Is the DNA smoke free?
It's in California.
Ah, ok so all of CA is smoke free then? I'm in the UK - wishing all venues here were smoke free too :-(
Come to Ireland--standard pub closing time 23.30, Thursday-Saturday 00.30, plenty of late licences 'til 2 to be found, all work places are smoke free, Sterling is stupidly strong so the second most expensive country in the EU won't seem that expensive to you. You may get a bit of aggro down the country if you talk too loud with an English accent, but there are enough second-generation Irish people in the UK that even that's easing off.
I'm fairly certain we'll have smoke-free pubs in the UK in the next few years. Smoke free restaurants perhaps sooner.
Hmm, and if there's an accent missing on the first part of your user name, you probably know the situation in the Republic pretty well anyhow.
Someone told me at YAPC::Europe that Liverpool may bring in a smoking ban locally pretty soon. I have to confess I'm sceptical that a UK-wide ban will happen during Labour's current tenure, because of the nanny-state criticism it'll engender--look at the shit being stirred up as they try to ban hunting. The Tories have the non-nanny-state street cred to implement it as a measure to cut NHS costs; but they would have to get elected, and get some clue, both of which seem pretty distant prospects at the moment.
I agree - but after the election it'll be introduced slowly. I'll bet first in restaurants, then later in all public places.
If anything though - after the next election.
figures. the one day your incredible marketing gets me to buy tickets and merchandise, you announce this poop. thanks.
Do not turn my journal into a journal of lies.
i resent your dismissal of my support of the scene through the purchase a measly dog tag. do you not respect the $2 profit you made today?
Ah, I didn't realize you had actually bought something. I assumed this was another one of those "oh, I was fixin' to get ready to buy something" messages.
Back in the day I thought it would be really cool, if I ever got a bunch of money, to invest some of it in the nightclub scene.
Thank you for serving as a warning to others.
I betcha my authorize.net pain dwarfs yours.
Do not talk about pain. I worked with verisign's payflow pro back in the day.
Payflow, ha we've been using that since before verisign bought it. Trust me though, verisign looks great compared to Echo (www.echo-inc.com). I just got done writing payment processor that can use either, so I win.
God, is there any CC processor that doesn't totally suck ass?
All signs point to 'No'. I don't think it's the processors' fault though, the whole way credit cards work is assnine in the first place.
Expand further on this assertion, you've managed to intrigue me. How are CC's assinine?
I believe you, I'm just curious...
The protocols the banks give to the processors is just plain broken.
-- there's no way to "unhold" (unauthorize money), so users think you're stealing money from them because they see it on their statement, even if you never took it ("captured")
-- no notifications/events of chargebacks or bounces
-- you can void payments sometimes, or refund other times. hard to figure out what you need to do sometimes.
-- after an AVS failure (which happens AFTER an authorize), you can't redo that authorize. You can't JUST do an AVS check. (address verification service)
-- much much more!
Yeah, I was aware of the "hold" and "refund" problems... I've certainly seen those happen personally :-).
This is another one of those problems where de facto standards, once entrenched, stay forever broken, I guess. Kind of like HTML ;-).
At least HTML has been updated over time. I don't these banking protocols have changed at all since 1974.
What he said, plus- No standard for a programtic API. Some processors expose the low-level stuff, like voiding, marking (read: verislime), some dumb their api down.- Some processors "mark" each transaction immediately, some only do it once every 24 hours.- Each credit card company actually takes and has different requirements for what information you collect and what is required.- Explaining all this shit to a customer using our software is damn near impossible, so it makes us look incompetent.
I could go on about this for hours....
In technical details, it surely is. But at least you have actual employees you can yell at about shit like this. I have a gaggle of semi-volunteers whom I can't rely on in the slightest. (Remember the part where I don't like being a sysadmin? Yeah, ha ha ha.)
When it comes to money stuff, there's very few of us.
There's probably an obvious reason, but why not use a hosted store, like yahoo or something? Sure it's not as sexy, but you wouldn't have to deal with it at all, just sign the check every month.
Because I got talked out of doing that, because I'm a fucking idiot.
Heh, everybody has to code their own online store at least once, it's like a right of passage or something.
I didn't write this store, which is even worse.
So, what you're saying is you haven't yet fulfilled your purpose in life?