Wow. I can’t believe how much mucking around with MySQL I just had to do to get my blog — my whole site, actually — back the way it should be. I still have no idea what the hell happened, but thank goodness my new Web host, FatCow, runs a recent version of MySQL and PHPMyAdmin 184.108.40.206.
I’m pleased that I’m able to rise to the challenge and learn something new, and quickly, when there’s some disaster with which I must contend (in this case, by picking up basic MySQL management and query-fu).
Of course, I’m also saddened by the fact that there’s often some disaster with which I must contend. Also, by the fact that no matter how quickly I can pick up something like basic MySQL management and query-fu, it’s never going to fully balance out the realization that I can barely remember what I had for lunch on most days.
I can’t get over this Facebook memorial thing. It’s so wonderfully morbid
From a Facebook rep: “We try to protect the deceased’s privacy
removing sensitive information such as contact information and status
updates.” Uh, status updates? From a dead person?
I think what they mean to say is that “We don’t want to creep out others by
enabling them to see old status updates from someone who’s kicked the
bucket.” I’m not sure this has anything to do with the deceased’s privacy — unless
there’s some previously unknown likelihood of a dead person posting
something unexpected. And if so, why not? Why don’t we make this opt-in,
just in case?
[Link: Facebook Offers 'Permanent' Online Memorials
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In Word’s spellchecker, “Posterous” is autocorrected to “Posteriors”. Just sayin’.
At no charge, I humbly submit a slightly less-embarrassing name for this service: ElPostoMcAwesome.
Some thoughts on the upcoming film, “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past,” based entirely on watching the trailer of said film once, and not very closely:
In “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past,” Matthew McConaughey seems to be haunted by the ghosts of his ex-girlfriends. Wait, ghosts? As in, they’re dead? Isn’t this at all suspicious? If any normal guy had three ex-girlfriends who wound up dead, you can bet the local police department would want to have a few words with the guy.
On the flip side, does that mean that McConaughey’s character is a serial killer? Or just really unlucky in love? Let’s hope it’s the former!
OK, so clearly, the likelihood of me being hilariously wrong is quite high. Still, and assuming you’re anything like me, given this new possibility, what started out looking like another addition to McConaughey’s dreck-filled body of work may hold some promise after all!
I’m almost interested in this. Somebody, check it out and let me know.