Daily Archives: Thursday, 3rd Aug 2006

Another change in the weather

Today started with another grey, overcast morning. But as the day progressed, the clouds cleared and the sun came out, and it got a wee bit warmer. Nothing like last week’s hot weather, but a lot brighter than the early part of the week.

This morning’s weight was up a fair bit. Mutter.

Back to normal

After yesterday’s fun (not) and games (hardly) with the server, Dreamhost’s techies seem to have fixed the problem that was making it impossible for me to get anything done. :grin:

Apart from the general network issues that I already knew about, it seems the server was getting confused because it was trying to connect to a file server (or filer) that wasn’t altogether there. I’ve seen Windows do something similar. Computers are a bit stupid like that, you know. If they think something is there, they’ll keep trying and trying and trying until someone hits them with a big stick.

Anyway, I’ve been fiddling around with the site all evening, and it’s been working just fine. I finished moving images into Gallery, which involved editing around 40 old posts, and I’ve upgraded to the latest release of WordPress. So far, everything appears to be working as it should…

Frustration

I’ve mentioned the problems my web host has been having lately. I had hoped things were getting better, but the server Losing it[1] lives on was having more, err, issues earlier.

From the time I got in from work, it was going so slowly as to be unusable – which is very frustrating, as I wanted to make some changes to the site. This proved to be impossible. I’ve logged another service call, and provided some information that might or might not help them solve this.

I was just about to go to bed, and thought I’d take one more look, and would you believe it, the site is now running as it should, more or less, give or take.

Would have been so much nicer if it could have done that five or six hours ago…

Most of the time, I really like Dreamhost. The services are great value for money, and the control panel and command line access make running my sites so much easier. But they really need to get to the bottom of their current problems. Like a lot of customers, I’m getting really frustrated now…