• Relaxing Weekend

    I had a pretty relaxing weekend. Went Christmas shopping with Dad on Friday and got almost everything I need. 

    Spent Saturday hanging out with Perry. I also started watching a sci fi blast from the past: Sliders! I forgot how much liked this show back in the 90’s.

    Sunday was spent relaxing with Buddy and playing some Minecraft.  I got Buddy a cat tree for Christmas, and since I won’t be here in Christmas day he got it early 🙂 

    At first he was more interested in the box it came in, but he’s started digging on the post instead of the chair he normally does. I liked him up onto it with some treats and toy finally 🙂 I think he was scared to jump down from the top!


  • The Day of Printers

    Today was a long day at work.  I got to assist in installing about 2 dozen shiny new printers, and then configure and set them up.  It has been a long day.

    (The picture is not mine, I wish I’d thought to take one when we had them all lined up in the lobby.)

    All the printers are up and running, with only a few minor glitches.  One is printing a random line of gibberish, and I still need to configure the scanning portion of the multi-function printers.  

    I’m pretty proud that I managed to overhaul and update our insane printer mapping script without breaking it!  Not even once! Everyone is getting the correct printers mapped when they log into the server (knock on wood). Its pretty impressive.

    Tomorrow I need to re-claim my office.  Its full of a handful of old printers, and a mountain of boxes of the new computers and laptops that arrived today!


  • The Facebook Debacle

    I never figured out why my Facebook account got disabled.  They refused to tell me, and as best I can tell I did nothing wrong. So who flipping knows.

    I created a new account, and so far nobody has cared.  I’ve decided not to bother re-creating my WayFar Design and Minecraft Facebook Pages, they had very few followers and I don’t wanna take the effort to set them back up honestly.

    If anybody needs my new account, here’s the link.


  • So its come to this.

    I just received this from Facebook:

    Hi Seth,

    We’ve determined that you are ineligible to use Facebook. To learn more about Facebook’s policies, please review the Facebook Statement of Rights and Responsibilities:

    https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/?ref=cr

    Unfortunately, for safety and security reasons, we can’t provide additional information as to why your account was disabled. We appreciate your understanding, as this decision is final.

    Thanks,

    Anita


  • Life Without Facebook

    It sucks.  I’m still fuming over this whole goddamn mess.  My account was disabled for no reason, and I’ve gotten nothing back yet. I’ve read the Terms 3 times, and I’ve done NOTHING to violate them.

    I don’t even care that my account is gone.  What has me the most pissed off is that all my websites are now unable to post to Facebook as they were configured, as my account was used to authenticate.  I even have a slew of Facebook pages that I have NO idea how I’m going to get admin access back into.  The pages I was the only admin are naturally gone, but the TRC ones are still alive. Problem is, I was the only admin, the other users were only Editors – which mean nobody can add a new admin.  I’m fucking stumped.

    I keep looking online for some help or guidance, and all I find is horror stories of how people never heard back from Facebook and ended up making new accounts.

    I’m fine and dandy with this, but I still have the issue of the orphaned Facebook Pages.  I don’t know what to do 🙁

    The saddest part of this all is that my account has been gone for nearly 2 days, and only ONE of my friends has even noticed.  And he only noticed, as I was his recovery email. When he logged in, it told him he had to choose a new recovery email and he got worried something had happened to me.

    Where the hell are the rest of you?!  I’m also irritated that a slew of cell numbers I have for people are apparently not up to date 🙁


    To make a long story short, life fucking sucks right now.  My websites are fucked, and I have no means of communicating with practically ANYONE.  Merry Fucking Christmas everyone.


  • The State of the TRC Upgrade

    I had set my day off today aside to work on the TRC 9 Upgrade Project.  After 3 hours, I think I need to hold off on this for a bit more.

    My first step was to research what modules from Drupal 7 would migrate across to Drupal 8.  Most of them are going to work fine, but I came across several needed modules that aren’t there yet, or are only still in alpha release.  Unfortunately, several of these modules are pretty much required for TRC to operate properly as it is setup currently.

    I also looked into the end of life plan for Drupal 7, and it looks like I have a year or two more before they stop supporting it.  Once Drupal 9 is released in 2020, they plan on ending support for 7.  I feel pretty safe in putting off the migration for another few months.

    I’ll take another look in the spring and see where we stand.


  • Web Design Saturday

    I spent today doing some updates on a bunch of websites.  I also found a new theme for the Maine Balsam Libraries website, and planned out a big overhaul.

    I also accidentally loaded the Sethen.com Archives, and found all the pictures broken. Yet again.  The menu was also stuck in mobile mode… I fixed it all, one last time.  I swear that installation of WordPress is possessed.


  • Genealogy Stuffs

    I spruced up my genealogy website a little bit today.  The theme was having issues, its all fixed now.  And I finally got the thing to send out emails again!

    I also started on a new genealogy project.  Last time I was doing research, I found I could export my entire tree and upload it to FamilySearch.org.  I finally got around to seeing how that worked out tonight.  The file is uploaded, but before it can be integrated, I need to go through every entry to verify crap.  There’s about 1500 more to go through….  It is going to take QUITE some time.