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What the heck happened?

By Doug Thompson
March 14, 2010

The continuing saga of gremlins that has bugged Capitol Hill Blue recently struck this weekend when our web site began consuming massive amounts of server resources and causing the system to crash.

We tried moving the site to another server and tweaking various configuration files but that did little to resolve the problems.

Finally, we traced the issue to a resource problem with the page templates we were using as part of our site redesign. The pages made too many javascript and database calls and quick ate up system memory and CPU capability.

Because of that we have reverted to an older design. It’s not as fancy but it appears to work and that’s what we need.

Thank you for bearing with us. We’ll keep working on the problem.

8 Responses to What the heck happened?

  1. AustinRanter (AKA Gregg)

    March 14, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    Welp, I like the front page format. Hope you keep like it is for awhile.

  2. Rick Martin

    March 15, 2010 at 3:16 am

    Hi Doug,

    I love your comments. But as a veteran of 40 years as a software developer, I highly recommend the KISS (keep it simple, stupid) principle.

    Forget about making your web site more glorious. Just make it work.

    Take care,


  3. Steve

    March 17, 2010 at 7:39 am

    Less is more

  4. b mcclellan

    March 23, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    Dear Editor,

    I’ve a seventh semblance of restraint to find we are ever changing a timeliness at rates of zero.

    The Wars rage and my page is turned.

    Sir , I promise not to comment if you will please reinstate the Quote factor.

    Otherwise known as golb.

    Without , we whither speech.
    Too many viable contributors to mention.

  5. b mcclellan

    March 23, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    Those who deal death, deal with it.
    It happens to be a private condition. called hunt and peck.
    Some days one goes anywhere hell isn’t with one thought in mind,
    only to be.

    You created the monster, I swear no Quirts.

  6. Carl Nemo

    March 25, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    Hi Doug,

    What’s with the blacked out “reply block” to certain posts. Possibly some are inflammatory, maybe not. It seems to be a form of queued censorship concerning who’s comments are eligible for a worthy reply or not?

    Even Rob Kezelis’s reply block is being shaded out for seemingly innocuous replies to his own thread?

    Carl Nemo **==

    Carl Nemo **==

  7. Carl Nemo

    March 25, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    Sorry for the double signature.

    Nemo **==

  8. Almandine

    March 26, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    Hey Doug,

    Blogs coming back?