Step Up Movies

My friend, Jon Yang, has a review of the latest series of dance movies, Step Up All In.

I have not watched any of the Step Up movies. I will probably not see any of them unless forced to.

I do find it fascinating that five movies and Jon has taken it upon himself to review them. They are pretty good reviews for movies that I have no intention of seeing.

Phil Hartman remembered by Jack Handey

Jack Handey (yes, Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey), the Saturday Night Live writer, wrote a small piece in remembrance of Phil Hartman for Slate.

Phil Hartman was one of my favorite SNL cast members. It was a sad day when he was fatally shot by his wife. I usually don’t get really sad about people when they pass away like famous actors or musicians but people like Phil Hartman, John Ritter, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, I did.

Here are some links to a few of Phil Hartman’s performances on SNL:

Pitfalls Of Running Your Site On Your Own Server

I unfortunately decided to update my Mac mini server in the middle of the afternoon and after the updates, my site was gone. Well, it wasn’t gone. The files were all there except for my MySQL database.

When I went to check on my site, it said, “Error establishing a database connection.”

I then upgraded to the latest MySQL but that didn’t help so I noticed that the database was gone for my site. Usernames and passwords included. I had to start from scratch. In hindsight, the MySQL database could have been moved but I did not want to spend hours researching to find it.

I had to reset the root password for MySQL and recreate the database. Luckily for me, I backup my WordPress database every night so I just imported all the tables back.

I’ll need to be better prepared the next time I update my server.

So, thank you iThemes BackupBuddy for saving my butt.