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    Hey TR?!?


    by tig2 ·

    Just so you are aware-

    Most all day today (8/4) the site has been getting hung up on virtually every operation. I have even been able to switch loads in the washer and get back before the next page loads. My office is downstairs, my washroom is up.

    Are there new server issues? I did take the step of checking my connection and tried from other computers in the house. My connection (broadband) is running as it should, the other computers routinely access your site.

    Should I email you some RAID? It “gets the bugs out”… theoretically.

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    • #3215106

      Naw, they

      by old guy ·

      In reply to Hey TR?!?

      are just having fun with us today. You know they have to get their kick somehow. 🙂

    • #3215103

      Pages load for me

      by crashoverider ·

      In reply to Hey TR?!?

      I have had the pages load fine for me all day but I have noticed that when I click on the link in my TR e-mails I have to go to the link twice for the proper page to load.

      • #3215094

        Hey Crash, shhh,

        by old guy ·

        In reply to Pages load for me

        don’t tell Tig2 but they’re just picking on her again. They had so much fun picking on her awhile back they just wanted to have more fun–but don’t let Tig2 know. B-)

      • #3215092

        in my emails

        by w2ktechman ·

        In reply to Pages load for me

        at least for answers rated, only half of the address pops up in the links, then I need to paste the other half.
        Might be a yahoo thing though, as I have had a few other issues with them recently too.

    • #3215093

      I think you’re on to something….

      by compootergeek ·

      In reply to Hey TR?!?

      pages are loading slowly for me too, and constantly having to refresh
      (although, the network dude that sits next to me has been away from his desk and had mumbled that there was complaints of slowness here….)

    • #3215085

      No trouble here

      by mjd420nova ·

      In reply to Hey TR?!?

      Been on and off the site a dozen times today and no trouble for me. I’m just waiting for the cable to dump or something. Maybe your acccess points are having a problem, but is just as fast as ever here in NORCAL.

    • #3215080

      No server issues that we are aware of

      by jfpsf ·

      In reply to Hey TR?!?

      Our monitoring hasn’t shown any problems with our servers today. Was it only TR you were having problems with?

      • #3215055

        Sorry, away from the computer for a bit

        by tig2 ·

        In reply to No server issues that we are aware of

        So far, TR is the only site I am seeing this with. Google and my VPN connection have both been fine. I have tested in both IE and Firefox browsers and have had the same result.

        Weird. The oddest thing- to me, at least- is that I haven’t seen a 404 error. When you were having earlier trouble, a load time of 30 seconds could produce a 404. I have had much longer load times but they have all been successful.

        I did contact my service provider and went through their “trouble shooting protocol”. In other words, I reset my router.

        This is really strange. There is something hung somewhere and I can’t see it. Sounds like I may be the only one having the issue though.

        Thanks for taking a look. I will let you know if I see any additional strangeness… after my 20 mile walk tomorrow…

        • #3214984

          Not only you Tig

          by hal 9000 ·

          In reply to Sorry, away from the computer for a bit

          I was running into the same thing a few days ago but it now appears to be sorted.

          I would either get a Page Not Found error message but one from the Browser IE, FF, Opera or sometimes up to 5 minutes to load a page and not one of them was in the EL Thread. :p

          Mostly I found that some White Papers just wouldn’t load up but the Discussion Site was just slow, but it’s better now so maybe it was just a passing glitch.


          [i]Edit[/i] just after posting this answer I noticed a couple of threads asking is TR Broken and News Letter Links Not Loading. So it’s not just you but maybe all that walking is having an adverse affect on your computer. :0

          Remember to remove the CAT 5 cable from around your legs before starting out on a long walk as the hardware doesn’t like being bounced around and you don’t need to Handicap yourself with all that extra weight. Granted it might fall off on the way as the Cable Clips break and allow the hardware to drop off but that’s even more expensive unless you have someone following you to pick up the pieces. 😀

    • #3215004

      Did you

      by ontheropes ·

      In reply to Hey TR?!?

      get your TR site problems ironed out? I saw your post yesterday and thought that maybe I’d start having problems too but it’s been smooth sailing here. So far.

    • #3214958

      I bet

      by oz_media ·

      In reply to Hey TR?!?

      It’s Tech Republic’s IT department that keeps posting in Tech Q&A about how to remove spyware and recover their admin passwords.

      TR, we are on to you and you better up the points!

      • #3214937

        Good point OZ

        by hal 9000 ·

        In reply to I bet

        I’ll have to stop answering those questions on Lost Passwords wont I? 😀

        Col ]:)

    • #3214932

      Window washer

      by zlitocook ·

      In reply to Hey TR?!?

      Clean your system every day and run a clean up utility like window washer, it will speed up your system and get rid of things you do not need.
      The only problem I had was down loads after clean up and those were fixed.

    • #3213547

      TR issue seems to be gone now….

      by compootergeek ·

      In reply to Hey TR?!?

      I had same issues, and even after going home on FRI, so I don’t think it was my systems.
      As stated there were other discussions opened on this same issue.
      ANYWAY, good work TR for watching your site and clearing things up!

      • #3213472

        I agree

        by tig2 ·

        In reply to TR issue seems to be gone now….

        Have not had problems with it today (8/7). Everything is loading as it should be although I have heard others say that they weere now having 404s.

        Gotta love those server migrations…

    • #3213176

      Problems…… [i] they’re back……. [/i]

      by gadgetgirl ·

      In reply to Hey TR?!?

      List of discussions in Misc/cooler section did it again – lots of old discussions re-emerged for no apparent reason

      Getting a few 404’s too

      oh, and put some more money in the meters, guys, loading is soooooooooo zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz sloooooowwwwwwww

      Had time to pop along to the corridor to the kitchen and make coffee before the site ideas portion loaded…..

      All between 07:00 and 12:00 UK BST today, 08/08

      (Hey! nobody can get at me for putting the date the “incorrect” way around today! Mental note: insert date at every available opportunity!!!) :p


      • #3213157

        Don’t know about you, GG

        by tig2 ·

        In reply to Problems…… [i] they’re back……. [/i]

        I have to think to write the date. I learned day/month. So today is 08 August. If including the year, it would read 2006/08/08.

        Isn’t that the right way? I have been doing it so for years.

        Of course there are others that do it wrong. They aren’t my problem. 🙂

        • #3213093

          Lol TT :)

          by rob mekel ·

          In reply to Don’t know about you, GG

          mm/dd/yy / mm/dd/yyyy / yyyy/mm/dd and the european way dd/mm/yy / dd/mm/yyyy but on 1-1-yy , 2-2-yy , … , 12-12-yy you shouldn’t have a problem that’s why 06-06-06 was a nice one ]:) :^0

          BTW friends of us got married on 20-06-2006 [i]dd-mm-yy[/i], both have 2 kids out of a prior marriage so it became 2 for 6 🙂 Is rather a nice I think.


      • #3213999

        I see what you mean about the old discussions showing up for no reason

        by debuggist ·

        In reply to Problems…… [i] they’re back……. [/i]

        I’ll log this and make sure it’s assigned to a developer to fix.

        If you’re experiencing 404s, please post or private message to me the URLs that are returning 404.


    • #3214010

      How are things now?

      by debuggist ·

      In reply to Hey TR?!?

      Any specific URLs that are slow to load?

      We deployed a fix yesterday for the article links in the newsletters.

      While the server migration was generally successfully, there is always some residual cleanup to be done after major events like that. Sometimes the hard part is just rooting out the problems.

      Thanks for your help and understanding,

      • #3213944

        Some of the reason for old posts coming out of the mists

        by tig2 ·

        In reply to How are things now?

        A peer had to edit the body of some posts in various threads. Because the system perceives the edit as a new activity, the posts came to the top. Because the edit doesn’t re-identify a post as “New”, it is hard to see the change.

        Max pulled that on us for fun over the 4th of July weekend.

        Good to hear that the migration was successful. I will put up a note to post URLs that 404 or slow.

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