I needed to update/upgrade some components and could not get them to play along with the operating system of the server, neither upgrade the server as there were no viable upgrade path, I spun up a new virtual machine and installed whatever needed.
This move broke the blog when I switched over and just an hour ago I fixed the blog and upgraded everything, some 8 months of down time. No one complained during this time so it is possible no one is actually reading this.
Anyway, new posts will appear.
I made a stupid error with .htaccess-file, a plugin that writes rules added a few lines that borked the server with an 500-error. Clumsy. I don’t know how long the blog has been down, discovered it at work the other day.
I updated the theme on this blog without thinking, it updated fine and broke all the small tweaks I had done on the previous version. Duh.
So, I got a new theme that doesn’t require tweaks to look like something that I like.
A short summary of MediaCreeper-work done on my vacation: a little to non. I have tweaked the cache-layer a bit since my first hours of vacation when the site stalled out due to overload of MySQL-connections along with short TTL of cache. Switched from
pconnect to reuse connections, which now allows higher loads/amounts of hits on banner and visitors on the site. Also added code to export and purge logs at 90 days, I think 90 days is quite a long time on the internet. Today I switched the top-banner (AdSense) on the MediaCreeper site, from 468×60 to 728×90, required a few tweaks on the style-sheet .. The site might look a little wonky for a few hours as the style-sheet has a future expiry time, nothing breaks completely though.
A blog for MediaCreeper? Well, as my private blog is filled with rants about MediaCreeper, this will hereafter be the primary blog for posts about the development and other stuff that is related.