Back From the Land of White Death

| October 15, 2012 | 4 Comments

I like soft, white landscapes, but not when it comes to blank screens on websites.  For the past few weeks StraightChuter.com has been the victim of a self-inflicted wound to its central operating system which resulted in the dreaded “White Screen of Death.” I now know more about this symptom than I ever wanted to and have met some very nice technical support people at HostMonster.com in the process.  The moral of the story is that upgrading your WordPress software can cause your plugins and themes to implode, but if you don’t upgrade your system gets hacked with Viagra and online gambling spam.  It’s a Catch-22 dilemma that makes me want to take a .44 Magnum to the computer.

Thanks for your patience.  Now back to the previously scheduled erratic postings…

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Andrew McLean lives in Park City, Utah and is a gear designer, writer, photographer, ski mountaineer, climber, Mountain Unicycle rider and father of two very loud little girls.

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  1. MC says:

    I actually kicked the shit out of my last computer. Mike Tyson bombs, a couple of Shaq slam dunks to the floor and then out came the hockey stick.
    While not exactly a great financial move, it was a rather earth moving experience. Highly recommended.

  2. Lee says:

    Whatever you do Andrew, please make sure you don’t get runned over by an avalanche or stampeded by a herd of armadillos for that matter; you have far too much wit and enthusiasm to wasted on ‘in memoriums’ Glad to see your web page back up and running, it was missed.

  3. jeff says:

    Great to see your still around! Missed Mcleanings in the last issue of Backcountry mag. That, in combination with the white out, had me thinking theorizing about conspiracies to hush you up over some of the land issues you’ve covered recently.
    At any rate, eagerly awaiting new adventures and chuckles!

  4. Dostie says:

    re: forced upgrades – I feel your pain. Love to stop all that automatic upgrade crap so we can figure out how to make the most of what we have right now without having to relearn everything every 3 months, or without the fear of nothing working anymore if we don’t keep up with the joneses (Gates, Apple, Adobe, Norton, etcetera, etc.). In the meantime, let’s go skiing.

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