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December 04, 2004

Moving Notice & Other Pronouncements

I'm going to deactivate comments temporarily, for several reasons:

1. Fucking Comment Spam. I wish MT had a better interface for deleting comments. I wish MT had a button that let you zap and electrocute the asses that do this for a living.

2. Moving This Weekend (12/3-12/4). I will most likely move the site THIS weekend, meaning that the URL www.ladycrumpet.com may not seem to work for a heart-clutching 24-48 hours to possibly longer (lord, I hope not). So DO NOT PANIC, dear handful of regulars. I shall return. You can find me at www.ladycrumpet.ORG while we all wait for the .COM address to finish propagating. Of course this notice might have been more helpful a few days ago.

2a. Still MT for Now. No, I don't want to hear about why I should move to a different platform. I've installed and re-installed Movable Type too many times in the past ten days to contemplate something else at this point, even though it would probably mean the restoration of my sanity. But I have gone from knowing squat about MySQL to setting up databases, dumping and importing them, and also using SSH to work basic Unix commands, including removing whole directories with stuff still in them. *gasp* Those of you with real computer skills can just quit laughing now. Pretty please. I find that it helps to work in small chunks of time on discrete tasks. That sometimes one needs to step away in order for the simpler solution or idea to present itself.

2b. All By Myself, If I Do Say So...Myself. I did this practically on my own, without much input from certain people who promised to help and then jilted me once I joined their recommended host and ran off with their referral bounty, leaving me, after ugly bouts of self-pity, to SUCK IT and DO IT MYSELF. That's ok - I found the anonymous love through the support forums at DreamHost and Movable Type. This time I have a binder, with tabs, containing manuals and copious notes. This time I haven't rushed anything. Well, when I did, I made mistakes and had to figure them out and fix them. It didn't kill me, so I am stronger, I guess.

2b. Favorite New Phrase: "Suck it" - thanks to LTR for sharing this most useful sordid expression - and for not directing it at me. Sort of a variation on "suck it up" but slightly more crude and potent, which so appeals to my inner cretin.

2c. Bad Form. If I'm overdosing on the ALL CAPS and swearing a bit too freely, it's because I'm a little loopy being up so early, being unable to sleep. Also I've been reading John Irving's A Prayer for Owen Meany, whose title character speaks in ALL CAPS, ALL THE DAMN TIME. I'm trying to decide if I want to bother finishing the book. I am just not that excited about it, and it's not like I don't have things I want to read, like returning to Jonathan Strange.

3. Oh Well. There was going to be another point, but I forgot what. Maybe it was one of the above.

Yours, &c., LC | 06:49 AM | Admin , Books , Slice o' Life , Writing & Language | Comments (6) | TrackBack (0)

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Whoa, hope #2B wasn't me. It does sound like you're all set, but if you do need any help finessing the details of your MT installation maybe, on Dreamhost, send me an email.

Posted by: carol o at December 4, 2004 08:41 AM

I couldn't get through A Prayer for Owen Meany for that exact reason; the caps drove me insane. Good luck with all the computer stuff/move.

Posted by: impossiblejane at December 4, 2004 10:33 AM

Sorry to hear of your MT & hosting woes :(. Kudos to you for sticking it out and fighting the good fight! Well done.

Posted by: Cordelia at December 4, 2004 01:34 PM

Figures, I didn't actually deactivate my comments, did I? Oh well. I'll sort it out.

carol: Nah. I'm not as cranky as I sound, I'm just ragging a certain someone else. ;)

Posted by: LadyCrumpet at December 4, 2004 04:58 PM

No, Carol, 2B was apparently me. I'm sorry. Had I known you needed help, LC, I would've done anything you needed.

Posted by: mrw at December 4, 2004 09:17 PM

I've just been letting everything wash over me. I just don't have much to say right now, but what can I say? I can't be bothered with anything these days. Such is life. I haven't been up to much lately.

Posted by: gaybears at March 29, 2008 06:23 PM

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