I don't know what happened this morning.

I did my usual check to see if this site was running and it wasn't.

All I got was a blank white screen.  Fuck!

I tried to nip into the engine room, but that wasn't there either.  Fuck-fuck!

Now I hadn't done anything to the site, and I don't allow it to do anything to itself because it might break itself.  So neither of us had done anything yet my poor site and all the hard work had vanished in a puff of white page.

I tried everything.  I tried setting the site back to yesterday when I knew it worked.  That was no good.  I tried removing stuff box by box.  That didn't work.  In the end I deleted the whole damned site and reverted it to the latest version that I knew worked [i.e. yesterday].  That didn't work.

I was getting a little pissed off at this stage and realised there was just one tiny file I hadn't mucked with and that was the little file that tells the site where everything is and where its information is stored.  Naturally the site won't work without it.  I deleted everything in that file except for the barest essentials.  The site worked!

I started replacing bits into that file until eventually the site went up in white smoke again.  At last I had found the culprit.  It was one teensy little line of code I had added about six weeks ago and hadn't changed it since.  But now for some fucking reason it was screwing the brains out of the whole shebang.

If you can read this, then the site is reasonably back to normal, if you can call this site normal.  If you can't see it and are only getting a blank page then something must still be wrong.

I know my favourite trolls, Supershadow and the CIA are all going to claim credit for smashing my site but I know for a fact it wasn't any of them.

Personally I blame Brexit.


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Into each life a little deluge must fall — 20 Comments

  1. Yes, it has even made it all the way to me here in Greece, and it all looks quite normal(ish).

    It still doesn't remember who I am until I fill in the Name / Email fields, though, so when you rebuilt it a while back you must have forgotten to give it any memory. Or maybe it had a bad experience and is shutting out all the painful memories. Perhaps you should take it to a psychiatrist for therapy.

    • The name memory thing would be your browser rather than the site.  I just tested it [normally I don't have to fill in all that stuff] and it listed every name I have tried in the past [and no, I don't write comments under a pseudonym to make the post look popular, but it's not a bad idea though……..].

      This site does not affect your computer but I can't guarantee it won't affect your mind.


      • Well now, here's a conundrum.

        Your site stopped remembering me on the very day you told us that you'd had to rebuild it. And it has been the same since………….until now.

        I'm looking at the Name / Email fields below this comment box, and lo and behold, my name and email are already filled in. And I haven't made any changes to my browser since my last post.

        God works in mysterious ways…

        • My magic touch at work again.  I honestly haven't made any changes to the site apart from adding more shit to the pages.  I did make a major change a few weeks ago but I don't think anyone noticed and it wouldn't have affected browser memory anyway.

  2. It was Apartheid! Which for you uniformed Irish beggars means Separate Development AND NOT, we keep one part of your site aside because we hate it. Love your site in fact!

    • Welcome Chris and now you have me all confused.  Which part of my site have you taken, and can I have it back please?

  3. Many years ago I used to catch the train from New Street station. From what I can remember the authorities would be better employed  stopping sundry patrons from pissing willy-nilly in stair wells and sometimes on the train. The midnight express on Saturday was a corker. And now they are worried about harmless vapour? Granddad, now you know why I like burning stuff and in some instances, people. 

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