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Please be patient as Disillusioned undergoes a layout change. Thank you.

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Since I can't allow anonymous comments, even with an email address required, without getting slammed constantly with spam comments I've changed the settings.  Captcha doesn't like me (and I can't remember how I got it to work last time ((did I post how I did it because I can't remember that either... ))) so I've allowed people to either sign in with movable type, typepad, a few other choices or create a user id.  I *will* be moderating the user id creation because the last thing I need are the spammers creating accounts to ... well, do their spammy thing.

So, over there in the left hand sidebar, under the calendar, is a 'Sign In' widget thingie.  Click Sign In.  It will take you to the sign in page, then you choose what site you want to sign in using.  If you don't want to use a site, click the Sign Up at the bottom right of that page.  Then when you come back you would sign in using the MovableType login option.  Easy, yes?  Well, easy enough that you won't need an Easy button for it.

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Movable Type Logo

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bug-pbmt-red.jpg I have a thing about 'matching' when it comes to the layouts here on Disillusioned.  So I took the MovableType logo (which I have done before) and matched it to the layout.  It's actually supposed to be showing between the Useful Sites and Amazon Favorites Widgets.  But for some reason, even though the permissions are correct, the url for the image source is correct and it shows up when I pull up the url directly, it will not show in the widget sidebar.  It seems to be the only thing I am having an issue with at this time.  Since it won't display in the widget, I thought I would write a post so that everyone could see it. So there you go, the matching logo.  Feel free to steal it.  It's in jpg format instead of png because... well I prefer it that way.  Later.

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Upgrade?

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So I wanted to upgrade to the latest and greatest version of Movable Type because I'm loyal like that and all but it turns out I can't. Thanks to Hostmonster only allowing 15 MySQL connections at once and MT requires at least 20 it won't upgrade.  After going back and forth with them regarding on how to fix it, being told to turn on FastCGI and turn on persistent connections/turn off persistent connections, uninstall plugins, etc etc, nothing worked.  Obviously I'm not going to spend more money when I'm hardly here so I rolled back to 5.14.  For now.

Stay tuned.

Back to Basics

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So today I started a post and didn't get to save it, but thanks to Movable Type's auto-recovery feature I can exit a window and recover that post on any computer I login to.  I adore this feature, truly I do, until it fucks up.  Today it fucked up, royally, that's the only way to say it.  According to the documentation the auto-save feature kicks in when your cursor leaves the entry editing box for 30 seconds or more.  While your mouse is off doing other things elsewhere, this feature will kick in every 30 seconds until you click into the entry box again.

I had a fantastic post reviewing the Hunger Games, Book vs Movie and how each of them were good but not great in their own way.  I had so many fantastic points made.  I had started the post earlier in the day and exited out, to have it recovered here at home for me to finish.  I didn't get a moment to hit that save button earlier.  Being the multitasker I am I was flipping back and forth between the entry and twitter and some other things, going over the post, reading it under my breath, hoping it flowed okay.  Hoping my points were brought across in a way that were understood clearly.  I wouldn't want anyone taking things the wrong way. (Gag, okay, I really don't care, there is an X in the upper right-hand corner if you dislike what I have to say).

Anyway, I wanted to pop in a couple of links to other reviews and when I did that, using Zemanta, it erased my entire freaking post, auto-saved because my cursor was not currently present in the box and BANG, post gone.  Completely removed, no undo present, just grayed out and mocking me.  Imagine that, just like a mockingjay, I suppose. Sigh, references, references.  It's bad enough I actually used the phrase 'And may the odds be *ever* in your favor' today as a comment somewhere on G+.  Yeah, I'm on G+, I'm cool like that.

Searching file folders on my server, checking the database and posting on the forums hasn't gotten me anywhere at this point.  I'm a tad irked.  Just a tad, mind you.  The post can be rewritten.  This is why people write their posts in other places, like MS Word, save it, revise it, proof it and then post it.  Perhaps I need to do that.  It would have made things a teensy bit easier.

Goodnight. I shall contemplate a brand new post in my hot steamy shower and then some more while I sleep.  Or not.  
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