Like Warren Said

A bunch of you have written in to let me know the site is acting wonky. Apparently we had a virus last night, and the webmistresses dealt with it, but for some reason, a lot of you are having to connect via a proxy or through a vpn. I have no idea what is going on. As always, I’m going to let this simmer for a day or two to see if it works itself out, and then I will freak out. We are due for our annual maintenance/rebuild, and I want it done in time for the election season, so I’ll get in touch with Sekimori soon.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    I had problems. Then I renewed my IP address and that fixed things.

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    wmsheppa says:

    So in other words, we should expect a post with Lawyers, Guns, and Money in a day or two?

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    licensed to kill time says:

    I had problems yesterday but today everything was fine, except the html buttons were gone. I cleared my cache and refreshed and they came back.

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    TomG says:

    No problems now, just yesterday. Besides, you posted a Warren Zevon song so all is forgiven ;)

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    Wasn’t there supposed to be some major site overhaul recently (or during the last year)?

    I must have missed it.

    (loading fine for me today)

    ETA: a great song, but a shame. RIP

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    John Cole says:

    @arguingwithsignposts: We generally do it every September/October. I had planned to do it at the end of August, but real life took over. I’ll get to it this month.

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    @John Cole:
    Oh, I was thinking there was something that was mentioned early this year like January.

    When you do, could you get them to install the wp-touch plugin to reformat the site for ipod/iphone? site loads very slow on there. kthx

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    mellowjohn says:

    got mac. got no problems.

    (let the macbot bashing begin in 5,4,3…)

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    RSR says:

    weird, I’m not even having the run-on end-of-line issue

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @mellowjohn: I had problems on both Mac and PC. I was using the Mac when the problems began. So there.

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    @TomG: I posted YouTube links for 4 other Zevon classics. Sadly, the post is awaiting moderation. Ugh!!

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    tfitz says:

    No problems today but yesterday when I tried to link to the site I got an huge red alert from Malwarebytes Anti Malware and got off of the site.

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    JWL says:

    Don’t get around much anymore. Haven’t for too long, no maybes about it…

    And my ears don’t go where I don’t go. I never heard that song before.

    RIP Zevon

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    eemom says:

    I like Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner. Also I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead.

    “Send lawyers guns and money, the shit has hit the fan” was a pretty nice shout out to The Profession, though.

    Yes, RIP, Warren.

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    Mark S. says:

    @Omnes Omnibus:

    Then I renewed my IP address and that fixed things.

    That worked for me too.

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    mellowjohn says:

    @ omens:
    maybe i shoulda mentioned that i have a cheap-ass, employer-supplied dell on my desk at work and have had plenty o’ problems.

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    ErinSiobhan says:

    I love me some Warren Zevon. I rediscovered him when my dad was diagnosed with mesothelioma, the same disease that killed Warren. We played his song, Keep Me in Your Heart, at my dad’s funeral.

    Fsck the asbestos industry.

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    Jackie says:

    The remedy I have found is to keep hitting refresh. Usually it works immediately, but other times I have to hit it twice.

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    eemom says:


    I am sorry about your Dad. Mesothelioma is a horrible, horrible disease.

    I didn’t know that was what Zevon died of — thought it was lung cancer. I wonder how he got exposed to asbestos.

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    ErinSiobhan says:

    Zevon’s exposure to asbestos was never clearly identified. There was speculation about playing in the attic at his father’s workplace but nothing is confirmed. Malcolm McLaren also died of mesothelioma, with a possible exposure from renovation work he did in his store.

    I’m not sure many people realize how widespread the use of asbestos in residential buildings was. Personally, I won’t live in a building built between WWII and 1980.

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    Beth in VA says:

    This is the kind of high-quality post one can only get at Balloon Juice! Perfect video for the topic. Love it, Cole!

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    I am back to needing a proxy. Please fix. Please.

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    There was the period of site up/site down, since the CPR it now loads correctly, no more text running off the right margin in IE.

    Firefox says, problem? What problem?

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    jnfr says:

    I’ve visited every day as usual, via the RSS feed, and haven’t seen a problem. But I’ve got a lot of permissions locked down.

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    @ErinSiobhan: I think it was from when he was younger. The odd jobs, like construction, he did before he became famous.

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    jayboat says:

    Thanks for the tune.

    RIP, excitable boy.

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    Resident Firebagger says:

    I just realized that it was seven years ago Tuesday that Zevon passed.

    Wish I knew what he had to say right now…

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    James Gary says:

    Somewhat OT: As long we’re on the Zevon thing, I feel “Mohammed’s Radio” (a song, as near as I can figure, about people turning to extremism in the face of economic frustration) should’ve been referenced by now by at least ONE major politics/music blogger. Yet it has not been. For that matter, Paul Simon’s “American Tune” hasn’t gotten much love lately either. Have the great existential hymns of the 1970s been completely forgotten?

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    Odie Hugh Manatee says:

    No problems connecting at this end, yesterday or today. I’m running the latest version of SeaMonkey with FlashBlock and NoScript but still ran a malware scan (came up clean) after I heard this mentioned yesterday.

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    Triassic Sands says:

    I think Warren wrote some great songs, but this was not one of them. At least, I don’t think so.

    @Resident Firebagger:

    Warren’s not saying anything now. He’s asleep, as promised in I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead. I guess lugging Willie around tired Warren out.

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