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Missed a Day's Blogging...
31st August, 2017
Yesterday, I got the pixelart uploaded, and was about to start on my morning Blog, when the whole site started to collapse in on itself.
The server stuttered and crawled to a ludicrous point where it was taking about 30-odd seconds to serve a single page.
I investigated to the best of my abilities. Checked different domains, tested the FTP, ensure the SQL was working.
All seemed fine, except the HTML server was running at an abysmal speed.
I stopped what I was doing and emailed Tech Support.
They managed to reboot the server, and figured it was a rogue script running in the background, but were unsure what might've caused it as they apparently don't have any "script time" records or anything like that.
After that, I spent all day (ALL DAY!!) adding all manner of extra debug info throughout the site, so hopefully if it happens again, I've got a much more complicated set of data that I and the hosts can use to make sense of the situation.
Debug info everywhere, extra output on my "Server load" script, and oodles of random things that might accidentally appear throughout the many pages on this site! Apologies if they do. They *should* only show up for me, but.. Well, it was hastily added, so there's a chance you might occasionally spot a weird thing and wonder what it is!!
If you do spot anything that looks "a bit debug'y", be sure to let me know so I can hide it away again!
So, yeah, that was pretty much my entire day, yesterday.
I spent about an hour or so playing with music and writing bits of the newsletter, whilst waiting for various things to happen, but otherwise I was focused on keeping the site from caving in on itself!
AGameAWeek is an alarmingly large amount of content, on many different php scripts..
I could really do with combining a lot of the stuff into one giant script, much like how I recently rewrote SoCoder...
... A task for another time, though!
Daily Doodle : Lovely Creature
Platdude's discovered a new creature in the wilderness. He isn't sure what sort of creature this is. It needs a name.
Platdude thinks for a while, and decides.. "Larry"!
I guess I went and missed a day,
The first in over a year.
A simple bug, and all gets delayed.
It's a larger break I fear.
Today I need to start a game.
I haven't started that.
An idea sits upon my mind,
Underneath my hat.
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