HBI is finally getting a member update

by Natalie P.

September 9, 2009 | Filed Under Computers, Lifestyles of the Heartlessly Bitchy | 1 Comment

…. Summer is here, and amongst other things, I undertook a migration of the HBI site to a new server, new operating system, and upgraded applications. 

I also took some time off, and worked with summer student on producing a new membership application processing system, and attempted to refinish the floors in two rooms in my house.  Needless to say, applications languished in the queue during all of this.  To complicate things, all was not well in bitchland after the upgrade, despite the shiny new applications and hosting company.  Seems the new server kept hanging up on a near-daily basis.  After much back and forth with the ISP, consultations with the system provider, further consults with other experts, and googling the issue, I finally upgraded the O/S late last night.  I waved my dead rubber chicken and had a bottle of wine to keep me company.  The boyfriend kept his distance.  To his credit, he knew the profanity was not directed at him.   The upgrade was completed at 1 am. However, a few hours sleep was necessary for me to diagnose and fix the last configuration issue.  I think it’s all back together now (except the e-cards. I’ll get to them later).   Now, only time will tell if this solves the stability problem.

I am also off to TIFF this weekend – something I’ve been wanting to do for AGES, so I’m desperately trying to get at least the new member applications up on the site tonight. Unfortunately, the new processing system isn’t quite working yet, and my student had to head back to university, so I’m doing these “by hand”.  On the positive side, the editorial consults with Fabulana are hilarious as always.  The backlog of member applications up to and including Sept 7th should be processed tonight, and if I’m really smokin’, I’ll try and get out a Morrigan column or two…

I used to call this site a “labour of love”. Some days it’s just a “labour”.

Patience Bitches. We are almost there…

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  1. gospazha September 23, 2009 2:13 pm

    Here’s an heartlessly bitchy comic for you:

    http://harkavagrant.com/index.php?id=202

    Literary humor AND snark. I love it.


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