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January 18, 2004

Back in business. We are, and you may resume commenting whenever you wish. With the patient assistance of Steve Cook (check out his splendid weblog), we appear to have successfully ported all of Making Light and Electrolite from gunky old Berkeley DB to snazzy, fast-moving MySQL. Yes, just days ago we would have said “huh?” just like you’re doing now, but rest assured this will give us ever so many more tools for fighting evil and doing good. Right now we’re both going to have a stiff drink.

It’s possible some formatting oddities will turn up in the archives as a result of all this. Please feel free to let us know about them so we can fix them. [10:43 PM]

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Comments on Back in business.:

Jon Hansen ::: (view all by) ::: January 18, 2004, 11:02 PM:

Congratulations to you both on surviving.

Claude Muncey ::: (view all by) ::: January 18, 2004, 11:15 PM:

As a fellow database wrangler, I congratulate both you and Steve for a difficult job well done.

But remember, you must use this power only for good.

Brad DeLong ::: (view all by) ::: January 18, 2004, 11:31 PM:

I have not yet managed to screw my courage to the sticking place, but congratulations!

Patrick Nielsen Hayden ::: (view all by) ::: January 19, 2004, 12:17 AM:

J. Brad! Host of The World's Most Aggravatingly Unresponsive Comment Section! Rest home of the Spinning Beachball! Please "screw your courage to the sticking place."


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--kip ::: (view all by) ::: January 19, 2004, 02:50 AM:

You know, it always made more sense to me as "sticking point," which is the one I seem to remember having heard more often. Not "place." It's the point at which whatever it is you're screwing starts to stick, after all. Place is not the wrong word, per se, for the idea, but it is an odd one. But! A quick comparative google reminds me that the Lady M. said, "We fail! But screw your courage to the sticking-place, and we'll not fail," and so we're stuck. Ah, well.

Mr Ripley ::: (view all by) ::: January 19, 2004, 04:07 AM:

Will this be the first of several entries named after Sondheim songs, or just a one-shot, like the Richard Thompson bit?

Patrick Nielsen Hayden ::: (view all by) ::: January 19, 2004, 08:59 AM:

Actually, I was thinking of "Bright Street Beachhouse Back in Business Blues," by the great Cats Laughing.