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The perfect end to…well, a shitty day.

Posted by Scotsman on March 25, 2009 in Geek Stuff, Life |

So today was shitty for the most part.  I got a lot of key work done in the morning, and Risto was off work and asked if I wanted to play some Rainbow 6 Vegas 2.  I said sure no problem, give me 30 minutes to write an Aced.com Poker Affiliate Program Review for the Poker Affiliate Bible.  So I do that with about 5 minutes to spare, tell Risto to fire up the XBox, post the article to my site….

….and everything fucks up.

Suddenly when you would visit the site, it wouldn’t load, then would time out.  So I enlisted the help of Frank, my go to guy for techy stuff.  So the two of us start brainstorming.  There’s no easy way to see what the problem is, so we start by eliminating all problems.  First I upgrade WordPress.  Still broken.  Next I upgrade all plugins manually.  Still broken, one hour gone.  I remember I installed eaccelerator recently, so we remove that, recompile apache – still busto.

After testing out a few different things, we finally narrowed it down to it being a specific theme/design issue.  Okay great.  After a bit more work, we figure out it’s in the functions.php file, and narrow it down to the code which posts excerpts for password protected categories.  Some other issues crop up, but we manage to fix them all finally.  This took about three fucking hours, and it ruined my day.  After this was done, I told the wife I was going out for a bit, grabbed my coat and just headed the fuck out, feeling really pissed off at the world.

I caved and bought a pack of smokes and this made me feel better.  I headed up to Blockbuster to rent COD World on War, and saw Halo Wars there.  Craving a good RTS, and going on the recommendation of Nateeasy, I rented it.  Came home feeling emotionally drained, went for a shower, got into my PJs, and felt a lot better.  Relaxed and watched the Celebrity Apprentice with the wife, as my day turned around.

Then with the wife up in bed, I was busy finishing off a few work related things, when I remembered Halo Wars.  I put it on just to try it out and HOLY SHIT – it’s everything I want in an RTS.  Nice and simple, easy to navigate etc, nothing too dumb in it – I fucking love it, and am ready to buy it and all I have did is play one skirmish.

Anyway yay – that’s put me in a great mood, so now I am off to bed, and then tomorrow I’ll be back to conquer the world.  Fuck I feel good.

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