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Search (no, its not fixed, sorry)

I hear what everyone is saying, and quite agree that the Google search, whilst an awesome search engine for general web content, is not particularly suited to the task at hand. I will, at some point, once I’ve taken care of other scripts and things, investigate other means (again) to bring back the useful version…

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Search Again

I’ve linked the Search button on the front page to go directly and easily to the relevant Google query boxes… Hopefully the result isn’t too bad. I’m not happy about it, but there’s not much I can do. Steve.

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Search

It is with regret that I must tell you that the search facility will NOT be coming back. I’ve spent 8 hours trying to get the database to play friendly, and all I’ve succeeded in doing is providing yet another day where the server is as unreliable as shit, dumped some peoples entries into oblivion…

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Living without Search

Seems like a few people have become quite attached to Search, so i’ll try to help you learn to live without it until we get it back online again 🙂 Replace “username” in the areas below with the username of the diary you want to go to. Firstly, you can go directly to any diary…

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NYYYAAARRRGH!!!!

Search will be offline until further notice. We can’t have the database continually down, since then there’s nothing to search for! Todays outage was due to the fact that MYSQL decided that optimizing the entries table means deleting and recreating the fulltext index, which we know takes around 8 hours. Its not even like this…

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Interesting Statistics

rutherford:[~] mysqladmin status Uptime: 15297 Threads: 2 Questions: 464752 Slow queries: 165 Opens: 407 Flush tables: 1 Open tables: 223 Queries per second avg: 30.382 30 queries per second on average over the lifetime of the running process. Which considering 8 hours of it have been reconstructing indices and would count as 0 queries, or…

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Todays Outage

Hi folks, Just to let you all know, todays outage was unrelated to Sunday’s downtime, although, as a result of the fulltext indexes it meant that todays failure was excerbated by the extreme slowness of rebuilding the indexes after a failure. So, what do we learn from this experience to endeavour to ensure it doesn’t…

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Xedri

Its on the front page. Its the button labelled, Search. If you can’t see it give me a yell and I’ll lend you my glasses 😉 Steve.

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The entry you've been waiting for

At least anyone that tried to connect yesterday evening (UK time). I tried the DD search tool yesterday. After I decided I couldn’t wait until my pension was ready at the Post Office, I figured I had better do something about it. So I did. What I DIDNT realise was that the 5 minute job…

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Yet Another Virus

Visit Symantec’s web site for more information; http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.goner.a@mm.html As always, if you receive an email with an attachment you DIDNT ASK FOR, then DON’T OPEN IT And make sure your Outlook Express is patched against the MIME vulnerability that allows mails to automatically open attachments. Just for the record, if anyone tries sending the Goner…