Monday, April 28, 2008

Slow April Day

Twenty miles to the East, fires burn.

But here at headquarters, it's a slow day.

Not that we're not busy as usual, but today our primary webserver was running veeeeeeeeery veeeery slooooooooowww..

I think it's just one of those days.

Today's issues:

  1. full partition makes database unhappy

  2. effective DDOS attack by people misusing the ntp pool.  (No - you are NOT supposed to set your time via HTTP using our service.)

  3. (when I thought it was all done) someone in Australia tried to scrape a million messages off of the cpan-testers archive.  All at once.  (Blocked!)

But everything's back to fast and normal now.....

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Mailbag: Unified CPAN

Today's message came in to one of the CPAN support addresses.  We could tell him about Bundle::Everything (out of date as it may be), although I suspect he doesn't have a comfortable enough chair to read them all.

Hello dear Hack-o-holics !

Is this not possible ???
I want to download all available perl-modules in one bundle !?

It is crucial, to download every useful module separated.

One bundle and then I can read them in peace at home.

Thank you

Saturday, April 5, 2008

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