I was busy clearing the mess on this blog.
Screw you bastards for messing with my blog.
There were some sort sort of attacks early this morning, some assholes sending multiple requests overloading the server, causing this blog downtime for more than 3 hours. Actually, I don’t know for how long. Only realised it happened when I came to work this morning around 8am, tried to login and view this blog, cannot be accessed. Perhaps blog was down earlier than that, since the hosting provider said one of the attack was at around 7am. Made some calls, submitted few support tickets, problem solved around 12pm.
The support guy told me, if this problem keep happening I may be asked to switch out from their server. 1st thing he said to me when I asked him what happened to my blog
“Er, your site under attack lah this morning. A lot of requests, there’s one ip with more than 30 requests at one time” (Er, 30 requests.. a lot meh?)
This blog was down also yesterday evening, from 5.45pm to around 7.30pm. It is a very obvious pattern, everytime when after I posted some articles on political craps especially regarding certain politicians, not long after that this blog would be paralysed. Of course I would love to believe it was really due to the server problem (sakssssssss laa!!!!)
1. The smilies are back. There are still some problems but you will not notice it and I have no idea how to solve it and explain it in words. Hmm, let me try anyway.
One of the problem is, when people came to this blog from seach engines, sometimes they would browse the pages under ‘tag’. Say, they searched for Rosmah Mansor, so all the articles under the tag ‘Rosmah Mansor’ would appear under http://bongkersz.com/tag/rosmah-mansor and this is where the problem comes in, same goes to those reading the archives when the links will be like http://bongkersz.com/2009/02/entry-name.
The smilies, the code for the images read “../wp-includes/images/smilies/icon_biggrin.gif”. In this particular case, the “..” will refer to http://bongkersz.com/tag or http://bongkersz.com/2009/ which is not the correct directory for the smilies, so the smilies wouldn’t not appear when you browse the entries that way.
I cannot find ways to change this line to make it a static url, just http://bongkersz.com/wp-includes/images/smilies/icon_xx.gif, so any idea?
Then I cannot click on the smilies when I write a new post, but I can do that when I write a new comment. I can drag the smilies by hold-left-click on any smiley I want and drag it in the text editor.
Argh! I sounded like a confused retard, I can’t even understand what I am saying. Nevermind. Smilies not important, leave it for the sissies. (But, sometimes want to act sissy on blog also.. getting in touch with my feminine side mah!)
2. Changed the permalinks structure. Partly because of the smilies thingy, and I want a neat permalink, compared to the old one. Updated .htaccess file, modified rewrite mode so old permalinks will be redirected properly.
3. Updated the Error 404 page. Saja, suka-suka.
4. Created a carbon copy of this blog at The Flaccid Mind – Carbon Copy, just in case this blog cannot be accessed at times, people still can read it! Well, I have no idea if having two blogs with similar contents is a good idea. LOL!
5. Stupid Feedburner, yesterday showing 115 readers, today showing 51 readers? Ceh!
ps: Enjoy your weekend!
pss: It’s a black Friday. Anyway, congratulations to our new PM and her husband! Yes, you read that right. I will say it again and you read it out loud, please. . Congratulations to our new PM and her husband! I hope you serve the country and its people well.
pss: Finally we have a female PM. Ehem, after this congratutory message, will this blog receives more attacks?