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Software Upgrades ;-)

Filed under: News — site admin @ 04:51

Due to the server now having two separate internet connections I had to set up policy based routing, in order to make the server respond on the same interface as the request was received. I took the opportunity to clean up my firewall rules, and the combination of these changes took a while to get […]

Hardware Upgrades

Filed under: News — site admin @ 02:54

The server will be taken offline saturday (April 2nd) afternoon (~16:00 CET) for a few hardware upgrades. I expect it will be unavailable for anywhere between 20 minutes and a full hour, depending on how smoothly everything goes.

Security Upgrades

Filed under: News,Site News — site admin @ 17:26

The server has been upgraded to Gentoo Hardended using Linux 2.6.11. All security measures (except ACLs) are in use. Additionally, Apache now uses mod_security to sanitize requests, filter referer spam, and other niceties. These changes may have broken some existing functionality. If you spot anything not working as before, please leave a comment or send […]

Blog software upgrade

Filed under: News,Site News — site admin @ 23:59

The software used to run the mertner.com blogs – WordPress – has been upgraded from an arbitrary daily build of v1.3 to the newly released v1.5. Getting the upgrade to work required changes in quite a few places, and chances are that something somewhere does not work quite right as a result of the upgrade. […]

Additional Hiccups

Filed under: News,Site News — site admin @ 12:47

We had another power outage yesterday at 22:13, causing a sudden reboot. It was repeated this morning at 4:14, and this time the server decided to halt with a BIOS message, leaving it unavailable until 13:01. Sigh! Apologies for any inconvenience caused by these incidents.

Server Downtime

Filed under: News,Site News — site admin @ 19:14

A router was fried on sunday (20/3 at 9:30) in connection with a power outage, and could not be replaced until today. This caused mertner.com to be unavailable for a record period of roughly 50 hours, completely ruining any hopes of a nice uptime this year. The current uptime is around 99.2%, which is decent […]

Web browsers. Internet Explorer in particular.

Filed under: News — Allan @ 01:43

If you think that something is a little bit off in the display of the web site, I can tell you why. Symptoms include that some of the text on the right overlaps this text box a bit, when you size the window the display looks wrong, etc. If this describes your experience, you are […]

Old pictures

Filed under: News — site admin @ 11:13

Some of the galleries from the old web site are not available as a Picture Gallery – if you want to see them, please use the links below: * [Baby Pictures](http://www.mertner.com/old/baby.html) * [Astronomy Pictures](http://www.mertner.com/old/astronomy.html) * [Cat Pictures](http://www.mertner.com/old/cats.html) * [Marriage in Las Vegas](http://www.mertner.com/old/marriage.html) * [Ottawa](http://www.mertner.com/old/ottawa.html) * [Pies for Charity](http://www.mertner.com/old/pies_for_charity.html) * [Summer 2001](http://www.mertner.com/old/summer2001.html)

Thanks to…

Filed under: News — site admin @ 21:19

This web site is run by [WordPress](http://www.wordpress.org) and also uses code from several other sources. A big “Thank You” goes out to the people who made the following: * [Faked Folders](http://stevarino.com/wp/faked-folders/) * [Search Hilite](http://rboren.nu/) * [MarkDown](http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/) * [Sortable Archives](http://weblogtoolscollection.com/archives/2004/05/23/sortable-nicer-archives-for-wordpress/) * [Thumb-in-Post](http://www.mertner.com/wp-admin/plugins.php) * [View Levels](http://www.furbona.org/viewlevel.html) * [WP-Amazon](http://manalang.com/archives/2004/06/23/wordpress-plugin-wp-amazon) * [Kitten’s Spaminator](http://mookitty.co.uk/devblog/category/kittens-spaminator/) Thank You!

Site Update

Filed under: News — Morten @ 14:59

After years of waiting, mertner.com has received a facelift to what you are looking at now. The site now has a blogging engine that allows us to easily show noteworthy news related to the site on the front page. The existing picture gallery contents has been preserved and opens in a new window. To access […]