Random LISNews Bits

Just a few random notes. I've been trying to spend more time working on LISNews this week.

I done gone and messed up the mail list real good this week. Hopefully I pieced it back together again for tomorrow's edition. I think all bugs are now fixed and the improvements will make it more useful. Testing the list is next to impossible so I'm flying by the seat of my pants.

For no good reason whatsoever I added a bunch of new "This page was generated by a XXXXX of XXXXX XXXX for XXXXX." that you may see at the top of the home page when you're logged in. Not a big deal, but it may be more amusing now. It cracks me up from time to time.

I've been adding more quotes to the database that holds the quotes for the footer that shows up on all pages. There's a pretty good collection in there now.

A couple server issues you might have noticed. Slashd had been dying on a daily basis due to some "too many connections" errors in MySQL. When slashd dies the static pages don't get built, and many different parts of the site don't update. You may have also noticed LISNews is a bit slower sometimes during the day. I recently moved a domain off of LISHost.org and onto the LISNews server because it's so damn busy it was slowing down the other server. It's so damn busy it's now even slowing down LISNews on occasion.

Oh, and I almost forgot, I changed the LISNews tagline to "Bathetically Ludicrous Online Gibbersh" (BLOG). I'm going to make a few more and have them rotate.

This page was generated by a Squadron of Absorbing Books for Blake (2).

Comments

Bassackward Laughably Organized Garbagenotes

'this page was randomly generated by' thingies...they crack me up too.

"Oh, and I almost forgot, I changed the LISNews tagline to "Bathetically Ludicrous Online Gibbersh" (BLOG). I'm going to make a few more and have them rotate."

I think this is a mistake. The "this page is generated by" is fun humor but the new tagline is more like sour grapes and thin skin. Its also the first thing viewed when people come to the site. I wouldn't classify it as a good first impression. Considering the amount of time you put into this place it doesn't mesh with the work ethic we see.

I have to agree here with Greg. While it is "funny-ish" I wouldn't mess with the site tagline.

I'm with you guys.

all right, all right, points well taken.
Humor is subjective I guess. I really thought that was great, no sour grapes, and no thin skin, it didn't bother me at all, just cracked me up.