Categories Admin News Server Problems & Fansite News

Media Server Upgraded – Sites Showing Error Until They Too Upgraded

All the media sites are currently showing an error. This is because the server they are are hosted on needs to be upgraded: both php and mysql, and is currently running checks. It was using php 5.2.x which stops being supported in 2013 which was the main reason for the upgrade. The phpmotion installations that had to be used before on the server were for php 5.2.x and is now uncompatible with the new 5.3.x so a number of files needs to be changed – that’s no problem, phpmotion’s developers makes it for php 5.3.x also.

Currently, I’m waiting for the checks to end, and to hear whether Gertie is able to batch upgrade all phpmotions in the server or whether the webmasters will have to do it themselves. If I have to do it myself, I think I’ve found a list of files I need to upload and replace, but I won’t need for sure until I try it.

Rest assured, the media sites will be back online and operational as soon as humanly possible. I’ll keep you posted if there’s any major developments.


 EDIT: Gertie downgraded back to php 5.2.x for now, and all the sites are working normally.

Categories Star Trek

Star Trek Makes Yle News!

I can’t bloody believe it! The one time I miss Yle’s Six O’clock news, Star Trek makes the news in Finland *headdesk* This is history, man!

Namely, the Destination Star Trek convention in London and a brief interview with William Shatner. This is one of the very few times (the first? the only?) outside of new movie announcements in movie news (which doesn’t count) Star Trek makes any kind of news in Finland, much less one of the main news broadcasts and I miss it?! Praise be to my Mom and Yle Areena – at least I got to see it there if not live! 

Categories Computer Woes Health

Monitor & Sleeplessness

In case you’ve noticed & wondered why, I haven’t been posting much anything latelythat needs weeding out the bad caps in the last several weeks, or wallpapers/icons at all. The reason is:

My 6 year old main monitor – which is a big external one, and the one I solelydo all work on everything on because it’s comfortable to work on for hours at/with unlike the laptop monitor – broke down about a month and a bit ago, and I bought a new one pretty much right away – HD, widescreen, 1920×1080 native resolution Acer monitor. Unfortunately, my trusty but also 6 years old Spyder (it’s so old, it’s not even called Spyder but ColorPlus) can’t calibrate it at all – its technology is too ancient. I couldn’t afford to buy the current generation Spyder4Pro until this week, which I did today and I can’t wait to for it to arrive so I can get back to normal as far as computer stuff goes. I tried but for the life of me, just like the old monitor, I can’t calibrate the new monitor manually at all to use comfortably for anything more than about 15 minutes a time without straining my eyes – it’s just way too bright. Graphics work is out of the question, everything looks too faded. So, it’ll have to wait a proper calibration with the Spyder. Side note: weirdly though, it took me about two days to get used to the widescreen dimensions of it and now it feels more natural than any other monitor I’ve ever used before even though I haven’t used it that much yet. 

In health stuff, my Thyroxin dosage was increased from 75mikrog to 100mikrog a day – all went well while I took 4 pills (4x 25mikrog) because I had just started the damn bottle so I of course wanted to use them all up, and only then start the new prescription bottle which is the same dosage but in one single pill (1x 100mikrog). I don’t know if it’s the 100mikrog pill or what, but I started taking it two weeks ago, and I haven’t been sleeping well since then 🙁 It’s like I’m half awake, half asleep when I sleep and I can’t say for sure if I slept at all. End result, I’ve been feeling kind of off and listless, not wanting to do much of anything. Including computer stuff.

I had to go the dentist today, and the sleep thing has gotten so bad, last night I took one of those mild sleeping aid pills I have left over from last year’s fiasco with Questran and Triptyl to help me fall asleep, because I knew if I didn’t chances were I’d be awake most/all of the night and finally fall asleep like around 5-7am and be just too exhausted to go to the dentist. And it worked – it was the second night of honest to god honest sleep I’d gotten in two weeks. The other one was last week, when I finally got so exhausted after about of week of that half awake/half asleep/was I sleep at all? thing that finally actually slept.

If this sleep thing doesn’t let up, I’ll have to start looking into it. I’ve had bad spells before, so I’m not quite worried yet – just bloody annoyed! Particularly because whatever sleep I ever do get, is always accompanied by dreams. So the quality of sleep isn’t as good, or  normal, as it could be.

Categories TV & Movies

Goodbye, Law & Order

Today is the day: no more new original Law & Order episodes are left to show. TV2 aired the series finale today.

I have loved or at least enjoyed the show from the very start. It’s been the (almost) weekly staple of my tv week for 21 years, especially the last 5 years or so that I’ve been watching less and less tv on tv because of repeats and re-repeats and re-re-repeats and tv series that get dropped without showing all of it so that it feels like if that if I want to see anything new and/or all of it, I need to get it online instead of watching it on tv. Law & Order has been the one exception to that – it was one tv series I was pretty sure would be shown to the end instead of just dropped in the middle. And they did 🙂

When they started showing it here back in 1991, I was just 17. I grew up with it. It’s one I’ve always made sure to never miss, and one I used to loyally tape on VHS back in the early seasons. If some day I can afford them, I’m going to buy the season 1-5 DVDs (my favorite era) but I have a long wishlist, and they’re not a high priority. Just a “would be nice to own ’cause I love them” 🙂

Feels unreal and weird, not having the original Law & Order on next week, or to look forward to after it’s been on a break – it’s always been there. I thought there was a decline in story quality some seasons back, but the last few seasons, I enjoyed the stories and characters again so I’m sad to see it go, I think it still had a lot of life in it left 🙁

Goodbye, Law & Order, I’m going to miss you! 🙁

Categories Health Personal

Health Update – Not Yay

I had the check up with the gastroenterologist today – the end result that I get to go in for a 3rd colonoscopy. Oh yay.   Calprotectin which has been all up and down over the last 3,5 years is up to around 1150 now which is my highest ever (before it was 650) and the gastroenterologist says it can’t be because of byle mal-absorbson. 1150 sounds high but I’ve read and it can be several thousands – even over 10000 – in “serious” bowel diseases such as Crohn’s Disease. So I doesn’t overly worry me, more like makes me curious.

The colonoscopy may or may not reveal a cause – he says the Calprotectin indicates could be a tear in mucous membrane somewhere in the bowel, but wondered about the 2010 colonoscopy didn’t show anything if so because diarrhea had been going on for a little over a year at that point – based on the previous colonoscopies. And then, even though a second capsule endoscopy may be in order if the colonoscopy doesn’t show anything. Even though a capsule endoscopy was just done in February. Fun fun fun. Argh!

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