WordPress is failing me. Something has changed recently, and I’ve not had time to figure out what, but wp-cron is no longer running and posts that are scheduled aren’t getting through. I’d thought this was isolated to my photoblog, but now the other blogs I oversee are all having the same issues. Bah. I’d hacked together a launchd job to rummage about and run wp-cron for me every 5 minutes, but that was set to hit the photoblog.
I’m seriously tempted to just write my own damn CMS. I know that’s a path to ruin, but it would save me time.
And so begins a new adventure, and my first foray into the private sector.
Today is my last day working for North Carolina State University. I’ve had a lot of fun over the last five years, and I’ve learned a lot about the profession of systems administration from my coworkers here. There are lessons about operating at scale that you can’t learn other than by doing.
My new position looks to be just as rewarding, but in new and different ways. I’ll be back in the drivers seat for networking and storage, two areas that I really enjoy, and working for what looks like a focused team of very sharp people. It will take a little while for me to establish exactly what the rules are for sharing details of what I’m doing there, so this blog will sadly be quiet for awhile longer.
I’ve been doing some cleanup of my online presence, and I realized much to my chagrin that my old Google account’s G+ profile was active. There were lots of cross posts to my “real” Google+ profile, and just random junk. So, I’ve nuked Google+ from orbit on my old Google account (which, in essence is just a mail forwarder these days), and I’ve taken a few minutes to update my “real” Google+ profile. While doing all this, I noticed Google+ is less awful. I’ll give it another go.
As a friend said: “WHERE HAS THIS PAGE BEEN ALL MY LIFE”
I know, right?