Continuing outages

DMZ · November 27, 2004 at 2:57 pm · Filed Under Site information 

I’ve been hoping this would clear up before I felt like I had to post about it, but — yes, our provider’s been having problems, resulting in people getting no page/database cannot connect messages/etc.

Sorry. They’re aware of it, the server’s being looked at, so… we’ll see, I guess. I’m not sure at this point if I need to work up a spec sheet and then start asking people for hosting recommendations or just chill for a while, and since I’ve got so much else to do, I think I’m going to chill.

Anyway — apologies, as always, for the troubles. I’m working on it.


17 Responses to “Continuing outages”

  1. JPWood on November 27th, 2004 3:11 pm

    I’d noticed, three of the past four days this week when I usuallly read/post, which is the middle of the night for you. You guys have done enough recently.
    Just chill for a while before you drop.

  2. Gabriel on November 27th, 2004 5:18 pm

    Does anybody else reading this with SharpReader or another reader find that the posts have numbers and symbols mixed in when you read them within the reader?

  3. Ryan on November 28th, 2004 2:05 pm

    I use Feedreader and it hasn’t pulled an updated headline since The Mariners Have New Owners post. It’s pulling other feeds just fine so I’m thinking it’s a USS Mariner issue.

  4. DMZ on November 28th, 2004 4:33 pm

    It’s not a site issue, the RSS feeds are up and looks just fine, newest post is the newest post, the comments feeds work as well.

    You can verify this if you want by looking at the source of the feed.

  5. Ryan on November 28th, 2004 4:49 pm

    Of the roughly 60 feeds I subscribe to, USS Mariner is the only one not updating correctly. I’m using this link for the feed:

    It just doesn’t want to pull anything from your site. Can’t figure it out.

    Is anyone else having problems with the feed here?

  6. David J Corcoran on November 28th, 2004 4:57 pm

    The RSS feed is working wonderfully for me…

  7. Ryan on November 28th, 2004 5:09 pm

    Alright. I’ll assume it’s a problem on my end then.

  8. Gabriel on November 28th, 2004 5:44 pm

    I am getting the feed, it just has a lot of gibberish mixed in.

  9. DMZ on November 28th, 2004 5:57 pm

    If anyone can offer me
    a) a reproducable bug and
    b) a fix for that bug that’s implementable

    I’ll fix anything on the site. Ask Mr. Corcoran here, I’ve implemented whole features just for him, after he went problem/solution.

  10. Ryan on November 28th, 2004 6:02 pm

    Fair enough – and thanks for the willingness to help.

    I think it’s a Feedreader issue. I need to get a better feed aggregator (like FeedDemon) but I’d rather not pay for it. Problems like this are what I get for going cheap, I suppose.

  11. Conor Glassey on November 28th, 2004 8:51 pm

    What’s an RSS feed?

  12. Gabriel on November 29th, 2004 4:50 am

    It’s a way of syndicating a site so that you can aggregate all the blogs/sites you’re interested in into one reader, like Feedreader or Sharpreader or whatever. Then, rather than having to check the blogs all the time for updates, the reader updates periodically and lets you know which blogs have been updated since the last time.

  13. David J Corcoran on November 29th, 2004 7:39 am

    Ryan: Just get Mozilla FireFox, it has built in RSS support. It works great.

  14. Mark Martin on November 29th, 2004 10:17 am

    My website has a built-in RSS reader, which checks your RSS feed every 20 minutes. I just checked my error log and I noticed that I am getting consistent errors opening your feed (wp-rss2.xml). I am getting very similar errors from LeoneForThird’s RSS feed, which also uses WordPress’ RSS syndicator. I would recommend that you contact WordPress and see if there is a known bug in their RSS syndicator.

    Mark Martin

  15. Ryan on November 29th, 2004 12:25 pm


    I know all about Firefox and have been using it for several months now. I prefer a stand-alone reader as I have a ton of feeds I subscribe to and it’s easier to get a global view of them that way.

    I’m hoping there will be a Firefox extension that will turn the browser itself into a feed reader. I’m sure it’s on the way if it’s not already out there.

  16. Conor Glassey on November 29th, 2004 2:59 pm

    OK – I downloaded FeedReader, but now how do I add blogs to it? I just copied Ryan’s (#5) address for USSM, but what about other Blogs? How do I find their RSS URL?
    Thanks for the help!

  17. Conor Glassey on November 29th, 2004 3:28 pm

    Nevermind – I figured it out.