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Scary stuff…

Friday, May 29th, 2009

Not happy with the current performance of the blog, and wanting to do more adventurous things with it, I’m considering moving the hosting of it, if I cannot get the performance issues fixed. There’s quite a bit of data to move from http://andysworld.org.uk, which has ended up here over the last five years. This is probably going to be a two step process, in changing the domain records and then moving the web hosting (actual data and blog!).

I don’t know how long this is going to take me to organise, so just giving you the heads up now, just in case one day http://andysworld.org.uk doesn’t respond in how it should (which is happening quite a bit at present with blank page responses!).

I’ll try and give you warning with one last post, before I shutdown and move!

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RSS Feed Broke, but now fixed!

Sunday, May 10th, 2009

I don’t know how long it’s been broke! I’ve just noticed, because I’ve wondered why my last RSS post downloaded from this blog was on the 22 April 2009! A blank line got in the way of the feed data! (whoops!). Fixed and validated again! In future, I’ll validate after I make any changes!

[Valid RSS]

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Tweaking the blog!

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

Sorry nerdy alert, boring stuff!!!!

just been tweaking the blog….I’ve been tweaking the blog to log php errors, increasing the memory for php scripts, to try and get rid of the errors which are occuring still!

so, I’ve modified the following things, and it seems a good place to note them here for later…

define(’WP_DEBUG’, true);
define(’WP_MEMORY_LIMIT’, ‘256M’);
define(’AUTOSAVE_INTERVAL’, 10 ); // seconds
@ini_set(’log_errors’,'On’);
@ini_set(’display_errors’,'Off’);
@ini_set(’error_log’,'/home/example.com/logs/php_error.log’);

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Blog performance, blank home page!

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

You may have visited and found you were greeted with a blank page in the last 24 hours! I think I’ve found the issue, and disabled that feature! I think it’s linked to the performance of my hosts MySQL shared database server, running out of steam!

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All Done!

Friday, April 17th, 2009

I’ve completed the migration of data from the old legacy FishHouse and Our House blogs to this new blog Wordpress.

New posts for the fish house blog can be located in the fish house category, and likewise with posts to the our house blog, can be located in house.

I’ve left the old legacy blogs in place for the current time. If you find any issues please let me know.

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Our House imported posts from legacy blog

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

I’ve now imported all the posts from the old Our House blog. I’ve still got to convert the posts with photos and internet links in before they get published here. I think I’ve decided to take the plunge, and no longer update the old legacy blogs, and new posts will appear on this new blog, in the various categories, sections or topics. It will make things easier for posting, and make easier reading. To keep the timeline correct, they’ve all been tagged as category house, but I’ve also tagged them in other relevant categories. So over the coming weeks, you’ll see more of the older posts appearing, once they’ve been duly converted (provided WordPress and the hosting holds out!)

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Still struggling with WordPress running config

Monday, April 13th, 2009

Still having issues with the performance of Wordpress. As you may have noticed by now when visiting the site, sometimes it just displays a blank page with no error. I’m still trying to track down the fault, it’s possibly caused by MySQL database issues, PHP errors, PHP Memory issue or lack of performance on host! So I’ve currently disabled all plugins, to test if it’s a plugin fault!!!

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it’s all gone wrong!

Friday, April 10th, 2009

my new blog is crapping out, one of my TiVos crashed for the first time every - it had hung - first time in 10 years - and my computer at home is playing up, I’ve got to post this from my games rig (oh yes, I have a seperate computer to play games from!)

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i’ll leave to soak test for a week

Friday, April 10th, 2009

i’m going to leave the blog alone for 7 days, and just post, and see how it goes. let me know if it fails!

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still not happy with performance!

Friday, April 10th, 2009

i think it could be the hosts server php or mysql database, that’s the issue.

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