Holy Downtime!

Well, as many of you may have noticed, DF has been down most of the weekend. I woke up Saturday morning to find a nice Internal Server Error page on Design Float and promptly proceeded to freak out. After restoring the previous nights backup, everything was back to normal. But that didn’t last long. When I got back home later on that day, the error was back. One more restore and we’re back online. Then I woke up Sunday morning to find that annoying error back again.

I believe I have traced the culprit to a configuration change I made that enabled gzip compression for the site’s Javascript files. I have disabled the setting in the database so I think we should be back to normal.

I apologize for anyone who tried to visit the site this weekend and found it out of commission. I guess it’s just one of those frustrations that goes along with running a website of this size and complexity.

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