Wiki goes live, downtime and Macbook Back!

I have a Wiki for messing about! I haven’t found a purpose for itDuey
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Some of you may have noticed downtime lately, that’s because of the domains add-on is a shambles, at least for dot-eu anyhoo. Support tried to be helpful, and to be fair it was a new feature, but I wasted $10 (about €7.50) for nothing, as I couldn’t use with it. Half of it was perhaps my fault, as I couldn’t use MX records (for redirecting mail requests) to my GFYD so I tried to add more nameservers, having the first pointing at and the rest pointing at Google. Needless to say after to-ing and fro-ing I decided to keep my self hosted solution, as it offers total control (such as my own template, javascript, etc.). That is why the site was down, it kept resolving at different locations :-( I got the Macbook back from Mactivate, complete with a new logic board (aka. the PMU I often and painfully referred to in my earlier posts).

I had a bit of a scare though, as less than two hours after I got it back, the Macbook would only show the LED light when I tryed to power it on. I was worried I’d face at least another two weeks away from my laptop! I saw another Apple knowledge base article, describing it could be the RAM unseated. I popped off the battery, only to see the smallest phillips head screws you could imagine. It took me well over a day to find a jewellers screwdriver (luckily a relative of mine had one :-) ). I guess Apple do this, so it is awkward to buy RAM from others. To my hope of all hopes, I popped the RAM out and in, and hey presto it works! I have not had a problem since (fingers crossed). Writing this post from it now by the way…….