Technical difficulties

frustrated_man We are experiencing technical difficulties here at ridey.net but we’re working to fix things. Seems to be some kind of MySQL or PHP issue. All the posts now have the year 0000, even this one I just posted.

The whole blog broke, most likely after a recent Mac software update. Managed to get it back by upgrading to the latest version of WordPress, but then funny things started to happen. First a bunch of posts were missing, then they slowly started to reappear as if by magic.

Likewise the On ridey.net links on the right-hand side of the pages disappeared. Then they too reappeared. At first I couldn’t get new posts to show up on the site, now suddenly I can.

Maybe if I wait long enough the year 0000 problem will self-correct as well.

Hope so. Otherwise this may take some time…

Oh, and now the webmail isn’t working either. Sigh.

My mail misery

angry_man.jpgIf you’ve sent any email to anyone with a ridey.net address in the past 24 hours or so, it probably bounced back. Sorry about that. But apparently I’m a very lazy system administrator because I got caught out by this bit of geek nastiness.

I think I’ve sorted out the problem now with the help of the good old UNIX command line. Slashdot also has something on this. I imagine I wasn’t the only “lax administrator” who got stung by this. But if you’ve sent me or any other ridey.net address anything lately, please send it again!