One 404 Error away from Madness

Yesterday I spent about 2 hours uploading 17 images to my blog. 17 measly images that should have been uploaded already during the process of importing my posts on the new install anyway, yet didn’t. There are more, many more images that didn’t import correctly, but those 17 were the ones that I planned to fix today. As in: quickly.

As during the last time I quickly wanted to upload the missing images, the process was riddled with http errors, failed uploads and 404’s. As already mentioned, it took two hours to get 16 of the 17 uploaded. One image still fails, shows as thumbnail in backend and frontend, loads when asked to, but doesn’t show in the gallery. It’s a mystery.

This is very annoying and takes a severe toll my patience1.

The problem is, that I’m not sure in which direction to yell. Might be WordPress, might be my web-host (probably), some plug-in, my ISP, the weather, the dude next door? So I’m doing the only reasonable thing and yell here:

THIS IS UTTER GARBAGE AND A TOTAL $h1TSHOW AND IT EFFING NEEDS TO STOP OR THROW ALL OF THIS INTO A FRICKING DUMPSTER AND MOVE TO JEKYLL OR WHATEVER ELSE THERE IS OUT THERE! AAAAAAAAARRRRGHH!

So, now that I’m done venting and feel a bit better, it is clear that I will stick with WordPress anyway. I tried many other services in the past and yet eventually figured that WordPress does all the things that I need to, including some I don’t.

And yes… already filed a ticket. Let’s see what come out of that.


  1. Everyone that knows me, knows that I hardly have any to begin with. 

Dropbox Based Publishing Platforms

I used to have a blog on some of these and currently they seem to pop up again

Looking at my feeds it seems that Dropbox-based publishing platforms are getting traction again, which is great. Probably it’s Gabe’s fault :-).

Either way, I used to run this blog on Scriptogr.am and on some other platform which is probably not existing anymore. It was fun, but in the end I always went back to WordPress. It has more features (galleries come to mind) that I am looking for, even though Markdown based publishing feels more natural and is inherently simpler it just serves a different purpose.

Check out asocialfolder.com or Blot.im if you are interested into something like this. I try to resist for now.