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#57 submited on 08-02-2014
mircea_popescu: dear channel, allow me to recount my sad story.
* herbijudlestoids gathers the children by uncle mps feet
* ThickAsThieves strums a slow tune
mircea_popescu: it is a story of hope, blogging and unbridled enthusiasm, in which I, a crookeyed optimist, tried to use my five year old heavily modified wordpress installation to post things.
mircea_popescu: part and parcel of this being showing the people tits. until one day!
mircea_popescu: for one day, when i went to add a new pair of tits, the "insert image" button simply redirected me to a random page of my blog
* herbijudlestoids suppresses his lels
mircea_popescu: instead of taking me back to the publishing box with the pre-prepared html code referencing the image
mircea_popescu: and i was mighty sad
mircea_popescu: and i cursed
mircea_popescu: and swore
mircea_popescu: and made the poor unfortunate junior dev read my entire installantion, in spite of it not having been modified, to find wtf
mircea_popescu: and then made a junior sysadmin look through the logs
mircea_popescu: and they found nothing and i was livid with fury
mircea_popescu: and i broke a keyboard into pieces
mircea_popescu: because motherfucking god almighty if it works today and it doesn't work tomorrow i wish the world entire to burn.
* herbijudlestoids shields childrens eyes from violence
mircea_popescu: and so they wrote me a thing to go around it.
* ThickAsThieves the music stops
mircea_popescu: a month later, i couldn't connect to my blog. like at all.
mircea_popescu: and i was in the middle of the posting.
mircea_popescu: which made me furious.
mircea_popescu: but then people were wtf are you about, i see it
mircea_popescu: and lo and behold! for i saw with mine owne eyes downforeveryone saying lelz at me
mircea_popescu: so then i screamed obscenities in a lengthy single breath of fifty eight minutes
* herbijudlestoids covers childrens ears
mircea_popescu: and eventually we discovere dthe newly installed mod_security comes with rules now.
mircea_popescu: which rules block fucking wordpress from injecting itself with itself
mircea_popescu: which is how it works
mircea_popescu: also joomla
mircea_popescu: because security
mircea_popescu: and because updates
mircea_popescu: and because damn it all to hell WHAT IS THIS!
mircea_popescu: ~ fin ~
* ThickAsThieves shakes his head empathetically
ThickAsThieves: so do you still use wordpress?
mircea_popescu: yes.