So, I have a pretty major problem with the feed.
It doesn’t update in a lot of clients. It updates in others. But my readership is wondering if I died.
I’m working hard to figure out what’s going on, but it takes time – if previous situations are any indication, it’s some sort of ass-kicking parsing error, which causes certain feedreaders to stop looking any further. That might mean if I post a LOT of stuff, it will scroll off the bottom, but then people miss certain articles.
Nightmare, basically. But I wanted people to know I was working on it. Here’s hoping, advice always welcome.
UPDATE: Complicated installed spamware, probably from a bad plugin. Fixed, or at least at bay for now.
Glad to see people showing up, going “oh god, you didn’t die”. I guess “Penalty Box” is not the best entry to have stopped at.
So what this malware was doing was sitting on the output for the ASCII blog, and then every time something Google or Bing-Esque went by, it would switch to offering spam. Google was going “Well, fuck this!” and ignoring it, therefore not updating the site, therefore not adding to search, and so on. Ugly, ugly stuff. I still need to clean out some stuff but now I know how it likely happened. I’ll be doing some work to harden it up. Welcome back, readers.
Categorised as: housecleaning
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