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Ep 334: Drama!

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“I would risk┬áherpes┬áto hit that.”

Holy fucking shit, let me tell you a little something about updating wordpress plugins. So we’re using a very simple (in theory) plugin shopping cart, which will rename nameless for the sake of this post. So I finish my route today, and I was slacking on the Friday show notes because my friend was visiting from Spokane. So I put off doing the notes until Monday, knowing that I have a small route, which would leave me plenty of time to get the notes done. Fuck me, that’s not how it ever happens, and I should know better by now. So I login and notice that I have a couple of plugins that need updating. If you know anything about wordpress and their plugin system, you know that every now and then people fix some stuff then issue an update. You will also know that when they fix some things, other things tend to break (See last time we updated our podpress plugin). Like I said, I should know better than to update some shit right before I’m about to get my notes done, especially if I’m on a tight schedule. So of course, my thinking is like, “What’s the worse that can happen?” I mean fuck, it’s just my store I’m updating. Well, I installed the update, activated it, and POW, the whole motherfucking store breaks. It’s times like this when I wish my girlfriend had a rich computer geek programmer as a brother, so I could just email him and be like, “Yo, fix this… Thanks.” But alas, I do not, so fuck me. I start doing some reading, and of course, I’m not the only person having this problem. Now riddle me this, if you know thousands of people rely on your plugin to make their store function, wouldn’t you perhaps, test the fuck out of it before you push the update down the line? I know that if I was in the programming business, I would try my hardest to make sure each and every update I released was working perfectly. And I get it, you can’t test for everything because people use this program set on a whole bunch of different platform scenarios, but fuck dudes, let us know that hey, if you update to the new version, it might fuck everything up completely. So I spent the last hour and a half trying to fix the new version, before finally giving up. I found a couple of posts pointing to the old version that I used to use, so I downloaded that and put it back on the server, and hopefully it’s all working now. Like I said, I’m at work right now, so I haven’t had time to fully test it. So if anyone wants to order something from the store, let me know if it’s working. I still have a few tweaks to finish, but other than that it should be back to a somewhat normal working configuration. Anyways, if you deal with this kind of shit like I do, it seems like a very good idea to do some research before updating. This is my public service announcement for the day. I hope I saved someone some update heartbreak.

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