I mean, trouble other than the usual “dealing with that idiot Brad Warthen” stuff.
I’m talking about weird technical problems.
Starting a couple of days back, right after I posted Paul DeMarco’s piece about his trip to Sicily, Paul told me via text that it wasn’t showing up, and in fact, the most recent post showing at the top of the home page was this highly forgettable one, from way back on Jan. 16.
I know that I don’t post with anything near my old frequency, but there had been nine posts after that one. Ten now, counting this one.
Anyway, when Paul told me that, I immediately checked, and everything was fine!
But that was on Chrome. Before reporting back to Paul that he was imagining things, I tried looking at the blog on Firefox, Edge and Safari. No dice. The most recent post was the one from Jan. 16. Which, let’s face it, was not a great post.
And I found later that my wife couldn’t even get the recent stuff on Chrome on her iPad.
I’ve been scrambling — whenever I’ve had a moment for the blog — ever since. Night before last, I spent 52 minutes on hold with my hosting service, and never got to speak to anybody. No luck with their “chat” service, either.
I’m about to try them again. But in the meantime, things have changed. This morning, everything’s fine on my Firefox browser — as well as Chrome, of course. But Paul said this morning he couldn’t get the recent stuff on Chrome. I urged him to try clearing out his cache. He did, and it worked! I can’t swear that would work for everybody.
Meanwhile, this morning I discovered another problem. I got an email from Ken complaining about his comments not appearing. So I was like, “What comments?” Because there weren’t any when I logged in this morning. But before I finished answering him by email, I looked again — and there they were, with some from other folks.
And yeah, what’s weirder is me telling you about all this stuff when, if you have a problem, you probably can’t see this post.
But if you can, please let me know whether you have HAD any problems, and please describe them. I’m still trying to work this out…