We Apologise For The Loss of Service

That’s one of those editorial “we” thingies, of course. There’s only the one of me really[1], but it’s one of those conventions that I like to observe. However, you can be assured that Les won’t fall into the bizarre habit of talking about himself in the third person. Les thinks that people who do that are crazier than bags of rabid squirrels. Les would never do that.

Anyway, this is just a note to apologise to anyone who tried to visit the site earlier today and was greeted with an error message or an incredibly slowly loading page. This was because Dreamhost have jsut enabled the virtual private MySQL server that I asked for some time ago. The slowness and disconnectedness was caused by the quite chunky Losing it[1] database being shuffled around form its old home to its shiny new one.

It all seems back to what passes for normal around here now, but I’ll be keeping an eye on the little beastie until I’m sure it’s completely happy. I’ll also be keeping an eye on the performance graph, so I can decide if I’ve ordered either not enough or too much power for the MySQL server. Fortunately, I can change it at any time, which is cool.

[1] Waits for chorus of “Just as well!”