Abnormal Dating Behaviour

Something wierd comes this way.

WordPress isn’t picking up the dates in some of the posts, at least for my custom front page to render them.

It’s probably Windows Live Writer. Have to check the code for the index out .. it works for older posts .. just the last few days worth. Some it shows the time and date (just below the title to the left), and others it only shows the time.


Okay. The top post ALWAYS shows the time and date, but the ones underneath it (for the posts posted in the new version of windows live writer) don’t.

Rebooted .. Niggles Not-Withstanding

Well .. the face has changed, as has the underbelly.

The frontpage of Dev Dawn now looks substantially different. This is mostly to accomodate my comic fetish. Some of the new design might not stay the same. The single post, the blocks, no sidebar.

Of course, underneath things are similar to previous. The K2 theme has been upgraded to it’s latest incarnation. And this puppy is good. I’ve heard of problems, but as of yet, nothing I’ve experienced yet has brought grief.

Saying that .. there is something I’ll have to look into.

  • Refreshing the page (F5) causes a major long load, and then the Rolling Archives control to sit there loading indefinately. Not sure why this is. Perhaps it’s my own code. Perhaps not. I’ll investigate on the forums etc tomorrow.  
  • Also on the list of things todo is an Ajax Loader .. I’ve got the gif, just need to implement. And from a quick ferret around, it looks like i’ll need one of those library/framework thing-a-me-jigs. Prototype most like.
  • Need to work on the css for the K2 Sidebar
  • IE and it’s png no-read transparency requires that I fiddle with the pngs.

For now, I’m going to bed.

Karazy Cache Stories

just had such a blast for the last fifteen minutes. The wonders of WordPress’s cache folder.

I was getting a wierd error at the top and bottom of the site, something to do with the wp-cache plugin.

Unplugging the plugin didn’t seem to solve the problem.

So naturally, of course, I just ftp’d in a deleted (that’s right, deleted, what a wonderful piece of functionality that I never get tired of using without thought) a couple of folders that looked suspicious.

Namely, the cache folder.

That certainly did the trick. Dev Dawn broke, and broke hard. I couldn’t get do anything.

So I then uploaded the cache folder from the last backup .. bam .. wierd css, no pics, no format .. couldn’t get into admin.

Third try actually worked .. I kept the folder and just cleaned out the directories. It makes sense now, but then .. five minutes ago, I thought it was done.

Anyway, just thought I’d share that little moment with y’all :).


Mutex Cache Karazy?

Having a very wierd and bizarre error with the site ..

Above the header ::

Warning: fopen(/home/dg/public_html/wp-content/cache/wp_cache_mutex.lock) [function.fopen]: failed to open stream: Permission denied in /home/dg/public_html/wp-content/plugins/wp-cache/wp-cache-phase2.php on line 79

In the footer ::

Warning: flock(): supplied argument is not a valid stream resource in /home/dg/public_html/wp-content/plugins/wp-cache/wp-cache-phase2.php on line 88

Warning: flock(): supplied argument is not a valid stream resource in /home/dg/public_html/wp-content/plugins/wp-cache/wp-cache-phase2.php on line 97


Not sure about this. Maybe it’s a little blue gremlin running about inside the engine room, namely, my hosting providers.

Obviously something has happened that is affecting the caching plugin i’ve got installed. Might just have to disable that for a while.

Edit:After unplugging the plugin and refreshing any browsers open, it now isn’t appearing on the site, but still appears in the admin panel, which hopefully is just because the admin panel cache hasn’t been cleared ..

Actually, I have no idea what I’m talking about really .. just hoping that turning it off will fix this for the moment.

Anyway, here’s to taking the gremlins off-world!

Upgrading the Engine Captain

I’m going to be upgrading to WordPress 2.0.2 from here on in .. so if the site is down .. apologies. Of course, if it is down, this post won’t appear either :) heh heh.

So, yeah.

And I’ve got the latest Spherical Phoke Interview done and drafted. Will post shortly.

Archiving My Life :: A WordPress Tale

Well, doesn’t that just cut the mustard.

I decided to give the fancy editor a go, having preferred the plain vanilla one. This post was initially about a problem detailed below .. the post was finished, and when I pressed "Publish", I got a message saying that if I went away from this page, I would lose everything.

"Lose Everything?" Of course I’m not going to lose everything. I press this button EVERY TIME, and it does the magic. So I’m going to bull-rush down the path I always tread, because I refuse to believe it’s changed.

I lost everything. Except the title.


Anyway, for a while now, Dev Dawn has had problems getting the Archive page (through the K2 theme), with or without the wonderful ELA plugin.

I tried everything I could think of, which turns out wasn’t a great deal. I chopped and changed plugins, themes, etc etc. Nothing worked. I even removed option records out the mysql database.

Of course, my brain missed the most obvious thing. Forums are a wonderful tool. Especially when it took me a single word "Archive" search to this post, which gave me the answer.

The Permalinks needed to be rebuilt.

Problem solved.

So let that me a lesson to me. It’s not always beneficial to spend more than 5 minutes trying to figure out a problem myself. If it gets past that stage, then I should definately be looking for outside help.

The Power of BACK

Okay … I’ve got this awesome post, spend over two hours tonight on it … and then BAM … moved my hand slightly, and pressed the BACK button on my 5-button mouse.

Boom. Gone.

There isn’t a power in the world that can bring those hundreds of words back to me. Except they will come back, not now, but later. Just … it’s painful to lose something you thought was good writing. Or at least it was a lot of writing. Heh heh.