Fear & Loathing in the Geek Salt Mines

We’re planning on installing a server upgrade today — always a moment of Unalloyed Joy at Stinque World Domination Headquarters — so everything will be going Straight to Hell while we’re in the midst of it. And when we’re done, you’ll have no fucking clue why we went to the trouble, since everything will seem the same as it ever was.


Will I ask myself, “How do I work this”?

T-Minus — oh, let’s say an hour or two. I’m not looking forward to this.

@nojo: Thank you for your sacrifice so that we may all remain safe and warm.

Okay, let’s get started. Things won’t start going crazyfuckingshit for awhile yet. Unless they do.

Still here? Yes? Don’t worry. Won’t be soon.

Apparently still haven’t crossed the Dark Side of the Moon. But when we do, you can follow the gory action on the Stinque Twitter Feed.

Wow. For all the shit I’m dealing with under the hood right now, I’m surprised the site is still working.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. We don’t deserve noje. (Well, some of us don’t)

Bloodied, not bowed. Well, sort of bowed. Looks like an abattoir under the hood right now.

@nojo: I see the Stinquefeed on Twitter, but I have no fucking idea what you’re talking about. I can only assume the the hamsters will be bigger, stronger, faster, higher, and I salute you for it.

@Dodgerblue: I have no fucking idea what you’re talking about.

Neither do I. That’s the fun!

But, roughly: I’ve upgraded PHP (programming language that drives WordPress) on the server, but the site is still using the old version in the server’s memory. No telling how much I’ve fucked things up until I reboot everything. And I haven’t reached that point yet.

Okay, I think my work here is done. All the grisly action was backstage — the site was only offline ten seconds or so while I restarted the web server.

@Dodgerblue: Sure! Just go about your regular business while I perform complicated brain surgery on you. It’s easy!

@Dodgerblue: Also hair transplants. We could use grafts from my back.

@Benedick: My hair is OK, except for the gray. Every other system could use a “return to factory default” reset to, say, the age of 20.

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