Burningbird Technology Weblogging

Hosting stuff

Recovered from the Wayback Machine.

I had some serious Perl/CGI/MT problems earlier and couldn’t post, and you all couldn’t access the comments. Not overly thrilled with my host at this moment, to be honest. Especially when I see indications of a machine that’s overly burdened.

The problem with my host is the same problem with any host whose customers are using the identical functionality — everyone’s hitting the same types of system needs at the same time. Most of the folks here abouts are using Movable Type against MySql. That means Perl, CGI, MySql, and some PHP.

I used the ‘top’ command on my Linux server to see who was using the CPU for what. I saw one process that was using about 90% of the CPU running a Perl command, which most likely accounted for some of my problems.. When that one ended I saw a lot of mt-comment.cgi calls. What was funny is I saw some webloggers I know. For instance, I saw Moxie floating past.

It’s strange who you can run into deep in the innards of a machine.



Sorry to rescind my offer to take screenshots of your weblogs with Safari. I’m
going to be out of touch for a while, and won’t be checking my email, or this weblog.

Others will be willing, I’m sure, to take screenshots for those of you interested.


Burningbird flies south for the winter

I started out taking a break because I needed it, and I came back because of work on the RDF book. I opened my mouth — again — which has not had universally postive results. News that started out good turned out to be not so good; and friendships have been permanently lost. Friends mean a lot to me.

This is a time of holidays and family and friends for all of you. You do not need the Burning Bird of Gloom perching over your heads waiting for a bright glimmer of joy so that I can swoop down and tear it to shreds. Gloom just does not become me — all that black.

I am resuming the break I took earlier and stopped prematurely, in order to focus on things that you all don’t really need or want to know about.

Happy Chanukah! Merry Christmas! Bright Kwanza!

See you next year.