spent the last 5 hours in wordpress hell on a friend’s site. pages and posts were not updating. weird things were happening. i went straight to phpmysql and started dropping tables. still not clear what the issue was. beginning to suspect the AMP plugin update that was rolled out recently.
at some point on the old server, walaba.com got hacked, and it looks like someone was able to install a malware plugin into the wordpress. this morning, it’s finally gone. it wasn’t really a priority, obviously…it’s been 5 years or something in disrepair. back then i was thinking that puerto viejo could use a good website, but today i am less certain that what puerto viejo really needs is another website.
sitting here listening to the rain at nearly 1 in the morning. semana santa is here, traffic in town is becoming unwieldy. i did a fair amount of online troubleshooting today, worked on a spanish version of la costa de papito’s site, and still wondering what the hell is going on over at walaba.com seems like the hacking it had is still there.
driving through the hills of heredia today, through the curvy roads bordered by fields of the cafetaleros, i noticed the coffee plants are filled with ripe red coffee beans ready for the harvest.
New host, new backend improvements, all set to kick off 2019 with blazing speed and (possibly) new posts.
this is the record that bret, pete, and i did in the late 90s.
i found an old cassette demo that we recorded with current user back in….1992? something like that. i digitized it and threw a little compression on it. the oxide on the tape is a little pitted in some places, so there are dropouts, but it’s cool to listen to this stuff after so many years. no protools, no computers. 8 track tascam 388 mixed to cassette. one of my brother’s wishes was that more of his “superfine bass lines” would be shared more broadly with the world, so this is a good start.
i am tinkering again with wordpress and publishing etc. and so if you are visiting, you may experience some work in progress site changes. man, i am really questioning the wisdom of having echoed my tweets to the site for months. luckily they can probably be filtered and deleted fairly easily.
Setting up the android WordPress app
my mom and i are enjoying a glass of pipa (young coconut) water from the garden this morning. i’m pretty sure this is the first year that the coconut palms that rami and larissa planted have fruited in the 4 or so that i have lived in the house, so this is a very satisfying drink. i sliced the refrigerated coconut open and got a yield of probably 400 ml of seriously refreshing water.