WordPress is recovering (was very sick)

Please note: WordPress appears to be failing badly at this stage. I’ll be working on a fix this week, and likely will create a new site out of different, less buggy code. I’ve checked the DB, moved it to a different machine, restored from a known working backup. It appears a recent update of WP … Read more

How to handle curious conversations … part 1 of a few billion

So … Suppose someone comes up to you and makes a claim. This claim isn’t backed by facts, merely by unicorns, rainbows, and their own biases. Yeah, this kind of relates to the previous post. They argue based upon the claim. Stake out their ground. Insist that “none shall pass” in a black knight, Monty … Read more

NyBLE

So there I am updating my new repository to enable using zfs in the ramboot images. This is a simplification and continuation of the previous work I did a few years ago, with some massive code cleanups. And sadly, no documentation yet. Will fix soon, but for now, I am trying to hit the major … Read more

Dealing with disappointment

In the last few years, I’ve had major disappointments professionally. The collapse of Scalable, some of the positively ridiculous things associated with the aftermath of that, none of which I’ve written about until they are over. Almost over, but not quite. Waiting for confirmation. My job search last year, and some of the disappointment associated … Read more

Late Feb 2018 update

Again, many apologies over the low posting frequency. Several things that are nearing completion (hopefully soon) that I want finalized first. That said, the major news is that this site is now on a much improved server and network. I’ve switched from Comcast Business to WOW business. So far, much better speed, more consistent performance, … Read more

Apologies on the slow posting rate

Many things are going on simultaneously right now, and I have little time to compose thoughts for the blog. I anticipate a bit of a letup in the next week or two as the year comes to a close.

Cool bug on upgrade (not)

WordPress is an interesting beast. Spent hours working through issues that I shouldn’t have needed to on an upgrade, as some functions were deprecated. In an interesting way. By removing them, and throwing an error. Which I found only through looking at a specific log. So out goes that plugin. And the site is back.

#SC17

I’ve had numerous requests from friends and colleagues about whether I will be attending #SC17 this year. Sadly, this is not to be the case. $dayjob has me attending an onsite meeting that week in San Francisco, and the schedule was such that I could not attend the talks I was interested in. I’d love … Read more

A completed project: mysqldump file to CSV converter

This was part of something else I’d worked on, but it never saw the light of day for a number of (rather silly) reasons. So rather than let these bits go to waste, I created a github repo for posterity. Someone might be able to make effective use of them somewhere. Repo is located here: … Read more