Ramblings – 10-11-08 – Goodbye Aunt Edie, WP-Cache
The first paragraph goes out to my Aunt Edie. She passed away earlier this morning. I got to spend some time with her one summer when I was in grade school. At the time she owned an actual food concessions trailer. She would drive it to each location and serve the workers lunch, then close up and drive on back home. I learned how to play backgammon from Edie.
Later in life, Edie and Uncle Ed, along with the kids, moved to a horse farm North-East of here. We had a few family get-togethers at the farm. The horses were being raised for the Kentucky derby, so they were rigorously trained.
For that, I bid adeau to my aunt. She lived a solid life and taught me a few things. I won’t forget it.
Back to the regular ramblings. I ran into a big problem on the site today. I looked at the site via Internet Explorer and I would continually get the message that the site reset. When I did get anything to load, it would only be a partial page that stopped halfway through the HTML. BTW – Firefox loaded fine.
After a few hours of looking over debug programs and disabling themes and plugins, I found that WP-cache had created a file – like it said it does – that cached the site, but it wouldn’t release. I realized it when I completely removed the main theme, and everytime I reloaded the site, it would show that theme without pause.
Suffice it to say, I was a little hesitant putting WP-Cache on. It really is a great concept, but when it goes wrong, things REALLY go wrong. I decided to take off WP-Cache for now.
Sorry about the LIVE Show – I picked up a contract job and they needed my expertise at that time. I actually did about 3 different jobs last week and they really ate into the schedule. Tuesday was a very long day since the Podcast needed to be done AND I needed to get the Matt Dworkin interview out.
Speaking of which, go listen to the interview and comment. Everyone who does will be entered for 1 of 2 chances to win a $25 gift certificate to Best Buy. Can’t go wrong there – get yourself a cool new gadget or something. It also makes a great holiday gift to a certain Geek website (hint, hint).
The other interview started the segment “Technology and Politics”. We talked with Adam Beeson about funds recieved electronically. He talked about what a candidate has to do to account for funding and we even went over some ways for candidates to take a proactive approach. Still working on the next episode which will deal with advertising on the Internet.
I recieved a comment this week about the podcast. It was suggested that I am not technical enough in the show. I will be reading the email on the main podcast and polling the audience of where we should go with the news articles.
Friday I got together with Josh Chandler of Technology Gazette. We talked about a lot of happenings such as Digg, Apple and Cloud computing. That should come out sometime next week. When it does, I’ll let ya know.
I think that is it for now. Another big College game for the Badgers, so I have to go get ready. LIVE Show this Monday.