What The Heck?


Well that was embarrassing.

Turns out we were down for a few hours while I wasn’t looking. Usually I get text messages and other alerts if there is anything wrong with the site. It turns out I did get the alerts, I just didn’t have my phone near me to receive them… Oh well, it’s all fixed now.

If you must know what the issue is, I can’t really say at this point. It appears to be an issue at the intersection of Apache, APC (cache) and MySQL. I’ve not exactly pinned down the cause, but it appears an issue with APC and fcgi processes. I’m going to upgrade to the latest stable version of APC and see if that helps. If not then I’ll be digging back into the Apache configuration.

Thanks to those who e-mailed.

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  • Don’t you just love it when circumstances come together to make a bad situation even worse?

  • JWH

    Apache Indians or an Apache helicopter?

  • Anon Y. Mous

    I don’t know where to put this, so I guess right here will work.

    The “Blog View” link in that top header thingy is out of date. Just gives items from 2012.

    While I’m at it, how about a real blog view link? Like they do over at Powerline, to name one example.