At CES this year I met some really nice folks from North Carolina who happen to work at The Escapist, a fine digital gamers’ magazine that also ends in “-ist.” Some other stuff happened and now I’m going to be writing for them twice a month under the heading, “Geek Salad.” My first article has just gone up and is looking for love. Surely there’s room in your heart?
THE TWITTER BUG
Welcome to my inaugural Escapist article, y’all! (I only write Southern, but don’t worry, it’s rare) My first offering was going to be an in-depth etymological deconstruction of the word “geek.” I was excited. I was inspired. I was already about a third of the way through it…and then last Friday happened. I got an email from someone who frequents my site, nerdist.com. Then another. Then another. Pretty soon a lot. They all said the same thing: “I can’t seem to access any of your pages.”
That’s what you want to hear. Sure enough, when I went to my home page EVERY link returned a server-side 404. Sweet! Currently, I’m running a theme called “Thesis” with WordPress 2.7.1 on a shared Linux hosting account using MYSQL with Hostway. As you know, the most distressing thing about a problem like this is that with so many elements at play, it’s like having a massive math problem in front of you and a minus sign spontaneously disappears somewhere collapsing the entire formula and you don’t know where or why. The poison could be anywhere.
Image: The Escapist