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Technology has failed me!

So Word­Press 2.6 was released ear­lier this week, and while it is pretty awe­some (I love lots of the new fea­tures), it has totally bro­ken my neato-mosiquito javascript Quick­time thing using Shad­ow­box. A dude cre­ated a WP plu­gin for Shad­ow­box that worked in 2.5 (and pre­sum­ably also would in 2.6), but it hasn’t been updated since April, so it doesn’t use the newest ver­sion (released last week) and it strips out some of my CSS.

Here’s the bizarre part: when I did a man­ual update to 2.6, every­thing was fine. How­ever, when I updated my install to an SVN copy (so that I could osten­si­bly have eas­ier access to bet­ter builds and eas­ier updates), shit broke.


I’m sure this is my fault in some way, but it pisses me off nonetheless.

So now I’m off to copy my folder that con­tains my WP stuff, copy over the rel­e­vant shit, add the new WP files, rename, and blah blah blah.

Stu­pid web tech…

And as usual, this was prob­a­bly not my fault (or WordPress’s for that mat­ter), it was Com­cast or some­body. It’s work­ing now.

Funny how right after my ISP issue gets sorted out, my web­site works again.


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Mark Jaquith - Gravatar

Mark Jaquith said:

Strange… I’m look­ing in my Twit­ter direct mes­sages and in my e-mail, but I can’t find a mes­sage from you ask­ing for help with your Word­Press upgrade! Must have got­ten lost in the intertubes. 😀

Posted on: July 18, 2008 at 2:04 pmQuote this Comment
Christina - Gravatar

Christina said:


Because like all upgrades before it, it went swim­mingly. And I blamed the SVN con­ver­sion on my javascript woes. And then I was all pissy because I couldn’t access my site at all and thus couldn’t post. When I did finally post (after bitch­ing at Com­cast on Twit­ter so that they could esca­late the prob­lem), every­thing worked so I struck out all my bitch­ing text.

As always, Word­Press is awesome.

Posted on: July 18, 2008 at 2:17 pmQuote this Comment
Chris Mur­phy - Gravatar

Chris Mur­phy said:

I was hes­i­tant to upgrade after see­ing your post, but I think I’ll do that over lunch today 😀

Posted on: July 24, 2008 at 10:51 amQuote this Comment
Christina - Gravatar

Christina said:

Chris, You totally should. Noth­ing broke and the updates are nice. Espe­cially ver­sion­ing for posts (which was actu­ally help­ful when I was try­ing to fig­ure out if MY syn­tax was screwed up and the new Press This book­marklet is neato (it doesn’t really work in Safari but kicks ass in Firefox).

Posted on: July 24, 2008 at 11:05 amQuote this Comment
Andrea Hayes - Gravatar

Andrea Hayes said:

I don’t know what you are talk­ing about but I just wanted to say I loved “walk on the Wild Side” by you and I was won­der­ing if “A bite with a stranger” is com­ing out? I tried to get it at the library but they don’t have it.

Posted on: February 26, 2010 at 3:53 pmQuote this Comment