I’ve pushed the streaming media documentation overhaul. Check it out here: http://www.washington.edu/itconnect/web/streaming/ The documentation is targeted to those who have some familiarity with the UW’s uniform access cluster and web publishing. It goes over various ways to embed a streaming video, how to encode the media, and upload it to the proper location.
WordPress 3.1 was released yesterday. There don’t appear to be any changes that would impact functionality on UW web servers, so there shouldn’t be any issues in running an upgrade if your plugins and themes are compatible. Learn More.
From approximately 9:30 to 19:30 today, the students web cluster did not respond (or responded slowly) to certain http requests. This issue has since been resolved and the cluster is operating normally.
This is a preview of a page that will shortly go on IT Connect. Introduction The great thing about Uniform Access web publishing is that you have the freedom to do almost anything you want with your website. You can use a pre-made Content Management System, hand-code your HTML, or customize a solution to meet your own needs.… Read More
In certain circumstances, the performance of our student web servers at students.washington.edu was degraded to non-campus users. Symptoms included 20+ second load times before timing out, but would suddenly work fine upon a refresh. This would repeat in a random fashion. This issue has since been resolved, and students.washington.edu should now be functioning and responding as… Read More
I have moved my “Remote MySQL Access” article to IT Connect: http://www.washington.edu/itconnect/web/publishing/mysql-desktop.html
Unix Engineering is planning on rebooting the student ancillary web publishing environment, vergil, in the next few days. This will impact all MySQL servers and other systems running on Vergil that support dynamic content and databasing. If you haven’t signed up for the mysql-users-vergil mailing list, now is an excellent time to do so. You will receive notices of scheduled reboots… Read More
The following is a log of the number of MySQL servers around the time of the Ovid reboot last Friday afternoon: 1296251409 2011-01-28 13:50:09 ovid mysqlds: 761 1296251710 2011-01-28 13:55:10 ovid mysqlds: 761 1296252837 2011-01-28 14:13:57 ovid mysqlds: 1296253512 2011-01-28 14:25:12 ovid mysqlds: 25 1296253813 2011-01-28 14:30:13 ovid mysqlds: 325 1296254107 2011-01-28 14:35:07 ovid mysqlds:… Read More
I recently gave a short presentation at one of group meetings about web publishing at the UW. It may be useful for others, and I’ve included a version of it below. This goes over the four main options for publishing and provides some basic maps of how the clusters are arranged.
For the previous four months, I maintained my website using Drupal 6.xx. This was primarily a chance to become more familiar with the Drupal web publishing platform. I’m switching over to WordPress, as this is primarily a blog-style site. While I enjoyed using Drupal, and will continue to use it for other projects, it is not an ideal blogging solution for… Read More