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Yup – I’ve got a problem.
Apart from all my medical and psychological ones [which I wouldn’t bore you with], I have a problem with this damned site. Again.
Yesterday was a bad day. I could hardly get into the engine room at all. It kept complaining that the site was too slow to load and giving loads of useless reasons [“Error – site timed out”] which didn’t help. Then when I was getting in, each page took an age to load [I’m talking many minutes here] that I just gave up. It’s hard to post and hard to comment. It is really fucking irritating. I have nearly sixty emails from monitoring sites telling me the site is down, and later telling me it’s up again.
So I really need to do something. But here is another problem. I may not have the time.
This afternoon I’m expecting a chap to call. If his visit is a success, and I have no reason to doubt that it will be, then I shall be busy elsewhere. This could be the start of a new little adventure that hopefully will last many years to come. I don’t want to make any announcements at this stage but hopefully will in the next few days. That is, if I can get the fucking site to work.
So if I have time, I’ll muck around with the site. Maybe it’ll disappear from time to time. Maybe it will suddenly break because I have done something silly. I have suspicions about the theme I use but I don’t want to lose that [it feels like home]. Maybe I’ll lose things like “like” buttons or the starry vote thing. I just don’t know.
So in the meantime, just talk amongst yourselves.
Your blog was very slow to load or to show/accept comments at the start of the week, timed out a couple of times just trying to read it, but it improved yesterday and seems normal today. I notice it happen to all sorts of sites more frequently nowadays, gnerally blogs or small sites not the big commercial ones and looks more like a DNS problem or an online intermittency, with a delay finding the site rather than slow loading once it’s started.
I have a little stable of sites under my care and a few of those also reported problems, though none as severe as this one. Several times I tried to get in and gave up jn frustration. Error messages are as useful as a fart in a gale – Your site is taking too long to load! Yes, I know it’s taking too long: tell me fucking WHY?
My son’s job is research on Cloud storage (whatever that is) so I suspect he knows a bit about the internet or whatever and you sound just like him when time outs and hangs and other stuff I don’t understand get on his tits with his own PC.
The problems or slow deterioration have come about because of working from home OR TPTB are slowly deliberately trying to kill the internet because it keeps insisting on speaking the truth about things and not parroting the approved bullshit on just about every aspect of life.
They won’t stand up to argue the cases against CBDC or “boosters” etc. Far easier and effective to destroy the functionality of the whole W.W.W bit by bit.
It will be so simple in the new world order.
The hard part is being helpless. If the main fuse blows, I don’t have a spare and the shops aren’t open until the morning I will happily wait in the dark until then. If on the other hand there is a power cut I will get upset if it’s not back in minutes.
Grandad, if all the wheels fall off you can resort to publishing “Head Rambles, Volume II”.
“A selection of 5000 of the best articles”? Haha.