Have you ever spent a lot of time, I mean a LOT of fricking wasted gut-churning time working on something, and it refuses to work? You have a sneaking suspicion that it’s something stupid, and then one day the solution just comes to you? I wrote a blog system for the college, and I kept getting errors when it came to adding entries. Had other people look at it; they couldn’t find the problem, either. Finally I just let it sit on the side.
And then it came to me today. Checked it. Sure enough, it was a simple, stupid beginner error – I’d used a reserved word in one of the field names in that table. Date. Omigod…all of that frustration, and I didn’t even think about that.
I felt like doing a Rocky-esque dance around the staffroom, shaking clenched fists above my head. *bounce*