I have made my first (I believe) April fools feature for my website. On April 1st, the page will spin around 360° on load and every time the user clicks. It’s a quick script I threw together this evening after deciding I wanted to finally do something for the day, as a number of websites do such things. It didn’t come together as smoothly as I hoped, which made me all the more determined to get something in place before the end of the day.Continue reading post "April Fools"
There was another DreamCompute incident leading to downtime of my site / server.Continue reading post "DreamCompute downtime incident 2020"
Today at work, a feature I worked on went from fun and cool as I was building it to a stressful fix and recover operation after it unintentionally deleted important site files when deployed.Continue reading post "#2820"
This weekend, I implemented a dark theme for my site.Continue reading post "Dark theme for my site"
In the interest of progressive enhancement, my site doesn’t force browsers to connect over HTTPS unless they demonstrate support for it.Continue reading post "Forcing HTTPS and progressive enhancement"
This site was down tonight, possibly for a couple hours, seemingly due to another issue with DreamCompute.Continue reading post "#2486"
My server and site were down for about 16 hours from Tuesday evening (≈18:08) to Wednesday morning (≈10:36). This was due to a significant problem that occurred due to an upgrade to the Ceph system running Dreamcompute. Numerous people were affected, based on Twitter posts, and we still have little information about what happened.Continue reading post "DreamCompute disruption incident"
So, this site was down for like 16 hours due to a botched update of DreamCompute by Dreamhost. Back up and running now. Will report more when I get home tonight.
Looking at a page discussing the code of the first web browser (WorldWideWeb), I noticed a line designating port 2784 as
OLD_TCP_PORT. After looking into it a bit more, I determined that this was the port used for the web until port 80 was officially designated in January of 1992.
I finally built a snow animation for my site to celebrate Christmas.Continue reading post "Website Snow Script"