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I Am Error.

October 15, 2005 at 6:20 PM

(Can't think of a better quote for this post, given what I've been fixing lately - This one's from the NES game Zelda II: The Adventure of Link =P)

I've recently fixed two issues with the site: With a few exceptions, you can now view the contents of any of my site's directories (instead of getting a 403/Forbidden error page), and the error pages themselves should work properly now =)

Both involved minor changes in my HyperText Access file - broken links were the cause of the latter...

...And speaking of broken links - would anyone know of PHP code that can display two URLs on a page: one would be the page a user was referred from, and one would be the page the user was trying to reach? It would really help me out if I could get that implemented, as it would make broken links coming into (or within) the site a lot easier to troubleshoot.

Also, after some looking around, I've made the directory view nicer, too - I have to thank Corz for granting the use of the .htaccess code and images for these...With some minor tweaks of my own in addition to that, of course ^_~

Finally, I'm working on adding a locally-hosted guestbook (in case my Tripod one might go down in the future): It'll be a Purple Yin one, which I decided to use as it worked for a website I helped set up recently, and only required minor tweaking to get it ready. I haven't had much time to mess around with it, but as soon as I can get it set up to look/work just like my current guestbook (or as close to it as possible), I'll copy the entries over from my old one and change the links on my site to point to the new one =)

4 Comments

  1. Out of curiosity, do you know if anybody's ever figured out what "I AM ERROR" actually was/meant?

    for those of you that have never played Zelda II and have no idea what we're talking about

    Comment by Don_HH2K — 10/17/2005 @ 8:34 PM
  2. No - at least, nothing that I can actually confirm to be true. I've searched around on Google and noticed that some say he was probably put in for debugging purposes but wasn't removed afterwards (if so, Error's name makes perfect sense then =P), but other than that, I'm not sure if anyone really knows the answer to that question...

    [EDIT]
    Actually, it seems that, in Mido, one of the people will bring up Error's name, and when you talk to him again, instead of saying:

    I AM ERROR.

    He will now say:

    SOUTH OF KINGS TOMB IN MIDO IS A TUNNEL.

    That's about it, though. The question now is, why is he named Error? =P
    [/EDIT]

    Comment by Wolfey — 10/30/2005 @ 12:22 AM
  3. his name is Error because it was a miss-translation. His name is Errol, the nintendo people just fudged up.

    Comment by Shim — 3/8/2007 @ 5:22 PM
  4. That's interesting to know - thanks for mentioning that =)

    Aside from being a mistranslation (as you mentioned), his name could also be related to that of another character, whose name seems to be a "bug" in the game ;P

    Comment by Wolfey — 3/11/2007 @ 12:48 AM

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