The Jinn from the Akashic Library
I was very annoyed the other day. I was trying to do my post for Pixelventures’ Close-up, which was dedicated to tweaking a photograph and ‘lo!’ I couldn’t upload a single photograph onto the We Drink media editor.
I popped back over to Bastet and Sekhmet. Here there was no such problem! I wrote a Haiku and posted it with a photograph. In the meantime, I ran into Sahm over at the Arkside of Thought, since we were gabbing, I mentioned it to him.
“Can’t understand that! You’ve got your administrative rights all in place.”
“Well, I can write the post, but no photos.”
We talked about different solutions and decided that the problem wasn’t my computer, so the only thing left to look into would have been WordPress itself. I did reboot my browser just in case. It didn’t work, but a couple of minutes later the problem (poof) solved itself.
Lately strange things have been happening all over WordPress World. People not being able to like or comment, others not being able to read posts and the most dire problem of all, comments and whole posts disappearing.
I decided to investigate this morning when my dear friend Baldy published his “I don’t like this” post. He was so distraught! I popped right over to the Akashic Library to have a word with Bastet and Sekhmet.
“Ciao Bastet! Sekhmet! How’s the morning going?”
“Ah, slow to middling, just slow to middling.” said Bastet.
“Why? What’s the matter?”
“Oh it’s those darn desert Jinn. Some of them have picked up with Loki and are running around creating chaos in the library’s filing system.”
“They should really do something about the little blighters, but no! Do you think they listen to me, SEKHMET! Say I’m too blood thirsty. Oh and thanks for reblogging that person who said I was a ‘Vampire Queen‘ by the way!”
“Well, it was a delightful article you know, and you know how my readers love you so!”
“Pshaw!” she preened, “It was grossly exaggerated though.”
“By the way, over in WordPress World, seems there’s a lot of issues lately. You know; posting, commenting, reading the reader and all that sort of thing. Have any ideas what the problem might be?”
“Darn Georgia! Don’t you even listen when I talk to you? There’s a band of desert Jinns that have picked-up with Loki and they’re playing tricks all over the place.”
“Well, Bastet Dear, you mentioned problems here at the Library, not W.P. World.”
“Yes, yes, yes! Anyway, here we’re on the same ectoplastic wave-length dimension, hmm, more or less. They’ve even gone so far as to send out inspirations to some totally idiotic Italian politicians.”
“As if they needed any inspiration to be idiotic!” snapped Sekhmet. “I’ve just gotten back from patrolling the W.P. World with Mars and Anubis, but they’d already done their damage and run off. Jeez was Mercury mad, had to get all those messages fixed up!”
“But shouldn’t it be the Norse Gods looking into this affair, I mean, Loki is one of their’s.”
“They’re useless as the proverbial tits! Lying around drunk all day waiting for Ragnarök, the last great battle. I mean, they know they’re going to lose that one but they can’t wait for it. Go figure!”
“By the way Georgia, you did notice on Saturday that we kept your editor working without a hitch. Happens I’d just come by to inspire you and found one of the Jinn fooling around with the media menu.”
“Ah, so that’s why I could post photos at our place but not at We Drink! I was wondering about that!”
“Well, I don’t have much to do with other blogs, but that one’s ours so I happened to be on hand when the little bugger tried his tricks. Scared the daylights out of him!” Bastet giggled.
“Ok. Now that I know what the problem is, I’ll just run a post through. Hope you guys can fix the Jinn problem quickly.”
“Worse than bloody squirrels they are!” mumbled Sekhmet.
“Hmmm, yes. Well be seeing you, and could you try to look into Baldy’s Blog. They’ve been playing havoc with him lately.”
“Can’t promise anything dear. Run along now, we’ve got work to do, even if you don’t”
“Sweet, you’re always so sweet Sekhmet.”