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The Puffin Perch

Renaming A Dead Horse

I decided that the previous name of this blog was becoming unseemly, so it is now “The Puffin Perch”.  Maybe I’ll finish some of those drafted posts now that I won’t be embarrassed to have people find them.  But no promises!


Something went terribly wrong in my WordPress install today, and I’m not sure what, or why.  The database is fine, along with all the posts and comments, as far as I can tell.  Those who read by feed probably won’t even notice a difference.

Once I have time to descend back into the Jeffries Tubes around here, I’ll get it sorted.


Like Blogging In Haiku

My blog posts that go over 140 characters seem wasteful and bulky, so now they’re rare(r) (but not extinct).  Twitter feed is here.

Cats Falling Down

Finally, A Site About Toppling Animals

It’s Saturday night, after dinner.  You’ve had a beer.  You’re hanging out with some friends, and eventually you tire of watching Kung Fu films.  Sill, you can’t go anywhere.  It’s the middle of the night, and the constant rain has flooded the streets all around.  You start watching YouTube videos on the big LCD TV, and you realize:

Man.  It is hilarious when cats fall down.

This is a universal truth1.  It’s important.  There needs to be a website about it.  You check out what domain names are available…

Later on, the beer has worn off, and you can’t sleep due to the constant rainfall.  But you already bought the domain name, so why not go for it?2

And so, in that spirit, I present to you:  Cats Falling Down Dot Com.

  1. At least, as long as the cats are unharmed. []
  2. Side note: setting up a new site must have worn me out, because I could sleep just fine afterwards! []

Permalinks Fixed

Sysadmin Has Been Enlightened

After following the bug around for a while, and playing a bunch of Internet Pong game1, I finally discovered that my Apache VirtualHost config file had unfortunate AllowOverride settings.

Oh.  Is THAT all.

Still:  fixed!  Yay!  (By the way, the janky ?p=# permalinks this site used in the meantime will be automatically redirected to the proper post.  Double-yay!)

  1. Google has stale links, bug report that has gone from fixed to unfixed to fixed to unfixed, bug fixers redirecting questions to unspecified support forum threads, forum threads are all unanswered… you’ve played this game, right? []