Back In Business

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Many of you noticed that my blog was down. Thanks for the heads up. For some reason, it was pegging the CPU at 100% all of a sudden. Not sure why this was happening since nobody made any changes to the server. At least no changes they would fess up to ;).

I migrated the blog to a dedicated server courtesy of Rob Conery and still had the problem. Migrating allowed me to narrow down the problem without affecting anyone else’s site.

After much trial and error, I narrowed it down to the Recent Comments and Recent Posts controls in the footer of my skin. If you scroll down, you’ll see I’ve removed them.

So again, thanks for those who pointed it out and sorry to anyone who was inconvenienced (like me!) looking for information etc….

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  1. Avatar for Jon Limjap
    Jon Limjap October 16th, 2007

    Glad to have you back! :) (and glad to have those login prompts stop popping out my pageflakes feeds :p)

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    Scott October 16th, 2007

    Ahh, the cry of the sysadmin during a crisis. "I didn't change anything, all I did was ... "

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    manovich October 16th, 2007

    What is wrong with Recent Comments and Recent Posts (just curious)?

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    Rob Conery October 17th, 2007

    Phil uses classic ASP for the Recent bits on his blog. Something about "preferring inline scripting" and "missing the old days". I remember suggesting to him that this could really bite him in the butt and he said "Dude - managed code SUCKS - inline's HOTT!"

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    Andy October 17th, 2007

    Looks like you've been hacked? :)

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    Haacked October 17th, 2007

    @manovich I'm not sure yet. I'll look into it when I'm back home.

  7. Avatar for Bargearse
    Bargearse October 17th, 2007

    www.haacked.com doesn't work (throws an Invalid Hostname error). You (or the server monkey) need to add it to the virtual hosts thingo.

  8. Avatar for Jeff Atwood
    Jeff Atwood October 24th, 2007

    looks like you made the transition to the new server.. congrats!