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Going In For A Procedure – Delay Fixing Possible Site Problems

Today’s been awful, had a terrible migraine that didn’t want to go away and I’m still worried that it might come back during the night or tomorrow. I’m worried because I’m going to have a routine colonoscopy again on Wednesday (first time in 4 years!), and I need to do the fun fun fun! “empty the bowels” prep tomorrow. Which means drinking about 4,5-6 litres of liquids which I think I won’t be able to do, or at least, won’t be able to keep down if the stupid migraine is on :/

This colonoscopy is just to see what’s going on because my symptoms have been stable the past several years and I haven’t needed to have one done because bloodwork also looked good. Bloodwork still looks good, but due to increased chance of colon cancer with Crohn’s Disease patients, colonoscopies need to be done at regular intervals even when symptoms or bloodwork don’t necessarily warrant it.

The prep and the colonoscopy itself usually wipes me out, so I won’t be online much (or at all) tomorrow and Wednesday. If there are any problems with the sites, I’ll get on it ASAP but propably not before Thursday.

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Update On My Sites

Marta, my co-web at my Rachel Weisz fansite has adopted the site 😀 It’s propably the most complete RW site currently online and I’d have hated to shut it down after all the work gone into it but I also didn’t want to have it anymore. Marta’s been staff there for about 5 years now and she’s done an awesome job, much more than I have for several years now. I’m very happy to turn the site over to her completely 🙂

I’m still on a little bit of on the fence with The Vampire Diaries fansite – I’m not really into the last couple of seasons, season 8 is rather boring but on the other hand there’s only I think 6 episodes left and then the entire series is over, and I still really want to cap season 2 and maybe also re-cap season 3 from Bluray. So I figure I’ll keep it for now. Otherwise I think I’ve reached an acceptable balance – I just couldn’t bring myself to shut down ALL my fansites/screencaps sites or even to adopt them out because they are just too dear to me. But I shut down/adopted out most of them, and it will free up so much of my time that it should help whole lot. For now. That’s not to say it won’t happen in the (near) future, because I really kind of want to shut them all down but for now, there are few that I can’t.

My Sites page has a current listing of all my sites, social media, deviantart etc. accounts.

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Update On Closing Sites

Here’s the current run down of what’s happening with my sites…

 

Sites that I’m undecided about; I can’t bear to think of giving them up/deleting them but I’m trying to:

 

Sites offered for adoption; waiting for reply:

 

Sites adopted out:

  • http://www.oded-fehr.net (adopted by the forum co-mod; I’ll stay on for a while to train her and help with the transition because she’s not familiar with running websites)

 

Site that will be deleted/have already been deleted:

 

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Update On Closing Sites

I’ll be closing down at least these sites:

More are likely to follow.

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Closing Down Sites

I’ll be closing down my fansites/screenapping sites. I’m not sure which ones yet – I kinda want to close down all of them, really.

Reasons I won’t go into here, and also because they’re taking much of my energy (I’m a spoonie and have been for a few years now) and I feel like I want to try and use what energy I have for more creative pursuits such as writing fanfic and making fanart and non-Internet related creative stuff. Fansites are like a work obligation – I know people want and expect updates often and regularly and I feel like I must do that first before anything else or I’ll feel quilty – but then I don’t have any energy left for creative things. I still love doing fansites but I miss being able to do creative things terribly, and that dissatisfaction is bugging me. I kind of want the feeling of not having obligations to update and monitor sites – even if there’s nothing to update with, there’s always the change that the server will blow up or database problems or hacking or whatever. So while most of the time everything goes smoothy and doesn’t require action, it’s always in the back of my mind that anything and everything could blow up any minute. I can’t remember what not-worrying-about-that feels like.

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No Internet For A While

The ISP switch didn’t go as planned 😥 Contacted my new ISP today and heard that propably next week it’ll be activated. So I’ll be mostly offline for several days – the mobile phone’s Internet is really only good on the phone’s and the tablet – on the laptop it craps out. Can’t even read text sites on the laptop. So everything is on hold until I get a working ADSL connection again.

Think I’ll look at this as a vacation…

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Moved Sites + Internet Connectivity/Cache Issue + FSO some sites still online?

The following sites have been moved:

I also think my ISP is having some internet connectivity/cache issues – http://www.fans-planet.com & one of my sites that has been transferred there + other sites hosted by them have been unconnectable for me since sometime Tuesday night. Downforeveryone… says they’re up and so do the people I asked to check. In addition, some of my sites still on FSO keep working OK for me (instead of being offline since Monday like they should) and when I check downforeveryone… it says they are down. So I’m thinking my ISP is having issues. BUT – to add to the confusion, apparently some sites including some of mine on FSO really are still working (both for me, downforeveryone…, other people and also apparently Gertie told somebody that some servers take longer to shut down than others? I don’t know).

So the end result? I’m really confused!

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Site Down + Possible Delays In Updates

The server hosting http://www.viva-bianca.net is currently down – my host is aware of the problem and is working on it.  FIXED!

 

 

I’m going in for my third colonoscopy on Wednesday. Which means that tomorrow, I get to do the fun fun fun empty-and-clean-out-my-bowels-by-drinking-litres-of-a-foul-tasting-medical-concoction-and-have-a-diarrhea-for-the-entire-bloody-evening-and-allthroughhopefully-only-half-the-night- thing that is required so that they can see what’s what. That fun fun fun thing, non-eating (can’t eat until the colonoscopy is done) and the colonoscopy totally wear me out, totally wear me out so that I don’t like to keep my computer on as much as I normally do once I start the fun fun fun thing, and I won’t see the error etc. notices as speedily as I normally do if there are anyso I won’t be updating my sites for the next couple of days, maybe this week at all.

If there’s a server problem or disaster or something, I’ll get to it as fast as I can but propably not until Thursday afternoon/evening my time (GTM+2).

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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.

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Updates Delayed

All updates are delayed. Since February 14 when I had the capsule camera thing done I haven’t been feeling well because it aggravated the bowel syptoms – I’ve had two bad flare-ups, the second this weekend and culminating yesterday. And t0 make it all real fun, I’ve been battling the flu since about Thursday – which in my case means a sore throat and a cough from hell.

Needless to say, I’m not feeling like updating websites right now, and won’t be until I’m feeling half-way human again. So any and updates are delayed for now.