Wednesday, May 08, 2013 upgated to PHP 5.4

Typical, you think a simple upgrade to PHP 5.4 would so smoothly on but it blew a gasket. Luckily not all my domains were running the new bleeding edge bot blocking code so only that domain took a hit, but still the things that caused it are mind numbing to say the least.

Partly, I could blame myself as I know better and should always trim my white space off data before sending it to a function like IPLong(), but then again, why the hell did they suddenly decide a trailing space should make the function bomb?

Seems to me a data conversion function should to the white space trim() function automatically and save us from having to do it every fucking time we pass data to the damn thing, saving lots of code and silly little mistakes, especially from trailing spaces which happen often when typing, cut & paste, etc. which it used to tolerate and now goes KABOOM!

Then the graph on the front page blew a gasket, got to figure that shit out next.

And a couple of other things.

Makes you wonder why I bothered upgrading to PHP 5.4 in the first place!

Oh yeah, some piece of shit software I was trying to install insisted on it.

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

The Forsaken Blog

Dear Blog,

It appears that I have abandoned you like the drunk fugly girl at the bar after a quickie in the backseat of the car.

Oh Blog. how we used to have so much fun talking about cats barfing all over the house or the lack of anything that would pass as beer in Florida.

How we used to rant and rave about spammers, spiders and other such technical stuff with venom and just a little foam in the corner of my mouth while I typed it.

What has become of us dear Blog?

Part of it has to do with my cataracts and the tiny fucking fonts and itsy bitsy icons in Google bloggers editor, That and the color scheme from hell on their control panel with all the fucking light colored bullshit I can barely read these days even at 3x magnification.

Yes, that's right Blog, we've grown old together but you know what the best part was?

You never got hacked!

All my friends said "Use WordPress Bill, put it on your own domain Bill, you can't rank blogger Bill, so on and so forth". Well, while they were busy trying to keep WordPress updated and hackers off their home page my dear Blog, you just sat here ranking for my posts like crazy.

They said you wouldn't rank, dear Blog, but it was their lack of skills that was rank as you were quite admirable in being found in Google when I posted something on this old blog.

Maybe we'll get together again and start posting stuff old Blog or maybe we'll just call it a day and end on a high note, haven't decided yet.

But I do know one thing, you were a good Blog so far.

Yours Truly,