Tag Archives: Administrivia

Possible Posting Hiatus

As many of you know, The Irreal International Headquarters is in Tampa, Florida. Hurricane Irma is currently bearing down on us although at the moment it doesn’t look as if we’ll get a direct hit. Nonetheless, it’s likely that we’ll … Continue reading

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Maintenance

Irreal's hosting provider is planning some server maintenace from [2014-12-26 Fri] to [2014-12-29 Mon]. Somewhere in that interval, the server that Irreal runs on will be upgraded. The hosting provider does not expect any outages during this process but warns … Continue reading

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Comments on Older Posts

I've turned comments for older posts back on. We'll see how things go. If I start getting a lot a spam, I'll have to turn them off again. If I do have to turn them off, is 7 days the … Continue reading

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Feeling Better

I'm finally feeling a bit better and have started reading blogs and other sources again. I'm going to try to resume blogging now but don't be surprised if things are spotty in the near future. There's lots going on so … Continue reading

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Sick Leave

For the last few days I've been flat on my back and unable to write new posts. It's been all I could do to push queued up posts to Irreal. Rather than go on like that, I'm taking sick leave … Continue reading

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Night of the Scum Spammer

Irreal is undergoing a sustained spam attack again. This is despite the nucaptcha, which is still working. Either the spammers have defeated it or they're paying a bunch of people a penny a piece to fill them in. In either … Continue reading

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Outage

And, we're back. Sorry for the outage. Apparently my hosting provider had a series of drive failures that overwhelmed their RAID system. One of the servers affected runs the database for Irreal. My provider is very proactive and has been … Continue reading

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1000

Today is a milestone of sorts. This is the one thousandth post at (this inception of) Irreal. As I wrote after publishing a post everyday for a year, it's one of those things that doesn't seem like much until you … Continue reading

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State of the Irreal Site

I think I have finally ironed out all the problems with Irreal. Ironically, the latest snafu held the key to resolving all the other problems. WordPress now automatically updates minor versions and although they notify me with an email, it … Continue reading

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Administrivia—Moderation

Some of you may have noticed that your comments were held in the moderation queue longer than usual the last two days. That's because I haven't been getting email notifications of new comments. I'll look into what's happening there but … Continue reading

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