June 15, 2007

Where Did John Chow Go?

Well, I just tried hitting John Chow's blog and this is all that's currently coming up on the page...


From what I know about WordPress, that means that there's an error in establishing a database connection - which either means that the username and password information in the wp-config.php file is incorrect (not at all likely!), or that WordPress simply can't contact the database server at localhost (very likely).

Translation: John Chow's server is either temporarily down or temporarily overloaded. John, are you still alive, my friend?

Update: John Chow is back online now. Hey, that rhymes. Sing it with me folks! John Chow...is back online now. John Chow...is back online now. La la la.

As it turns out, the whole mishap was apparently due to the WordPress plugin called Comment Relish, which crashed the MySQL database and totally maxed out the server load.

10 comments:

  1. That not good. I hope he get it back up soon.

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  2. Ah, no worries Adrian. It's back up now.

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  3. Update: It was all due to the WordPress comment plugin called Comment Relish.

    Shine on,
    Aaron

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  4. AnonymousJune 15, 2007

    Damn I thought the basterd got hacked just like he deserves. That peace of shit.

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  5. Dear anonymous,

    Thanks for visiting. But before you post such negative and reckless comments, you might actually want to know how to spell them properly.

    For example:

    Basterd = incorrect
    Bastard = correct

    "That peace of shit."

    The correct usage in this case would be, "piece of shit" ...not, "peace of shit."

    Aside from that, NO ONE deserves to be hacked! I repeat, NO ONE!!!

    So until you change your outlook on things, please don't bother visiting here. This is a place for positivity and success, not hatred and underhanded activity.

    Shine on,
    Aaron

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  6. I'm not a regular reader of John Chow's blog, but I read the most recent post, and it explained about the Comment Relish plug-in. I don't think I'm going to install that...

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  7. Hi Grace. Thanks for dropping by!

    Yeah, it's probably a good idea not to install...at least until it's reworked a bit.

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  8. The comment relish plugin would cause problems only if used on a really large database like Chow's since it extensively uses MySQL queries to search for earlier comments.

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  9. Yes, you're absolutely correct Vijay. A small database shouldn't be effected as such. I emphasize the word "shouldn't" because I don't 100% know for certain. Anyone using it without any issues or problems?

    Shine on,
    Aaron

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  10. Hi again Vijay,

    I see that you've stopped using it now. Good move. And good post about it by the way!

    Shine on,
    Aaron

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