You may have noticed over the weekend that something…bad…happened to our beloved Panda Cub Productions web page. I can assure you we were not hacked by the North Koreans, the Chinese, Anonymous, or the League of Unjust. Yours truly perpetrated this most nefarious act of Panda Cub Web atrocity! I stand before you guilty as charged! For those who have the “inside scoop” of all the skeletons in the Panda Lords closet, one of those skeletons deals with my deleting the TCP/IP file from my Mac, for the simple reason that I wanted to remove all of the old, irrelevant files. Hence, utter devastation was wrought upon my Mac in one swift, brief moment of time. The wonders of the World Wide Web, and all that it offered me (like email and web surfing) came to a complete and definitive halt. With no real sense of understanding the full scope of my actions, I was desperate to seek any sort of help that could remedy this tragedy. Fortunately, for the Panda Lord, one of his closet allies came to his assistance and bravely restored the missing TCP/IP file. If it wasn’t for one of my best friends (Matt), my proverbial Battleship would have been sunk!
So knowing that particular puzzle piece of technological annihilation, it is clearly evident that it was only a matter of time until another such horrendous occurrence was set to take place. Well, let me tell you that it took place Saturday night. I was deep in the bowels of WordPress, attempting to better understand SEO (Search Engine Optimization), which is pretty much a whole new brave wold to me at this point. It was then that I have the masterful idea to move the Apps section, so as to become the new front page that all of our most welcomed visitors will see first, as opposed to the Panda blog. My guardian angel must have been yelling as only a non material being can, crying out with “DON”T DO IT”, but as a Roman Catholic who sometimes wanders off the proper path every so often, I did it! Thus, the utter destruction of the Panda Page was wrought! I basically created an auto infinite (and dare I say unintentional) loop*. So put simply, the web page was locked within an infinite loops, with no way of ceasing the auto loop. For some strange reason, I had this image of Schrodinger’s cat walking in a perpetual loop of life and death at one and the same time.
So with that, I did what any rational being would do in such a situation and curled up into a fetal position on my new bed, which I might add is ever so comfortable and firm enough to withstand the mighty frame of the Panda Lord! After about five minutes of getting tired of feeling sorry for myself, I got up and tried desperately to fix the chaos I was responsible for. No avail.
I was left with one recourse, a recourse I did not want to enact, but was faced with no other option but to inform the Panda Wizard. The best shot at fixing this mess lay with the Panda Wizard. So with a heavy heart, I fired off an email. Long story short, even the Panda Wizard was stumped as how to fix it, saying it was “really remarkable” what I had done! The only option left was a “Final Option”! BURN EVERYTHING! Tear it all down and start from scratch. Another friend was on the phone with me, my buddy Steve who helped with creating my envision of the Panda Cub logo. He said just to contact Host Gator and see if they can restore it on their end. How simple an idea, but with it came hope! I contacted Host Gator and one of their friendly and totally helpful tech support staff named Eugene took the time to look into what happened and then was able to save the Panda Page from his vantage point! So pass the bamboo and praise the Good Lord!
I am the luckiest Panda Lord there is! I was fortune enough to have had Eugene take pity upon my situation and miraculously save the day and even more significant though is how I have the best darn partner, who will tread the flaming hellfire coals of web Gehenna to help me! I am truly blessed…you don’t need a BSD-Bullshit Detector appto know that that is the God honest truth!
Infinite Loop Wikipedia Article