Thumbs Down: I’ve disabled the Thumbs Down button at the bottom of posts on a trial basis. We have a few trolls who down-vote every post so the tally isn’t very accurate or helpful. For now we’ll keep the Thumbs Up button so readers can see what posts others seem to like.
Amazon.com Links: The links [...]
The Wayback Machine is a digital time capsule created by the Internet Archive, a non-profit organization, based in San Francisco, California. It is maintained with content from Alexa Internet. The service enables users to see archived versions of web pages across time, which the Archive calls a “three dimensional index”.
Here’s a look [...]
It was eleven years ago yesterday that the very first post appeared on Bits & Pieces. It’s been a wild ride at times. I’ve posted some interesting, weird and funny things along the way… many of which you’ve contributed. Thank you.!
I’ve met a lot of interesting people, both online and in person. I’ve heeded [...]
You may have noticed that B&P has been a little sluggish in loading the last day or two. With what little skills I have, I’ve determined that someone in the Ukraine has been trying to hack into the site. I’ve found and inserted some code to block anyone from the Ukraine from accessing the site…. or at least [...]
One of my other websites (NB) is down again. And it appears to be the same problem we had last month. It starting becoming very slow on Monday and all but crawled to a stop by Tuesday.
Excessive traffic to the site was causing stability problems for the other sites sharing the server so the [...]
I have a website that is down at the moment because of the following message from Dreamhost:
Traffic to your site was causing instability on the entire machine. I’m sure you can understand why we cannot allow this is a shared hosting environment. Once the traffic to your site decreases, we will consider [...]
I’ve optimized the database as suggest by Big Harv and that seems to have done the trick. I’ll be slowly reactivating the plugins I deactivated during the problem period.
I’m sorry for any inconvenience this may have cause you. I know it was very frustrating for me.
Several people have alerted me to the fact that Bits & Pieces is taking an unusually long time to load.
I’ve deactivated some recently updated plugins to see if one of them might be the culprit.
Just be aware that I’m looking into the problem.
Update: I think I may have found the [...]
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