lardbucket: 2009 : december

12/27/2009

WordPress 2.9 Image/Media Upload Problems

Filed under: General — Andy @ 4:45 pm

So, as I just spent a half hour fixing friends’ blogs after the upgrade to WordPress 2.9, perhaps this will help someone else if it gets indexed by the search engines:

We were having problems with WordPress thinking that it was accepting uploads of images and trying to display them, but the files didn’t actually exist where they should have, throwing a file not found in the browser. It was a bit weird, because the only errors in the server log were that the browser couldn’t find the file, but the AJAX image editor in WordPress seemed to work. It turns out that somehow the settings got changed. If you’re having the same problem, follow these steps:

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12/25/2009

For All the People Back on Earth

Filed under: General — Andy @ 12:01 am

If you’re old enough (well, not that old), odds are that you watched this live, or at some point. In what, as far as I can tell, was the first human non-terrestrial Christmas greeting, Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and William Anders, after noting the lonely view below, read off Genesis 1:1-10, then,

“And from the crew of Apollo 8, we close with good night, good luck, a Merry Christmas, and God bless all of you – all of you on the good Earth.”

And, of course, for anyone who has been persuaded otherwise, just under three hours later, after performing the Trans-Earth Injection on the far side of the moon, Lovell reported back, “Please be informed, there is a Santa Claus.” (Houston / Mattingly accepted the information, saying, “That’s affirmative. You’re the best ones to know.”)

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