Note: this post confused two things that turned out to be separate: A LISHost problem that caused two days of posts and comments to disappear, and a Bloglines problem that caused the “hossam4000talat,” not only here but on some other blogs. Bloglines seems to be OK again. [Note added 4/21; post retained because that's standard practice hereabouts.]
Not only are the RSS feeds now named “hossam4000talat,” they’re also not working. So both of you who come here directly are the only ones who will see this, until this gets fixed (I’m an optimist: I wrote “until,” not “unless.”)
Many thanks to David King for suggesting a way to retrieve and restore the (2) missing posts (although not the missing comments to any and all posts).
Since I can’t seem to FTP to the wp-rss2.php file that may or may not be causing this problem, the next step may be a “kick it in the side” attempt: Moving to WordPress 2 and seeing if that move restores the RSS.
That may have side effects, of course.
If that doesn’t work…well, there are two routes:
1. “It’s been good to know you.”
2. Cutting-and-pasting all 288 posts and trying to figure out what to do with the nearly 900 comments that didn’t get lost in the process, to build a new, working blog, presumably called “The ‘umble pseudo-librarian’s random notes.”
Meanwhile, back to my day job…
Additional followup Friday morning: While the lost (and restored) posts and the lost (and unrestored–I’ll look into that) comments were because of a LISHost problem, the “hossam4000talat” was apparently a Bloglines problem, one that also affected some other blogs. Bloglines was down for maintenance last night. The problem seems to be fixed, and I note a very large number of posts this morning.