This is the website of Abulsme Noibatno Itramne (also known as Sam Minter). Posts here are rare these days. For current stuff, follow me on Mastodon



May 2024

AbulWiki Up

Upgrade for MediaWiki is done. Only had to figure out a few minor things related to where information about the database password was stored. Anyway, Abulwiki is now up again. How exciting. I probably won’t get to trying to do the same for my graphs by updating ChartDirector until tomorrow. We’ll see. Anyway, one down, one to go. Woo!

Upgrades Grrrr

So, the host I use for my wiki and my graphs (but not this blog) updated their version of PHP within the last 24 hours. This broke both my wiki and my graphs. They had sent a warning that I would need to reset a MySQL password, which I did. But that seemly wasn’t the problem here. The problem here SEEMS to be that I have old versions of both MediaWiki and ChartDirector that I haven’t updated since I first set them up several years ago, and they are incompatible with the updated version of PHP. So I need to update both of those to the current versions. This is probably going to be a pain. Hopefully not, but I always dread updates like this because while sometimes they go smoothly, sometimes they turn into hours of trying to figure out why nothing works any more before you realize it is because of some tiny but buried thing that needs to be changed.

Sigh. Guess I’ll try to look at this sometime over the weekend. In the mean time, my wiki and my graphs will just stay down. Bleh.