Quick Site Maintenance

In Open Thread, Site Maintenance by Alain the site fixer

Hi Folks, just popping in to update a few things then back to fun estate-related work.   I will post a comment when the updates are complete; consider this an open thread but I won’t be doing any support, so don’t bother kvetching unless it makes YOU feel good.

RSS: The Fixening?

In Open Thread, Site Maintenance by Alain the site fixer

Bold (RSS) readers: Are things improved? For Feedly users, all should be well going forward, if not, I need to know! Also, any other RSS users out there having issues? I need to know the service/company name so we can narrow our search, but all things should be humming smoothly. On that note, open thread. I’m stuck in tax and estate things all day instead of being on my fishing getaway because when the lake’s 30 feet too full there’s not much fishing gonna happen and I might as well …

RSS On The March!

In Open Thread, Site Maintenance by Alain the site fixer

An issue with RSS was found that affected Feedly users. I need to c0mtact their support but there is no way without being a Pro member. So, can a Pro member use the c0ntact form and let me know who you are? I’ll email you some text to submit.   Now, for other RSS reader/service users, please let me know what the name of it is so we can look to see if they’ve been being blocked for similar reasons.   Open Thread!

Ah, The Woes Of RSS

In I Feel Your Pain, Open Thread, Site Maintenance by Alain the site fixer

For those folks still facing RSS issues, I’ve escalated this to our wonderful web hosts, Hosting Matters. They’re very responsive, very skilled, and are now helping solve this issue. I’ve received a number of reports over the past week, but I didn’t respond to many of them. Just making sure that you issue-submitters know were heard, even if I didn’t respond directly. Normally I respond to all issue emails from the contact form, but in this case I had little to offer as I was gathering more information. Since this …

Site Updates Today: RSS, the explainaning

In Site Maintenance by Alain the site fixer

Folks, It being a rainy day here, and just a few hours until Spring begins, I’ve decided to do some site work. I’ve got some plugins to update, then the main site. I hope this fixes a few things that bug many and makes it perform better. I expect we’ll make a few more enhancements early Spring; more on that when appropriate.   RSS One issue that many folks have reported in the past few days is RSS not working. This seems to happen every few months, so let me explain …

Site Updates and Open Thread

In Open Thread, Site Maintenance by Alain the site fixer

Folks, I’m applying a couple of quick updates this morning and plan to update the theme early next week. As that entails me editing a bunch of the files, this is a time when I’m deeper into the code and more able to tweak things without dedicating lots of time to that task. So, consider this thread your chance to make suggestions, complaints, etc. I will not promise to do everything, but I’ll try to incorporate good ideas. Otherwise – open thread!

And We’re Back Live

In Site Maintenance by John Cole

I forgot to re-register the domain name so we were down for a spell. We’re back live and good for five years (if blogs and the internet even exist then- we need some new blood, an influx of young kids to come shake things up in the comments and rouse us old farts). To make up for this, an adorable picture of Steve after I have tucked him into the bed he made out of blankets on the couch: Such a good boy.

Turbulence Ahead: Site Updates

In Open Thread, Site Maintenance by Alain the site fixer

Folks, I’ll be updating the site today and tomorrow to bring everything up to date. I’ll also be investigating some issues that have been reported. I’ll be hitting low-hanging fruit today and prepping to update the theme tomorrow.  Feel free to use this thread to report issues or otherwise bitch about functionality. No promises, but I’ll see what I can do, if not today or tomorrow, then soon.   Otherwise, Open Thread!

Fall Fundraiser

In Site Maintenance by John Cole

As you know, Alain has been doing some work on the website, and it is time to pay for the test server and various other things, including Alain. If you are so inclined to chip in, please hit the tip jar (you do not need to have a paypal account). As always, if you use amazon, the easiest and most painless way to support the site is to click on the amazon link prior to making a purchase there. Also, I would like to note that I am, if nothing, …

Tech Update: Comment Auto-Trash (Hopefully) Solved!

In Site Maintenance by Alain the site fixer

Folks, I was lucky enough to be watching as a commenter’s comments get auto-trashed/disappeared. I’ve looked into this issue a number of times in the past after-the-fact, even solving some of the issues for some commenters. Unfortunately, there remained a frustrating issue for many folks as well as a sore point-of-pride for me. Today I believe the issue is resolved! I say believe because it is too early to know for sure, but being able to investigate the issue “live” meant a lot. When it comes down to it, it …

Quick Tech Note: Noisy Ad Removed

In Site Maintenance by Alain the site fixer

Due to so many complaints, it is removed while it gets tweaked. I’m looking into some less-obtrusive ads to present to John.   I’m also planning some site tweaks over the next few days, some necessary/promised a while ago, some new. The theme will also be updated to the current version. I’m just posting this to inform – no comments needed. Once the to-do backlog is done, I’ll make a post or two about tweak suggestions, perhaps a survey. We shall see.

Site Maintenance: Updates

In Site Maintenance by Alain the site fixer

Folks, Just a warning, I’m updating WordPress and some plugins and hopefully fixing false-flagging of some comments.  I’ll comment when the updates are applied; I shall wait a few minutes after this posts to ensure no one loses work on posts or comments (save your work, folks!)   I’ll be doing some other tweaks later this week, and hope to have a surprise or two, but that depends on my time and how things go. Be well.