Post by Sir Alexandreu Davinescu on Apr 3, 2016 0:32:53 GMT -6
As the soon-to-be Minister of Finance, I have started putting together a budget. One of the things on the budget was one of the same things on the budget for the 47th Cosa and the 48th Cosa: purchasing a boards.net account from proboards, so that we could then export an SQL dump of Witt as a backup. The service was made available two years ago, and it seemed to provide a cheap and easy way to save all of our data. A boards.net account was only $10 per month, and even though we'd need to be a subscriber for at least six months before we could download a backup, that seemed like a small price to pay to preserve so many years of history and 10,000 threads (including legal debate and court proceedings!).
Unfortunately, this hasn't been done, and now it looks like we missed our opportunity, since ProBoards ended this feature a few months ago.
Now, it's a violation of proboards Terms of Service to code a tool that will scrape all threads and posts from ProBoards and save them to an external database, so I'm certainly not saying that anyone should do that. But if you were able to do something like that, or know of another way we could automate a backup of our data, please let me know ASAP. This is important, and it's something we need to get done.
Sir Alexandreu Davinescu: It's obvious enough why you like it. Hurts my feelings, to be honest. Didn't know Etho felt that way. Think I'm going to take a further step back from things, see how I feel. See you folks in a few months.
Feb 16, 2020 18:33:39 GMT -6
Magniloqueu Épiqeu da Lhiun: That speech would have been great without the unnecessary attacks. That really is very disappointing. Why do we do this to other people? What was gained from this?
Feb 17, 2020 4:43:41 GMT -6
Lüc da Schir: That's a pretty weird speech and it misses the point of a lot of complaints against the current Government. Though I'm happy that Eðo feels he is in the right place at the moment. He's genuinely a great guy.
Feb 17, 2020 10:30:00 GMT -6
Lüc da Schir: "We are seeing mild resistance against electing the Seneschal"... come on, Ian P admitted to the Cabinet that you guys have no counter-arguments and he's fine with dropping it. At this point you'll be ramming it through without any real argument in favor.
Feb 17, 2020 10:33:28 GMT -6
Ian Plätschisch: That post was never supposed to be on my personal feed and I thought nobody saw it after I deleted it
Feb 17, 2020 14:30:52 GMT -6
Ian Plätschisch: Sort of like the time S:reu Crova threatened to release a story about the MRPT's proposed "third pole" going into the 49th Cosa because you accidentally posted it to the public part of the MRPT forum.
Feb 17, 2020 14:36:30 GMT -6
Lüc da Schir: That wasn't meant to be a secret plan or anything, the whole thing was just Inxheneu being a butthurt cunt.
Feb 17, 2020 16:05:11 GMT -6
Miestrâ Schivâ, UrN: YIPES! Italians aren't allowed to use that word, only Scots and Aussies
Feb 17, 2020 16:28:42 GMT -6
Miestrâ Schivâ, UrN: Seriously, can I point out that Ián represents the most "centrist" of the coalition parties and the FreeDems and PNP are much more pig-headed about reforms
Feb 17, 2020 16:29:13 GMT -6
Lüc da Schir: I have the c-word pass
Feb 18, 2020 4:05:31 GMT -6
Lüc da Schir: It's not very clear how "centrist" AMP actually is compared to the other coalition parties. All three have ideas I consider unpalatable, to pretty similar degrees.
Feb 18, 2020 4:09:19 GMT -6
Lüc da Schir: Also note that I'm never opposed to reform (however drastic) in principle, but I will always be opposed to stuff that hasn't been thought through / is there just to score a political point for no measurable gain.
Feb 18, 2020 4:10:12 GMT -6
Lüc da Schir: It would be cool if Açafat's office was "solicitor general" instead of "deputy AG"
Feb 18, 2020 12:28:44 GMT -6
Magniloqueu Épiqeu da Lhiun: Why not be quirky? Attorney Marginal? Solicitor Exceptional? Barrister Unusual?
Feb 18, 2020 14:28:23 GMT -6
Miestrâ Schivâ, UrN: "Solicitor General" has a technical meaning, that is someone who actually appears in Cort on behalf of the Govt at the A-G's instruction. In the long term I want to create such a role in Talossa because writing legal briefs is a specialised skill...
Feb 18, 2020 15:38:31 GMT -6
Miestrâ Schivâ, UrN: ... but considering the baptism of fire that Açafat has been getting in the current case, I wouldn't wish that job on him unless he REALLY wants it
Feb 18, 2020 15:38:54 GMT -6