Phillip Pearson - web + electronics notes

tech notes and web hackery from a new zealander who was vaguely useful on the web back in 2002 (see: python community server, the blogging ecosystem, the new zealand coffee review, the internet topic exchange).


EC2 for emergency server replacement

Not sure what happened, but my main server, an old 256 meg P3 at Layered Tech, seems to be down or very busy. It's accepting TCP connections but not sending anything. My mail continues to come in through the backup, a VPS, but of course all the websites are down. I can't see any reason for the extreme load - I'm not getting excessive mail, and it doesn't look like my post about the private Pownce API got Dugg or anything - but just in case, I've kicked off an EC2 instance and rsync'd my blog up there. As such, my blog is alive at least.

This doesn't seem to have brought anything back to life, so I've pointed and at


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