November 25, 2006
I checked the Site Meters of a few other blogs and the only other ones I saw with the problem were MuNu blogs - including this one - but not all of them.
I emailed the Site Meter people. There was no mention of a problem on the Site Meter blog page. You should check you site meters and see if you lost a week's worth of traffic too!
Help me Pixy Wan Kenobi, you're my only hope.
November 24, 2006
Now that this is out of the way...I have a question about resolving my domain names. It's a headscratcher. You see, I've started a job as Blogmaster for a company here in Canada, and I'm learning loads about search engine optimization. I've learned, for instance, that I've got a problem.
Each of my pages can be reached in eight(!) different ways:
From a search engine point of view, this looks like duplicate content, and it dilutes my ranking.
What I need to do, says the SEO, is use 301 redirects to a chosen domain. The 301 is a permanent redirect, and the search engines don't see that as duplicate content. So if I can have stevejanke.com be the target of the other 5 domains, I'll be sailing.
Uh, now what?
The Janke domains are on GoDaddy.com. Do I give them to you somehow so that the mu.nu domain servers respond to requests for those URLs? Do you set up the 301 redirects on the angrygwn domains? A big part of this is a mystery to me -- I think I sort of understand how this stuff works, but I'm probably missing a big part of understanding it.
November 23, 2006
November 22, 2006
The result of that spam is that we've been blacklisted with some spam filters, so even once the whole mess is cleaned up, you might not be able to get your email.
So, a little request for Munuvians: Never, ever, ever even think about putting a contact form on your site that lets people email you. These things are bug-ridden beyond belief, when they are not deliberately designed to act as spam gateways.
November 21, 2006
If you missed my reply in the gobsmackingly vile amounts of email you get, my answer is yes, disable it if you must.
That's the only reason I posted this. Just so's you wouldn't miss my reply.
Oh, and this is weird. a week ago my computer took a dump. I had to do a full restore, wiping out everything.
Ever since then, when I log in and do a post to this blog or Jawa, once I hit save, it kicks me back out to the login screen. I have to re-login, hit save again, to get the post posted. Must be a quirk with MT.
All I Want For Christmas (in Darfur)...
Judging by the newly arrived décor I am seeing in storefronts, the holiday season is evidently upon us once again. As you already know, two friends and I are going to spend our holiday in Chad to film footage for a documentary (Christmas in Darfur), capture the feel of conditions on the ground, and interview the extraordinary people who have given and risked so much to lend a hand in a portion of the world that needs all the help it can get. I would like to thank those that have contributed for their help and generosity in getting us started towards our goals. more...
November 20, 2006
It even has "mu" in it.
Oh, well, happy Thanksgiving Munuvians, and don't forget to give thanks to Pixy!
When we get a lot of spam, and Fluffy has to repeatedly kill incoming spam comments, eventually the database server gets tired of connections dying and disables access to the database from the server that's causing the problems.
When that happens, you get fruitcake.
I've now set up a process that will monitor for this and fix it.
I HATE SPAMMERS!!!!!!!!!
November 19, 2006
I've now transferred all DNS functions from our old hosting provider to our new servers.
This means that the problems some users were having should now stop.
It also means that I can stop paying for the old servers, which will be a great relief to my wallet this holiday season.
It also means something very important. When we originally migrated to the old servers (from the old old server) and had the DNS trouble, I suggested that, as a workaround, people could use the mu.nu servers as their DNS servers.
But after the end of November, those servers will no longer be available.
IF YOU CHANGED YOUR DNS SETTINGS SO THAT YOU COULD REACH MU.NU, YOU MUST CHANGE IT BACK AGAIN BEFORE THE END OF THE MONTH. OTHERWISE, YOUR INTERNET ACCESS WILL STOP WORKING. NOT JUST TO MU.NU; YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO GET ANYWHERE!
I'd suggest you leave it for a day or so while we make sure that the new DNS settings are working well, and then set it back to what it was originally. Check with your ISP if you aren't sure.
If you have any questions, post them here, or email me at andrew -at- pixymisa -dot- net.
And now, back to the War on Spam...
Oh yeah: One of our servers, Nabiki, will be going offline for up to two hours on Tuesday 21 November, between 5am and 7am CST, while our hosting company works on their power distribution. This will take out Ace and the Jawas, a couple of forums, and the Movable Type 2.x database. (Oh, and my blog. ;)) Your blogs will still be readable, but posting and commenting won't work during that time.
November 18, 2006
Of course, I could hard-wire it - and I will if I have to - but I'd prefer to do it right.
(I know, I should have attended to this a long time ago, but you know, life sometimes intervenes...)
November 17, 2006
Thanks in advance!
p.s. she couldn't remember her Munuviana login
Hey, if all blog roads will lead to MuNu eventually, we might as well start paving those roads right now.
November 14, 2006
I'm totally confused... I log into my blog MT.cgi with no problems at all.
November 12, 2006
I'll keep an eye on things. But then, I always do. ;)
November 11, 2006
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