Also, thanks to Eric Nakagawa who was my shoulder to freak out on.
Basically what happened was that I noticed that a string was appended to the URLs of my individual posts on WordPress:
BAH! It breaks the links!
Anyway, it was my own bad for not being totally up to date with the latest version of WordPress. Eric listened as I freaked out about manually backing up my blog and updating to version 2.84 (since the auto-update wasn’t working for me).
Then my cousin B went into my database and cleaned out the yuck code, per the instructions I found at 4rev.net.
And then, hocus pocus, my blog was all good again! Thanks for the help, guys!
The news event that has captured the attention of the world today surrounds a 6-year-old named Falcon Heene from Fort Collins, CO. Falcon’s father, Richard Heene, is a “storm-chaser” and built an experimental aircraft which was essentially a homemade helium balloon. One of Falcon’s older brothers reported seeing Falcon getting into the gondola attached to the balloon and setting it loose from his parents’ home. The escaped weather balloon soared 7,000 feet over eastern Colorado, prompting attention from the FAA and local police (who were following it via car on the ground), as well as various news helicopters which were following it in the air.
While Falcon supposedly went up with the balloon, he wasn’t with it when it made a soft landing in a field near Keenesburg (Weld County)– about 60 miles by road from Fort Collins– more than an hour and a half after the balloon took off. Reports out of 9News in Denver show a photo taken by a neighbor which appears to show an object falling from the balloon as it soared over Fort Collins. The box was also not found with the downed balloon craft.
The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office said the “homemade flying saucer” was made of plywood and string and was never intended for flight.
While I’ve seen numerous mentions to the obvious comparisons to the movie UP on Twitter and Facebook, we can now only hope that the outcome of Falcon’s adventure is as happy as a Pixar movie ending. As my friend Gil Asakawa (who lives in Denver) said when it all started, “Either this kid will be on the Today Show tomorrow morning, or the story will end in tregedy.” Here’s hoping for that it’s the former and not the latter.
The two of them crack me up. They need to patch some holes in the
fence so they were debating the merits of putting up barbed wire vs
razor wire where kids might go. "They’d only lose a digit or two
before learning that they shouldn’t go there," was the reasoning. Haha.