Archive for March, 2007

Ebay Archive

Saturday, March 24th, 2007

So what I’ve been working on is the Ebay Archive which aims to keep a record of all the Ebay Items that have ended in certain categories for longer than the standard 90 days. It contains the Item Name, Price Sold, Date/Time Sold, Item Number and a HTML display of the page.

Currently this is only available for the Australian Ebay Website – www.ebay.com.au, but later on I might think about archiving the US Ebay Website – www.ebay.com.

phpBB Website/Forums back online

Tuesday, March 20th, 2007

The phpBB Website/Forums are back online. They’ve taken the opportunity to upgrade the forums to phpBB 3 and redesign their website.

No new updates

Thursday, March 15th, 2007

It’s been almost a month with nothing for me to report. I’ve slowly been redoing the ADSL Australia Reporter website but have given up that for a little bit while I work on other things.

I was looking at the phpBB Forums, but unforunately they’ve had a raid array failure:

<h1>Ouch! RAID array failure…</h1>
We’re sad to announce that during the switch of a failed harddisk to the  hot-spare and the planned 2 hours required for the array to re-sync, we’ve been  hit by an extremely unexpected <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standard_RAID_levels#RAID_5_disk_failure_rate">double-disk  failure</a> which leaves us with a dead array.

As the server needs to be rebuilt with a new set of harddisks and  reconfigured, there will be a number of days of downtime whilst this holding  page is up on a vserver and that the server failure can be recovered from with  the existing phpBB.com website and data from our private CVS repositories  restored. In the mean time, please direct yourself to our <a href="http://area51.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewforum.php?f=35">temporary support forums  over at Area51</a>.

Bertie probably shouldn’t have fed the server honey to see if that would make  it feel better…

Cheers :(