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— Site News, Baseball Talk, and a Bunch of Other Stuff

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Sorry for the Downtime This Morning

Sorry for the downtime. Our server host migrated our server to newer hardware. The downtime was supposed to be minimal but the changeover took longer than expected. Their timing wasn’t the best either. Please let me know if you notice anything wonky.

Sorry again for the inconvenience.

BTW, you can follow me on Twitter for updates on stuff like this and some baseball tidbits from time-to-time.

Jim Furtado Posted: October 13, 2015 at 01:44 PM | 10 comment(s)
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Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Site Slowdowns

A number of people have complained about slow load times for pages at different times during the day. After spending some time monitoring the server a little more closely the last few days, I’ve narrowed down the cause to a few Mysql queries that have been locking some of the database’s biggest tables. When that happens the other queries pause and fall into the queue until the table lock is released.

I’ve already fixed some issues created within the forums by archiving the old Lounges. I need ...

Jim Furtado Posted: September 09, 2015 at 10:19 AM | 161 comment(s)
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Monday, October 31, 2011

Please Excuse the Mess

It’s update time. The season is over and a slower news cycle is upon us. It’s time for me to roll up my sleeves and work on the site. First up is the transition of our Content Management System (CMS) from Expression Engine‘s 1.x series to its 2.x series. I had hoped to accomplish this upgrade last March but, unfortunately, some of the third-party scripts the site uses had not yet been updated to the new version, my personal life was much too busy and, frankly, I did not have sufficient funds to ...

Jim Furtado Posted: October 31, 2011 at 06:32 PM | 193 comment(s)
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