Back in August, after I was fully recovered from COVID-19, I was the “Chatroom Celebrity of the Week” on the unofficial TWiT show, The Giz Fizz with none other than MAD Magazine and 1970’s The Match Game writer Dick DeBartolo. Below is my “appearance.”
Earlier in the week (the week of December 16, 2013) I pretty much destroyed my blog. For a while now I was having intermittent issues posting with various errors. Earlier in the week I updated the version of WordPress and the plug-ins. After doing that I started getting various memory errors to the point that I couldn’t log in or post. Today with a little Googling for ideas I determined one or more of my plugins were corrupt. I FTPed in and renamed the plug-in folder (once I found it) and sure enough it came back to life again. While I am unsure which plug-in killed it (I suspect a deprecated stats plug-in), it’s back up and running. There goes my excuse for not updating my blog.
That being said, parts of it are still giving me the following message:
Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 41943040 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 122880 bytes) in /home/startha/public_html/blog/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-plugin-install-list-table.php on line 269
Oh well, time to do some more troubleshooting. I am open to any ideas that people might have.
I’m unsure if Edward Snowden is a hero or not. Why should I care if the government knows what numbers my cell phone number is connected to? It’s all in aggregate and it’s not connected to any names. It’s really no different than what TiVo or your local cable company knows regarding your viewing habits or what companies know from the tracking cookies on your computer. If you’re going to use 21st century technology then the trade off is some privacy, it’s plain and simple. Now with Snowden putting this stuff under the magnifying glass we may be less safe despite us not giving up any liberty for more safety.
I know I’m Jewish, but I’m also a bit of a geek (shocking, I know). Here is Francis Pharcellus’s famous editorial as spoken by my Core i7 MacBook Pro.
This is an article snipped from a 1985 article from Ziff Davis’s Family Computing Magazine.
BY SALLY REED
Michael Bernstein was not always a morning person. How many 12-year-olds are?
I am now using WordPress 3.0. Yes, I know I’ve neglected my blog a bit, but I have been busy. I hope to post a real update soon. Let me know if you see any problems with the updated site.
I see my life headed in a slightly new direction. Some of the people in my life are not in my life anymore and like them, I have moved forward. I think about new opportunities ahead of me and wonder what they will yield. In my professional life, I see a wave of change ahead. Like life itself, these waves can be unpredictable and all I can hope for is that I ride this wave out. The month of October has been a decent one for me. Work has been challenging as always. I continue to enjoy the company of my far-flung friends. I just wish some of them lived a bit closer. The month ahead brings virtually nothing but vacation days (I think I work a total of 6 days) with the topper, a trip to Las Vegas at the end of the month.
“Day 1” can be any day now. It could be today, October 22 (congrats Microsoft on your Win 7 release) or it could be November 2 or any other day over the next couple of months. I look optimistically to what lies before me, for the only way you can control the past is by controlling the present.