Sunday, August 3, 2008


Hopefully there are a few out there that actually get the Strongbad reference. So, I don't think it is any secret to my friends that I love RateBeer. In fact, it has been enumerated as one of the possible sources that could lead the the demise of my marriage. At the beginning of writing this, I was not able to access the page. Of course, now that I am actually writing something about it, it is working again. But I don't care, the words are already on the page, so I'm going ahead with it. To you wonderful people who started the site... Please make it work well again. My first few months were great. I never had any problems. I know you were trying to make it better with new servers. I would like to submit that I am willing to pay a little bit extra for some consulting on how to set up your new environment. I can't tell you all the server errors that I have experienced in the past month. RateBeer is one of the few things that keeps me sane, almost as much as beer itself. It is a nice cathartic outlet. However, it has the inverse effect (1 / cathartic) when I try to add a new beer and I get some SQL error. Actually, I don't even know if they use SQL, but it is some sort of server error. That is why I am officially announcing my candidacy as a RateBeer quality assurance specialist. I am leaving my current QA position to pursue other educational ventures. That leaves the obsessive/compulsive tester in me very under nurtured. I will find ways to break the site so that others may not have to feel the frustration that I do every time my browser times out. Please, just tell me what you want from me! In other news more important to Muckney Brewing, Dave and I no longer get to hang out. He had to do 'our' first all grain batch without me because my company has seen fit to make me do 4 months of work in my last 2 weeks. Hopefully once I start my new position, I'll have a little more time on my hands. Now that I feel I have vented most of the steam caused by 10 Firefox time outs, I'm going to go and check my latest RateBeer stats. I have a case of 8/8/08 at Vecenie's with my name on it so I'm pretty sure that is going to be big number 400. I love being me.

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