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Month: June 2012

Some New Tunes

I’ve been doing a lot of home recording lately. Here you can hear some of the results. Let me know what you think!

Who Will Sing For Me? (bluegrass)

Limehouse Blues (bluegrass)

Bottom (weirdo)


Failed WordPress Upgrade

The error message:

Fatal error: Call to undefined function update_core()

The Cause:

You don’t have enough disk space on your hosting account anymore.

The Fix:

Pick one:

  • Ask your web host to bump up your allowed disk space
  • Delete unneeded files on your account
  • Move to a new web host


I never ran into this problem before, but during an update to WordPress 3.4, the error kept appearing every time the upgrade script tried to unpack the downloaded zip file from  It would be helpful if they included a message about it to let you know you may be out of space, but at least you can Google the error and find this page now 🙂

UFO Sighting: Orange lights over Reynold’s Mountain in Asheville

Last night my buddy Mark and I were hanging out on my back deck when almost simultaneously we saw an orange lite rise up from behind a cluster of trees and start flying slowly through the air. It was soon followed by a second and third light.

The third light vanished quickly, but the other two flew at more or less the same speed in the same direction, though it seemed as if they varied their courses slightly. After about 20-30 seconds, they each faded away and were gone.

We sat there marveling over what we saw. I was quick enough to whip out my phone and shoot video, though all you can see on it is a couple of flickering orange lights on a black background.

About 3 minutes later, we watched another light come from the same place and do the same thing! This time I ran in to grab Rachael and she made it out in time to watch it with us. This light went off in the same direction and vanished about the same place over Reynold’s Mountain.

We heard no noises at all coming from the direction of the lights. They remained solid until they disappeared: no flashing lights, nothing similar to an aircraft.

Mark got on the Internet later and discovered someone else had see the same thing back in February:

Exact same description, exact same location. A little more Google revealed that others witnessed the same types of lights in other places around the world over the last week hours or so. The following articles describe very similar behavior of orange lights. The included videos and photos show exactly what we saw last night.

June 6 in Apple Valley, California

May 29 in Michigan

May 30 in Guelph Canada–spray-of-red-lights-over-guelph-puzzles-onlookers

May 30 in Lincoln, NE

May 27 in Plymouth, Mass

May 22 in Blenhein, New Zealand

Ottowa on May 5

April 8 in Sacramento


If you have seen anything like this, I’d love to know!