John Topley’s Weblog

Back In Business

I've restored the comments and feedback page functionality to this site by creating a new MySQL database. Frankly, I was tired of waiting for my hosting provider to fix the problem, which has been dragging on for over a fortnight now.

Unfortunately it does mean that all the previous comments that were made have been lost, but if they are ever able to get the old database back then I will merge the old comments into the new database. I'm not at all happy about having lost the comments but I'd rather have a fully-functional website. The whole episode has been a complete nightmare and I just want to get back to normal now.


There are 2 comments on this post. Comments are closed.

  • avatar John C
    11 August 2003 at 09:30

    Hey, nice one! Glad to have you back...

  • avatar John Topley
    11 August 2003 at 11:05

    Thanks! And thanks to your groovy backup script I should be able to stay back...

  • avatar John C
    13 April 2006 at 21:35

    Let me be the first to welcome you back to the world of blogging so welcome back, it's been far too long! :-)

  • avatar John Topley
    15 April 2006 at 08:59

    Thanks John, it's good to be back!

  • avatar Neville Franks
    15 April 2006 at 12:52

    Welcome back John. I lost my dad on Apr 26, 2004 and still have the occasional tough time. We had a 2 month break in Europe late last year, which was great and increased the desire for more. Some pictures at:

    I'll be interested to read more about your experiences with Ruby. I'm a hard core C++ (ex. C) guy myself.

  • avatar John Topley
    16 April 2006 at 20:57

    Thanks Neville. I'll certainly be blogging about my experiences with Ruby, so stay tuned!

  • avatar JD
    11 May 2006 at 14:15

    You should have at least updated your old feed stating that you restarted your blog!

    Anyway, welcome back to blogging. I am myself on hiatus for quite some time and I will be rebooting my blog soon! :)

  • avatar John Topley
    11 May 2006 at 17:24

    Thanks JD!

    Actually the old feeds should have redirected to the new ones but it's obviously not working very well. As well as fixing that I also need to configure Apache so all the old permalinks work again. I will get around to doing this stuff!

  • avatar Adsense Revenue
    17 May 2006 at 23:00

    I sure like checking out all the blogs, yours is a great one.

  • avatar Business Exchanges
    03 June 2006 at 12:26

    Anybody know how we get an RSS feed for this blog? I am not very tech savvy and would really like to get updated info on this blog. Thanks!

  • avatar John Topley
    03 June 2006 at 12:31

    The RSS feeds are available under "XML Syndication" in the sidebar on the right of the page.


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