May 20, 2007

Dawn Of The Living Blog

As many CQ readers surmised, Captain's Quarters underwent some serious reconstruction last night -- as well as another host change. Pair Networks put forth a lot of effort the last couple of weeks, but the performance of the blog got increasingly worse on their servers, even as we kept upgrading the service level they provided. Yesterday it got so bad that I couldn't even get the scripts to build a post most of the day. I don't consider this a reflection on Pair, though, who did work very hard to find the trouble -- but I couldn't allow the blog to crawl to a halt.

I decided to contact my old hosting service, Hosting Matters. As I wrote earlier, the owner had contacted me shortly after I left, and after explaining what had happened, she apologized for the issues and had been assisting me with some of the back-end processes in the move. Since the move to Pair did not solve the problem, I asked if she would want to have me move back and see what they could do to help resolve the matter. She agreed and spent most of the night making the arrangements.

Right now, we're up and running on HM, although some people may discover that their DNS servers won't catch up (again) for a couple of days. Also, since we backed up the data around 4 pm yesterday, comments made after that time did not make the transition. Feel free to repost your thoughts; hopefully, we will have solved the comments scripting problem in the transition, or we'll figure it out soon.

I'll have more to say later, but I was also up most of the night and early this morning. In the meantime, thanks for all of your patience the last two weeks.


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Comments (7)

Posted by Captain Ed | May 20, 2007 10:03 AM

testing the new interface ....

Posted by Captain Ed | May 20, 2007 10:42 AM

one more test ....

Posted by Captain Ed | May 20, 2007 10:57 AM

and one more test ...

Posted by Captain Ed | May 20, 2007 11:08 AM

and one more ....

Posted by Captain Ed | May 20, 2007 11:12 AM

I think we have this mostly licked. It still takes a little long to post the comment, but it does appear to have resolved the issue.

Posted by Rose | May 20, 2007 11:23 AM

YEA for First Mate!

SUPER Mega Dittos!!!

God bless her and give her much favor.

SHALOM! "Nothing missing, nothing broken, abundant provision.

Posted by NahnCee [TypeKey Profile Page] | May 20, 2007 11:39 AM

Some time, when you have all other issues beat into submission, can you look at the Day by Day cartoon? I love having access to it here, but it takes forever for the page to load. What would happen if it was placed at the bottom of the page instead of at the very top, so you could be reading and scrolling the other posts while it was getting its pixels together to do its thing?