We got linked to by several major news sites and blogs including Daring Fireball and MacStories. I honestly was running cache software. The software I was running, Quick Cache, clearly wasn’t up for the load. I’m also wondering if the hosting service might have been part of the problem. I’ll hopefully be moving things next […]
I was on vacation up in Canada in Waterton Lakes National Park for Thanksgiving with my family.1 (Where the picture on the home screen is from) I just got back so I’ll be getting caught up with posts over the next few days. Thanksgiving is in October in Canada on what they call Columbus Day […]
I got a few comments that said the WordPress login for comments wasn’t working for them. Over the weekend I turned comments back on and immediately got slammed by a whole lot of spam hitting the blog and spiking the CPU. It actually made the blog unusable for a while. It’s just not worth it […]
After a slew of comment spam again this weekend I’ve enabled the setting that requires you to log in with a WordPress account. You don’t need a blog to create an account. It’s basically just an account that lets you write comments on any WordPress based blog that puts in login requirements. Sorry for doing […]
I was shocked when Dr. Drang killed comments last month. He was long one of the bigger defenders of comments. I have to admit, to my great surprise, I’m getting near to doing it myself. The problem is that spammers have gotten pretty sophisticated. I’m now killing at least two spam comments per day that […]
Sorry for the dearth of posts. I have a new baby which is taking much more of my free time than expected.
Sorry about the blog being down part of the weekend. Somehow my database got corrupted and I had to repair it. It took me a little while to find out that was the problem — and par for the course it happened right when I was busy with other stuff.
Sorry for the server being down this week. There’s been an intermittent problem that would allow a process to go out of control taking over memory and making the server unresponsive. So unresponsive I wasn’t able to ssh in. (Obviously the prime point of the server isn’t to run my blog) I couldn’t track down […]
I have a script I’ve been working on now and then for a while. It’s for adding footnotes to my blog. I started way back in 2009 and then have been adding features ever since. However fundamentally the problem is that I tend to edit in MarsEdit but there’s no way to pass my HTML through […]
I’m up home in Canada visiting family in Waterton Lakes National Park. (Where the photo at the top of the blog is from) I have lousy internet here so posting will be erratic for a few days. (And perhaps near non-existent)
There’s an interesting post about comments by Razib at Gene Expression (one of my favorite science bloggers). I think he wants a more narrow set of comments at his blog. Many in tech blogging have made similar point. I really like comments myself, but I’ve unfortunately come askew of Razib’s comment view before. (My fault […]
Dr. Drang was on this week’s Mac Power Users podcast from 5×5. I find that podcast hit or miss — primarily due to the nature of the discussion. Either their discussion fits with your workflow or it doesn’t. When it doesn’t it’s hard to find it interesting. However this one is great. (I’m about halfway […]
So you probably noticed the blog going up and down a bit. It’s a problem with my server. For some reason some process goes out of control and takes over the machine. It’s happened on and off over the past year but recently started to get worse. Despite many attempts to figure out what process […]keep looking »