The Server Problems

December 19, 2013

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This site has been slow and crash prone for more than three months. Numerous readers have experienced difficulty loading pages, entering comments and even reaching the homepage. At one point the site was down for a full week.

The root cause of these problems is the sheer bulk of The Aging Rebel. As of today, this site has published 922 posts, approved 36,413 comments and rejected, as of the moment this is being written, 1,811,641 Spam Comments. Please bear in mind that this is an increasingly expensive endeavor. And, I think it is worth it for a lot of reasons.

I am now pleased to be able to tell you that the previous overload problems with the site have been resolved. I made the final, necessary changes about 32 hours ago and the site hasn’t crashed once since. Please browse to your hearts’ content. Tell your friends.

Oh yeah. One more thing. You should also be able to see three advertisements arranged around five music videos on the right side of your computer or device screen. They are context sensitive and are supposed to be unique to each visitor. For example, I see ads for Stihl chainsaws, Best Buy and the 2014 Chrysler. You’ll see something entirely different. Those ads pay for the site. Google gives me a few pennies every time somebody clicks on an ad. So feel free to click and shop to your hearts’ content. Okay?

Enjoy the new and improved site. Merry Christmas. Happy Chanukah. Empty the prisons. Let there be peace. Ride your motorcycles like you stole them. Let every man be free. Fight the power.



53 Responses to “The Server Problems”

  1. Dirty Dingus McGee Says:

    Glad you got your site problems straight. I have been having an issue accessing it and thought it was on your end. Turns out, it’s on my end. I have tried 2 different computers to no avail. For some reason my ISP doesn’t like your domain. For now I check via smartphone( which is a pain in the ass due to fat fingers). Gonna try from another location/provider to see if the problem persists. If it does, I reckon the Feds have invaded my box and my tinfoil hat was useless.

  2. Sleddog Says:


    All the best to you and yours in the new year. Keep it going!

  3. skycechyx Says:

    Thanks DD & Bad Magic. Ya’ll taught me something new on this interwebs machine.

    Stroker, I was hitting the back arrow, but that irritated me.

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