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Occasionally I wandered in where I was not wanted and gave truthful answers.
Sometimes I even did it deliberately. A little disruption now can prevent disaster later.

Thank you

The last few days you may have seen some site issues.

The same time I decided to clean up the site and use a
hack to fix my oldest frustration with RapidWeaver, my ISP service took a nosedive. For much of this last weekend, my download speed was less than .1 megabit per second, often dropping to .02 or lower. Last night I literally did not have internet between 22:18 and 4 a.m. This morning it was topping out at about 3.72 megabits, and as I type this it's showing .72 megabits. Still not what was advertised (5 - 10 megabits per second), but workable.

What does this have to do with my site maintenance attempts? Like many RapidWeaver users, I keep my webmaster files on Dropbox. When RapidWeaver publishes, it creates a temp file and then publishes that to the server space. In this case the data downloads from Dropbox, is organized by McFiach (my MacBook Air), uploaded to the temp file on Dropbox, downloaded to McFiach and then uploaded to my server space. With a half-way decent connection, all this happens easily. With a quarter-way decent connection (like what I have now), it happens but s-l-o-w-l-y. With a bad connection, it hangs for hours, still exporting. It does upload the files, you just can't tell it from the program.

I know some of the file structure got corrupted, I'm going to try to fix it by republishing all files after I finish this post. I worked around it by slapping redirect files up on Monday and Tuesday. It was faster for me to do that page by page than trying to reload the entire site.

The good news is that
Technopagan Yearnings looks and acts better than it has in years. There are still some other visual things I want to try, but they're going to wait a bit.

MUCH BETTER news is that my ISP lost it's franchise agreement with the city and a new company takes over the first part of July. That company won't be relying on a microwave uplink, but will be bringing fiber optic in. The connections to the houses will still be coaxial, but the back end will support faster speeds. Which means they will deliver what was advertised.

What does it say when I've been dealing with bad service so long that I'm actually grateful for something that works, even if it's less than a fifth the speed that was promised?

With luck I'll be able to reload the whole site over about an hour or so. Thank you for bearing with me. See you on the other side.

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