Out of the website into the book

A sign saying End, against a deep blue sky

This last week I’ve been loving my new job, but I’ll write more about that soon. Each evening, sometimes into the small hours, I’ve been locking myself away in my nice, cozy study and working on finishing the documentation for the SEC website.

I’m pleased to announce that this afternoon I finished it all, having had an early start yesterday (06:00) and having had to re-burn the accompanying CD-ROM today as I’d missed a whole load of vital data off it. There are now two heavy packages sitting in my “To Post” tray behind me awaiting posting on Monday morning. Sadly they were each over 5 Kg, which is the limit on my own postal scales, so I couldn’t use SmartStamp to print my own stamps.

The problem — that necessitated yesterday’s early start — was that while compiling the CD-ROM of software, plugins and backups last night I discovered that the newly updated WP-DBManager plugin was having problems.

The WP-DBManager plugin as the name might suggest is for WordPress (WP) database (DB) management. It allows you easily, from within the WordPress administration panels, to not only backup your MySQL database, but also download it, restore it, e-mail to someone, or delete it. There are also new options for dropping or emptying a database table, as well as a space to make standard SQL queries of the database. All in all it’s a great plugin.

Except that when I ungraded from version 2.00 to version 2.03 I lost the ability to download the selected backup. I now get a headers-related error. A quick post to the author’s support forum and he managed to replicate the error and is working on a fix. You’ve got to love the internet sometimes.

Now I can relax … for a few minutes, at least. Next up I have a Teach Yourself Mahjong book to update.

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 52 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Enneagram type FOUR and introvert (INFP), I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, play mahjong, write, draw and laugh… Scrum master at Safeguard Global; latterly at Sky and Vision/Cegedim. Former web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and previously warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall.

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