Blog@Case News for December 2004

Move to the NAS Was Successful

The move to the NAS was successful! Everything seems to be working. If you notice something awry, you can send an email to blog-admin@case.edu, or even better, you can post it on your blog.

Now that we've gotten the final major infrastructural change out of the way, we can concentrate on finishing up the feature set. More announcements posted soon.

Posted December 29, 2004 01:23 PM

Blog System Changes

Hello, Beta Testers!

Blog@Case will be a little choppy tomorrow as we move it over to the NAS. If you try to access your blog and all kinds of errors start occurring and your browser does a frantic dance of trying to find where to go, that's whats happening. No data or configuration changes should be lost during the transition, so don't fret.

The main contents (the '/<username>/' parts) will be moved onto the NAS with the blogging engine and web server components remaining on the local box (for those of you interested in that sort of thing). This will allow us to do file system based backups easily, if we choose to do that (in addition to the MySQL backups), and whip up more blog servers consuming data from the NAS as necessary to scale to whatever load(s) we end up under.

Thanks for your patience!

Posted December 28, 2004 06:13 PM

Web Server Statistics for Blog@Case

Blog@Case now has web server statistics, which right now, are not all that impressive. But, you can't expect much when the service is still in Limited Beta.

We'll be happy to see the numbers grow as we take on more Beta participants in the run-up to release this service for public consumption.

Cheers!,
The Blog@Case Team

Posted December 21, 2004 06:37 PM

New URL for Planet.case.edu

Planet Case has a new URL: planet.case.edu. This keeps it in line with the conventions set forth by places like planet.mozilla.org and planet.debian.net.

Plus, it just looks nicer.

Posted December 16, 2004 11:19 AM

Announcing Planet Case

Planet Case has been setup. It aggregates all of the content created on Blog@Case and displays it in descending order (the newest is at the top). This page is useful to those that do not use an actual aggregator (like Bloglines or NetNewsWire) or to those people who want to subscribe to the entire Case feed, which can be accessed at http://blog.case.edu/planet/rss20.xml.

We've got more features in the works, so there are more announcements pending. Keep up the Beta testing!

Posted December 14, 2004 06:29 PM