Posts Tagged ‘geek’

More optimization

Written By: - Date published: 1:47 pm, November 16th, 2008 - 14 comments

I’ve just put another round of optimizations into the system. In this case caching the p-code generated by php into shared memory This should usually result in faster page display where content is changing rapidly. Posts with fast growing comments should get the major benefit from this. This should allow the site to run on […]

Peak traffic

Written By: - Date published: 9:31 pm, November 10th, 2008 - 15 comments

Some comments on Sunday about this site performing well induced me to have a look at the traffic over the last week. I was extremely surprised at how much load the system can now take without stalling. From the WordPress blog stats, It turns out that the traffic for the week was 34.6% higher in […]


Written By: - Date published: 12:13 pm, October 16th, 2008 - 9 comments

There will be some scheduled maintenance at the hosting company tonight between 10pm and 6am. During that period the site may be offline for some short periods. So if you cannot get the site for a period, then just try again a little time later. Yet another record breaking day at The Standard yesterday. We […]

Upgrades – Grumpy post area

Written By: - Date published: 5:48 pm, October 11th, 2008 - 77 comments

I’ve brought the site up to date. All the various hacks that I put in this years have now been removed as the software and plugins have now been upgraded. The main area of difference is in the re-edit, which is no longer in-line. I’m still tweaking that in places for look and feel. I’ve […]

We’re popular – but with the wrong people

Written By: - Date published: 2:25 pm, October 5th, 2008 - 10 comments

After a lot of work both by a few e-mails from people here and by the good services of some people on nz.comp (google seems to be a little behind on the messages) I finally found the link to the malware site that was attached itself to the site footer. The material that it was […]

Upgrade time again

Written By: - Date published: 11:49 am, September 20th, 2008 - 33 comments

I’m on ‘holiday’ for the next few weeks to contribute some campaign work. However it will also give me some time to do the next set of upgrades to the site sometime during that period. I will be putting in the acculmulated upgrades for existing packages and testing them. Here is your opportunity to say […]

Geek’s View – Papers Plus

Written By: - Date published: 1:42 pm, July 5th, 2008 - 3 comments

One of the links to The Standard this week was from Reading the Maps on the topic of Playing the history card. The very long post is a interesting commentary of the differences between the various wars of the 19th century that made up New Zealand formation and well worth a read. The author rightly […]

Geek’s view

Written By: - Date published: 9:40 am, June 28th, 2008 - 23 comments

On the odd occasion I have time to read outside of the confines of The Standard and its ever increasing brawl of entertaining comments. I noticed we don’t have a external reading list, and it is within the range of my writing skills, so here are my oddities for the slow weekends…. From quote of […]

Tweaking the updates

Written By: - Date published: 3:45 am, April 30th, 2008 - 17 comments

Yesterday’s site issues were due to a combination of inadequate Expires (causing a lot more files being transmitted) and the web-crawlers grabbing the updated site. It blew out the memory. I’ve limited the simultaneous sessions to prevent that until I get more RAM. Bandwidth usage for this month is indicating this would be a wise […]

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