Some of you might have noticed that the site was down for about a day. That’s because yesterday my Graphene theme wanted to be updated from 1.9.something to 2.0 . Fine, sez I, and hits update.
Turns out 2.0 is incompatible with older versions of PHP. This is the second time I’ve gone down because of a PHP incompatibility–the last time was with my backup plugin. I think it’s time to open a ticket with my hosting service and ask them to move into the 21st century.
Meanwhile, the new version of the theme comes with shiny new colors. Not sure I approve. I’ll wait a day or two, to see if it grows on me.
What really rankles about all this, though, is the waste of time. I picked a hosting service and wordpress because I didn’t want to have to deal with apache or IIS or whatever. I want to be a dumbass, ignorant end user who pushes a button and then forgets about it. But noooooooooooo… I have to get involved in ftp-ing stuff up to the server and unpacking it to recover my stupid web page because there’s no backout option when an update banjaxes your site. Argh!
To paraphrase Homer Simpson: The internet: the source of most of life’s problems and the solution to all of them.