Internet Woes

INTERNET WOES….Tough times here at Calpundit. A week ago we had a site meltdown, on Sunday we got hit by a spam robot, last night our hosting service was the victim of some scumbags who mounted a Denial of Service attack on them, and today response time is glacial due to a problem with SiteMeter. (The script that pings SiteMeter waits about 20 seconds before it finally realizes it’s not going to get a response and decides to allow the rest of the site to display.)

I dunno. Maybe this whole Internet thing isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

UPDATE: OK, I moved the SiteMeter code out of the main table and into its very own little table. It’s a kludge, but at least the page loads normally now.

(Yeah, I know, CSS is better. I chose to use tables a long time ago for compatibility reasons, and I don’t feel like learning CSS and reworking my entire template at this point. It’s just not worth it.)

Support Nonprofit Journalism

If you enjoyed this article, consider making a donation to help us produce more like it. The Washington Monthly was founded in 1969 to tell the stories of how government really works—and how to make it work better. Fifty years later, the need for incisive analysis and new, progressive policy ideas is clearer than ever. As a nonprofit, we rely on support from readers like you.

Yes, I’ll make a donation