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Firing on all cylinders

After some serious hardcore maintenance, including the slightly traumatic step-up to WordPress 2.5 some hard and fast recoding of parts of the site, and even a few tweaks to the graphics, I think I’m right in saying that everything is finally back to normal – if not better than ever.

Yet Sod’s Law says that as soon as I post this, something is certain to go wrong… I’d really rather like to get back to writing rather than coding!  🙂

This 1,293rd post was filed under: Notes, Site Updates.

Diary for Sunday, 30th March 2008

There is little online that ‘we at sjhoward.co.uk’ find more irksome than individuals imitating multiplicity with a self-referential ‘we’. «

People can sometimes make life hellish, yet a hellish life can sometimes make people… I fear the former is more frequently true. «

Perhaps Charlotte Green’s joyful laughter should replace the dire ‘Thought for the Day’ on Radio 4 – It would certainly brighten my morning. «

How many people evangelise that ‘Code is Poetry’ without realising that the converse is at least equally true, if not moreso? «

This 1,292nd post was filed under: Diary Style Notes.

Maintenance

Large parts of the site aren’t working at the moment, and are unlikely to be for much of the day. It’s all part of ongoing maintenance to improve the site’s efficiency and hence secure its long-term future. Apologies for any inconvenience.

This 1,291st post was filed under: Notes, Site Updates.

Back from an unplanned break

As regular fans will have noticed, sjhoward.co.uk has been inaccessible for a couple of days. My hosting company decided that I was placing too much load on their servers thanks to the ever-increasing number of hits the site receives.

However, I’m now back. The site isn’t quite its usual self – the most noticeable effect being that the boxes on the right hand side are temporarily static – as I’ve taken measures to try and reduce server load by reducing PHP processing. Frankly, many of the edits I’ve made to the site recently have consisted of some pretty sloppy coding, and I’ll have to tighten that up a bit in order to keep things running.

I guess in the medium term, I’m going to have to start looking for a new host, and I’m open to suggestions.

Expect the site to be a bit buggy for a little while, at least until everything gets back online. At some point, a glut of back-dated Diary posts will probably appear, though you can check out the relevant content right now via my Twitter feed.

In the meantime, why not check out who called me the ‘Stephen Fry of independent blogging’? Now that’s a complement.

This 1,290th post was filed under: Site Updates.


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