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Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler » On Greased Skids
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After spending HOURS under the hood here, tightening screws, cinching down bolts, and looking for vacuum leaks, I finally got things humming along at a pretty respectable speed.  In the process I even “Poped” a few rivets as I have a tendency to do every now and then.

What did I find?

I know some of you expected to find this:

But I didn’t.  Not even the spoor. 

Kinda hard to say.  I didn’t find too much out of the ordinary — just that the Recent Comments seemed to really be a drag on the SQL server, which is strange considering that these very same plugins are used in thousands of WordPress blogs all over the world and they don’t seem to be holding things back — unless they are on a Hosting Matters server.  (Israpundit is another Hosting Matters site I work on and they are also running slow when the Recent Comments plugin is used)  But they don’t seem to have a problem on any of the other sites I work on.

I have completely cleared out the SQL server here of all of the non-essential tables and legacy crap left over from earlier versions.  Every plugin is up-to-date.

I have done everything but run this baby through a wind tunnel to check how aerodynamic it is.

New/Old features 

In upgrading some of the plugins here, I found that there were some that were no longer being supported.  So I went on a quest to find new ones that did the same thing.

  • For example, the little country flag that appears in your comments has been redone.  Hopefully, those of you who didn’t have a flag before for some reason will have one now.
  • Now you can edit your own comments as long as it is done within 20 minutes.  Just click on the text of your comment and change it.  Management can edit anyone’s comments at any time.  If you just left a comment, you should see a black band that will tell you how much time you have to edit.

If you have any problems, let me know.

25 Responses to “On Greased Skids”
  1. Kristopher, LC Comment by Kristopher, LC

    Strict Standards: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, non-static method emotions::filter_text() should not be called statically in /home/misha/public_html/2007/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 59

    That’s problems with the blog only, yes?

    ( Testing …. strange editing macro … the “edit” link does nothing. You click on your name, and not much happens … then you click on the text itself and it expands into an edit cgi field. You meant to do it that way? )

  2. Kristopher, LC Comment by Kristopher, LC

    Strict Standards: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, non-static method emotions::filter_text() should not be called statically in /home/misha/public_html/2007/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 59

    OK … that was strange.

    It said “Saving failed”, but when I go out and come back in again, the changes were saved.

    ( attempted to delete this comment … failed )
    It works … but the user interface is really funky.

  3. Kristopher, LC Comment by Kristopher, LC

    Strict Standards: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, non-static method emotions::filter_text() should not be called statically in /home/misha/public_html/2007/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 59

    Ypu must click your name first. Then you are allowed to click on the comment. Then you can edit it.

    When you hit save, it saves it, but lies and says the save failed.

    Wheeeee!!!!!!!

    ( OK … you can do either, but there is no indication you can edit unless you click the text …. still confusing )

    ( oh well … it does work. Which puts it ahead of most blogs … I’ll stop bitching about the flavor of the free ice cream now …. )

  4. Panzermann403 Comment by Panzermann403

    Strict Standards: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, non-static method emotions::filter_text() should not be called statically in /home/misha/public_html/2007/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 59

    DJ, as always: Your effort here is much appreciated. Thanks for your hard work.

  5. LC Mrs. M-ITT™ Comment by LC Mrs. M-ITT™

    Strict Standards: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, non-static method emotions::filter_text() should not be called statically in /home/misha/public_html/2007/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 59

    Holy Toledo Batman! I HAVE A FLAG!! :em95:

  6. DдrтH бдкфи Comment by DдrтH бдкфи

    Strict Standards: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, non-static method emotions::filter_text() should not be called statically in /home/misha/public_html/2007/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 59

    As I said…

    This place was loading slower than a turtle on OxyContin™ with a flintlock musket.

    Edit to add- will I be able to Troll-Rate Crunchie again soon?

  7. LC 0311 crunchie I.M.H. Comment by LC 0311 crunchie I.M.H.

    Strict Standards: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, non-static method emotions::filter_text() should not be called statically in /home/misha/public_html/2007/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 59

    About time you got that flag Mrs-M! Mine was gone for awhile also, we’ll see if it’s back.

    Baco, you can troll rate me anytime ya want babe, just remember karma is one mean beyotch :em93:

    Great job Deej, thanks man. Yer alright, for a librul :em69: :em93:

  8. Unregistered Comment by PeterT

    Strict Standards: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, non-static method emotions::filter_text() should not be called statically in /home/misha/public_html/2007/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 59

    :em02: Well, I normally don’t leave comments, but I’ll stick one in here…. Thanks for all the work you’ve been doing on the site.
    Note: edit works, but the time left bar starts at 15 minutes…

    PeterT

  9. LC Hardclimber54 Comment by LC Hardclimber54

    Strict Standards: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, non-static method emotions::filter_text() should not be called statically in /home/misha/public_html/2007/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 59

    LC 0311 crunchie I.M.H.

    you can troll rate me anytime ya want

    D’ya know something, we should all get troll-rated at least once, just for shit and giggles!

    Heck, given a half-a-chance, I’d troll-rate the Emperor himself… :em01:

    Just kidding Sire, but the thought was amusing for a moment… :em99:

  10. cmblake6 Comment by cmblake6

    Strict Standards: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, non-static method emotions::filter_text() should not be called statically in /home/misha/public_html/2007/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 59

    Ya done GOOD Deej. It was quick! Mes compliments au chef, and all that rot.

  11. Emperor Misha I Comment by Emperor Misha I

    Strict Standards: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, non-static method emotions::filter_text() should not be called statically in /home/misha/public_html/2007/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 59

    Holy fucking sheepshit, Deej!

    The site runs slicker than a slug dipped in Duralube and shot down a teflon-covered chute!!!

    By the power vested in me (by me, coincidentally, being the all-powerful Emperor of the Universe and Outlying Counties that I am), I herewith declare December 3rd Imperial Tech Wizard Appreciation Day.

    Usually when people talk about making something more efficient, what they really mean is “cutback and downsize”, but in this case the site is not merely faster, it’s even better than it were too.

    ALL HALE TEH TECH WIZRD, FOR HE HACE MUCH GRATENESS!!!!!!1!!11!

  12. hilljohnny Comment by hilljohnny

    Strict Standards: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, non-static method emotions::filter_text() should not be called statically in /home/misha/public_html/2007/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 59

    DJ three cheers and a backflip ( oof, argh, oh shi.. sugar!! that was stupid) anyway looking good edit works fine. many thanks.

  13. LC Hardclimber54 Comment by LC Hardclimber54

    Strict Standards: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, non-static method emotions::filter_text() should not be called statically in /home/misha/public_html/2007/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 59

    Thanks Deej,

    As usual, your have worked wonders! Just you watch, one day, someone will make a movie about you!

    Just hope its not Michael Moorebullshit. How’bout Spielberg..?

    Thank you again, and well-done. :em69:

  14. hilljohnny Comment by hilljohnny

    Strict Standards: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, non-static method emotions::filter_text() should not be called statically in /home/misha/public_html/2007/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 59

    DJ cinching the nuts? isn’t that painful? :em93:

  15. SoCalOilMan, LC Comment by SoCalOilMan, LC

    Strict Standards: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, non-static method emotions::filter_text() should not be called statically in /home/misha/public_html/2007/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 59

    Hail…hail the Imperial Tech Wizard!!

    Once again he has saved the Empire from wreck and ruin. His arcane knowledge of the lore of the….intertubey… thingies and the secret codes that control our existence has averted what was surely a setback in our plans to turn all to the Dark Side.

    (Deej, you sure you aren’t having these problems crop up to get adoration? :em93: )

  16. Radical Redneck Comment by Radical Redneck

    Strict Standards: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, non-static method emotions::filter_text() should not be called statically in /home/misha/public_html/2007/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 59

    Yikes DJ, I’m going to have nightmares for a month after that picture.

    Here’s cute Dana Perino pwning that hideous gargoyle! :em03: :em93:

    Great work on the site Deej! :em69:

  17. DJ Allyn,  ITW Comment by DJ Allyn, ITW

    Strict Standards: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, non-static method emotions::filter_text() should not be called statically in /home/misha/public_html/2007/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 59

    (Deej, you sure you aren’t having these problems crop up to get adoration? )

    Dammit! You guessed my need for adoration.

    Like there weren’t ten thousand other things I could (and should) have been doing on a Sunday besides working here.

    But hey, the pay’s good. :em01:

  18. LC Hardclimber54 Comment by LC Hardclimber54

    Strict Standards: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, non-static method emotions::filter_text() should not be called statically in /home/misha/public_html/2007/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 59

    DJ Allyn, ITW

    But hey, the pay’s good

    I am ecstatic to read you are getting well-paid for your superior skills and knowledge Sir! :em99:

    Let me guess, they pay you in either dinars or rubbles… :em01:

  19. Ten-Ten Comment by Ten-Ten

    Strict Standards: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, non-static method emotions::filter_text() should not be called statically in /home/misha/public_html/2007/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 59

    It’s purdy and shiny.

  20. SoldierInGodsArmy Comment by SoldierInGodsArmy

    Strict Standards: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, non-static method emotions::filter_text() should not be called statically in /home/misha/public_html/2007/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 59

    DJ,

    Glad to see the SQL straightened out! If you double the RAM (on the SQL Server) you can get that wind-tunnel-testing seal of approval ya know :em69:

    I bet the drag coefficient goes down to 0.17 :em03:

    You put the Master in Webmaster DJ

  21. LC 0311 crunchie I.M.H. Comment by LC 0311 crunchie I.M.H.

    Strict Standards: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, non-static method emotions::filter_text() should not be called statically in /home/misha/public_html/2007/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 59

    Deej, I noticed two problems pop up (Sorry to ruin the party, but hey ya asked).

    When I open comments on a thread the font size shrinks to microscopic.

    Also, if I click on a link in the comments, or try to copy text from a comment, it automatically goes to the edit box.

    This time I know the rip in the Time-Space continuum isn’t from my own stupidity and technophobia. I hope.

  22. Emperor Misha I Comment by Emperor Misha I

    Strict Standards: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, non-static method emotions::filter_text() should not be called statically in /home/misha/public_html/2007/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 59

    When I open comments on a thread the font size shrinks to microscopic.

    Haven’t seen that one. Have you tried clicking on the new “increase font size” button at the top of the individual pages (or on the left sidebar)? It should remember that setting if you choose it once.

    Also, if I click on a link in the comments, or try to copy text from a comment, it automatically goes to the edit box.

    Ahhh… I know. That’s the price you pay for being Management™ with full editing and “spam-spanking” rights. Unlike lesser mortals, you can edit or even send off a comment, any comment, to Spam Purgatory™ with the simple click of a button. In the past, us Minor Management Deities™ had to navigate to the Admin page to do that, but now we can do it directly from the comments page.

    There is a workaround for the issues you mention, however:

    If you’re selecting text from a comment, just make sure that you hold down the mouse button when you click and drag and it shouldn’t switch to edit mode, and if you’re clicking on a hyperlink in a comment, right click instead of left click and choose “Open in New Tab/Window.”

  23. LC 0311 crunchie I.M.H. Comment by LC 0311 crunchie I.M.H.

    Strict Standards: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, non-static method emotions::filter_text() should not be called statically in /home/misha/public_html/2007/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 59

    Ahhhh, that ’splains it then. I figured out the short cuts no prob already, so now I know it’s supposed to do that its all good. Price I pay for the joy of sending pen1s enlargement adds and offers of wealth sharing from Mr. Umbobabagoo of the 27th National Bank of Lagos straight to spam purgatory :em93: Best part of the job. (Damn sure ain’t the pay or health bennies :em01: )

    The text size is staying at normal size tonight, but last night it was every time I clicked on the comments, guess it learned, just needed the lash a few more times.

  24. DJ Allyn,  ITW Comment by DJ Allyn, ITW

    Strict Standards: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, non-static method emotions::filter_text() should not be called statically in /home/misha/public_html/2007/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 59

    The text size is staying at normal size tonight, but last night it was every time I clicked on the comments, guess it learned, just needed the lash a few more times.

    Check to make sure your browser’s Text Size is set to normal. (in your tool bar look for “View/Text size”). Sometimes that gets out of whack.

    The copy text thing can be hard to get used to. If it goes to edit, then just copy it out of the edit window and then hit the cancel button.

    I suppose I could just change the access to a “Super Mod”, but then that would take all of the fun away from you.

  25. LC 0311 crunchie I.M.H. Comment by LC 0311 crunchie I.M.H.

    Strict Standards: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, non-static method emotions::filter_text() should not be called statically in /home/misha/public_html/2007/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 59

    Thanks Deej, I’m good now. As long as that’s what it’s supposed to do I can work with it, no prob’s at all. :em69: