* Posts by Marco Fontani

19 posts • joined 3 Dec 2012

Reg forums TITSUP?

Marco Fontani

Re: Well at least it's not me!

I so *love* the smell of conspiracy in the evening! Mwhawhawha

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Marco Fontani

We got a weird cascade issue due to _one_ bad post and our error handler didn't put the message aside & continue processing the other messages, deciding to die instead.

So every few mins it got restarted again, maybe processed a few messages/upvotes, certainly encountered the deadly one and died again.

I'm now naming it Marvin.

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Broken comments links

Marco Fontani

Yup, Sunday database shuffling caused new forums & updates to not be shown for a little while

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Ye Bug List

Marco Fontani

Re: Problem with this sites CSS?

Belated reply, but the site's fonts on Channel subdomains was fixed a few weeks ago

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[PSA] go.theregister.com being blocked by MVPS Hosts

Marco Fontani

➤ curl 'http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.txt' 2>/dev/null | grep -e theregister -e channelregister

0.0.0.0 theregister.uk.intellitxt.com

Looks like they rectified it?

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Wikipedia to go all HTTPS, all the time

Marco Fontani

Re: Everybody's doing it ...

Soon®

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El Reg Redesign - leave your comment here.

Marco Fontani

Re: https on the images

Damn, that was quick of you to notice! :)

If you don't disallow the images, and you use a recent enough browser (which is able to speak SPDY) you should notice most/all images should now load in parallel!

Well, the main site might take a wee tad longer, but again we're Working On It ;)

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Marco Fontani
Joke

Damn, busted!

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Desiderata BOFH Version

Marco Fontani

A bit late… but http://cashncarrion.co.uk/collections/frontpage/products/bofh-mug

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Marco Fontani

Web geeks grant immortality to Sir Terry Pratchett – using smuggled web code

Marco Fontani

Re: El Reg has jumped on the bandwagon

We hear you, we hear you!

Both are on the roadmap, and have been for a while. Neither is a quick & easy thing to do, though, compared to the simple:

+ add_header X-Clacks-Overhead "GNU Terry Pratchett";

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Marco Fontani

Re: El Reg has jumped on the bandwagon

Sorry, we don't like replying to HEAD requests. I'm sure there's a joke in there somewhere?

➤ curl -sI http://www.theregister.co.uk/ | grep HTTP

HTTP/1.1 405 Method Not Allowed

so… you've got to go the long way around:

➤ curl -v 'http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/03/18/sir_terry_pratchett_http_header/' -o /dev/null 2>&1 | grep X-

< X-Reg-BOFH: pfy

< X-Clacks-Overhead: GNU Terry Pratchett

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Chap builds rotary dial mobile phone

Marco Fontani

Oh $deity, this brings back memories of writing an AT command parser… argh

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Mystery object falls from sky, area sealed off by military: 'Weather balloon', say officials

Marco Fontani

Russel! Hey, Russel?

They've found your teapot.

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UK biz ISP Entanet goes titsup, 'broke' a bit of Blighty's internet

Marco Fontani

Re: incident report

Situation Normal, all.. Failing Under Constant Tests Under Pressure?

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Marco Fontani

Re: Its just an ISP

Here in fancy Edinburgh, their graph (http://noc.enta.net/21cn-interconnect-status/) was at 0 flat.

In other places it had a bit of connectivity, just that tiny bit... here, nada. Zero. Zilch.

Had to try phoning their support more than 30 times to even get to receive the pre-recorded message saying there was a known fault and they were investigating. All the other calls either mysteriously disconnected or gave me the weird "There's been a fault" message.

Luckily it all came back ~8:20pm.

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Marco Fontani

Re: Enta outage

Could you tell me which brand adsl modem do you have that works _properly_ with Enta's ipv6 allocation? It's manual (gave me a /56 and a gateway) and not DHCPv6, and my self-described "IPv6 capable" Zoom ADSL router/modem unfortunately (and after several chats & phone calls with Zoom) only supports DHCPv6 properly (allegedly). Any pointer - any - would be appreciated! my surname at gmail if you could :)

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GNOME project picks JavaScript as sole app dev language

Marco Fontani

Re: At first I thought the calendar is wrong

When I find myself in times of trouble,

Uncle Ritchie comes to me,

speaking words of wisdom -

Write in C

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Security audit finds dev OUTSOURCED his JOB to China to goof off at work

Marco Fontani
Coat

Dilbert predicted this'd happen in 2003

http://dilbert.com/strips/comic/2003-08-03/

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