Re: [PHP] Re: Dan Brown

2009-08-04 Thread Wolf
Congratulations Dan!

On a side note, next time you go down the glorious path to having a
munchkin, go and get a puppy.  Between the labor pains and the morning
sickness, the wife can break you in on getting up at night with the
puppy.   :)

Glad to hear that the family is doing well.  Always a good thing.

Wolf


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Re: [PHP] Re: Dan Brown

2009-08-04 Thread tedd

At 10:34 PM -0400 8/3/09, Sam Stelfox wrote:

tedd wrote:


Everything is backed up at least three fold. I am considering 
online backup and waiting for the cost to go down.



You should add paper backups to that list!
http://ollydbg.de/Paperbak/

Sam Stelfox



Sam:

That's interesting. I wasn't aware that paper could be used in such a 
fashion but I can't help but think that the cost of the paper would 
exceed the cost of optical disk storage for the same data. And paper 
is more sensitive to environmental exposure than DVD's.


Cheers,

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Re: [PHP] Re: Dan Brown

2009-08-04 Thread tedd

At 6:13 PM -0400 8/3/09, Paul M Foster wrote:

On Mon, Aug 03, 2009 at 01:54:05PM -0400, tedd wrote:

snip


 Everything is backed up at least three fold. I am considering online
 backup and waiting for the cost to go down.


Tried Carbonite.com? I think they're like US$55 / year. Work on Mac and
PC, but I doubt Linux, and I don't know about their space limits.

Paul



That's really neat -- too bad my Mac is not Intel.

The writing is on the wall -- the dark-side is calling and resistance 
is futile.


Cheers,

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Re: [PHP] Re: Dan Brown

2009-08-04 Thread Sam Stelfox

tedd wrote:


Sam:

That's interesting. I wasn't aware that paper could be used in such a 
fashion but I can't help but think that the cost of the paper would 
exceed the cost of optical disk storage for the same data. And paper 
is more sensitive to environmental exposure than DVD's.


Cheers,

tedd

I don't know how successful it would be for using real backups by I 
personally use it to backup my private keys. It has held up to a coffee 
ring on the page so I imagine if it's protected by a metal filing 
cabinet it would be safe enough.


Course if there was a fire...

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Re: [PHP] Re: Dan Brown

2009-08-03 Thread Robert Cummings

Oh wow,

I didn't know your wife had gone into labour or anything :( Sorry to 
hear of the stress and very glad to hear both are alive and doing well.


Congratulations!

Cheers,
Rob.




Daniel Brown wrote:

ALL:

It's far easier to drop a line to the mailing lists and BCC a few
others than to write back to many individually.

Thanks for the concern and well-wishes from the many who wrote to
me during the last 10 days.  It's very, very kind of you, and much
appreciated.  I'm honored that you would think of me at all outside of
the context of the various mailing lists.

For those of you who do not know, on Sunday my wife, Debi, and I
went into the hospital because she was nine months pregnant, but had
not felt the baby move for several hours.  She was attached to a
monitor, and while everything seemed fine at first, that quickly
changed.  The baby's heart rate - which should be between 120 and 160
beats per minute - dropped as low as 49, which is very, very, very
bad.  It happened a couple of times, and during an emergency
ultrasound scan, the baby - on the screen - stuck her tongue right out
at us, then proceeded to bring her fist to her mouth to suck.  And
inside her little fist was her umbilical cord --- she was literally
squeezing it so tight that she was cutting off the blood and oxygen
flow to herself.  Because of this, they decided to induce labor in
Debi.

After several hours of labor with no pain relief, the baby's
condition was continuing to deteriorate, so at approximately 02:30
EDT, the doctor made the decision to perform a Caesarean section
(surgical delivery) of the baby.  Things were rushed along, and I
walked into the delivery room just in time to see a purple leg
sticking out of a hole in Debi's belly.  As I walked past, they lifted
the baby out, cut the cord, and rushed her past me to get her to
breathe.  Her skin was purple, as is normal, but her eyes were wide
open as she went past.  At about 02:46 EDT, she cried for the first
time.

So Haileigh Grace Brown, born at 02:45 EDT Monday morning, 27
July, 2009, weighed in at 6lbs 4oz and was 17.5 inches long.  She has
blue(-ish) eyes and a full head of hair.  There have been several
other life-threatening complications in both her and Debi, including
the baby being completely unable to breathe due to fluid in her lungs,
requiring emergency response and suction, but as of today, she is
doing much better.  Because of all of this, and some complications in
the days just before her birth, I've been rather silent, which is what
apparently gained the attention of the thirty-four (yes, I counted!
;-P) people who sent me emails privately to see if I was alright.
Yes, I am, and thankfully, so is my little family.

Both Debi and Haileigh are doing well now.  Haileigh doesn't sleep
through the night yet, of course, but she doesn't yet sleep through
the day, either.  She remains awake, wide-eyed, and very alert and
aware of her surroundings --- which is great, except for the fact that
it means that, during the day, we need to pay more attention to her,
and at night, I'm awake the whole time with her.  In the hospital (we
had her in our room) and here at home, I've been allowing Debi to
sleep through the night in bed, to heal from the surgery, and I stay
awake with the baby.  I sleep between one and four hours per day, at
maximum.  I can't so nobody warned me about this!  ;-P

On a different note, thanks to all of the rain we've had here in
the northeast US this year, my basement office flooded while I was
away in the hospital, tending to more important issues.  As a result,
both my development and backup machines were destroyed, including all
of my undelivered work, research projects, et cetera.  So in addition
to no sleep, I get to enjoy no peace as I work to deliver what I can
(behind schedule) and distribute refunds to clients.  Having a baby is
difficult enough; having a baby and a career is more difficult; having
a baby and working as a freelancer or owner/operator of a company is
the epitome of masochism --- I'm learning that quite thoroughly
through experience.

Still, all in all, everything is fine.  It'll be tight and
stressful until things are caught back up work-wise, but I'm just fine
with that.  Because from the moment my little girl filled those lungs
and executed her first Hello, World! application at quarter-to-three
in the morning last Monday, there's been a completely new Dan Brown.

Thanks for everyone's checking in and well-wishing, once again,
and I'll get back to everyone personally as soon as I can.  In the
meantime, I'll be back here at my desk, so zip me an email if you need
me.  It may take a bit longer for me to reply until I get caught up,
but I will.

For those of you with no interest in this, please exercise your
email-delete capabilities at this time.

Thanks!



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Re: [PHP] Re: Dan Brown

2009-08-03 Thread Stuart
Congratulations to you and your wife and best wishes for the future.
That's quite a few issues to have to deal with at once and I'm happy
to see you emerge from the other side more or less ok.

-Stuart

2009/8/3 Daniel Brown danbr...@php.net:
    ALL:

    It's far easier to drop a line to the mailing lists and BCC a few
 others than to write back to many individually.

    Thanks for the concern and well-wishes from the many who wrote to
 me during the last 10 days.  It's very, very kind of you, and much
 appreciated.  I'm honored that you would think of me at all outside of
 the context of the various mailing lists.

    For those of you who do not know, on Sunday my wife, Debi, and I
 went into the hospital because she was nine months pregnant, but had
 not felt the baby move for several hours.  She was attached to a
 monitor, and while everything seemed fine at first, that quickly
 changed.  The baby's heart rate - which should be between 120 and 160
 beats per minute - dropped as low as 49, which is very, very, very
 bad.  It happened a couple of times, and during an emergency
 ultrasound scan, the baby - on the screen - stuck her tongue right out
 at us, then proceeded to bring her fist to her mouth to suck.  And
 inside her little fist was her umbilical cord --- she was literally
 squeezing it so tight that she was cutting off the blood and oxygen
 flow to herself.  Because of this, they decided to induce labor in
 Debi.

    After several hours of labor with no pain relief, the baby's
 condition was continuing to deteriorate, so at approximately 02:30
 EDT, the doctor made the decision to perform a Caesarean section
 (surgical delivery) of the baby.  Things were rushed along, and I
 walked into the delivery room just in time to see a purple leg
 sticking out of a hole in Debi's belly.  As I walked past, they lifted
 the baby out, cut the cord, and rushed her past me to get her to
 breathe.  Her skin was purple, as is normal, but her eyes were wide
 open as she went past.  At about 02:46 EDT, she cried for the first
 time.

    So Haileigh Grace Brown, born at 02:45 EDT Monday morning, 27
 July, 2009, weighed in at 6lbs 4oz and was 17.5 inches long.  She has
 blue(-ish) eyes and a full head of hair.  There have been several
 other life-threatening complications in both her and Debi, including
 the baby being completely unable to breathe due to fluid in her lungs,
 requiring emergency response and suction, but as of today, she is
 doing much better.  Because of all of this, and some complications in
 the days just before her birth, I've been rather silent, which is what
 apparently gained the attention of the thirty-four (yes, I counted!
 ;-P) people who sent me emails privately to see if I was alright.
 Yes, I am, and thankfully, so is my little family.

    Both Debi and Haileigh are doing well now.  Haileigh doesn't sleep
 through the night yet, of course, but she doesn't yet sleep through
 the day, either.  She remains awake, wide-eyed, and very alert and
 aware of her surroundings --- which is great, except for the fact that
 it means that, during the day, we need to pay more attention to her,
 and at night, I'm awake the whole time with her.  In the hospital (we
 had her in our room) and here at home, I've been allowing Debi to
 sleep through the night in bed, to heal from the surgery, and I stay
 awake with the baby.  I sleep between one and four hours per day, at
 maximum.  I can't so nobody warned me about this!  ;-P

    On a different note, thanks to all of the rain we've had here in
 the northeast US this year, my basement office flooded while I was
 away in the hospital, tending to more important issues.  As a result,
 both my development and backup machines were destroyed, including all
 of my undelivered work, research projects, et cetera.  So in addition
 to no sleep, I get to enjoy no peace as I work to deliver what I can
 (behind schedule) and distribute refunds to clients.  Having a baby is
 difficult enough; having a baby and a career is more difficult; having
 a baby and working as a freelancer or owner/operator of a company is
 the epitome of masochism --- I'm learning that quite thoroughly
 through experience.

    Still, all in all, everything is fine.  It'll be tight and
 stressful until things are caught back up work-wise, but I'm just fine
 with that.  Because from the moment my little girl filled those lungs
 and executed her first Hello, World! application at quarter-to-three
 in the morning last Monday, there's been a completely new Dan Brown.

    Thanks for everyone's checking in and well-wishing, once again,
 and I'll get back to everyone personally as soon as I can.  In the
 meantime, I'll be back here at my desk, so zip me an email if you need
 me.  It may take a bit longer for me to reply until I get caught up,
 but I will.

    For those of you with no interest in this, please exercise your
 email-delete capabilities at this time.

    Thanks!

 --
 /Daniel P. 

Re: [PHP] Re: Dan Brown

2009-08-03 Thread Paul Scott
Daniel Brown wrote:
 (behind schedule) and distribute refunds to clients.  Having a baby is
 difficult enough; having a baby and a career is more difficult; having
 a baby and working as a freelancer or owner/operator of a company is
 the epitome of masochism --- I'm learning that quite thoroughly
 through experience.
 

Congratulations! Welcome to the club :) We just had a very similar (we
don't have a basement) experience with baby #2, so I feel you!

It gets better, sleep is for sissies anyway :)

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RE: [PHP] Re: Dan Brown

2009-08-03 Thread Ford, Mike
 So Haileigh Grace Brown, born at 02:45 EDT Monday morning, 27
 July, 2009, weighed in at 6lbs 4oz and was 17.5 inches long.

Oh, wow, congrats! My best wishes to Haileigh and her parents! I:

 (a) approve the choice of middle name, since that's what we called our 
daughter ;)

 (b) sympathise, as Grace was also born by emergency Caesarian (although not in 
the middle of the night!), weighing 2.49kg (5lb 8oz), and spent her first 48 
hours in the premature babies unit and the next 10 days with her mother in the 
regular maternity ward until she started feeding properly.

Like my Grace, who is now nearly 10 years old, I hope Haileigh overcomes her 
shaky start to grow up healthy, happy, charming and beautiful.


Cheers!

Mike
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Re: [PHP] Re: Dan Brown

2009-08-03 Thread Richard Heyes
Hi,

 ...

As said over IM, best wishes.

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Re: [PHP] Re: Dan Brown

2009-08-03 Thread Daniel Brown
On Mon, Aug 3, 2009 at 13:54, teddtedd.sperl...@gmail.com wrote:

 I had that happen a few years ago. I had/have a $20k insurance policy on my
 office computers and data. However, I was very surprised to find that it
 didn't cover flooding.

 Since then I keep a HD backup of everything in a waterproof safe inside a
 larger fireproof safe located in my garage. There's nothing there but data.

We had just moved my office from the second floor of our house to
the basement, which has never had a drop of water in it in the
two-plus years we've been here.  My office was converted to a nursery
for Haileigh.  I do have things backed up elsewhere, including
multiple redundant off-site backups but work I'd done in the last
couple of weeks was only backed up locally, and despite the systems
being raised above the floor in typical datacenter fashion, the water
found its way to one system and waterlogged it, and hit the power
strip of the backup and fried the entire unit.  I may be able to
recover some - perhaps even most - of the data forensically, but the
time to do so is neither cost-effective nor prudent.

And, as in your situation, I have about $65k in renter's insurance
for my computer systems alone, but it does not cover flooding either.
I'd be better to file a false claim that it was stolen, or that I
accidentally dropped it down the stairs, but insurance fraud wasn't on
my to-do list this week.  ;-P

All in all, the equipment I lost amounts to less than $3,000 ---
and if I can reuse the parts from some of the stuff as I believe I
can, it'll be limited to a motherboard, some various components, and
three hard drives.  So the loss of data and work is a pain in the
butt, and is semi-catastrophic, but could've been worse.  I'm nearly
done making my adjustments to the basement office and network now to
avoid having it recur.  I should've taken the precautions despite the
lack of water we've had, but in all honesty, there were other things
we were trying to rush along, and this went by the wayside.  Once
again, live and learn.  Your phrase about learning something new every
day is applicable here.  ;-P


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Re: [PHP] Re: Dan Brown

2009-08-03 Thread Ashley Sheridan
On Mon, 2009-08-03 at 12:29 -0400, Daniel Brown wrote:
 ALL:
 
 It's far easier to drop a line to the mailing lists and BCC a few
 others than to write back to many individually.
 
 Thanks for the concern and well-wishes from the many who wrote to
 me during the last 10 days.  It's very, very kind of you, and much
 appreciated.  I'm honored that you would think of me at all outside of
 the context of the various mailing lists.
 
 For those of you who do not know, on Sunday my wife, Debi, and I
 went into the hospital because she was nine months pregnant, but had
 not felt the baby move for several hours.  She was attached to a
 monitor, and while everything seemed fine at first, that quickly
 changed.  The baby's heart rate - which should be between 120 and 160
 beats per minute - dropped as low as 49, which is very, very, very
 bad.  It happened a couple of times, and during an emergency
 ultrasound scan, the baby - on the screen - stuck her tongue right out
 at us, then proceeded to bring her fist to her mouth to suck.  And
 inside her little fist was her umbilical cord --- she was literally
 squeezing it so tight that she was cutting off the blood and oxygen
 flow to herself.  Because of this, they decided to induce labor in
 Debi.
 
 After several hours of labor with no pain relief, the baby's
 condition was continuing to deteriorate, so at approximately 02:30
 EDT, the doctor made the decision to perform a Caesarean section
 (surgical delivery) of the baby.  Things were rushed along, and I
 walked into the delivery room just in time to see a purple leg
 sticking out of a hole in Debi's belly.  As I walked past, they lifted
 the baby out, cut the cord, and rushed her past me to get her to
 breathe.  Her skin was purple, as is normal, but her eyes were wide
 open as she went past.  At about 02:46 EDT, she cried for the first
 time.
 
 So Haileigh Grace Brown, born at 02:45 EDT Monday morning, 27
 July, 2009, weighed in at 6lbs 4oz and was 17.5 inches long.  She has
 blue(-ish) eyes and a full head of hair.  There have been several
 other life-threatening complications in both her and Debi, including
 the baby being completely unable to breathe due to fluid in her lungs,
 requiring emergency response and suction, but as of today, she is
 doing much better.  Because of all of this, and some complications in
 the days just before her birth, I've been rather silent, which is what
 apparently gained the attention of the thirty-four (yes, I counted!
 ;-P) people who sent me emails privately to see if I was alright.
 Yes, I am, and thankfully, so is my little family.
 
 Both Debi and Haileigh are doing well now.  Haileigh doesn't sleep
 through the night yet, of course, but she doesn't yet sleep through
 the day, either.  She remains awake, wide-eyed, and very alert and
 aware of her surroundings --- which is great, except for the fact that
 it means that, during the day, we need to pay more attention to her,
 and at night, I'm awake the whole time with her.  In the hospital (we
 had her in our room) and here at home, I've been allowing Debi to
 sleep through the night in bed, to heal from the surgery, and I stay
 awake with the baby.  I sleep between one and four hours per day, at
 maximum.  I can't so nobody warned me about this!  ;-P
 
 On a different note, thanks to all of the rain we've had here in
 the northeast US this year, my basement office flooded while I was
 away in the hospital, tending to more important issues.  As a result,
 both my development and backup machines were destroyed, including all
 of my undelivered work, research projects, et cetera.  So in addition
 to no sleep, I get to enjoy no peace as I work to deliver what I can
 (behind schedule) and distribute refunds to clients.  Having a baby is
 difficult enough; having a baby and a career is more difficult; having
 a baby and working as a freelancer or owner/operator of a company is
 the epitome of masochism --- I'm learning that quite thoroughly
 through experience.
 
 Still, all in all, everything is fine.  It'll be tight and
 stressful until things are caught back up work-wise, but I'm just fine
 with that.  Because from the moment my little girl filled those lungs
 and executed her first Hello, World! application at quarter-to-three
 in the morning last Monday, there's been a completely new Dan Brown.
 
 Thanks for everyone's checking in and well-wishing, once again,
 and I'll get back to everyone personally as soon as I can.  In the
 meantime, I'll be back here at my desk, so zip me an email if you need
 me.  It may take a bit longer for me to reply until I get caught up,
 but I will.
 
 For those of you with no interest in this, please exercise your
 email-delete capabilities at this time.
 
 Thanks!
 
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Re: [PHP] Re: Dan Brown

2009-08-03 Thread Govinda

On Mon, 2009-08-03 at 12:29 -0400, Daniel Brown wrote:

ALL:

   It's far easier to drop a line to the mailing lists and BCC a few
others than to write back to many individually.


My favorite of my teachers told us repeatedly to just maintain  
ourselves.  He meant hold on to the unchanging, inside, at our silent  
core..  despite the pressure to 'lose it' in the outside field of  
change..
..and so then when things get easier again, we find that our tenacity  
had served us well;  now we have a new level of strength, 'staying  
power'.  Sounds like you are having one of these times Dan.  Hang in  
there!   Sounds like you are.  :-)   Hats off to you.  And best  
wishes, of course!


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Re: [PHP] Re: Dan Brown

2009-08-03 Thread Paul M Foster
On Mon, Aug 03, 2009 at 01:54:05PM -0400, tedd wrote:

snip

 Everything is backed up at least three fold. I am considering online
 backup and waiting for the cost to go down.

Tried Carbonite.com? I think they're like US$55 / year. Work on Mac and
PC, but I doubt Linux, and I don't know about their space limits.

Paul

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Re: [PHP] Re: Dan Brown

2009-08-03 Thread Sam Stelfox

tedd wrote:


Everything is backed up at least three fold. I am considering online 
backup and waiting for the cost to go down.



You should add paper backups to that list!
http://ollydbg.de/Paperbak/

Sam Stelfox

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