Posts about Internet

Turn your cache back on

Published on 24 March 2008 in , ,

For some time, I've been wondering why Movable Type has been, well frankly, so slow on my home PC. And specifically my Linux PC. It's been an insane situation where trying to add one entry could take five minutes.

Bespoke vs Off-the-shelf – watching the BBC blogs comment problems

Published on 26 February 2008 in , , , , , ,

Blogs for me are a great way for the BBC to communicate with the people who use, and pay for, its services and it's great that they've been a success. Indeed, probably too much of a success if the continuing comment problems are anything to go by. The problems in trying to put up a single comment are, frankly, terrible. Timeouts... Server problems... You're not even sure if your comment has even got through to the server backend half the time.

Comments now back – and the battle to get SpamFirewall running

Published on 16 February 2008 in , , , ,

Well you're a right bunch of miserable people. Not one email to keep me company whilst the comments were down! Tsk! What do you think you're playing at? Call yourself blog readers... Anyway, they're back up now following some intensive hunting to find the cause of spam comments somehow making it on the site, despite all comments being pre-moderated.

Comment Spam

Published on 5 February 2008 in , , , ,

I confess to being mildly concerned when I logged into Movable Type just now and found a great big whopping piece of comment spam had somehow managed to get itself onto an article yesterday.

No, I Didn’t Spam Anyone

Published on 14 January 2008 in , , ,

Every now and then my email accounts suffer what I suspect many people who own domains do these days - log on to your email and find a couple of thousand emails saying 'Message can't be delivered' or that kind of ilk.