Un Cachito de la vida

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Un Cachito de la vida - A little piece of Cameron's life

November 7, 2008

MT-4.21 Upgrade

After rescuing my blog a little while back, following a lot of meticulous labor and custom scripts, I thought I was finally good to go. However, I've had the nagging problem of RSS feeds having wrong dates. I've looked at the problem for a while and couldn't figure out where the wrong dates were coming from. So, I went for a band-aid and upgraded my archaic Movable Type 2.66 to version 4.21. It has a significantly different interface and method of publishing.

So far my test comments to past entries after upgrading weren't showing up on the web pages (but were registered in MT), so I'll have some playing around to do.


I still have the RSS feed problem with wrong dates. I'm fairly sure now the problem is with the back-end database and since I don't know any good way to rebuild it, I will most likely need to blow all entries away and then re-import them, which is a fair amount of work. If anyone knows any way to help me or is a wiz with mysql and the MT db format, please advise :).

Update 2:

I was just notified that comments have not been working. I can't quite figure out MT's new method of doing things yet so for now, I'm allowing anonymous comments. Chances are that I'll have to disable those as the spammers find me, but for now. Feel free to post, and please let me know if you encounter problems. Thanks!

Posted by charr at 8:19 AM

September 25, 2008


Well, I'm mostly back.

A month or so ago, a co-administrator of the web server my blog is on decided to rebuild it (wipe all the software off and re-install). There was a valid need to update the OS, and he asked what I wanted backed up, and we backed those things up. What I didn't think about was the SQL database running on the box that held all my pictures and their data from my picture gallery, held all the info for a web-based gift registry my family uses extensively, and held all the info for my blogs.

It was a tough blow to have all that blown away. Fortunately, I was left with a bunch of static web pages and such for my blog, but a lot was lost.

However, in the past while, I wrote some python scripts to go through each static html file from my old blogs and assemble a file that can then be imported into a new Moveable Type Blog. It's taken a fair bit of effort, but it's mostly back. You'll see a few quirks here and there that need to get straightened out, and pics on the blog that link to my gallery are all messed up, but I'm a lot closer than where I was :).

Posted by charr at 4:46 PM

July 17, 2006

Finding new topics

The fact that I have my website as my home page on multiple computers means that I see it a lot. I also see that not much has changed each time I look at it. No mysterious author has created new prose, nor have any breathtaking events been documented. The fact is, I just need to write more. However, things in my life either seem too personal or don't seem substantial enough to write about, so I don't. But I'm thinking I can post more about any number of things. It doesn't need to long and it doesn't need to be deeply profound. So what's on my mind now?Well, I just got back from a 2-week work trip and several people have been welcoming me back and asking me about the trip. My boss told me I need to take more time off. I got excited about a note I recieved from a certain female someone, and I received some stunning and tragic news that a coworker was just killed in Germany. One of the sobering parts of that is that I would have been with him had I not been pulled off the project a little while ago. I can't help but think about what happened and I feel really bad for his relatively young family. Life really is fragile and easy to take for granted. I like to follow the simplistic motto of always being prepared.

Posted by charr at 1:40 PM

April 15, 2006

Minor updates

Those of you out there using Opera or IE may see a small improvement in the main page of my site. I always use Firefox or Netscape and didn't see that in those other two browsers, the entries and sidebar didn't mesh together. Now they should. After a little debugging, I realized some tables for the entry dates were being translated as much longer than intentioned. I find it odd that standards such as HTML are interpreted so differently.Also, I still haven't moved the servers. I've been traveling a lot recently and haven't gotten around to it. However, it could happen any day now.

Posted by charr at 10:09 PM

October 24, 2005


Welcome. I decided to take my site out of my self-imposed "beta." I did make some small changes based upon some good suggestions, but I was going to wait until I had a gallery available. Well, I'm now spending pretty much all my free time watching Alias, season 1. After that, it will be seasons 2-4. So I figured I might as well move things now. Please let me know if something doesn't work. Thanks!

Posted by charr at 4:39 PM

October 17, 2005


Welcome to my new site. I hope you like the look. I liked it quite a bit at first, but I've been staring at it for so long this past week that I believe I'm now delusional. But let me know what you do or don't like and I'll try to improve things.

Posted by charr at 10:04 PM

October 14, 2005


Well, I'm getting closer. I've made some improvements that I'm pleased with. I still have a todo list that includes creating a css style to answer iFAQ questions. I also need to convert past links to personal stuff over. On my wish list is to have a nice picture gallery that is conveniently browsable. I'm not sure what software to use for that at the moment though. If you have any suggestions, let me know.

Posted by charr at 11:23 PM

October 12, 2005

Why "Un Cachito"

You're asking questions already I'm sure, so let me direct you to my FAQ (also available through the faq button up above).Let me know what other things you are dying to know and I may try to answer them with my, umm, vast pool of wisdom and knowledge. The answer you receive may not be what was expected, but then again, what is?

Posted by charr at 10:38 PM

Baby Steps

Well, I'm moving to a new blog. I've grabbed a nifty design from oswd called prozac_afternoon by pogy366.It's going to be slow because I suck at html, but I'm slowly getting there. Baby steps. Patience. Anyway, I hope I get it going.

Posted by charr at 1:45 PM