Monthly Archives: November 2014

Global Edition Almost Ready

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According to the Pearson UK site, the global edition will be available at the end of the November. It also has a fancy new cover (shown in make-believe fashion on the bus stop billboard) which aptly communicates the goal of the book: to put the necessary knowledge necessary to make modern-day web pages into the students’ hands.

Early November database error

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As wonderful as WordPress is, it’s nice to be reminded that it requires some attention.

Just today I came to the site, hoping to post a quick entry about ourĀ textbook adoptions thus far. Instead our lovely website was replaced with the horrible “error establishing a database connection” error.

Were we hacked? Did my co-author install a plugin and go for a bike ride? No. of course not. We had table corruption – the wp_options table to be precise. The fix was as simple as a phpMyAdmin call to Repair the wp_options table.

A few minutes later, I’ve installed the latest updates, turned off those darn comments (we had over 6000) and now back to grading those assignments.


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