Snippet: Internet Broken?

December 23rd, 2003 by Richy B. Leave a reply »

Strange things are afoot on the internet at the moment it seems. Sites I visit on a regular basis Slashdot.org (a techy news site which has such a high readership it can “bring down” other websites: the so called “Slashdot effect”) is returning a high number of “500 Internal Server Errors”, and SpamCop (a site for reporting spam) is also returning “Proxy/500 Internal Errors”. Luckily my servers (my two personal ones and the ones I manage for work) are running OK (although earlier a MySQL server failed: but I sorted it within a few minutes), but one of my three incoming POP3 mailservers (the one provided by my ISP Demon) is non-responsive.

Blarg! 🙁 Oh well, gives me a chance to get on with some work…

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This means that, despite my best intentions, it may no longer be accurate.

This blog holds over 12 years of archived content - during that time, I may have changed my opinion of something, technology will have advanced (and old "best standards" may no longer be the case), my technology "know how" has improved etc etc - it would probably take me a considerable amount of time to update all the archival entries: and defeat the point of keeping them anyway.

Please take these posts for what they are: a brief look into my past, my history, my journey and "caveat emptor".

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