Blog outage for upgrade

Hey ho, another day, another mandatory WordPress security update.

There will be a brief outage. Possibly there might be a prolonged one.

The management regrets any inconvenience.

UPDATE: That’s done. We now return you to your regularly-scheduled flamage.

12 thoughts on “Blog outage for upgrade

  1. > There will be a brief outage. Possibly there might be a prolonged one.

    Make sure you eat lots of cheese puffs first.

  2. >Make sure you eat lots of cheese puffs first.

    You seem to have failed to understand the rules here. You can insult and attack me me all you like, but you have to be contributing some sort of insight or comment or interesting position when you do so. Otherwise you’re wasting my time and that of my other commenters, and that is grounds for banning. I have cut you a lot of slack on this, but my patience is not infinite.

    You are now on probation. Your quota is at least one substantive observation or more per insult. I would regret banning you, because I think you have interesting stories to tell you, but you’re dragging down the tone of the place. Clean up your act or I’ll ban you.

  3. I understand that this is your blog, your rules etc. and I understand the need to make comments useful, but I read that more as a light-hearted comment than anything else (unless I have missed any particular Americanism in that phrase which is taken as an insult).

    Maybe the humour was misplaced: I don’t know, but I hope we commenters don’t have to sacrifice the occasional light-hearted or humourous remark in order to stay in your good books. It does reduce tensions during a heated debate to have a joke or two along the way.

  4. >I read that more as a light-hearted comment than anything else

    It wasn’t. You’re missing context, which I’m not going to explain because it would give page hits to a particularly vile slander.

  5. Actually, it was meant as a light-hearted remark. I *think* I (now) understand what you might think I meant, (but don’t want to explain it, in case I’m right (has to do with the feline species), but… if so… thats not what I was saying. Really.

  6. > Actually, it was meant as a light-hearted remark.

    You’ve been gunning for ESR loudly for some time now. You can’t go directly from gunslinger to comedian and expect anyone to laugh.

    Has it occurred to you that ESR might be a smart, honest person trying to do good things, and doesn’t deserve to be hassled?

  7. >You’ve been gunning for ESR loudly for some time now. You can’t go directly from gunslinger to comedian and expect anyone to laugh.

    It’s true. I think it’s pretty much a waste of time for you to be trying to assassinate my character – most people will have formed their opinions of it by now – but cripes, Lizzard, if you’re going to keep at it would you at least try to show some originality and variation in style? We’ve had our share of one-note haterboys here. They’re boring. Predictable. Occasionally I ban one for acting out at another commenter or for something really unforgivable, like tentacling, but mostly they just become background noise like crickets chirping. Until they figure out they’re not impressing anybody and go away.

    You, on the other hand, have obviously got good stories to tell the younger hackers and proto-hackers here. I’m willing to treat you as a peer and a friend. Maybe you could try not being unpleasant for a while? I dunno, you might even get to like it. I think it would be an improvement over sounding like a weird cross between an old fart and a peevish adolescent, but hey, maybe that’s just me.

  8. > I think it’s pretty much a waste of time for you to be trying to assassinate my character.

    Nope, I just want you to answer the question(s).

  9. @tjl -

    > > I think it’s pretty much a waste of time for you to be trying to assassinate my character.

    > Nope, I just want you to answer the question(s).

    ‘Kay, here’s a simple, unambiguous (counter-)question:

    What the f*** is “the question” you want esr to answer?

    In excruciatingly particular detail, if you please. Pretend the rest of us are dullards, and can’t appreciate your rapier wit and blinding intellect. :-P

  10. See previous thread. (And he did answer. “I don’t know” is a fine answer.)

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