February 24, 2008
— Ace Hey, I know the site is now well and truly fucked, and I've been working most of the day to finally get it fixed.
Pixy has the new site ready to go, more or less... it just doesn't look like Ace of Spades site, but at this point I figure I'll just convert as soon as possible and then do the banner/font/color/layout stuff later. The new Pixy code should run smoothly and have lots of functionality... including New Comments that actually update and trackbacks and searches that actually work.
However, it will not look particularly good. (Sorry, Pixy-- what's with the orange, man? Just kidding, thanks so much.)
Anyway, I know I've been promising this for a while but Phin couldn't do it for a time, and it's a fairly massive undertaking for Pixy to convert everything over. But right now, I'm trying to get the new site code up and running, ASAP, and I'll worry about prettying it up later.
It's going to be a little basic for a while. And a little cluttered. And a little... orange.
But it should, at least, work.
UPDATE [Dave in Texas]: I did not suggest burnt orange and I had nothing to do with that. Also, anything that's goobered up is JackM's fault.
UPDATE [Pixy]: We seem to be having two problems. One is that we are getting hit with something - probably spam floods, but I haven't been able to prove that - that grinds the server for an hour or so and then stops before I can track it down. The other is that right now the PJM ad server is playing up, and that's causing loading problems particularly with the comments pages. For some reason, the new system doesn't care whether the ads load or not, which is great.
And while I don't know what's so bad about orange, Ace will be comforted to know that it's history.
Oh, and in answer to a couple of questions: Ace will be staying at mu.nu, just getting new and better software. The new system has been in use for about six months, though not with sites this big, so I may have a few issues to shake out in the first couple of weeks, but it should go pretty smoothly. All the posts and comments are already loaded up, so we just need to check off a few last items and switch over.
Posted by: Z Ryan at February 24, 2008 12:11 PM (PDeVA)
Ace, would you email me, I am looking for a web developer and the blogger of the year probably knows a few. I assume you can recover my email address from the commenty thing.
Thanks and good luck with the redo.
Posted by: kempermanx at February 24, 2008 12:14 PM (iLWmI)
was that a serious question?
Posted by: ace at February 24, 2008 12:15 PM (SXBHu)
Posted by: freiherr at February 24, 2008 12:15 PM (bIlSh)
Posted by: Z Ryan at February 24, 2008 12:20 PM (PDeVA)
Posted by: Winston at February 24, 2008 12:20 PM (n9JgO)
Oh, no. Another forum I read announced they would be dark for 24 hours to update the software. Two days later, they came back for a few hours and then crashed again as their harddrive failed. After installing a new harddrive, they can't get the software to work. It's been 10 days now.
Better post a link to your alternate site.
Posted by: Rinnie at February 24, 2008 12:23 PM (QTe61)
Posted by: rightwingprof at February 24, 2008 12:43 PM (52wuV)
He might want to cash Hillary's check before he gets too far into this.
Posted by: jadedinga at February 24, 2008 12:48 PM (OJhOc)
Dude, seriously, how tough is it to change the background color tags?
Do, or do not. There is no try.
Posted by: Electric Ferret at February 24, 2008 12:53 PM (9afnG)
Avoid disasters - have a plan "B". This is software. It will fail. It will have weird problems.
Posted by: Purple Avenger at February 24, 2008 12:58 PM (ERV3B)
Well, doubleplusundead says it does.
it's not new software, mee.nu people have been using it for a while.
As for the orange, sure, I will change that and stuff, but it's more important to me now to get the functionality. I can fix the look over a period of time.
Posted by: ace at February 24, 2008 01:06 PM (SXBHu)
Posted by: eman at February 24, 2008 01:09 PM (AKqYm)
Either way, I will be there like a guest who comes and eats all your food and drinks all your alcohol.
Posted by: Stormy70 at February 24, 2008 01:10 PM (Y+o71)
Orange? Well it is better than pink. Really girly hot pink with lil ewoks circle-jerking in the background.
Wait a tic -- what are you waiting for?!
Serious question: heading towards the inevitable one day where user registration occurs to stop trolls like Tom? And would we want a place you can't spoof that name everytime the word cock pops off?
Posted by: TheEJS at February 24, 2008 01:12 PM (Fi2LQ)
Posted by: Steamboat McGoo at February 24, 2008 01:17 PM (DvoWL)
Posted by: Conservative Belle at February 24, 2008 01:54 PM (/v6Id)
Carry on and keep at it!
Posted by: Christoph at February 24, 2008 02:21 PM (hawOV)
Yeah right, Dave.
I suggest going with a crimson theme. Crimson: the color of blood....and champions.
Posted by: genghis at February 24, 2008 02:26 PM (HwY1l)
Well, that invalidates you genghis.
Posted by: TheEJS at February 24, 2008 02:32 PM (Fi2LQ)
Will the time be right?
Posted by: JavaJoe at February 24, 2008 02:36 PM (Am6n/)
Posted by: Winston at February 24, 2008 02:45 PM (n9JgO)
Posted by: chad at February 24, 2008 03:10 PM (WNcvq)
Atta boy/girl/whatever, Pixy!!!!! I had total faith in you!!! I was rootin' for you all along!
Posted by: Steamboat McGoo at February 24, 2008 03:11 PM (DvoWL)
I can break anything. Usually within 5 minutes, because I know how to program very well and just have to ask myself the question: "if I was writing this code, where are the spots where I'd try to sleaze it?"
Posted by: Purple Avenger at February 24, 2008 03:39 PM (ERV3B)
Ace, thanks emailed phinn couldn't figure out how to email jen.
Posted by: kempermanx at February 24, 2008 03:50 PM (iLWmI)
Posted by: kempermanx at February 24, 2008 03:56 PM (iLWmI)
To show my respect for other college football teams and their proud traditions, I've learned how to do many of the traditional hand and arm signals. For example, when you're among University of Texas fans: extend the finger between your ring finger and index, keeping your other fingers and thumb curled. Commit to the signal. Raise hand high in front of you while extending this digit. Apply to all Longhorns, wherever you may meet them. Don't forget to smile- smiles are the other international language!
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Posted by: DPR VIII at February 24, 2008 06:36 PM (4XUD3)
Why is orange UTexas's and UTennessee's color?
So they can wear the same jacket (i) at the game (ii) while dove/deer hunting and (iii) when picking up trash along side the Interstate.
Posted by: maxxman at February 24, 2008 06:44 PM (OYeDg)
Yub yub =)
Good luck with the upgrades.
O/T, Kempermanx, get hold of me at azrael556 at hotmail. I didn't think we had that common a last name.
Posted by: SGT Dan at February 24, 2008 06:51 PM (oOQel)
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Posted by: Barry in CO at February 25, 2008 12:47 AM (aJtCl)
What he said.
Even if it is orange.
Posted by: rightwingprof at February 25, 2008 01:13 AM (52wuV)
This is like the Corleone Family's move from New York to Nevada.
Posted by: Bart at February 25, 2008 03:16 AM (+JDj1)
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This is like the Corleone Family's move from New York to Nevada.
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Exciting stuff. This is like the Corleone Family's move from New York to Nevada.
Then everyone starts dying and Michael Jr. turns ghey. So, which morons are going to sleep with the fishes? Which one of you is Micheal Jr.?
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