Archive for the 'WordPress' Category


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.

Permalinks Fixed

Sysadmin Has Been Enlightened

After following the bug around for a while, and playing a bunch of Internet Pong game[1], 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? []

Permalinks Temporarily Wanged

I upgraded this blog to a new version of the WordPress software in order to get some juicy new features, and it in turn bit me with a crippling bug in the permalink system.[1]  Until this is worked out, I’m using post IDs instead of dates and titles to generate permalinks.

If you read this blog via a feed, you probably won’t even notice.  If you got here via a permalink that went 404, please use the search box on the right – that at least seems to work!

  1. One day it’ll finally stick in my head that the WP guys have… unexpected ideas about quality control. []