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A little (technical) help, please?

Hey tech wizards! I’m (stil) having some issues with the back end of the blog and could really use some advice and/or help from someone who knows about web hosting/internet stuff.

Is that you? Please email me (dfutrelle@gmail) or send a Twitter DM and I’ll give you the gory details.

Thanks!

–DF

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Lizzie
Lizzie
5 months ago

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/—o_1azB8tk/UafHHGyo1MI/AAAAAAAAQII/ci48025mbGY/s1600/mechanic+is+a+pony.jpg

I agree it will be this sort of problem, but with cats

(It is a pic of a car with the hood up, with a man looking deep inside, while a pony stands with its front hooves on a log and also looks at what is happening. The words are: yep, I see your problem, there’s a dude passed out in your engine. Also, your mechanic is a pony.)

Robert Haynie
Robert Haynie
5 months ago

I don’t know about that one, Lizzie.
If My Little Pony has taught me anything, it’s that the above picture might have a pretty well qualified mechanic there.

Alan Robertshaw
5 months ago

If setting SCE to AUX doesn’t work then I’m afraid I’m right out of ideas.

.45
.45
5 months ago

Have you tried turning it off and then back on?

So, that’s my way of saying I’m not going to email David…

Victorious Parasol
Victorious Parasol
5 months ago

Alan Robertshaw
5 months ago

@ Vicky P

I was once at Inverness airport with about half a dozen other people waiting for a flight. It’s a small airport and we could see our plane on the ramp. There’s nothing more reassuring than a bloke in overalls with what appeared to be a laptop plugged into the landing gear, and the captain thumbing though a ring binder.

The captain came inside and said there was an issue with a warning light, but they couldn’t see any actual problems. So he suggested we grab a coffee whilst they shut down the plane for 10 minutes and then see if the light went out when they turned it on again.

Alan Robertshaw
5 months ago

@ David F

It’s a reference to an incident with Apollo 12. That was struck by lightning (twice) shortly after lift off. That took out the guidance computer. But a chap in mission control called John Aaron remembered an incident in an early simulation test that showed the same symptoms. He’d previously worked out how to resolve that, mainly as an intellectual exercise; they hadn’t expected such a situation to occur in real life.

So he said to ‘set SCE to AUX’ and that rebooted the computer.

That action earned him the nickname ‘steely eyed missile man’.

https://history.nasa.gov/afj/ap12fj/a12-lightningstrike.html

Moggie
Moggie
5 months ago

@Alan, John Aaron was a steely-eyed missile man twice over. As well as probably saving the Apollo 12 mission, for Apollo 13 he figured out the power-up sequence which was instrumental in getting them home safely. The movie credited this to Ken Mattingly instead, which annoyed me a bit.

Surplus to Requirements
Surplus to Requirements
5 months ago

Try setting both it and the TV to channel 3. If that doesn’t work, try setting both it and the TV to channel 4. Make sure the TV is set to CABLE rather than ANTENNA.

Lurkertype
Lurkertype
5 months ago

Is it flashing “12:00” constantly?

Kat, ambassador, feminist revolution (in exile)
Kat, ambassador, feminist revolution (in exile)
5 months ago

@David F.
I’m of no technical help at all. But I wish you the best of luck.

Alan Robertshaw
5 months ago

@ David F

I am so glad to hear that; that must be a relief for you.

I’m so sorry my own (lack of) tech skills mean I can’t be of any help. But I just want to say I really appreciate all the hard work you do on this blog. Both in terms of content, and just making the blooming thing work.

And thank you also to David’s tech benefactor!

Moggie
Moggie
5 months ago

OT: Rebecca Watson on incel terrorism:

https://youtu.be/fF2uHY1rMFs

GSS ex-noob
GSS ex-noob
5 months ago

The blog constantly flashing “12:00” must be driving David and the cats crazy.

(I once was watching a Mexican standup comic. I needed no language skills to laugh when he said “doce, doce doce” with his hands doing the “flash” motion.)

Surplus to Requirements
Surplus to Requirements
5 months ago

Thanks to everyone who has helped or offered to help. Someone who really knows her shit is working on it. So I’m hopeful we’ll get this nonsense worked out.

Good luck.

And if that doesn’t work, maybe hold down RUN/STOP and press RESTORE.

Kat, ambassador, feminist revolution (in exile)
Kat, ambassador, feminist revolution (in exile)
5 months ago

“Someone who really knows her shit is working on it. ”

Thank you, kind techie. And best of luck!

Queen of the Harpies
Queen of the Harpies
4 months ago

Pictured: Tech support, hard at work.

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Hooray! :3

GEPF
GEPF
4 months ago

Fuzzy logic is the best kind of logic! ?

DrVanNostrand
DrVanNostrand
4 months ago

I see 2 problems:
1. Those are kittens, not hamsters
2. How are they supposed to power the computer without the exercise wheel?

You’re welcome.

Surplus to Requirements
Surplus to Requirements
4 months ago

Well, here’s a new glitch to report. It’s paginating this thread now even though it’s nowhere near 50 comments yet.

Surplus to Requirements
Surplus to Requirements
4 months ago

Where’s the comment from last night, after my “new glitch to report” comment? And where’s the new post announced on David’s Twitter feed?

Surplus to Requirements
Surplus to Requirements
4 months ago

OK, when’s the funeral?

.45
.45
4 months ago

This does not appear to be going well. *Testing, 1, 2, 3*

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