Category Archives: Site News

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.

Ozblogistan will grow larger

For some time now I, your friendly Ozblogistan Tyrant, have been considering expanding the Ozblogistan family. For my thesis research I require a larger pool of blogs under management. To that end, I have opened up a second server for Ozblogistan. Shortly, one server will handle the database while the original server handles the web […]

Larvatus Prodeo is down temporarily

Hello all, your friendly Ozblogistan tyrant here. LP’s domain name has expired. Consequently it is no longer possible to navigate directly to I have reactivated in the meantime while the domain issues are sorted out. Update: normal service has been resumed.

Skepticlawyer now on Facebook, Twitter

Skepticlawyer now has its very own Facebook page. If you’re on Facebook and you want the latest on Skepticlawyer, “like” us to get our updates. I’ve also set it up so that the blog feed goes to my twitter feed (my name in Twitter is Legal Eagle and my user name is legaleagle777). So there’s […]

Ozblogistan News, Part Deux

Hello all, your friendly Ozblogistan Overlord here. Last week I wrote briefly about slowness being caused by attempts to debug a comments plugin used by several Ozblogistan blogs — Brian’s Latest Comments — in the context of Larvatus Prodeo. It transpires that LP’s database of comments was too large to process without causing errors and […]

Sorry, folks.

You’ve probably noticed some slowness in the past 2 hours. That’s me, your loving Ozblogistan admin / tyrant, trying to debug a plugin. Apparently asking for debugging information is too much for PHP and MySQL to bear, so they threw an unedifying tantrum which choked the site.

Lawyers and a larrikin lose upgrade lotto

tl;dr: If the site looks broken, do a shift-reload. Tonight I spent a few hours performing some upgrades on the Ozblogistan server upon which and others reside. This was triggered by my VPS host providing new memory allowances which required rebooting the system. I had two other upgrades in the backlog — the operating […]

An appeal to my American readers…

This is a fairly blatant exercise in tourism blegging, so if you don’t live on the Eastern Seaboard of the USA, then feel free to ignore it. I will be attending a conference in Washington DC from 19-21 February, 2010, and (having done this once before) would like to avoid flying across the pond, staying […]

WordPress is still half-baked junk

Normally-invisible Jacques here. Those of you who know me know that I regularly complain about WordPress. In their rush to add ever more features and introduce new-shineys, the developers of WordPress generally can’t be arsed to close old bugs, write proper tests or confirm that their software isn’t lame rubbish. Latest pet peeve: version 2.8 […]

I broke it

Sorry, my fault. 🙁