We seem to have buttoned down all of yesterday’s site issues (remind me to do major upgrades on weekends from now on!)

A database error was causing excess demand on a node of the server cloud we use (hosted by Mosso, a rackspace company). They were great, my tech guys did a great job running down the glitch  team I am working

We also upgraded to the latest version of WordPress at the same time. (Too ambitious to do all at once perhaps?)

Everything seems to be stable now — Macro-Notes is still not working, but we will button that down shortly.

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19 Responses to “Site Issues Resolved”

  1. DoctoRx says:

    The pages do not load correctly on my Mac (Leopard OS).

  2. mondo says:

    Congratulations, the new layout is very nice.

    However, “Site Issues Resolved” sounds a bit like “Banking Crisis Resolved”, i.e. somewhat premature, although I am confident that you have an easier job fixing the remaining quirks in your site than others have fixing the banks.

    I think I have one for you: “Older Entries” does not actually bring up older entries, it just brings the current ones in a different address (http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/page/2/, http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/page/3/ and so on, all with the same content).

  3. mkkby says:

    Look at your site in firefox. It barely renders at all. What a moron!

  4. batmando says:

    FYI – N0 problems rendering in Firefox on my MacBook OS X V 10.4.11

  5. drtomaso says:

    Also looking at the site in firefox- its rendering horribly. Text slewing together, menu bar options behind the main stub, etc.

  6. mondo says:

    No problems at all with Firefox 3.0.8 on Windows XP – all graphics / text renders ok, and updates fast.

  7. drollere says:

    in my days in the internet, we called those “famous last words”. bugs just need time to breed and lay eggs.

    looks fine on my mac running updated os x and safari browser. but you should make the point (hotel stays, internet cafes) to review the site on a variety of machines, operating systems and browsers. don’t get deluded into thinking that your box sees what the world sees.

  8. Jeff L says:

    Actually the various renderings throughout the day provided me with my laughs. In the meantime, everyone should have at least the “zap cookies” , “zap plugins” and “zap colors” bookmarklets available at https://www.squarefree.com/bookmarklets/zap.html (along with AdBlock Plus of course) -jeffl

  9. TedS says:


    Is there a better way to login — the way I have to do it is to go to a comment area, go to the bottom of the screen and login. Most websites have a “login” section in the top header.

    Also, is there a place to manage your account (e.g., passwords, profile). Again, on most forums, this is an easily accessible location. I haven’t been able to find this on your website.


  10. cdeuce says:

    Still having issues with Firefox v3.08 on a Mac running Tiger (10.4.11); the pages look great on Safari, however.

    TedS is right: a log-in field is needed near the top of each page.

  11. vixensharpears says:

    My problem is the opposite of edeuce’s: On my Mac [Tiger 10.4.11], the pages look great on Firefox, but really funky on Safari.

  12. Barry,

    This is a great site for testing browser versions:


  13. winstonw says:

    The ‘older entries’ link at the bottom of the home page takes me back to the top of the home page, not to older posts.

    The header still sux. Along with the ad banner, they take up 50% of a 1024×768 screen. If you want to use such a deep ad banner, decrease the depth of the header. It is just a picture anyways…no info in it. It is unsubtle noisy design.

  14. Greg0658 says:

    I can not open the website (since last night) on my IBM600E laptop under Win98se and IExplorerVersion 6.0.2800.1106IS 128bit SP1, Q918439, Q916281, Q833989, Q891781, q318929


    Just visited the linkvialink above from wondering what Spyglass Inc was in my info window.

    BR – I was having your troubles last week when my website & email provider changed system specs .. now my favorite blogsite is giving me grief … on top of my fav cash denomination (dollar) .. where is a guy to turn? I’m starting to remember that old photographers statement – KISS.

  15. Greg0658 says:

    ps – the site crashed right after the above post on this Dell 2.8Ghz Pentium using WinXP Version 7.0.5730.13 128bit

  16. Greg0658 says:

    pss – not this time …… hummm .. maybe the link generated on the 98se sys

  17. Greg0658 says:

    psss – the shortage of dollars and the complexity of systems (earth / business) and the secrecy to preserve the corporate structure (financial / legal / patents) IS Going to Kill Us All (well most of us – never over generalize)

  18. Greg0658 says:

    the <older posts button at the bottom of the page goes to the top of new stuff .. I got here with the calendar

    I’m still having trouble with my older machine (on Dell again) (looked at the source code)

    This post is a request for advice from you or your site programers what sideline machine language is required to view TBP. I have JavaScript on my laptop but Java10 (is it the newest?) can’t run on 98se. Also I see reference to Flash and I have a version of that on my laptop. Also the Facebook platform is mentioned .. I do not do Facebook yet .. do they have a machine language that needs to be downloaded?

  19. Greg0658 says:

    ps – ever consider when an older pages thread gets a post it moves up to the front page … never mind I’ll bet your front page would grow and grow and grow