Thursday, January 27, 2005

Slow down

Site access has ground to a halt again -- it looks like the network is having some problems. Check out the Hostmatters Emergency forum at that link for updates -- It's after midnight here and I can't keep my eyes open anymore. But I wake up at six! Well, six-thirty -- or until I can make myself quit hitting the snooze button.

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

It could be that I am stupid

I just realized the site was down again. Oh noes! etc. Then I looked at the calendar: I do believe that today is when I had set my domain name to be transferred to another reseller, namely my hosting company. They had warned me it might take the site down for a bit. I sure hope that's the case. In any case I fired off another help desk ticket, and am bracing myself.

Update: nope -- it was a server monitoring tool failure, so they didn't realize the site had gone off line until I (or maybe someone else) notified them. Vigilance pays off! Anyway, they are taking the lazy tool down to the hosting company basement and giving it a good spanking.

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Emerging from the ice is back up. I'm still waiting on the add-on domains (,, to come up. Stay tuned.

Update: they are waiting for the subdomains to propagate. They'll be up asap.

Update #2: we're all back up.

Monday, January 24, 2005


Oh this is hilarious. Some webfooted credulous plucked chicken is on the phone reading off every single hippyshit BushIsHitler™ talking point that have been chewed up and regurgitated and scraped up and dumped in the garbage and taken to the landfill and buried and converted to methane, which he breathes in... You know, all of it:
  • There were no WMDs
  • The Children! of Iraq! And their happy kites!
  • That axe murderess who got executed in Texas -- the new Blessed Mother of the Church of the George W. Bush Haters
  • All those poor murderers that were executed in Texas when Dubya was governor -- as if that was some sort of bad thing
And so on and so forth -- Hewitt reduced him to sputtering about how "it's not Christian to kill people." It's always amusing to hear people who sound like the sort of busybodies who think Santa displays in the public square are "too religious" attempt to lecture others on what is "Christian." It's pretty pathetic, but it seems about par for the course whenever the words "George Bush" are uttered in the presence of a liberal these days.

Search and Destroy

I just got a message from Hostmatters. It was spammers. Spammers are swiftly replacing Nazis and tax collectors as the world's most hated beings, do they know that? Quite frankly I think it should be open season on spammers. Laws against hunting down and shooting humans should be lifted in the case of spammers. Come on, who's with me?

Monday, Monday

Well, someone out there sure is going out of there way to prove this true. Okay, okay, I believe, I believe! Now can I have my blogs back?

I am so bored I am listening to talk radio on the internet. That's REALLY REALLY BORED, people. Neeeeedddd... bloooggg....

dingoes ate my website

Glenn Reynolds gets the message out.

While you're waiting

Eggs! You must love eggs.

Fun fun fun 'til her daddy took her webpage away

Being popular -- or something -- isn't all it's cut out to be. It looks as if we've gotten so many visitors that we almost blew up the internet. The Hostmatters folks are busy moving us to another location in the cyber world as I type this, so in order to keep their servers from being transformed into a Salvador Dali painting they've shut down the entire site. When it's up -- well, you'll all know.


The servers are having some hiccups today. Stay tuned.

Sunday, January 23, 2005

Server down

It's down at the moment. I have to leave the house on errands so I won't be able to check in until later. A help ticket has been submitted to the hosting company.

Friday, January 21, 2005

On the road again

Reporting in late here: they got the site back up again. I must say they did it lickety-split; that's good service! It was that darn load on the database that did it. I wonder if it's all the people trying to register at Tim's site. Oh well.

I paid for and downloaded Expression Engine (the Pmachine Pro upgrade), so I'll install that sometime this weekend and see if it will work more efficiently. If worse comes to worse, I could take away the registration link and force wannabe commenters to email me directly, and then I'll register them myself.

down again

The database is down again on, and strangely, I haven't tried to do anything with the MT sites today; they also use mysql databases. A help ticket has been sent.

Thursday, January 20, 2005

That was fast

We be back.

Server outage

The server is out again. The connection between the database and and is down as well. I am currently at work so can't do much about this. Stay tuned.

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Server Up

Looks like it's all up again.

Server down?

The site's server seems to be offline or down or something. I've submitted a help desk ticket and am keeping an eye on the status page.

Thursday, January 13, 2005

That was fast

The sites are back up again. Minor glitch? Shot across the bow? Only time will tell.

It's not even the weekend yet

Right on cue, fuckin' electra (the drive all my sites live on) has gone down. Fortunately I was able to squeeze off an email to a few minutes ago.

Sunday, January 09, 2005

site down again

There seems to be another attack. Time to start fantasizing about hot irons, tongs, and the rack again.

Saturday, January 08, 2005

Back to normal

Hosting Matters and all its sites are up and running again.

One more before I go

It's a DDOS attack.

Hosting Matters Emergency Support Forum - Network inaccessibility

They are investigating. Ah, isn't Friday night wonderful?

Update: it may be an insecure script. Evil!

And with that, I am off to bed.

2nd update: I forgot to mention; I just realize I don't have the correct time set on this blog. I manually changed the time of this post about a minute ago. The previous post was uploaded around 10:30pm January 7th (Friday night, that is).

Friday, January 07, 2005

Site problems

There are some ping timeouts on Hostmatters. Stay tuned, I'm checking it out.

Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Light at the end of the tunnel

Okay, we seem to be coming up now.

Welcome to the Spleenville Emergency Broadcasting System

Greetings! I have set up this blog in case of regular-site outages. For example: currently (January 5, 2005, as of 6:00 PM Eastern time) Hostmatters, the hosting service that houses,, Sine Qua Non, and Victory Soap, is experiencing down time due to scheduled server reboots.