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I’m Rick JAMES, GLITCHES! – Hello World, WordPress inda Houz

What do you do when your options crashes in the MySQL database? Pray. We are certainly backed up at restore points on the servers but as you know, we’re a mad writing crew here at We crank out vast amounts of material in very short periods of time as all of our writers actually contribute. We nearly lost 7 articles from today, but thanks to some savvy level 2 techs, we skipped by with just a few hours of lost time and traffic.

They’ve fired off a list of error issues to the good folks at wordpress for their review, as the underlying issue with the new version of wordpress is still not resolved.

Thanks for being patient! We do our able best to stay up and running, but sometimes when you least expect it, the glitches jump up and glitch slap ya…

Stay Tuned!

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Benn Rosales is the Founder and CEO of The American Genius (AG), national news network. Before AG, he founded one of the first digital media strategy firms in the nation has received the Statesman Texas Social Media Award and is an Inman Innovator Award winner. He has consulted for numerous startups (both early- and late-stage), and is well known for organizing the digital community through popular offline events. He does not venture into the spotlight often, rather he believes his biggest accomplishments are the talent he recruits and develops, so he gives all credit to those he's empowered.



  1. Jeff Brown

    January 10, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    Sounds like your tech guys are a great Sominex Account. 🙂

  2. Mariana Wagner

    January 11, 2008 at 11:39 am

    Slightly Off Topic: Well, it looks like with the new Page Rank update, Agent Genius jumps to a healthy 4! Yay for Agent Genius!

  3. Benn Rosales

    January 11, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    Mariana, I am going out of my way to not brag about and the raw data- I’m literally bursting to spill the beans, but I’m saving it for just the right occassion, simmering if you will…

  4. Mariana

    January 11, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    Fine then. Set up a blog and brag about Agent Genius there. I gotta know these details!

  5. Ines

    January 11, 2008 at 1:18 pm

    Mariana, there goes THAT idea…..does this mean we should have back-ups of our posts?

  6. Benn Rosales

    January 11, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    Ines, we can only have restore points as any backup system has, we’re on a 12 hour cycle. Like I said, this is a wordpress glitch, not an us glitch. John Harper has already apparently lost a post in the upgrade.

  7. Andy Kaufman

    January 11, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    On a side note… After seeing it mentioned on Laughing Squid (
    I installed & used the WordPress Automatic Upgrade plugin to upgrade (

    Worked like a charm.

  8. Benn Rosales

    January 11, 2008 at 5:14 pm

    we actually upgraded days ago, this is a code issue that is conflicting with the MySQL when the server was rebooted rebooted for minor changes having nothing to do with All of the files are in place, but the database is somehow corrupted.

    We also have a server load issue that will probably have us upgrading by mid february- that will be scheduled in advance and I’ll probably do it late on friday night sat morning. We’re growing like crazy madd.

  9. Benn Rosales

    January 11, 2008 at 5:16 pm

    I still have no idea where John’s article went and I didnt even know it was gone, he emailed me and all I can do is scratch my head…

  10. Benn Rosales

    January 11, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    just so you guys know, tomorrow night I’m going to take the site offline for a few hours, I’ll throw up a post a few hours in advance. We are going to completely reinstall the upgrade with some tweeks.

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