Open Thread: Sluggish

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketThe site performance has been spotty at best, and our crack team of interweb repair elves are climbing around the tubes trying to solve the riddle of the sluggish site. If you're seeing this post, and you can login, then let us know what's up in your world. Me? I'm headed out to Asheville's Drinking Liberally for icy cold pints of Asheville Brewing Company's famous Roland's Red Ale.

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My fault, partly

I went to the host with the problem yesterday before digging around in our own schizzle. They are moving some clients around to improve our performance, but I finally got back to what should have been step one about an hour ago. Turns out that an IP banned as a troll from some time ago had taken to hitting our fair BlueNC several times a minute. Not enough to break anything, but together with some load balancing issues on the host's end, enough to make for a serious annoyance.

The IP is now banned at the server level (that is, its requests won't get far enough to force BlueNC to deal with them). Things getting better?

Better This Morning

Thanks - and right now McAfee is running in the background so I'm happy. Good connection helps, I'm sure.

Trolls, huh? That tells me one of two things.

1) someone has a serious case of arrested development - typical a**hat

or

2) someone, perhaps with support, can't stand seeing the truth and fears to the extent of interfering.

Don't yell louder - speak softly and carry a big stick.

Dirty rotten

scoundrels!

Yes, the site seems better today. Since Monday I had been able to log in only sporadically, but could NOT get comments through. Kept getting server fail mssgs. It was quite maddening. But today, the good ship BlueNC seems to be much happier.

Thanks for all you do Lance.

"They took all the trees and put them in a tree museum Then they charged the people a dollar 'n a half just to see 'em. Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone? They paved paradise and put up a parking lot."

Much better . . .

Have a pint on me, Screwy. Hey, I found someone to play the young Mr. Pat. He's in Asheville so I'm planning to bring him to DL in two weeks (with his mom, who insisted it's legal. Not so in other states I've lived in. So, is she right? In NC, are 14-year-olds legal at a bar?)
 
“All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players.”
So enjoy the drama.

Takes almost a minute for me

Was wondering if it was me or the intertubes cause haven't been able to get on to my own blog to post either. Was going to ask the IT Gurus here if they had any idea why the blog at the newspaper seems to always been down too. Is anyone having trouble with a blog they link here?

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

Progressive Discussions

I've been able to post a couple of comments

but I have two pages of diaries on tracker to catch up on and the load time is really long and I'm getting error messages frequently.

It's been a rough week in the Muse household. Sorry I haven't been around. Will do better this week.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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Vote Democratic, the ass you save may be your own.

I take back my comment

Well, it was great when I wrote it but I'm getting a lot of internal error messages.
 
“All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players.”
So enjoy the drama.

Who serves your pages?

I use Dreamhost and they've been miserable of late.

CitizenWill
there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right. MLK,Jr. to SCLC Leadership Class

CitizenWill
there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right. MLK,Jr. to SCLC Leadership Class

Dreamhost

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I've about had it with Dreamhost

Thought that was the case.

I've been having an email conversation with them about the recent outages. They have a new process monitor that throttles PHP scripts that consume too many resources. Unfortunately, it throttles way before the limits are reached. Worse, they still don't believe it. I have two sites affected, citizenwill.org and willraymond.org, though willraymond.org is the worst (getting ready to reinstall WP + slimmed down plugins). Have a test site running Drupal - still miserable. BTW, other DH sites, like OrangePolitics, seem to be having the same issues.

Good luck.

CitizenWill
there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right. MLK,Jr. to SCLC Leadership Class

CitizenWill
there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right. MLK,Jr. to SCLC Leadership Class