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Slow Pageloads Presently

Hello all,     I'm aware that DearDiary (and Hamipiks) page loads are very slow at the moment. Unfortunately the new server has less bandwidth allocation than the previous one, and when it reaches its limit it is slowed down. Under normal circumstances it won't reach its limit, but this month it has for a couple…

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Hamipiks coming back online

Hi again,    Wow, so many updates in so short a time. Hamipiks is now relocated and as the DNS catches up should come back online for everyone. This may take up to a day or so. Be aware that if Hamipiks comes back for you, it may not have come back for everyone else…

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Advances To Server Headers

I've fixed up the server headers so that the 'newest entry' link and reader comments now take into account the latest dates that changes were made. This should improve things a fair bit, and yes, Salamander, that's exactly right – the server would have been sending back a 'Not Modified' header which indicates to your…

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Already Spotted One Cache Control Bug

If you visit a 'newest' entry, then the author updates and adds a new entry, you won't get to see it through the 'newest' link because newest for some reason is not issuing a 200 Ok header after an update, but still sends a 304 Not Modified header, by the looks of it anyway. More…

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Playing With Server Headers

One of the things the DearDiary code really is pretty poor at is dealing with the modern world. The original codebase was written in 1999, long before HTTP/1.1 was in widespread use. Which means a lot of the HTTP headers we send out aren't utilising a lot of the more modern cache control headers, whereas…

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More Updates :-)

I've made some major adjustments to the notification system, which comprises a number of different scripts at this stage. I have seen the new entry notifications going out from this diary, but haven't checked for other diarists – though they should go out just as well. Comment notify uses a different system and has been…

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E-Mail Integration In Progress

Integration of the DearDiary system with the e-mail system is in progress. You might notice some glitches – I should be on to them, but if they persist beyond the next hour or so then please let me know 🙂 [EDIT]: It seems notifies are not working properly still. I am looking into it.  

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What's been happening since the move?

Well, I said that I'd be doing more work on DD now that my new job is away from computers and after the server move, so what have I been up to? There's been a couple of things. Firstly I had to calm the search engine spiders down because the new server doesn't have such…