Oh No, Not Again - It Might Be Time to Migrate to Drupal 8

Submitted by C B Wright on

Short version: after finally updating all my Linux machines to the latest version of Ubuntu/KDE, I can no longer run my Drupal 7 test environments. This means I can no longer test any changes to Eviscerati.org, which makes me uncomfortable.

Drupal 8 runs fine though. Which means... ugh, I don't even want to say it. I may have to migrate the site from D7 to D8.

Things have been quiet, but that's just a clever ruse.

Submitted by C B Wright on

I know I haven't updated much. There are few reasons for this:

1. I am sick. I am sick and I have no more leave, which means I am working while sick. This makes it very hard to focus on things.

2. I can focus enough to try to solve site-related problems, so I've been trying to get the comic pagers to work the way they used to. Unfortunately, while I can focus enough to try to solve the problems, I can't focus enough to actually solve the problems.

3. The sickness has made it harder for me to string together coherent sentences. Just in case you filigree marsupial banana.

That's all. Sorry for the delays. I am working on stuff.

SSL Now Properly Certified. Other Problems Remain.

Submitted by C B Wright on

So I added the new site certificate and everything should be hunky-dory on that front. But I've run into another problem and I hope you can help me troubleshoot it. Strangely enough, it only occurs in Firefox.

Chrome: Type ubersoft.net in your browser. You will be redirected to https://www.eviscerati.org/comics

Firefox: Type ubersoft.net in your browser. You will be redirected to https://www.ubersoft.net and will see an untrusted certificate page.

Firefox: Type paymebug.com in your browser. You will be redirected to https://www.eviscerati.org/fiction/pay-me-bug without any issues whatsoever.

Click "Read More" to see the relevant .htaccess entries.

My SSL Certificate has Expired

Submitted by C B Wright on

I let this sneak up on me... again. If you visit this site, you'll be receiving messages from your browser telling you OH MY GOD THE SSL ON THIS SITE IS UNSIGNED AND UNTRUSTED AND HAXX0RS ARE STEALING YOUR RECEPIES because today my SSL Certificate expired but good.

I've been shopping around for a new SSL provider for a while, but it hasn't been easy. SSL Certificates aren't cheap. I'd been using GoDaddy, and they actually were pretty cheap, but after they decided to support SOPA I really haven't had much enthusiasm for giving them any more money.

I just bought a cert from Comodo but I still have to go through all the registration/tinkering business, and I won't be able to do that until I get home. So... this won't be resolved until later tonight.

... You can download podcasts now....

Submitted by C B Wright on

So it was pointed out to me today that it wasn't possible to actually download any of the mp3's of the podcasts I've been posting to this site. I was confused by this, because any time I'd look at a page where a podcast was posted I'd see a download link under the player.

It was a permissions problem. I didn't realize it was a permissions problem because I have an admin account, and of course administrators can see everything. The permissions are now set correctly, so y'all should be able to download any and all podcasts posted on this site.

Sorry about that! Fixed now.

Eviscerati.Org is now Ad-Free

Submitted by C B Wright on

As I'm writing these words right now I'm looking at an ad on my site exhorting you to pay $5 in order to 30,000 Twitter followers. I'll say it again: an ad on my site is trying to hawk fake Twitter followers for five dollars.

And how much am I getting for the privilege of showing an ad promising to deliver 30,000 sockpuppets to your Twitter account after you pay them less than the cost of a Happy Meal?

Eight cents a day.

I think it's time to acknowledge that, for my site at least, ads just aren't working.