Oh No, Not Again - It Might Be Time to Migrate to Drupal 8

Submitted by C B Wright on

Short version: after finally updating all my Linux machines to the latest version of Ubuntu/KDE, I can no longer run my Drupal 7 test environments. This means I can no longer test any changes to Eviscerati.org, which makes me uncomfortable.

Drupal 8 runs fine though. Which means... ugh, I don't even want to say it. I may have to migrate the site from D7 to D8.

The Latest Spam Purge left some Collateral Damage

Submitted by C B Wright on

Sorry for being away for so long. There was One Last Big Push at work, then I got strep throat.

Getting rid of the latest pile of blogspam appears to have removed a number of legitimate posts (mostly posts commenting on the blogspam). Apologies for this. I suspect it removed those posts because they were treated as responses to the spam posts, and it deleted the entire "thread." Never mind my comments aren't threaded...

I think there's a fix for this and I'll try to set it up so it doesn't happen again...

Yes, I'm Still Alive. No, I Haven't Quit. Yes, We Have No Banannas.

Submitted by C B Wright on

Just a quick update. My day job is still shoving the rest of my free time aside, so those of you waiting for me to update again are going to have to wait a little longer. By "little" I mean "an unspecified amount of time." I find it incredibly frustrating, because I was just starting to get into a publication rhythm when my day job grabbed me by the neck and started shoving me repeatedly against the wall.

I am managing to get a few things done, they're just not comics.

Spam Blue Laws?

Submitted by C B Wright on

As I have mentioned repeatedly in the past this site has been getting hammered by blogspam. Every day it would be inundated by hundreds of bot-spawned posts trying to hawk their wares in an inappropriate manner.

But not yesterday.

Yesterday the only activity on the spam filter came from two posts from real people that were censored for no reason that I could see. But there was no actual blogspam.

Blogspam took Sunday off.

Troubleshooting The Site Crashes

Submitted by C B Wright on

Thursday the site crashed again. I'm pretty sure it's a mysql problem, which is unfortunate because I don't have enough experience with mysql to figure out how to prevent it from happening. However, after looking at my database after the last few crashes I found something interesting. Maybe one of my considerably-more-experienced readers can suggest some way to avoid this problem in the future? Read on.