I've been avoiding bitching about teh fancy intarpedia lately. But they haven't been disappointing, and have been providing me with plenty to bitch and moan about.
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from within function "Parser::replaceLinkHolders". MySQL returned error "1053: Server shutdown in progress (10.0.0.24)".
This, in addition to the frequent outages on the Wiktionary makes me think that they're aware that they cannot sustain their current traffic and they're giving preferential capacity to Wikipedia over Wiktionary. I could just be paranoid, but I have much more consistent errors with Wiktionary than Wikipedia. At any rate, they've known about this problem at least since February, and they still haven't fixed it. I think they're still trying to figure out why it's so dark with their heads buried in the sand. But, what do I care, right?
In Ithaca for the Cornell Theory Center Windows HPC training. Ithaca is not somewhere I'm going to put on my list of places to hang out for a while. It's a small town with polite people, I suppose. But really, I had to explain that "Washington, DC" was in fact a city, "Washington" and a "state," "DC", which stood for "District of Columbia". It took her a while to figure out. Although in her defense, she did understand that "Wisconsin Avenue Northhwest" is written "Wisconsin Ave, NW". I understand there are streets like that in Chicago, though. So perhaps that wasn't so hard. She is apparently a student at Cornell. There are also precisely six places which deliver to my hotel. Four of which are pizza joints (including one Pizza Hut and three local places). When I saw this initially, I asked her, "am I seeing this correctly, that there is only pizza here to eat?". She helpfully corrected me indicating that there was a buffalo wings place in the stack of menus as well. Thankfully, there's also what looks like a terrific Chinese place, with the authentic-sounding name "Wok Village". I find myself wondering whether I can survive on blue gatorade and vanilla power bars for four days. I suppose since buffalo wings actually originated in this area, I might try it out. Of course, since I can't consume buffalo wings without alcohol, I may be shit outta luck.
I'll actually followup with something meaningful later this week.