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Homepage http://www.bluesnews.com/
Signed On Oct 30, 1999, 19:41
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
59. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 10, 2014, 11:37  Frans 
 
|RaptoR| wrote on Oct 9, 2014, 15:50:
What was the original URL?
http://www.panix.com/~sheaslip/3d/quake.shtml and
http://www.panix.com/~sheaslip/quake/
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
28. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 19, 2014, 17:10  Frans 
 
nin wrote on Feb 19, 2014, 15:11:
Fibrocyte wrote on Feb 19, 2014, 14:59:
Blue: You should've taken advantage of the downtime to implement a mobile version of this page.
Yeah, I'm sure he had nothing else going on.
Riiight.

Still, there already are some (primitive, perhaps, but it never was a priority) non-desktop feeds:
http://www.bluesnews.com/a/4/feeds-services
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
19. Re: Into the Black Feb 19, 2014, 05:20  Frans 
 
shul wrote on Feb 19, 2014, 02:48:
Is it just me or is the site working faster
Just you. Only the drives were replaced.

shul wrote on Feb 19, 2014, 02:48:
btw, is Frans getting anything for this work?
Kudos from Blue and you lot, which I appreciate. And satisfaction from completing the job.

shul wrote on Feb 19, 2014, 02:48:
Something I always wondered about is, how many people are in the bluesnews team?
Read around on the site some more, and you should have found: http://www.bluesnews.com/a/2/site-credits
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 18, 2014, 18:27  Frans 
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 18, 2014, 18:14:
Welp hopefully this'll take care of all those mini-outages as well.
Well, we'll have to see about that, but if they do reoccur I finally have a new idea to try for a remedy.

Cutter wrote on Feb 18, 2014, 18:14:
Good job as per usual Frans!
Thanks.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 18, 2014, 18:14  Frans 
 
nin wrote on Feb 18, 2014, 18:04:
edit: Bonus points for saving my post count!
Duh, it's called a database restore.
 
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News Comments > Omerta City of Gangsters for OS X Released
9. Re: Omerta City of Gangsters for OS X Released Aug 3, 2013, 04:21  Frans 
 
Beamer wrote on Aug 3, 2013, 03:12:
You'll be one of the fastest-to-bans of any non-spambot!
Indeed.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - TrackMania2: Valley
3. Re: Ships Ahoy - TrackMania2: Valley Jul 5, 2013, 13:59  Frans 
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jul 5, 2013, 11:06:
Is there still a BN trackmania server from unlimited or whatever it was? had a blast with that even though I suck....
No, I shut it down last year for several reasons, lack of player attendance being a major one.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 18, 2013, 16:03  Frans 
 
Frans wrote on Jun 17, 2013, 17:48:
Jim wrote on Jun 17, 2013, 16:49:
Twitter shut down their old API last Monday. They're forcing everyone to update to API v1.1, which is what I spent a good amount of time 2 weeks ago working on to update our projects.
I read some time ago they were planning that switch, but haven't kept up since then. When Blue mentioned the feed outage, I remembered again, so I'll have a look at updating to the new API.
API switch completed, the Twitter feed will be catching up over the next few hours (one post per minute, except for the bulleted lists).
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 17, 2013, 17:48  Frans 
 
Jim wrote on Jun 17, 2013, 16:49:
Twitter shut down their old API last Monday. They're forcing everyone to update to API v1.1, which is what I spent a good amount of time 2 weeks ago working on to update our projects.
I read some time ago they were planning that switch, but haven't kept up since then. When Blue mentioned the feed outage, I remembered again, so I'll have a look at updating to the new API.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
30. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 17, 2013, 14:45  Frans 
 
We know the site hiccups are caused by MySQL locking up, which in turn causes all Apache processes to eventually get tied up, waiting for queries to complete, and making the site unresponsive.

I've spent many an hour trying to figure out why MySQL locks up, obviously without success, so in recent months Blue and I simply resorted to restarting Apache & MySQL. Because we aren't always around, some outages last up to several hours. Sorry about that.

I suspect the problem is in the forums code, as that's the only code that has actual LOCK statements (when storing a new post and updating thread counters), but I don't have enough real MySQL wizardry under my belt to understand why this can run flawlessly for days or even several weeks, and then cause multiple lockups on some days again, like this weekend.

So there you have an update.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 10, 2013, 15:16  Frans 
 
Thanks all.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
27. Re: conditi3oner? Jul 14, 2012, 11:35  Frans 
 
Ant wrote on Jul 13, 2012, 21:36:
Nice typo, Blue?
Things like that stick around nowadays, as I quit my proofreader role a year ago. For some reason Blue still hasn't gotten around to recruiting a new person to help him with this.

Anyone wishing to help out should just mail in a daily list of corrections, then they're more likely noticed and addressed than a comment to an old post.
 
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News Comments > ShootMania Pre-Purchases Include Beta Access
6. Re: ShootMania Pre-Purchases Include Beta Access Jul 13, 2012, 10:08  Frans 
 
Fantaz wrote on Jul 12, 2012, 13:29:
It was easy to get beta access, you didn't need to pre-order. Just needed to sign your e-mail up and you got a code which is good for a week.
Yeah, but past tense is indeed appropriate, as that beta sign-up ended after July 2.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. Re: Out of the Blue May 26, 2012, 12:37  Frans 
 
Sepharo wrote on May 26, 2012, 11:52:
Still says Veteran when I check it. Did he have you change it back?
Just a cached Perl module depending on which Apache thread serves your request - try again later.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue May 26, 2012, 07:09  Frans 
 
Kitkoan wrote on May 24, 2012, 17:50:
Blue, because of your lower post count, you are considered a lower rank (Veteran) then The Half Elf (Guru), even though this is your site. Surprised you don't have some special rank or something? (aside from your name being highlighted blue)
Fixed.
 
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General Discussion > Bluesnews on smart-/iPhone issue!
4. Re: Bluesnews on smart-/iPhone issue! May 10, 2012, 17:04  Frans 
 
Quinn wrote on May 10, 2012, 01:41:
The main website. The others aren't that good alternatives since I want to be able to join in discussions. The PDA website is also very white but I think that's how it's supposed to look.
Could be, it's been ages since I worked on those, and I only viewed them via emulators on a PC.

Quinn wrote on May 10, 2012, 01:41:
I truly hope there's a fix. It's starting to get on my nerves, to be honest.
I'm sorry but I don't know, I'm not a gadget man so I can't test/investigate myself. If someone else can figure it out, I can implement a fix though.
 
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General Discussion > Bluesnews on smart-/iPhone issue!
2. Re: Bluesnews on smart-/iPhone issue! May 9, 2012, 16:38  Frans 
 
Is this the main website, or the dedicated mobile or PDA sites?  
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News Comments > FilePlanet Heading Towards a Black Hole?
40. Re: FilePlanet Heading Towards a Black Hole? May 4, 2012, 16:40  Frans 
 
Bhruic wrote on May 4, 2012, 15:55:
Frans wrote on May 4, 2012, 10:20:
Matthias' goal is to have all official patches. If you know of some that aren't on the site, let him know so he can look into it.
Oh, yeah, I know that's the goal, and I'm not knocking the site for not having everything. But when I'm looking for something they don't have, well, it's usually because I don't have it either.
I didn't expect you would, but Matthias has 20+ years of experience hunting down patches, so there is a chance he may be able to dig it up as yet. Then again, if a patch isn't on his site already, there's a greater chance it simply doesn't exist.
 
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News Comments > FilePlanet Heading Towards a Black Hole?
37. Re: FilePlanet Heading Towards a Black Hole? May 4, 2012, 10:26  Frans 
 
Beelzebud wrote on May 3, 2012, 13:59:
CDROM.Com was the good site, and when it closed up, and mutated into file planet, it was all downhill.
I don't think the Walnut Creek FTP mutated into FilePlanet. AFAIK it was started and populated from scratch by GameSpy.

Verno wrote on May 3, 2012, 14:05:
I downloaded so many demos, patches and *nix related stuff from Walnut Creek.
A number of WC hierarchies (like idgames, idgames2, planetquake, UWP-UML, etc) were mirrored on ftp://ftp.gamers.org/pub/ which has been the master site for those historical archives (and the GamesDomain and 3DPortal FTPs too) ever since.

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News Comments > FilePlanet Heading Towards a Black Hole?
36. Re: FilePlanet Heading Towards a Black Hole? May 4, 2012, 10:20  Frans 
 
Bhruic wrote on May 3, 2012, 19:47:
patches-scrolls.de is quite good. Hell, they've got patches for games as old as Doom up there. They haven't got everything, but it's usually the first place I look if I need to patch an older game.
Matthias' goal is to have all official patches. If you know of some that aren't on the site, let him know so he can look into it.
 
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