I've made it as far as Ieper in my travels but definitely need to head back to Belgium to enjoy the countryside, your ridiculously good chocolates, riding on more pave than you can poke a stick at and your lethally smooth and tasty beer.
We went specifically to attend the sunset service and visit the war graves of our diggers. That little town had quite a lot of history pass through it.
I haven't worked out how "Belgium beer" and "moderation" go together. The beer beckons, it croons, it tells you lies about how you'll feel fine the next morning and will have no problem doing a 5hr ride through the alps.
Moderation is what you need to survive it all; you learn to enjoy it step by step, and the next morning should never be a problem (we have no curfew, and never had prohibition). There would be major problems if you're a tourist and feel a need to try and learn it all in one or a few nights, as we have a couple hundred different local beers, and some of them are, err, a little invasive.
Growing up in Australia meant we didn't have to suffer the binge-inducing curfew or prohibition. Curfews and high legal drinking ages seem to me to simply encourage a binge mentality.
We were in a tiny French village after an incredibly hot, exhausting, but amazing ride and asked the waitress to bring us something special, something tasty, something that would soothe our poor savaged bodies. She came out with a couple of delirium tremens[^]. They were beyond delicious. So we ordered a couple more. After 4hrs in the saddle, hungry and dehydrated. Needless to say we had trouble standing up after the second.
So of course we had no choice but to stay were we were and push on.
A nice one, but not the right way to recuperate. You should taste these, and others, when not tired, exhausted, sweaty and hungry; and probably not while sunbathing either. Start with something less complex, and lighter; enjoy the real stuff when you're at a physical equilibrium, have had a nice meal, and are ready to engage in some philosophical thoughts.
I have a friend who loves that stuff. In fact, we were at a store with interesting drinks and he recommended I get some of that. I still have it in my fridge (haven't had an opportunity to try it yet).
I voted 5 for this technical blog. When I voted, I left a message of "Neat tips" (or something like that) in the dialog that popped up. However, that message did not get posted to the forum at the bottom of the technical blog.
One theory: my first vote wasn't going through (showed that circular progress animation for about 30 seconds), so I clicked the permalink at the bottom to refresh the page. I then recast my vote (I made sure to enter "Neat tips" again) and it was cast instantly. Perhaps that first attempt made the vote go through, but the message never got through. Hence, my second attempt may have been ignored since my first vote may have already been cast.
Another theory: on my second attempt, I noticed the box disappear and pop up at some point and it caught my attention. I clicked the 5 radio button and moused in and out and may have closed then re-opened the textbox that popped up (I was testing what conditions caused it to pop up). Perhaps a boolean that is set when the textbox is closed does not change when it reopens.
EDIT: I just tried a third time with a new message. It showed up this time (link). That leads me to believe my second theory above is more likely than the first theory.
Third theory: the second attempt that apparently succeeded may have actually failed, but an error got swallowed so the UI went merrily along to inform me that it was successful.
Thank you Sean. I see the account is disabled — exactly what I expected.
I just wonder: do the offender receive e-mail notification on that action and motivation of it?
I'm not sure what's my preference, just asking.
You can delete the question and the team can still delete the account. That way, the question can be removed without having to wait for the team to be up and about. This is one of the reasons that higher rep members have the power to delete questions, to help the team.
I posted a message in C# as a general message, then I edited it to change it to an answer. I don't think I got reputation points for this answer. That's problem #1
I then posted a test answer in the C# forum and got reputation points for it. I then deleted that test answer, and the reputation points were taken away. Only, the reputation history shows the events in the wrong order:
17 May 2011 12:36 PM Post a Programming Forum Answer Authority Forum Message 10
17 May 2011 12:36 PM Post a Programming Forum Answer (undo) Authority Forum Message -10
It shows the undo followed by the action. That's problem #2.
I'll add #1 to the bug list, but #2 occurs because we store date/times as smalldatetime, which stores to the minute, not the second. Further, we don't use a secondary sort (eg ORDER BY DatePosted, RepHistoryID because it's so uncommon for there to be two rep events in the same minute that need to be careful about ordering that it's not worth burdening the DB server with the extra (and hence unindexed) sort.
Even so, I'll do some testing to see if that secondary order affects load appreciably.
One of my tips and tricks deleted without any notification
Take a look there[^]
This tips got approved on 12 April and deleted today.
is something wrong,if so then please inform me or give proper reason.
the last hour, 50% of the forum pages don't have the forum list in the nav pane, the very first thing shown is "Forums" and "Bold indicates new messages since..." If a time-out is used to get the forum list, maybe doubling the time alloted would be good.
if the server name/number were visible near the top of the page, you would have gotten and continue to get it in my every message in sugs&bugs, however I'm not going to scroll to the bottom on every page I browse. Smack in the middle of the top line would be great.
That's fine Luc. I'm not going to add, top and centre, a piece of debug information that is useful to a few out of many millions of users and will be confusing to everyone else. DavidAuld has kindly taken the time to scroll down those pixels and help out.
I can understand you don't want it there permanently for everyone; what you could do is show it to people who are interested (a user setting) or just show it under some circumstances (like CTRL key pressed). How useful it is for you to get detailed sugs&bugs is up to you of course.
If you knew the crap I was fighting my way through trying to restyle Dynamics CRM buttons that Microsoft applies dynamically (but badly), you'd appreciate bad build days. You can tell how long I've been battling this rampant POC by the tone of my postings lately. Gone is the happy carefree Pete - I miss him, his youthful enthusiasm.