A comic about life, love, death, and literature, in about three colors.
500 Internal Server Error 403 Forbidden 404 File Not Found Warning: access denied for root@lo 500 Internal Serve 403 Forbid 404 File Not Foun Warning: access deni 500 Internal Server Error 403 Forbidden 404 File Not Found Warning: access denied for root@localhost 500 Internal Server Error 403 Forbidden 404 File Not Found 500 Internal Server Error 403 Forbidden 404 File Not Found arning: access denied for root@local While I would never go so far as to call myself an artist , I do have standards. I would never stoop to drawing stick figures unless it was absolutely necessary. Of course, even so noble a sacrifice as this is moot. The server has been so spotty lately even stick figures are likely to set it ablaze. Clearly, lewd gestures are the most logical solution. Up yours, MidPhase.

…And Justice For All

2008-10-13

First, let me assure you this is not a jab at XKCD. I adore that comic, and respect what he’s done for the stick figure genre.

No, this is what it is: a jab at MidPhase. My sites have been hosted on MidPhase for several years. Their support has always been terrible, but up until a few months ago their services were reliable enough that didn’t really matter.

But lately… shit.

The site has been unreachable for days at a time, shooting off Internal Server Errors like they were going out of style. Worse still, the entire database got torched… three times. The first time around, my backup was a couple weeks old so I had to re-enter all the comics in between. The second time around I realized the SQL dumps generated by their control panel used the wrong character set, so everything became jarbled unicode.

I’m an easy going guy, but frankly I’ve had it. This is not a processor intensive site, and there is no reason it should suffer all this downtime.

Please rotate your tiny device.