Procrastination time!

I'm currently triyng to figure out a good essay topic for the French Revolution class that Ryan and I are both taking this semester, and aim to get an email sent off to the instructor with a selected topic before heading to bed. I'm still not quite sure whether to do something focused on religion in the revolution or something related to the changes that commoners saw from the revolution.

Also, on the topic of school, I phoned the UofC graduate studies office Wednesday morning, and it looks like the letter I had sent from SFU to there was sufficient "proof of graduation". Before applying I had been advised by one of the graduate program people at the UofC CPSC department that I'd be able to apply for January admission instead of having to wait until September, and also the person writing the letter at SFU figured it would work. However, it seemed a little unclear to me whether or not the letter would suffice, and I had discovered from past experience that advisors don't always know what they're talking about. Ah well, perhaps I'm just a touch paranoid.

Hmn... potential database problems

Just looking at the server logs over the past day, as while as the latest attempts to run some of the regular maintenance tasks around here, and I'm seeing some errors on one of the database tables that's involved in running the system.

It seems that it was only the search_index table that was affected, and MySQL's repair table functions seems to have eliminated any visible error messages. I suppose that the search table isn't used too frequently around here, but the repair function did modify the number of rows in the table, and thus I'm worried that the table itself may be somewhat corrupt. Anways, I'm looking for a way to rebuild the table from scratch (it is just an index table after all), and will keep an eye on things to ensure that no other errors crop up.

Star wars

Now that the Revenge of the Sith is available for rental (unless someone was crazy enough to buy it), is anyone interested in getting together for a viewing of that sometime in the not-so-distant future?

The reviews of this one seemed better than those for the first two (not that that's a great accomplishment), but I still didn't feel like forking over the money to catch this in theatres. Thus I've not yet seen the film.

Why the slowness...

I got in touch with the web host's support people, and they informed me that the cause of the slowness of late was due to one site on the server growing by leaps and bounds. Apparently that site should be transferred to a different server within the next day or so, so hopefully that will be the end of the slowness that's been plaguing the site of late.

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