Author Archives: Jacques Chester

Planned outage this Sunday

Hello all, your friendly Ozblogistan tyrant here. To perform some important maintenance on the site, it will be necessary to deactivate all Ozblogistan blogs temporarily on Sunday afternoon. I am expecting to take the site down around 2pm, central standard … Continue reading

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This morning’s outage. WordPress is innocent.

This time a device called a PHP Opcode Cache was at fault. The particular piece of software in question is APC. Some explanation is in order. WordPress is written in a language called PHP. Each time a page is loaded, … Continue reading

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Tonight’s Outage, or, Dear WordPress 3.1, I hate you

As happens every 3 or 4 times I upgrade, the new WordPress managed to break something completely. I don’t particularly know why it broke. I do know that the nightly backups I keep for just such occasions did their work … Continue reading

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Ozblogistan will grow larger

For some time now I, your friendly Ozblogistan Tyrant, have been considering expanding the Ozblogistan family. For my thesis research I require a larger pool of blogs under management. To that end, I have opened up a second server for … Continue reading

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Larvatus Prodeo is down temporarily

Hello all, your friendly Ozblogistan tyrant here. LP’s domain name has expired. Consequently it is no longer possible to navigate directly to larvatusprodeo.net. I have reactivated larvatusprodeo.ozblogistan.com.au in the meantime while the domain issues are sorted out.

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Ozblogistan News, Part Deux

Hello all, your friendly Ozblogistan Overlord here. Last week I wrote briefly about slowness being caused by attempts to debug a comments plugin used by several Ozblogistan blogs — Brian’s Latest Comments — in the context of Larvatus Prodeo. It … Continue reading

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Sorry, folks.

You’ve probably noticed some slowness in the past 2 hours. That’s me, your loving Ozblogistan admin / tyrant, trying to debug a plugin. Apparently asking for debugging information is too much for PHP and MySQL to bear, so they threw … Continue reading

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