Message Of The Day

Thu, 17 Mar 2005

03:39 [zork(~/nutella/Waffle)] cat painbirds.txt

King of nails

The other fillum that Zhiwen gave me is 《生活秀》, the given anglicised title of which is Life Show. My inner Sparklehorse fan prefers the more literal translation, which would be more like Beautiful Life. This seems especially apt as I see that the lead, Tao Hong, also appeared in another piece called A Beautiful New World. Since tonight's offering is on a couple of VCDs with no subtitles I am reaching for my dictionary every few minutes. The plot is more attractive than 《大宅门》 so even though they are not speaking in beautifully enunciated standard Mandarin I feel obliged to do some translation just so I can understand what is going on. This is how language barriers are breached.

00:31 [zork(~/sam/code)] cat of-course-php-is-dongz.txt

MySQL + PHP Still Not a Real Choice

Ok it's really super dumb that PHP pretty much handles MySQL connections to a database server one at a time. No seriously. There are some ways around this, but they are supremely lame, and in the function calls completely optional. So if a person ends up using code that someone else wrote, and that person didn't feel they needed to pass this completely optional argument on their database calls then person A's day can be made very hard. Especially if person A needs to use a couple different databases from one page.

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