* Posts by Klio

2 posts • joined 14 Jun 2011

Sound and battery: 20 portable Bluetooth speakers

Klio

Cheap and fully featured

I've got a few of these as xmas presents this year after owning one myself for a bit. Good sound, stereo pairing, NFC, phone charging, speak phone and change from £80:

www.soundface.com

A sysadmin's top ten tales of woe

Klio
Facepalm

Check your syntax

We needed to merge the data from 3 different DB tables from an old system to our new one for which the developer chose to write a PHP script. After successfully pulling the data together his loop set about inserting it into the new table, but his query has an error in it. Normally this wouldn't be an issue, except the DB wrapper he'd used had an 'email on error' function built in to it.

Close to 400,000 emails later the building got back some sort of connectivity.

Moral: test your query once before doing it half a million times.

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