J-Jobs

Finished building an online Journalism Job Bank including a complete editing and publishing back-end, 30-day auto-expire with overrides, 3-part submission/edit/expire process, generation of a weekly email feed that gets sent to other jschools… all in PHP/MySQL. Very fun project. My boss has been doing all of this by hand for ages. I just automated this task away from him.

The ORA community came through with the golden answer – the reason for the slow lookups from some machines was that HostnameLookups was set to On in httpd.conf. Turning it off made the site as fast to visit from Macs as from PCs. The question now is, why are Macs so different in this respect?

“Humble Pie” may quite possibly be the best band name ever. Either that or “Foghat.”

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