Author Archives: Jacques Chester

Today’s outage

Approximately 4 hours ago, Ozblogistan began to receive a very high level of traffic. During this period my performance tracking tools stopped working so it is difficult to tell how much traffic was received during the period. A few minutes ago I kicked over our web server to reset all connections, which resolved this matter […]

We’re back

If you see this message, you’re on the new servers at the original providers. Moses ain’t got nothing on me.

The Second Migration

That you can see this post means you’re on the new server. Welcome. There will be glitches — duplicates and the like. Sorry about the disruption, but I hoped you all enjoyed the kittens and the dalek.

Trauma

Last night the Ozblogistan network slowed down and then began to “yo-yo” — stop working and then reappear cyclically. I have been becoming increasingly dissatisfied with WPEngine’s reliability and service. Tis was the straw that broke the camel’s back. So I began a crash move of the network to a new hosting service, Page.ly. That […]

It’s broken

Hello everyone, your friendly Ozblogistan Tyrant here. Ozblogistan was moved to new servers on Monday night by some subcontractors. The ensuing few days have been a mess because the move was only incompletely successful. In particular, bloggers have been unable to log into the wordpress backend to write posts or moderate comments. This morning I […]

It's broken

Hello everyone, your friendly Ozblogistan Tyrant here. Ozblogistan was moved to new servers on Monday night by some subcontractors. The ensuing few days have been a mess because the move was only incompletely successful. In particular, bloggers have been unable to log into the wordpress backend to write posts or moderate comments. This morning I […]

Disruption

Hello all, your friendly Ozblogistan Tyrant here. This weekend I will be performing one of the biggest changes made to Ozblogistan in several years. I am moving the site from its current home to a new one. The new service is a company specialising in WordPress hosting. They will be taking responsibility for all the […]

Hacked again

Hello all, your friendly Ozblogistan Tyrant here, abusing my multisite posting powers. This morning I received two independent reports of trojan warnings being given for two different Ozblogistan websites. After investigation, I have determined that the server was automatically compromised, presumably by a brand new attack (since we just 2 days ago updated to WordPress […]

Planned Outage Tonight

Hello everyone, it’s your friendly Ozblogistan Tyrant here. I plan to migrate our servers to a different data centre tonight. There will be some disruption during the move, and it may take time for your DNS records to be updated. We’re moving from the Fremont data centre, which has turned out to be about as […]

Planned outage this Sunday

Hello all, your friendly Ozblogistan tyrant here. To perform some important maintenance on the site, it will be necessary to deactivate all Ozblogistan blogs temporarily on Sunday afternoon. I am expecting to take the site down around 2pm, central standard time, for up to two hours.