Archive for June 4th, 2014

…and we’re back! :)

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

The downtime on the domain has been a LOT less than anticipated; my blog is back online! 🙂 Instead of 24-48 hours as expected, it took only 2 hours, sweettttt! Restoring the WordPress database turned out to be a lot harder unfortunately 🙁 but, I solved it in the end! (‘I-don’t-quit’ is my middle name! 🙂 )

For the techies: the reason for it turned out the be a too big MySQL backup file having EXTENDED INSERTS, which made the server choke. Splitting up the database file didn’t work and although uploading the file via SSH brought back most of the data, I wasn’t able to log in to the WordPress administration Dashboard, *sigh*…a clean WordPress install followed by the (partial) file upload via SSH and uploading the remainder of the database file (split in smaller incremental files) through the phpMyAdmin Import functionality finally brought everything back (well, except for some Facebook Comments&Likes, oh well…).

Everything should run much faster now, please let me know if the blog is still slowwwwwww!

Website down!

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

As mentioned yesterday, in a couple of hours my blog (whole domain actually) will be down for 24-48 hours as I will move the domain to a hosting plan based in Europe instead of the USA. It should make my site much much faster for the vast majority of visitors, so I can live with this small inconvenience. I hope everything will work out with the WordPress move though, fingers crossed! 🙂


QOTD June 4 2014

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Meryl Streep: “This is your time and it feels normal to you, but really, there is no normal. There’s only change and resistance to it and then more change.”