Almost there!

I’ve started manually assigning all the old posts a category because it seems like WordPress doesn’t like how I imported them and if the category isn’t assigned the post will show up and the comments wont.

There are also some other small problems which I’ll probably never get around to fixing:

  1. If you make a comment, your reward is a blank screen. Don’t panic, the comment is still being stored but I think because I haven’t configured the mail server yet the code is breaking when it tries to send me an email about the comment. IT WORKS! Thanks to the brilliant Swift SMTP plug-in.
  2. It looks like the old comments were truncated when I imported them so any extra long comments are cut short, I’ll probably not bother fixing this, maybe.  Also fixed thanks to the brilliant brain in my head! I think I lost a few comments along the way but the ones which were previously attached to actual posts came over in full. Now I can sleep.
  3. The theme I’m using (Mandigo) has a default width of 800 pixels, this means that any images I have set up on the old site (which had a much wider canvas) may break the layout. I’m working on fixing these but there are 300+ posts in total so it could take some time. I’ve stuck with 800 wide mostly so the site looks ok on the eee PC  (it automagically formats for handhelds regardless of the width)

There are probably other problems but these ones are the most obvious.

In other news and to prove I’m not as boring as posting about bugs in my blogging software two days in a row, an ancient friend of a friend of mine has just completed two days of extras work on the new Wolverine movie, he wrote about his experiences, here’s a snippet:

I was recently on the set of ‘Wolverine’. I was nobody special, just an extra. But the experience was an incredible amount of fun and I wanted to pass some of that on. I’m not a part of the cast other than the small role I played as an extra.

and then

For the final scene of the shoot the special effect guys went all out – and didn’t tell us what they were doing. We figured it was just another charge up the beach. We had picked our spots to dive, take cover and die according to the lie of the land. On the call of ‘action’ we set off and the world went to hell! The effects guys had basically rigged the entire beach to simulate mortar explosions and machine-gun fire – and to a much greater degree than ever before. Sand and smoke and noise obscured everyone’s view. No-one could see and hear a thing. People dropped and took cover, on instinct as much as on training. Time slowed. (Everyone said this afterwards – when the explosions went off, everything moved into slow-motion. Not that it mattered. People were still confused and disorientated, and no-one could see or hear a thing beyond a few feet.) I recalled the words of one of the lieutenants from the Omaha Beach landings: “there are two types of people staying on this beach – dead guys and guys who are going to die”. I couldn’t see a damned thing – I had sand in my eyes and my ears were ringing – but I was supposed to be leading. I had a job to do. I charged forward anyway, hoping I wouldn’t run head-first into one of the barricade that were scattered across the beach. As I went forward I found blokes on their guts, taking cover from the explosions. I grabbed them and screamed at them to get moving up the beach. I even kicked a few. I took what shots I could with my M1 rifle, but mainly I just kept moving and pushing the blokes along up the beach and away from the killing zone. When they moved they just did as they had trained to do – took a few steps, took cover, fired if they could and them moved again. When the director yelled CUT we all just kind of stumbled around and tried to blink the sand and smoke from our eyes.

He wrote more (four pages, in fact) and I’ll link to it when he gets around to posting it somewhere.