Android Issues with Musings of a Muse

Hey there!

Sorry a little tech before beauty today.

Apologies for all the problems everyone has been having with Musings of a Muse loading in Android based devices. Your phones, your Kindles, your Nooks, Tablets, etc…if they are running an Android based OS for some reason it doesn’t play nicely with my cache plugin.

Moral of the story? The site crashes and burns whenever you’re trying to load it up on these devices. Good news! It works on iPhone/iPad so screw all you Android users. I’m kidding…! I obviously use droid devices myself, rarely, sometimes, maybe, not really…no seriously, my Nook is droid based so I’m having the same issues as all of you.

This morning the site was switched over to a mobile friendly less than pretty version. No likey…! So I finally figured out a way to exclude the cache plugin from loading on these devices which means as of now you should be good to rock and roll on your droid.


I do recommend clearing your cache if you’re STILL having the issue with the site crashing.

I didn’t have time to create a tutorial on how to do this but I imagine some people might not know how to clear their cache on their phones so here’s some online tutorials that are fairly simple to follow for clearing your cache.

Now the bad news….

Since the the cache plugin is actually bypassed in these devices the site might be a little slower. Sorry, that can’t be helped at this point.

If you have any other issues let me know via comment or you can e-mail, tweet me, etc…!

Hope this helps clear up the issue!

And for the love of the tech gods, buy an Apple Tablet/Phone and leave all your ice cream sandwiches, honeycombs, and other sweets behind! I’m kidding ;-D

P.S. If you have a second to spare to let me know if it is now working for you I’d appreciate it greatly!

  • 6/8/12 10:59 Cj:

    I already found out how to fix the issue!

    For android phone users: Throw it away and get an iPhone

    For android tablet users: Throw it away and get an iPad

    Your welcome everyone 😉

    Ps: IM ALIVE!!!! He didn’t try to cut me even once! And for how hot he was I might of let him *sigh* Anyway now I got 800 smackaroo’z and it’s time to order my new laptop :D! Like it? I’m getting it in silver & black.


    • 6/8/12 11:03 the Muse:

      YAY! that’s what I was going to suggest too! LOL! ;-D

      LOL!!!!!!!! or maybe eat a finger or two? ya know all those cannibals like to hang out on craigslist ;-D

      SLEEK! very nice ;-D but no macbook!? ;-D


      • 6/8/12 11:08 Cj:

        Maybe a little nibble here and there lmao XD! No MacBook for me, I never really got into the whole Mac OS, but I do love me ther iPhones lol.


        • 6/8/12 11:11 the Muse:

          cheeky little monkey! ;-D it’s a nice lappie…! I was thinking of buying myself a new mac but I just picked up a new camera, I should be good right? tell me how good I should be? ;-D pics on the site are more important than the luxuries of a new laptop ;D


          • 6/8/12 11:18 Cj:

            But it feels sooo good to be bad ;P Do what I did and sell your old one for the money lol, I’m only gonna have to spend like $200 for mine 😀

          • 6/8/12 11:26 the Muse:

            do think you hot jeffrey dahmer will show up to buy mine?

          • 6/8/12 11:35 Cj:

            LMAO!! Bring a taser with you, if they get too “bitey” give em a shock lol 😛

          • 6/8/12 11:47 the Muse:

            lol! good idea or a really big handbag!

  • 6/8/12 11:17 Mai:

    I just tried loading it on my Android phone after clearing my cache, I even tried using the native browser and Dolphin browser. Unfortunately, it loads to about 90% and then FC(force close) for both browsers. I’m running Android 2.3.7 (Cyanogen 7) if that helps.


    • 6/8/12 11:23 the Muse:

      hmmm odd…just had someone loading up in dolphin a-ok! have you tried clearing cache, shutting down, and reloading? worth a try! let me know?


      • 6/8/12 11:38 Mai:

        Nope sorry, I just tried a clearing both caches again and even rebooted but it still crashes. :-(
        I can load your feed with my RSS reader with no problems though.


        • 6/8/12 11:46 the Muse:

          damn! sorry mai! going to keep at it for you. very odd b/c at this point the plugin is turned off :-/


  • 6/8/12 11:36 Jordan:

    Actually I’ve been having major issues with the site on my iPhone,it exits out of Safari as soon as Musings opens : (


    • 6/8/12 11:47 the Muse:

      really? I’m not having probs with the site on either iphone or ipad Jordan that is ODD! did you try today again?


  • 6/8/12 13:20 amy:

    Sorry to say it, but it’s still crashing for me on my android–even after clearing cache and restarting the phone. I was kinda worried that it was something about my internet settings that was making the site crash, sounds like I’m not alone…maybe for the better, since I can’t peak at the site while I’m at work :/


    • 6/8/12 13:24 the Muse:

      aw I’m sorry amy! going to try to get this fixed up for you. some users are saying yup, it works, others no…:-/ def trying to find a fix.


  • 6/8/12 16:31 Maria:

    I’m on an iPad and it’s been crashing, too. I have to open the page over and over again and sometimes that works.


    • 6/11/12 10:11 the Muse:

      now THAT’S odd. works fine on my ipad….have to def check into that sorry maria!


  • 6/8/12 19:02 Colleen:

    HI Muse. I don’t have an android platform but since it was a post related to system issues I thought I’d place my request here. Love the new site. I’m missing 1 thing though. I miss the “next post” and “previous post” buttons. Now I have to go back to the homepage & page down. Not a tremendous issue but I wanted to throw my 2 cents in. Have a great weekend!


    • 6/11/12 10:15 the Muse:

      hmm colleen it’s always been numbers for the forward and back? you can also click the Musings of a Muse badge to get back to the home page too…?


      • 6/11/12 10:30 Colleen:

        Hi. I’m familiar with both of those. In addition though, above each review there used to be 2 navigation links that said “next post” (this was up toward the right) & “previous post” (this was up toward the left). It left you go from post to post & was very convenient.


        • 6/11/12 10:56 the Muse:

          ooo colleen I know what you mean now! gotcha. I remember those. lol I’m not viewing the site as you would so sometimes I forget what it looks like to a reader. I’ll see if I can get this fixed up hun!


          • 6/11/12 12:07 Colleen:

            Just 1 more reason why you are amazing:) Thank you, Thank you!

          • 6/11/12 12:16 the Muse:

            aw thanks <3! hugs!

  • 6/9/12 6:47 Lors:

    working fine on my android tablet. i never had problems though


    • 6/11/12 9:52 the Muse:

      that’s good to hear lors! phew at least it works for someone haha :D!


  • 6/9/12 11:45 Danielle:

    Cleared my cache but my Kindle Fire still no-likey.


    • 6/11/12 9:52 the Muse:

      sorry danielle still working on this for ya!


  • 6/10/12 0:05 Amy Amethyst:

    Yeah it’s still force closing on my android, I just checked. The old site used to just freeze my phone sometimes but now it just force closes. Maybe it’s a sign I need to switch to an iphone but I haven’t been swayed completely yet! haha


    • 6/11/12 9:50 the Muse:

      amy working on this now ;-D no need to change phones lol ;-D!


  • 6/10/12 22:49 Donna:

    Ah, thank you! I am going to try this again tonight on my fire.


    • 6/11/12 9:50 the Muse:

      donna may be still a few issues working on ’em now :)


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