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Re: “From the Publisher: Poking a Hornet's Nest

Thanks for summing up a disturbing trend.

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Posted by BobM on 02/25/2014 at 4:52 PM

Re: “Let the Bitch-Fest Begin!

Well, I have tried twice to post here. Neither has appeared. I assume it has something to do with my ADHD. I start to write, get distracted, then 2 hours or 2 days later I come back to this open tab, finish my 'thoughts' but it never gets posted.

Anyway, one more time: I agree with pretty much eveything AJ said (Hi Andrew, what's the deal with dissing Twitter?).

Lots of people have been commenting on functions and I thought the request was about design. The 2 things I dislike about the current design are the narrowness of the layout and the color scheme.

The current layout makes everything feel cramped and uninviting. I can't breath. Too much all at one level. And this feeds in to the color scheme. It's bland and does not allow for highlighting what is most important. I know, it's all important. But it can't be all equally important. Give us some focus. And not the blinking ads focus. That's distraction and makes me want to not click nor patronize the advertisers.

Here's crossing fingers. Clickin Post button.

Posted by Bob on 05/11/2009 at 7:42 PM

Re: “Web Death

I have finally gotten some information from svwh. It appears the communication issue was due in part to my gmail account where their responses were being sent to Spam. This had never happened before. Until I logged in to the web interface I was not aware of it. I'm still not clear about why I couldn't get through on the phone. The owner says they were answering all day.

Some other info which I will place on my own blog:

"As you are aware there was a major power outage yesterday at the data center we are located in. Even though our data center has a back-up battery system and back-up generators, there was apparently a failed capacitor bank that prevented either the batteries or the generators from helping. We will be learning more about what happened tomorrow when the data center owners provide us with an RFO or Reason For Outage
document."

This is a substantial company that manages hundreds of servers (whereas the data center houses thousands of servers). They're service has, in general been quite good.

Posted by Bob on 01/17/2009 at 4:47 AM

Re: “Web Death

The servers in that space were back online shortly after 11 PM. What was most galling was the lack of communication from svwh.

Posted by Bob on 01/14/2009 at 12:14 AM

Re: “Ta-da!

Just to clarify a bit about the hosting - we've been hosting the North Coast Journal for years. Up until now they have been on a shared server. The new site is on a dedicated server because of the particular demands of Django. The OS is actually CentOS not Red Hat, strictly speaking, in spite of the similarities.

Posted by Bob on 05/30/2008 at 12:13 AM

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