Posts from 16th August 2007

Aug 07

Sorry about the technical problems we’re having

FT3 comments • 509 views

I have no idea what might be causing it. My current theory is that a bit of the Apache server has gone mental (perhaps mod_rewrite) but it could be something in our WordPress setup too.

For now, I have reverted FT to a primitive form of URL which seems to be less problematic.

Popular is on for example.

immediate update
OH GOOD GRIEF. not even that seems to work properly (the ?cat= thing). But you can at least click on individual posts reliably. please?

update 2
I’ve reverted to the proper URLs. it really does feel like apache (it’s not rewrite, something weirder). i’ve found that refreshing eventually forces the right page to appear (sometimes 1 refresh, sometimes several tries) so something is going wrong either between supplying the URL to PHP, or in sending the correct request back. god knows.

if this does turn out to be wordpress oddness i will feel right foolish.

update 3
LOOKS LIKE WE’RE BACK IN ACTION! There may be badness cached around the internets, but fresh requests are coming out ok right now (12:40pm)

Where Are The Vampires?

Do You See + FT1 comment • 613 views

transylvania.jpgCan you call a film Transylvania and not have it about vampires? Well, Tony Gatlif has, and just about got away with the wrath of a blood sucking audience by
a) exhibiting in arthouse joints
b) having it about gypsies instead.

Actually Transylvania is less about gypsies than the perception of gypsies. At the heart of the film is the very absence of who should be the lead gypsy character. Asia Argento plays a bat-shit nuts French woman planning to marry her Romany musician boyfriend. Unfortunately he gets deported first and double unfortunately she discovers she is pregnant. Triple misfortune occurs when she seeks him down in Transylvania, and he tells her he wasn’t actually deported, he used it as an excuse to leave her.