Long day at the code factory

By , April 26, 2008 12:16 am

Been here at it since around 8 am and I just noticed it’s after midnight now so I think it’s time to go to bed and start again tomorrow.

Got to looking at one of the sites this am that still had over 900 mb of space taken up when from what I could see should have only had around 450 mb used. After poking around a lot found that the old SpamAssassin had the other 400+ mb squirreled away in a white list file and some other stuff that had expired years ago. Deleted it all and whole site is a lot faster now for some reason… πŸ™„

Got 2 more domains for a client and set a site up. Now waiting for the DNS to propagate so I can set their site up. One will be parked on the other and at some point will have another to part there as well so will have com, org and net tied up. Am now working through the awful code that Website Tonight put out that the old site was built with. Tis some of the worst stuff I have ever seen. HTML Tidy throws pages of errors when I run it on the stuff. Getting it close and letting it go for now. Gonna rebuild the entire site in wordpress anyway but need something up asap. This way I can take some time and get the wp site right before going live.

Tis far too early in the am for as early as I started this am and I am beat. Till tomorrow…

3 Responses to “Long day at the code factory”

  1. Steve says:

    Little bit of this and that Friday. Installed some UPSes (how DO you pluralize UPS?) to keep the video conferencing equipment and the lunchroom computers up and running, and, more importantly, protected from surges. Have had some WEIRD behavior, especially in the lunchroom, that I think is coming from EMF pulses coming from something like a freezer compressor motor firing up. Don’t know for sure what it is, but it has been a PITA and I really hope that this cures the problem. Plus, these are fairly hefty UPSes (there we go with that pluralizing again…) and I think we could run the lunchline units for an entire lunch period on the one they are hooked to. They are all-in-one touchscreen units, with Via Eden 1 GHz processors and SSDs, so their current pull is rather low. The machine they send/receive data from, however, is an old PIII tower that probably won’t last as long. I talked to the cafeteria folks and told them that if the power goes off during/right before serving time, to:
    A. panic and call me.
    B. turn off the monitor and printer that are on the UPS in the office along with the server.
    I’m sure they’ll do A, and I can tell them to do B. 😎 The power doesn’t usually stay off that long, and we have a backup generator, I’m just not sure if the sockets in question in the kitchen area are covered by the generator. Note to self–ask and find out….

    Then went and helped a teacher with some pictures. Then went to breakfast, about 11:30 or so. One of those days…In the afternoon I FINALLY got a computer set up and software installed that I have been trying to do all week. I spent quite a few hours trying to do it elegantly, and finally gave up and just did it. One of these days, I’ll get the elegant part, for now, it’s working.

    Now, I have a three-day weekend to try and do some things. Cleaning up, of course, but I am itching to get Kubuntu 8.04 going. I may even use Wubi to put it on this machine and see how that does–it will just be another folder as far as Windoze is concerned, should be interestiing. If it works OK, I might try that at work–a 2.13 GHz Core2 Duo with a gig of RAM should run Kubuntu pretty well, don’t you think?

    Well, it’s time to try and get going now. Hope the Code Gods are kind to you today.

  2. Steve says:

    Well, OK, THAT works now. Timing is everything, good and bad…

  3. Dave says:

    Well the DNS gods are sure pissing in my cheerios. πŸ‘Ώ

    Still haven’t propagated over to the site yet so I am somewhat dead in the water till it does. I COULD upload it all using the .net parked domain but I’ve done that before and had things work REALLY weird when the main/master domain came on, so would rather just do it all one time rather than either find and fix broken stuff or reupload everything again. πŸ˜•

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