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Out Of Action

Hi all, I am shortly to be installed on an aircraft bound for Australia. Given that’s something of a long haul flight (with a stop in Singapore) I shan’t be around if the site goes down… On Saturday I shall be sleeping I suspect and on Sunday I shall be at a birthday party most…

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Notify Not Working

The notification of updated entries should now be fixed. Unfortunately I forgot that when the box was setup it had only one IP address, and now it has two, which means that the second one needed to be added as an allowed e-mail sender (particularly since DD moved to the new address). So hopefully that…

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DNS Issues Causing Mucho Grief

Having moved DearDiary to its own IP address, I have unfortunately stuffed up potentially in a big way… The domain name server appears to have been set to allow systems to cache the answers for up to 5 days, instead of the 1 hour I thought it was at… This means that most of the…

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Eli's Questions

Would Premium users have access to PERL and PHP, so they can do interactive site things? Likewise – dare I hope – a mySQL database of their own? While a static site is nice – what would really add value for me is the ability to have scriptinf and mySQL database capabilties. Hosting will be…

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Intermittent Outages

This evening (my evening, so from about 6 o’clock GMT) the site will undergo some changes at a low level which may result in intermittent, brief interruptions to service while things settle down. Apologies and I’ll try to keep it to a minimum. DearDiary itself will move to a new IP address and will no…

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Minor Update

I’ve re-added the number of entries counter on the ‘Show Diaries’ screen by request (actually I hadn’t remembered it was there in the first place, thanks to the person who pointed it out to me – lol)

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Top Ten Fixed

OK, I’ve optimized (read, recoded) a BUNCH of queries on the server – some of them in the old Perl code (which really is beginning to show its age now!) and a couple in the new .Net code (which shouldn’t have barfed but oh well you live and learn)… The slow query log is trapping…

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Top Ten Diaries Offline

The Top Ten Diaries is offline presently because the query (amongst a couple of others) was killing the system. It needs redesigning to be more MySQL friendly (which is bizarre, but MySQL really chugs on some queries on the entries tables now) I think ADM jokingly said in one of his entries – maybe there…