Our server here at Reinvented HQ is starting to groan under the weight of the myriad tasks it’s performing: it’s our phone system, our webserver, our mail server, our DNS server and more.
A new server will shortly be on order, probably online in a couple of weeks.
In the meantime, especially to ensure that things don’t implode while I’m away next week, I’m paring down some of the resource-intensive parts of this site for the time being. First victims were the “Items Since Your Last Visit” and “Discussion Since Your Last Visit” collections in the right-hand side bar. These will return once things are on a more even keel, but loading those dynamic chunks of data on every page load was a resource hog, so I’ve turned them off for the moment.
If you’re not praying to the RSS religion yet, now might be a cool time to look into experiencing this website through an RSS newsreader. One of the nice features of most RSS readers is that they keep track of what you’ve read and what you haven’t read for you.
The “Posts since your Last Visit” and “Discussion since your Last Visit” features have returned.
Apologies: items in the “Discussion since your Last Visit” were appearing in reverse chronological order, which is de rigeur for posts, but not comments (go figure!). Fixed.
Also, DNC-related comments and posts are now appearing on the front page sidebar. They were missing until just a minute ago.
…and if you were getting a “Cannot modify header information” error when posting comments, that’s been fixed too. Thanks to Steve Garrity for pointing that out. It was an errant space.