Again several WEEKS passed without a new post in this blog.
Why?, well the main reason is procrastination, if we add to that the number of feeds on my google reader account, Digg, Techmeme, my day job, research for my projects and the time spent stuck on Mexico city traffic that would be a good excuse for not posting.
Everyday by the time I finished reading the most interesting stuff, I have some ideas for a good blog post. But I need to justify my paycheck so have to work in the stuff I was hired to do, so I write some ideas on Google Documents, make a mental note, a bookmark, or post something on my Tumblr. By the time I get home I work a little on my side projects, then do some research and suddenly it’s midnight and another day has passed without posting on the blog.
Even when this blog was in coma at the last page rank update it got a small increase, and the traffic is still coming (low but constant). So, it’s time to clean up the spiderwebs, dust off a little, and wash the windows to continue with this blog.
Today I couldn’t log on the admin section, searching a little I found that in the months this blog was without an update Dreamhost did 2 upgrades to Rails and that broke the backend. The blog was still serving pages because Mephisto creates a cache of every page requested as a static html file and if there is no change it stays in the server.
After freezing the Rails to a previous version (which I should have done long ago), everything was working again and I was able to log in again.