Wednesday, December 27, 2023
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
The Color Classic web server was offline for several days due to recent weather events that interrupted power, internet, and water services for Austin, Texas, where the server is located.
Recovered Color Classic Web Server,protocol HTTP,time 02/23/2021 08:27:27,estimated downtime 11760 minutes
Thankfully, those have been restored and the Color Classic web server is back online. Our uptime this month will be lower than it has ever been, and your patience is appreciated while we were dark.
Posted by Glenn at 6:50 AM
Friday, April 3, 2020
Friday, June 7, 2019
Monday, July 2, 2018
For many months the CC web server was unpredictably running out of memory and becoming non responsive or replying with "Too Busy" messages.
Since MacHTTP is the only application running on the Color Classic this was a puzzler. I reduced system memory demands by removing nonessential control panels and extensions but the problem continued.
I finally found the culprit and am posting the solution here in case another user gets into this condition.
MacHTTP has an option called PIG_DELAY which allows it to dominate the demand for memory from other applications. At some point I had enabled this option thinking it would benefit the web server response times.
By disabling PIG_DELAY the issue was resolved. MacHTTP runs happily now for weeks without any memory issues (previously I was restarting it daily to avoid the problem and keep it online).
The happy results were confirmed when I received my monthly uptime report:
Hopefully this translates into a better experience for all of the visitors to colorclassic.com
Posted by Glenn at 9:45 AM
Monday, November 7, 2016
Image courtesy http://www.neogaf.comThe Color Classic web server software (MacHTTP) has been prone to running out of memory for several months now. You've probably noticed the dip in server uptime stats if you were paying attention. I didn't have time to troubleshoot it so I just set the CC to restart every night, but finally even that wasn't enough to make it happy.
I finally hauled out the legacy tools (floppy disks, Iomega 100 MB SCSI ZIP drive) and spent an hour or so watching Dr. Norton work his magic and fix an assortment of issues, the most important being directory issues. Hopefully that will resolve the memory issues and the CC will be back to its trusty self.
If it proves stable I may even be brave enough to hook up a Connectix QuickCam so you can watch the squirrels in my backyard as they gather acorns and pecans in preparation for winter.
Posted by Glenn at 6:23 PM
Saturday, January 9, 2016
Google Fiber after it just became available in our neighborhood. So if you notice things loading a little faster on the Color Classic web site, you know why!
Posted by Glenn at 7:35 PM