My site was down because PHP didn’t like the new WordPress 3.2.1.
Long story short, if you get the dreaded “500 internal server error” after the WordPress 3.2.1 upgrade AND you are using 1&1 hosting, here’s what you need to do…
- Edit the php.ini file (or create a new one) to MEMORY=128MB (or just bump the number that is there up in increments of 64 MB)
- Edit the .htaccess file to force 1&1 to use PHP5 by adding “AddType x-mapp-php5 .php” (thanks TECHNOBLOG)
- Upload the changed files and you’re back.
A slight AAAAAAAAAAAAAA is just what I needed to wake me up this morning!
Oooohhhh yeah. It was one of those months. (Month and a half actually!) Big, bad, fast, relentless, ugly, and lots of sharp teeth.
I did manage to twitter almost daily, so I didn’t totally vanish off the ‘net.
Anyhow, now that things have calmed down I’m going to see if I can get this site moving again.
And with that….
I think the phrase “ahaheeyuhhhggh” can best sum up this last week. Road trip after road trip after road trip (all business based), followed by server crises after server crises. You know things are chankla-riffic when I don’t even have a moment to blog.
Anyhow, posts should resume to somewhat normal tomorrow.
Still working on the blog backend here.
New posts should be up around tomorrow.
Going to make some changes to the backend of the blog. Things should be back (hopefully) soon.
Things have been more bananas than usual, so I’m going to take a much needed break.
Posts should get back to normal around the new year.
Merry Christmas everybody!
The “Monday Morning Music” for today was post #600! Not too bad for a “making it up as I go along” personal blog!
To celebrate the 600th post, I’ve stolen posted some more comic covers that also passed the big “600″! (I have no idea what I’m going to to for the 1k post though!)
I’m going to take a much deserved vacation until Monday the 29th!
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!
SumashtDilovf made a comment on my “A big thanks to NASA for helping get the Chilean miners to safety” post that I wanted to bump to the main page.
“Гений, прикованный к чиновничьему столу, должен умереть или сойти с ума, точно так же, как человек с могучим телосложением при сидячей жизни и скромном поведении умирает от апоплексического удара.”
Which, roughly translated, means…
“A genius, confined to a bureaucratic desk, must die or go crazy, just like a man with a powerful physique with a sedentary life and modest behavior is dying of apoplexy.”
Appropriate to the original post? Not so much. Somewhat zen on its’ own merits? Definitely.
Waaaaaay back in January, I set up a website called stopthisbill.org (along with stopthisbill.net, stopthisbill.com, stopthatbill.org, stopthatbill.net and stopthatbill.com)
The whole point of that website was that I didn’t agree with the healthcare bill as it was written. I preferred a well thought out healthcare bill that was more aligned with the president’s campaign promises, and took its’ time to come to fruition after a great deal of intellectual analysis and careful, reasoned debate by congress and the input of hundreds of existing health-based agencies in the national and state government.
I did not like the piecemeal train wreck that was rushed through congress, and I definitely don’t like the slapdash version that passed into law.
The stopthisbill/stopthatbill site gathered a few signatures on the online petition and it also generated some interesting debate. I really do appreciate everyone who took the time to visit the site and those who emailed me to offer their opinions (one way or the other!).
But today, I decided it was time to pull the site down and move on to other projects. I am keeping the domain names, though. Just in case something comes up later.