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Posted: September 18, 2008, 7:10 pm - IP Logged

Another "web gremlin" had slipped into the site for the past several weeks, and has been tremendously difficult to find and fix.

I'm sure many of you have noticed that the site goes unresponsive for a few minutes once or twice a day.  (In fact, it just happened again at around 6:00 or so this evening.)

It turns out that one of the reasons it was so difficult to track down was that it was really more than one problem, and the combination of problems caused it.

The only way to track down everything was to create a test environment, strip out just about all the functionality of the site, and slowly add it back in piece by piece to determine at what point the problems would occur.  Not fun.

After fixing a few things, upgrading the editor to the latest version (!), and loading everything up, it seems to be doing well.  So far so good. 

The new code has only been running for about an hour though, so I'll be keeping an eye on it over the next several hours to be sure nothing else pops up.

 

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    Posted: September 18, 2008, 7:13 pm - IP Logged

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      Posted: September 18, 2008, 7:17 pm - IP Logged

      Thanks Todd   Thumbs Up

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        Posted: September 18, 2008, 7:18 pm - IP Logged

        I thought it was just my computer or this site was too overwhelmed but it's happened a few times this week it would take an eon for the homepage to open up.Nice fix!

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          Posted: September 19, 2008, 2:05 am - IP Logged

          Thanks Chief!!! Here is to you!!!!! 

          *pls*

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            Posted: September 22, 2008, 7:52 am - IP Logged

            Thanks Todd for the info. We were wondering what was going on.

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              Posted: September 22, 2008, 8:31 am - IP Logged
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                Posted: September 22, 2008, 8:44 am - IP Logged

                 Thanks Todd for  Getting Rid of the " Web Gremlin" I Naturally thought it was my computer going on the Fritz or the Weather elsewhere.

                   

                  C.A.

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                  Posted: September 22, 2008, 7:23 pm - IP Logged

                  Thanks Todd - Hurray!Type

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                    Posted: September 22, 2008, 7:37 pm - IP Logged

                    Lets keep our fingers crossed.

                    Cheers

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                      Posted: September 22, 2008, 7:39 pm - IP Logged

                      Nice job Todd.

                      Exhaustive work I'm sure. Ahhh back to normal, thanks again.!

                       

                                                                   

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                        Posted: September 22, 2008, 8:43 pm - IP Logged

                        Nice job Todd.

                        Exhaustive work I'm sure. Ahhh back to normal, thanks again.!

                         

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                        Way to go Todd!!!

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                          Posted: September 22, 2008, 9:22 pm - IP Logged

                          Thanks all for the nice comments. 

                          I am very happy to say that the site is working quite well again.  There were a few problems on Friday evening, but that was caused by a bumbling move on my part, rather than the site being at fault.  After that, things have been moving along very quickly, just as they should. 

                          I even did a few extra updates, to see if the site would go through any of the dreaded delays, but instead of a delay, the site did not have even a moment's delay, which is exactly the way it should be acting.

                          Over the past year I had spent an enormous amount of time improving the overall performance, so it was a real downer for the past month or two to see the site having periodic meltdowns.

                          Ironing out the problems has another benefit: I can concentrate on other matters, like new features.  I'll be announcing some new features soon!

                           

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                            Posted: September 22, 2008, 10:30 pm - IP Logged

                            Yeah it seems to be good I've been on for near 4 hrs. and not a single wait and I'm using my W2K partition w/IE6.

                            Thank You.

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                              Posted: September 25, 2008, 10:22 pm - IP Logged

                              Thanks Chief!!! Here is to you!!!!! 

                              Thank's "CHIEF">>>>>!!!

                              how-U-DO-DAT  >>>>>??

                              PSYKOMO