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Server Glitch

Written By: - Date published: 12:40 pm, June 19th, 2009 - 22 comments
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I’m unsure exactly what the server glitch was earlier today.

The hosting company had a problem with our database going ballistic, so they shut it down and suspended the account until fixed. By the look of it, I was told about 5 minutes later and a few minutes after that received an e-mail from the host.

Went in during compiles and loads at work (which is why there was a delay) and repaired and optimized the database. Then got a clearance for a restart.

I’ve just been looking at the logs, and I can’t find a trace of the problem so far. I’ll do a more complete scan tonight.

The only recent software updates have been to WordPress 2.8 on sunday, and a new iphone/ipod/android mobile addition on tuesday. Both have operated flawlessly to date.

For people with smart phone mobiles, I’d appreciate any information about how it looks and operates. It happens automatically if it recognises your smartphone browser. For unrecognised phones/browsers you should just get the usual page.

22 comments on “Server Glitch ”

  1. Kevin Welsh 1

    I have an iPhone 3G and have never been able to connect to the mobile site. Can get the full site with no problems, but everytime I try the mobile site I get “Safari cannot open the page because the server cannot be found”.

    Weird

  2. Tigger 2

    iPhone 3G – I have Safari and it only gives me the usual page, doesn’t prompt for the mobile site.

  3. lprent 3

    Interesting. I have a iphone 3G with 16GB. I’ve always been able to get into the site using http://www.thestandard.org.nz

    One of the previous versions of mobile software I was trying used m.thestandard.org.nz, but it was a nuisance and I nuked it.

    The beta I’m now trying just uses the usual URL. Try just going direct into Safari and entering the http://www.thestandard.org.nz rather than using a bookmark.

    • Kevin Welsh 3.1

      Not working for me. Just getting full site.

      • lprent 3.1.1

        Try logging in. It is meant to remember if you have switched to the mobile display, and the only way I could think that it could do that reliably was if you were logged in.

        Have you done the iPhone update yet? If you have then it may not recognize the user agent.

        I’ll have a look when I get clear of work

  4. gingercrush 4

    A few right-wingers were rather excited they thought you lot were gone. I’m sure they are crying in their pillows now.

    • Maynard J 4.1

      Let me guess, they accused Labour of not paying the bills?

    • lprent 4.2

      Some people prefer fantasy to reality. The reality is that this site will be around for a very long time – and it is inevitable that there will be the the odd glitch.

  5. Jarvis Pink 5

    It’s working sweet on my updated iphone 3G. The first time I tried it safari loaded the main site, but each time subsequently the mobile site has loaded.

    Looks pretty and is easy to navigate. Very nice.

  6. lprent 6

    For people with the main site showing, have a look at the footer of the main page. Looks like it may have the switch between the two versions there if it recognises the browser.

  7. The Baron 7

    Blackberry Pearl with Opera Mini. Normal site loads fine 95% of the time – the other 5%, a weird unformatted version comes up instead.

    • lprent 7.1

      Don’t think that it is meant to work on the blackberry.

      The weird unformatted stuff is probably because it didn’t pick up the CSS. Then you see it without any style.

      Bit like having a close look at at National government’s ministers – looks ugly.

  8. GFraser 8

    Works great on my 8 Gb IPod touch

  9. Rex Widerstrom 9

    All these flamin’ iPhone users and their fancy-schamncy apps *mutter mutter*

    I have a humble LG KU970. It has its own built-in unnamed browser (so far as I can tell, manual calls it a “WAP 2.0 browser”), which loads about 90% of sites okay.

    But the Standard causes a “this page is too large” message. It’d be quite handy for bus trips and sitting in court when I’m meant to be paying attention to the evidence.

    Any chance of routing the mobile site through a dedicated URL like m.thestandard.org.nz? I suspect that might be the answer for all us non-cutting-edge types.

  10. Looks good from my 3G iPhone, Lynn, but it hangs if I try to comment.

    Of course, you might consider that a plus… 🙂

    Are you using a WordPress plugin, or is this a separate program?

    • lprent 10.1

      Yeah I noticed that myself. Doesn’t hang all of the time.
      It is a plugin WPTouch from memory. This version is 1.9 beta 8 which is required for wordpress 2.8
      If you’re still running wordpress 2.7.x then you can use the WPTouch 1.8.x versions
      On 2.8 the older version of WPTouch turned off the dashboard.
      I have a relatively free day tommorrow so I’ll have a look at the save problem on comments. I suspect it is a conflict with recaptcha

      • Kevin Welsh 10.1.1

        Yep, Im getting a hang as well on reply’s.

        Just wrote a glowing report on the mobile version which is still trying to send!

        Apart from that teething glitch, its snappy and easier to use than lumbering around on the full site while mobile.

        Great work Lynn and appreciated.

        • Kevin Welsh 10.1.1.1

          And wile it is fresh in my mind…

          Do you know any developers who can write iPhone apps? I have an idea but have no programming experience, so stuck in limbo.

          • burt 10.1.1.1.1

            Kevin

            Any developer worth their salt can write iPhone apps. The barrier to more people doing exactly that is generating income from it. There will be hundreds of developers who have iPhone’s and who have checked out the SDK’s available. There will also be an endless stream of developers keen to work on a new technologies.

            If your idea is good and you can’t do the development yourself, seek an equity partner who can code or fund a nerd dedicated to the task.

            Best of luck, the coding is the easy bit – the idea for the next killer app is the key.

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