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30 August 2005 @ 12:59 am
Forum down, tech support notified  
For those forum members who have bookmarked my livejournal, yes I went to log in early this morning and noticed that I was getting a my sql error message. I sent an email regarding this to my consultant who handles the technical end of the forum, as I am not quite that geeky and don't really want to be. :)

I'm hoping he is not too busy right now to check into it, when he reads his email tomorrow. I'm not going to call him at this hour.

I will update this post if I find out tomorrow that there will be a delay.

I apologize for any inconvenience.

Blessed be--

Tapati

PS Mods, yes I noticed that one too!

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Now it seems I can intermittently get to the main page but not do anything active without getting that message. I don't know if it might be self-correcting, or caused by some server problem, search engines connecting, or what, since I don't know what "too many connections" means in context. So I guess we'll have to be patient until tomorrow. Sorry! I know for some members it is daytime and this must be extra frustrating.

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OK, this is as geeky as I'm going to get for tonight. check this out, it describes what's happening with the "too many connections" message:

http://www.webmasterworld.com/forum10/8715.htm



I tried to load the site, but it did take a great deal of time.

Understading connections is very important if you are going to use a database.

Everytime you call a query, your website has to connect. When you are finished with the query, you need to disconnect, otherwise, those connections stay open, waiting for instructions.

A server can only handle so many connections before it just shuts down. And your host might not like that.

Find a good tutorial on mysql and PHP and look up "closing connections"
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Tapatitapati on August 30th, 2005 08:47 am (UTC)
continued from above:

The first Christmas after our daughter Jessica was born, we spent the holiday with my parents. After dinner, Mom and Dad sat next to each other on the sofa, taking turns cuddling their first grandchild. Jessica began to whimper softly, and Susan took her from Dad's arms. "She probably needs to be changed," she said, carrying the baby into my parents' bedroom to diaper her. When Susan came back into the living room, there was a strange mist in her eyes.

She handed Jessica back to Dad before taking my hand and leading me into the room. "Look," she said softly, her eyes directing me to a spot on the floor beside the dresser. To my amazement, there, as if it had never been removed, stood the old pickle jar, the bottom already covered with coins. I walked over to the pickle jar, dug down into my pocket, and pulled out a fistful of coins. With a gamut of emotions choking me, I dropped the coins into the jar. I looked up and saw that Dad, carrying Jessica, had slipped quietly into the room. Our eyes locked, and I knew he was feeling the same emotions I felt. Neither one of us could speak.

When I read this story, it really touched my heart. Sometimes we are so busy adding up our troubles that we forget to count our blessings! Never underestimate the power of your actions. With one small gesture you can change a person's life, for better or for worse.

story attributed to "TCB" on a menopause forum I ran into.