and I promised I'd go home this weekend, so... fuck.

Maybe it'll just fix itself? After all, it BROKE itself, it was working juts fine yesterday.

[edit] was able to delete entire chat room and re-install. So, I have to go to work, and the chat room isn't pretty like it once was, and I don't even know if it's looking at the right database or if it'll make everyone re-register, but at least people can chat now.

site is back

Apparently, phpBB just randomly fills up its session table for fun, I think for the purpose of almost ruining the day of crazy website admins like myself. You can read about the cause of my grief here:


Found the article thanks to a very helpful IRC support channel dedicated to phpbb. Not all were happy to hear from me, I got the obligatory, "Did you search for this issue before asking for help? No, that'd be silly. Damn, look at the other pages on the site..." I did! But it's hard to know what keywords to use when you don't know what the hell is the problem, and you're searching on a board with 44,000 members and like 8,000,000,000 posts. that's one big FM to R.

Luckily it was easy to fix, so, yay :) It just plagued my mind all day at work, I could not concentrate, and then I was totally lost in pilot school, just wanted out of there. The teacher kept us 20 minutes late, as he always does. Three hours is just never enough time for this.

I don't think there's a way I can separate myself from the web, seriously. I think I'm hopeless, and I'm going to spend my whole life rushing home from work so I can check livejournal and my website. I should really spend 24 hours without getting online. Maybe I'll make it a personal rule... tuesdays and thursdays when I have pilot school I will not turn on this computer.

I worry about... losing the real world, I guess.