wordpress hell

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.

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walaba is back.

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… Continue reading walaba is back.

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the coffee beans are red and ripe

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.

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so, i am back here goofing around

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.

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sunday pipa water

the first pipa to come from my garden

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… Continue reading sunday pipa water

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warming up for christmas

actually, it’s really cold in the south caribbean right now, and raining non-stop, and christmas is upon us. tonight, for christmas eve plan b will be waiting for santa at the most dangerous bar in puerto viejo, tex mex, and tomorrow my mom and i are off to a christmas dinner at geckoes lodge, to… Continue reading warming up for christmas

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….and we’re back

for those of you that were alarmed at the lack of a central clearinghouse for all things eric haller over the past couple of months, i have troubleshot the situation, and it turned out to be a plugin gone horribly wrong the w3 something or other optimizer. we have now returned to the internet, and… Continue reading ….and we’re back

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adjusting the firehose again

this is not a new topic whatsoever, but just reading this article, How to Boost Your Reading Comprehension by Reading Smarter and More Conscientiously, reminded me that i should reevaluate my reading habits for the new year. when i first moved to costa rica i ratcheted DOWN radically on the amount of stuff i was… Continue reading adjusting the firehose again

a tree just tipped over, prett…

a tree just tipped over, pretty close to the house. amusing how quickly i got up and ran in the opposite direction of the noise. wide awake.

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just drank a large mug of very…

just drank a large mug of very strong coffee, getting motivated for a ride to town in a cold snap (for costa rica) and rainstorm.

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i guess i should have said, pu…

i guess i should have said, puerto viejo makes frommer’s list of top 13 places to go in the world, 2011 http://bit.ly/aAHWYe #caribecr

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