Yes, the Feeds are Broken

This weekend I finally noticed that the Atom and RSS feeds from this site are 404. I’m not sure why exactly yet. It may have to do with the upgrade to WordPress 2.3.2 or it my be a result of the switch to shared hosting on I’m out of town at the moment but I hope to fix it tomorrow. also seems to be completely down. I’m not sure why. I may just need to reboot the server when I get home. I haven’t yet transitioned that site to Instead it’s still sitting on the Mac Mini in my office.

Update: I think I have the feed problem figured out now. Holler if anything still looks broken. It seems that the .htaccess file did not get uploaded when I uploaded the rest of the files from the old site. Hidden files are evil.

The problem seems to be nothing more than that the Mac Mini shut itself down for unexplained reasons while I was away. The sooner I get that shifted to a more reliable host the better. Update: it looks like it may not be the Mini’s fault. Instead it may well be the APC UPS the Mini is attached to. Has anyone else noticed that these days UPS’s seem to cause more problems than they solve?

Update: has also now moved out of my bedroom to a shared host. Again, holler if anything still looks broken.

4 Responses to “Yes, the Feeds are Broken”

  1. John Cowan Says:

    It’s not so much that dotfiles like .htaccess are hidden, it’s that wildcard operations do not process them unless you write an explicit wildcard “.*”. However, find(1) is your friend: it treats dotfiles like all other files.

  2. Elliotte Rusty Harold Says:

    You’re thinking like a shell user. In the standard Mac OS X Finder, it’s all drag and drop and they are hidden.

    The same goes when uploading via SFTP in a program like CyberDuck. Without mucking around with special permissions, you can’t even see hidden files, much less choose and upload them.

  3. David Says:

    Hmmm… thinking like its an Apple OS, not BSD with Apple’s windowing system.

  4. emlak ilan Says:

    However, find(1) is your friend: it treats dotfiles like all other files.