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Your coding goofs?

Post by Venice » Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:41 pm

Mine? Deleting the skin on my JCink site while editing it. Good times!

How about you?? What is the silliest thing you have ever done.

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Re: Your coding goofs?

Post by AmigoJack » Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:45 am

If you see your case as coding: deleting a phpBB template file instead of its cache file, but that was always recoverable.

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Re: Your coding goofs?

Post by bonelifer » Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:09 pm

None-phpBB related(not even code related). I use mythtv PVR software. I was doing some maintenance. Made a copy of the current mysql db. Doing stuff to the db screwed up. Then for some reason I dropped the DB entries in the backup instead of the current, while preparing to copy over the backup. Luckily I have a backup script that runs every night, so I had a recent'ish backup file. But still really annoying. I now keep two live backups when working on the DB.
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Re: Your coding goofs?

Post by Brf » Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:45 pm

Haha... How about accidentally creating an alias to a folder, and then deleting the folder when deleting the alias? :roll:

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Re: Your coding goofs?

Post by david63 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:14 pm

Going back many years I can recall deleting the config.bat file on the office PC which in those days was running DOS and the only way to get it back was recreate it by using "edlin" - for anyone who has never heard of edlin think yourselves lucky - try Googling it!

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Re: Your coding goofs?

Post by kinerity » Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:58 pm

david63 wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:14 pm
edlin
Oh god, I thought I was the only one that remembered using that! :lol:

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Re: Your coding goofs?

Post by bonelifer » Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:47 pm

kinerity wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:58 pm
david63 wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:14 pm
edlin
Oh god, I thought I was the only one that remembered using that! :lol:
Started out with Windows 3.11 with Networking using NOVELL in middle school and the first year of high school. By my sophomore year they had switched over to Win95 and still using the NOVELL backend software. So yes I remember edlin and dBase III. We had dBase IV, but it didn't get installed till after I took my business classes. I actually "debugged" why the 5 1/4 drive wasn't "working". It needed to be on before the computer started. Though looking back I assume the teacher actually knew this was and was giving me something to do as I had gotten done with the work and was mostly sitting around bored.
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Re: Your coding goofs?

Post by HiFiKabin » Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:00 am

I know someone who had a 3.2.0 test forum, then converted the real forum to 3.2.0, and promptly deleted the wrong forum files from the server :oops: :oops:

Luckily the host had backups of the majority of attachments (or so I am told ;) :roll: )

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