The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

25 November 2007

Propping the door open

This afternoon being taken up with, um, other issues, I'm declaring an open thread. The usual rules apply. (If you're not familiar with the usual rules, you'll figure them out soon enough.) I'd especially like to hear from someone who can explain what the heck is wrong with Site Meter this morning.

Posted at 11:52 AM to General Disinterest


I noticed SiteMeter was hanging up the final loading of your site but not of any others I was visiting -- including my own, which I know does use SiteMeter. Therefore I suspect it's the particular server hosting your account that was having trouble.

Unless you've changed the code since that earlier visit, it seems to be working okay as of right now.

Posted by: McGehee at 1:03 PM on 25 November 2007

Happy Birthday, Charles!

Posted by: MikeSwi... at 1:05 PM on 25 November 2007

I've had the same problem with SiteMeter for the last 24 hours or so, on all of my site. No idea about what's causing it.

And what MikeSwi said: happy b-day, Charles!

Posted by: david at 1:36 PM on 25 November 2007

I haven't changed the code since 1999, so it's got to be something at their end.

Posted by: CGHill at 1:45 PM on 25 November 2007

Interestingly, the Professor's meter isn't spinning either, and he counts for a lot more revolutions than I do.

On a happier note, I discovered (thank you, Aero) a brace of books at the door. And not just any books, either: Mr Benchley and Mrs Parker.

Posted by: CGHill at 2:33 PM on 25 November 2007

ESPN.Com has been sluggish all weekend too. Similar cause?

Posted by: Dan B at 3:49 PM on 25 November 2007

"Mr Benchley and Mrs Parker"

Who once shared an office, and the cable address "Parkbench, NewYork"

Posted by: Old Grouch at 5:53 PM on 25 November 2007

And Happy Birthday.

Posted by: Old Grouch at 5:56 PM on 25 November 2007

I noticed Sitemeter was either very slow or nonexistent until late this afternoon.

Happy Birthday!

Posted by: Jeffro at 7:27 PM on 25 November 2007

Happy Birthday, Charles. And here's to many, many more.

Posted by: Jennifer at 8:15 PM on 25 November 2007

You are welcome! (I can better relate to books written prior to the days of Sitemeter.) I hope your birthday has been most wonderful and warm!

Posted by: Aero at 9:13 PM on 25 November 2007

(I've refrained from commenting on the birthday, Chaz, in hopes you'll return the favor for me next month. Deal?)

Posted by: McGehee at 9:22 PM on 25 November 2007

Hm. Site Meter has been loading very slowly (or not at all) for me. Not that it matters very much to me since I don't get too many visitors.

And happy birthday! I hope you've had a relaxing one.

Posted by: sya at 12:15 AM on 26 November 2007

I have a cousin whose birthday is December 24.
While he was growing up his Mother gave him a birthday party that had nothing whatsoever to do with Christmas even though it was the very next day. Then on Christmas he got Christmas presents too. I thought that was a good deal.

Happy Birthday Charles :)

Posted by: ms7168 at 4:51 AM on 26 November 2007

Now come the Belated Happy Birthday wishes, Charles. I wish you a very happy day!

Posted by: localmalcontent at 2:16 PM on 26 November 2007

And now, after moments of deep research and investigation, I see that 'last year', you were a prime-number age, seemingly your favorites.
Happy, happy Birthday, nonetheless, Car 54.

Posted by: localmalcontent at 2:24 PM on 26 November 2007