Okay, gonna go ahead and upgrade the Digital Point Forums to vBulletin 3.8.3… Since so many of you are freaks and are on it 24/7, I made this post to keep you up to date on what’s going on (I’ll update it periodically throughout the process). You can also use this blog post as the new temporary forum for all your discussion needs while I do the upgrade. hah
3:26 am – Reading and posting seems to work… I suppose that’s good enough for now (still working on the other stuff, but don’t need to force everyone off to do it).
3:24 am – Skimming over various areas of the forum to see if things (mostly) work. I could let you guys in before the templates are fully updated possibly.
3:22 am – New moderator permissions set
3:17 am – Static CSS files located on single server in web cluster and spread around properly (I hate this about vBulletin BTW… gimme a hook location to do it please!)
3:09 am – Core upgrade done.
3:07 am – Recoded some of the upgrade scripts so they aren’t making that change to the reputation table. Will deal with issue this later instead.
3:00 am – Stupid reputation table was altered in 3.8.0 to not allow negative userids so it can accommodate 4 billion users instead of “only” 2 billion. Stupid. I used negative userids internally for some stuff. /thinking what to do about this…
2:55 am – First problem… reputation table alterations not going well. Going digging in raw database…
2:50 am – Running “ALTER TABLE pmtext” on DB servers. That’s a big one… going to get another beer.
2:49 am – Up to version 3.8.0 alpha 1
2:43 am – It’s almost 3am. If you are a cute girl reading this, please post your picture in the comments, k thanks.
2:41 am – I forgot we have to go through all versions to get to the newest… lol… going through 3.7.0 beta 4 at the moment.
2:40 am – Userlist rebuilding
2:36 am – Watching DB servers alter thread table for tagging support… (this is really boring)
2:34 am – Watching DB servers alter thread table for prefix support… /bored
2:30 am – New PHP files in place and synced across web server cluster
2:29 am – DB backup done
2:27 am – Thinking I might not have enough beer for this…
2:25 am – DB backup still running (it’s huge… many, many, many gigs)
I gotta say, iMovie HD is really nice for hacking together quick videos with pretty decent quality. I threw together this video for a friend real quick for NVR Strings. Oh darn, I get to look at girls in bikinis while editing video. Sad day for me.
The original video I output was full 1920×1080 high def, but here’s the YouTube version…
So I found myself wanting to override a few items in a sitewide CSS file, but only for a single page… Rather than make entire new CSS elements, I figured there had to be a way to override the CSS file with a <style> clause within the page itself…
Sure enough, I finally figured it out… !important…
!important can go at the end of any style attribute and it will override anything that isn’t “important”.
Okay, so I decided not to blog for 2+ years to see if the spam blocker thing I made would work, and sure enough it did… After 2+ years, not a single spam comment got through… I’d say that was pretty good, eh?
On a better note, I have 2 years of life to write about now… stay tuned…