September 23, 2007

News Update

Okay, a little update on the topics of the day:

I have a workaround for the cookie problem that was stopping the Minx-for-munu rollout, and I've also sent a question to the developers of CherryPy (the web framework Minx is built on). The rollout will begin tomorrow; I'll get through the waiting list as fast as I can. Each blog will be copied to, and then I'll email you so that you can check it out. If you're happy, I'll switch it over so that it takes the place of your old MT blog directly.

I've also been working to secure MT and stop the defacement attacks. I'm not sure if this has worked, but I have also implemented a new logging system in MT itself. So if we are attacked again, it should tell me how the attack is happening and who is doing it, and I will be able to put a stop to it.

I made a couple of booboos while I was doing this, and MT was down for a while. Sorry about that. :(

Again, if you see anything strange going on, please email me at andrew -at- pixymisa -dot- net, and I'll jump right on it.

Update: Sorry about the slowwwwwness... I was preparing for the move to the new server, and it was doing bad things to the old servers. I've changed tactics and I'm going to do a cleanup on the old servers first, and then copy everything across. The CPanel copy process is incredibly inefficient and causes huge problems to the server I'm copying from; unfortunately I don't have much choice but to use it. I have found that one option they added in the latest version of CPanel actually makes things worse, so I'll make sure that's turned off for the next pass.

Update: For example, I'm archiving and then deleting over 20GB of statistics from the web stats program Analog. I hate Analog.

Posted by Pixy Misa at September 23, 2007 01:53 PM | TrackBack

Well, it is running slow as molasses, and not allowing me to post easily. heck, MT won't even let me see my posts from the control panel

Posted by Rhymes With Right at September 24, 2007 12:38 AM

Sorry about that. On top of everything else, I'm copying data across to the new server, which puts a lot of strain on the old server. Unfortunately, no matter when I choose to do that, someone is going to be using the system when it gets reeeely slow.

Posted by Pixy Misa at September 24, 2007 01:38 AM
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