Posts Tagged ‘Administrative’

Weird WordPress/Firefox Cache Issue

Monday, May 15th, 2017

So I just published scenes from the liberal freakout, but it’s not showing up on the main blog page, nor in a next link from the previous page, nor linked from any of the Index topics. Visibility is on and the publication date is today.

Edited to add: This isn’t showing up either. Something screwy is going on…

Edited to add 2: This appears to be fixed in most browsers…except my own Firefox browser, which stubbornly insists on not showing the new content despite a restart and cache clearing.

Next step: Restart the Mac.

Edited to add 3: Restarting the Mac finally fixed the problem on Firefox…but that second note above still isn’t showing up in Safari on my iPhone. I’m starting to think something screwy is going on with Blue Hosts’s caching system…

Edited to add 4: Firefox now shows this post, but not the third note added above. Safari iPhone shows only the first note, Safari Mac shows only the first two notes. All the notes are visible when you click on the post itself, but not on the main blog page. This makes me think it’s a Blue Host caching issue (though they deny it via Twitter).

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

Sunday, January 1st, 2017

I’m proud to announce that BattleSwarm Blog has been named to The Fabulous 50 Blog List by Director Blue.


Best Grassroots Blog
Lawrence Person’s BattleSwarm: Person’s LinkSwarms extract pure wheat from chaff.”

Thanks! And there are a lot of other great blogs in the fab 50 list worth checking out.

Welcome Cal Watchdog to the Blogroll

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Keeping with with California’s ongoing descent into a failed state is a never-ending task. That’s why I’m adding Cal Watchdog to the blogroll, a long overdue move.

Do check them out if you like the Texas vs> California roundup…

Instead of Actual Content: Story Pipeline Deadlock Edition

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Right now in the Pipeline of Half-Completed Blog Posts, I have:

  • A post on the “Sad Puppies” Hugo Awards controversy
  • Another update on Greece (which supposedly runs out of money on Thursday)
  • Analysis of the Iran Nuclear Weapons Deal
  • Another Texas vs. California update
  • Unfortunately, today is going to be unusually busy, so instead of finishing those and offering up actual content, here are some Golden Retriever videos:

    Having An Intermittant Database Connection Problem

    Monday, December 29th, 2014

    I seem to be having an intermittent database connection problem for old posts. Not seeing it right now, but if you see it crop up again, let me know.

    Blogroll Addition: Rock in a Sea of Chaos

    Friday, May 30th, 2014

    One of the bloggers who showed up at Borepatch’s blogmeet was “That Guy” from Rock in a Sea of Chaos. That seems like a sufficient excuse to add another Austin gun blogger to the blogroll, so here he is…

    Administrative Note: Blog Back Up

    Thursday, May 15th, 2014

    This week I’ve been having some fairly heinous performance issues with the blog, as in “takes 30 second to a minute to load the dashboard” heinous. After some song and dance from BlueHost support (“CPU throttling! Chinese hackers!”), they took the server (and thus my blog) offline to resolve the issue.

    Both server and blog are now back up, and things are generally better performance-wise (if still not exactly snappy).

    Blogroll Addition: Zero Hedge

    Monday, January 27th, 2014

    Newly added to the blogroll: Zero Hedge, for all your DOOM-y international economic news needs.

    Also consider this your “I didn’t have time to put up an extensive blog post” post…

    Blogroll Cleaning

    Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

    It’s a new year, so here are a few long-overdue administrative updates to the blogroll.

  • Added Texas Conservative Republican News.
  • Removed Urban Grounds, since Robbie Cooper hung up his blogging gloves.
  • Removed Matt S. Dowling, because one post in the last year isn’t cutting it. Sorry, Matt…
  • Updated the link for An American Housewife.
  • Updated the link to SooperMexican.
  • Other notes:

  • I was going to add Sibyl West’s Ramparts 360, but she seems to have dropped off the map.
  • I would add Cahnman’s Musings, except he still hasn’t put up a blogroll…
  • Any Texas blogs I’m missing you think should be up here?

    Bluehost’s Mandated PHP Upgrade Nukes Word Press’ Default Header

    Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

    Yet again.

    We’ll see if I can fix it later in the day. Maybe I can get a reader to do a new graphic for my header…

    Update: Defaulting back to the base header color because evidently Nothing Else Works with the version of PHP Bluehost has foisted on me, because it’s evidently too stupid to use standard HTML colors.