Bob


About Bob

I have two skills that are polar opposites of each other: software development and coaching/facilitating men in personal growth processes. I have been a computer programmer since 1967 and I am closing in on 50 years of writing code. I discovered personal growth in 1990 as a part of a highly dysfunctional team at Microsoft and have been an avid pursuer of inner clarity ever since. In 2001, I attended the Mankind Project's New Warrior Training Adventure and have been active in MKP ever since.


Multisite Day #18 & 19

Tuesday

I got a clue about the looping from our ISP. He told me to use the Chrome debugging tools (which I use all the time) and watch the network panel. I did and he was right. I could see that a particular page was looping, so I started dropping trace statements into the code. It wasn’t pretty but it got me to the point where I could pin down exactly where the problem lay. Unfortunately I could not inspect any variables. All I could do is write values into the log.

I did all this on Monday night after a long day, so once I had pinned down where the problem lay, I put it to rest for the night.

Wednesday

I walked through the code on my desktop and tightened up the diagnostics on my local version, but I couldn’t duplicate the problem. My local code went into Multisite just fine. But I did have instrumented code to work with. Until the shit hit the fan again. (more…)


Multisite Day #17 – Here we go loop-de-loop

Donna and I were driving to Fairhaven to meet my brother and his wife. They were thinking about moving to Bellingham. I was thinking about Boysen’s clue that it was Thesis 185 again. I had looked at the diagnostic logs generated by my RHJ4 Diagnostics plugin and suddenly the dots connected. (more…)


Multisite Day #16 – Killed It Again!

Multisite Day #16 – Killed It Again!

I was committed to getting the main site working under the Thesis 185 theme and with multisite.The main site (mkpusa.org) had been running on an old version, Thesis 181, and it was time to bite the bullet and convert it to 185. The last time I tried this, it killed the site. This time was going to be better. Or maybe not. (more…)


Multisite Day #15 – A Flash of Clarity

I spent much of today trying to understand how the Thesis-85 theme behaves in a multisite environment. It turns out to be pretty clever. Whenever a new site is added, it creates a new folder for that site’s custom styling and code files. Once I got the hang of it, it works pretty well… almost. (more…)