first blog entry with the new softwareWritten by fats
I thought it might be a good idea to post something here as this is the new blog software. For the geeks out there this new software is called K2, it's a very powerful bit of kit, eventually it will replace the software that powers the library and the image galleries as well, so it will reduce the workload on both the server and staff as there will be one place in the backend for all the content to be edited/organised.
With the recent outage of the site I have been working on ways to mitigate the server load to make the site more stable while keeping the functionality of the site intact. The wordpress blog took quite a lot of the server load and since that has been removed the site has seen to be faster and more stable, which I think we can all agree is a good thing. The image galleries are going to be disabled from Saturday 14th june, the galleries will be down for a week, this is to allow me to make changes to the set up to prevent hotlinking of content which was a major cause in the outage we suffered, other work that is going on in the background is the changing from Joomla 2.5 to joomla 3.2 which is going on, it was postponed when I had my house broken into but now that I have been able to replace all the missing kit I can restart the development of the site and it's upgrade of the base system that underlines the site.
Getting away from the tech stuff i would like to express my sincere thanks to all the writers and artists who have contributed new material to the site over the last few months, it shows to me that we don't need workshops to get writers to publish excellent new material.
One last thing that I would like to put out there. What do you think would make the site better, is there one thing or many things that you think would make the place better to visit?
Let me know in the comments below.