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…And We’re Back

The blog seems to operating normally again. Mostly (more on that in a minute…)

The problem, in a nutshell, is that I’m a boob. There was a Movable Type configuration problem that was made about a year ago. I used the web hosts IP address to specify paths in the configuration file. Within the last couple of days, the web host changed the IP address of our server, thus requests to the blog’s resources were timing out. Many thanks to David P. at Movable Type for figuring this out and also to the kind folks at BlueHost for being tolerating my annoying phone calls. (Thanks Kyle! And also the guy who I just spoke to and whose name I completely forgot.)

However – there’s always a “however” – the DNS address change that the web host made takes up to 48 hours to complete. What this means is that for the next day or so (I am told), requests to see individual posts will be slightly delayed in appearing. (Oddly, the SF Signal main page appears as quick as ever.) When the posts do appear, you may comment to your heart’s content. Please bear with us as these changes are completed.

We now return to your regularly scheduled postings about Star Wars and supermodels…

About John DeNardo (13013 Articles)
John DeNardo is the Managing Editor at SF Signal and a columnist at Kirkus Reviews. He also likes bagels. So there.

4 Comments on …And We’re Back

  1. You weren’t kidding about the individual pages being slow. Wow.

  2. This is why the cookie remembering your comment details (name, address, etc.) wasn’t working consistently. Now all should be good.

  3. Not sure that’s related. The cookie thing was working all year then broke about a month or two ago. It just started working last week. None of this coincides with the web host changes earlier this week.

  4. Once again, I am a boob. The individual archive template had a hard-coded reference to the old IP address. That has been fixed and the pages have been rebuilt. Individual posts now load much more quickly.

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