The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

15 October 2004

Possible outages?

At least one reader close to home is reporting that this site is coming through piecemeal at best. Admittedly, this is probably appropriate — heaven knows I've had enough half-baked and otherwise incomplete ideas posted here — but I would like to know if anyone else is experiencing more than the usual trouble getting here.

Posted at 10:54 AM to Blogorrhea


OK- I think I know what the problem is. Neither Firefox nor Safari wants to load your right side column until Sitemeter loads, and Sitemeter is REALLY SLOW right now.

There must be a significant difference between your template code and mine though, because my right side column does load while Sitemeter is still churning.. and churning.. and churning.

Loading an entry directly from the RSS feed (as I did with this one) is lightning fast.

(And the Sitemeter number shows up - 551475)

I hate computers.

Posted by: Dan at 11:37 AM on 15 October 2004

OK, IE6 for Windoze XP SP2 doesn't choke. Hmm..

Posted by: Dan at 11:40 AM on 15 October 2004

Besides SM, BlogSnob has been known to act up, though lately if it's stuck it sends a blank rather than make you wait for something.

I really do need to rewrite this template, which is a couple of years old; there are now more tweaks and fixes than original code.

Posted by: CGHill at 12:52 PM on 15 October 2004

Loaded up just fine for me!

Posted by: David at 9:33 PM on 15 October 2004