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4/28/2022

Recent Comments Fixed! Charles C.W. Cooke to the Rescue!

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 8:27 am



Our long national nightmare is over. The problem with Recent Comments has finally been fixed. A more subtle but important change: the software on the site has been updated, and the http prefix has been exchanged for an https — meaning those messages telling users that the site is “insecure” are a thing of the past.

I owe all of this to Charles C.W. Cooke, who, in addition to being an excellent writer and thinker (check out his book The Conservatarian Manifesto: Libertarians, Conservatives, and the Fight for the Right’s Future), has his own tech company, Astroluxe. He accomplished the move to new servers last night, and the hosting is far less expensive. So far, I’m thrilled.

21 Responses to “Recent Comments Fixed! Charles C.W. Cooke to the Rescue!”

  1. Is there anything Charlie Cooke can’t do?

    JVW (ee64e4)

  2. #1

    Win a college swimming meet as a woman?

    Appalled (1a17de)

  3. Great. And lower cost for a better product is always good.

    Kevin M (eeb9e9)

  4. Not to be an ingrate, but can the login thing be fixed, too?

    Kevin M (eeb9e9)

  5. Thanks to you and Cooke for this fix.

    Jim Miller (406a93)

  6. Can he issue Ukrainian Freedom Fighter War Bonds for Joe?

    ‘Biden asks Congress for $33 billion to support Ukraine through September’

    The $33 billion includes a request for $20.4 billion in additional security and military assistance for Ukraine

    https://www.cnbc.com/2022/04/28/biden-to-ask-congress-for-33-billion-to-support-ukraine-through-september-.html

    Yet 48 hours ago Joe’s Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin, said this is not a ‘proxy war.’

    Except it is.

    Never forget: “Putin knows, if I am President of the United States, his days of tyranny and trying to intimidate the United States and those in Eastern Europe are over…” – Joe Biden

    DCSCA (bb9623)

  7. Hooray! Happy day.

    felipe (484255)

  8. Kevin M,

    That request is in the pipeline.

    Patterico (7158dc)

  9. Thank you. Don’t get me wrong, this fix today is a big improvement and I (personally) know how out of whack these things can get. Thank you and Mr Cooke for your efforts.

    (And I was kinda hoping you’d say “what problem?” and it would be at my end)

    Kevin M (eeb9e9)

  10. Another problem was that if a comment went into moderation, it totally disappeared from the view of the poster — because you can only see it if you stayed signed in, and you never stayed signed in.

    Sammy Finkelman (02a146)

  11. I think you still don’t. The boxes are not filled in.

    A more subtle but important change: the software on the site has been updated, and the http prefix has been exchanged for an https — meaning those messages telling users that the site is “insecure” are a thing of the past.

    It is causing a problem for me on my old home computer, which uses Google Chrome 49.

    There seems to be a problem because it is checking my time, and it seems the time comes from the future, and evidently the software is afraid that could create a time travel paradox. I don’t
    ;t know how to correct the time – I can change the time zone but not the minute.

    I will also check the computer at the synagogue I use which also cannot go past Google Chrome 49 but uses Vista.

    Sammy Finkelman (02a146)

  12. Hallelujah. It only seemed JVW’s tyranny over the Recent Comments would go on forever. The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.

    lurker (cd7cd4)

  13. Another ingrate whine incoming: The comment preview box is gone! I comment from an old desktop workstation that still runs Windows 7, so maybe I’m the only one getting this bug. If so, as far as I’m concerned feel free to ignore it. It’s no biggy. But in case it’s more widespread, I thought you’d want to know.

    lurker (cd7cd4)

  14. @13. Re- ‘preview’- my computer is just 4 months old- same issue. No biggy, as you say, but it’s not your Windows 7 box.

    DCSCA (ce2694)

  15. Hallelujah. It only seemed JVW’s tyranny over the Recent Comments would go on forever.

    Those were the best ten days of my life.

    JVW (ee64e4)

  16. Days for you. Ions for us with the boot on our neck.

    lurker (cd7cd4)

  17. lurjer @13

    I comment from an old desktop workstation that still runs Windows 7, so maybe I’m the only one getting this bug. If so, as far as I’m concerned feel free to ignore it.

    It seems like a few of us have problems, of different kinds. I can’t connect at all from my most frequently used computer for this.

    The problem is not with Google Chrome 49 as it works here under Vista. And the problem is not inevitably with https as many https sites can be connected to, although it’s getting worse, It;’s been a problem since about September.

    The problem is that writers of software don’t feel a need to support not so old browsers.

    Now my problem can possibly be solved if either someone will tell me a way to set the time on my computer correctly, or someone will disable the probably totally unnecessary checking that time on my computer is right. Someone really familiar with connecting might know what’s going on.
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    Maybe going back to a version of https vintage early 2021 would solve the problem although I don’t know if that version could have other defects.

    Maybe some setting needs to be changed to avoid these problems. There might be an acceptable solution.
    The

    Sammy Finkelman (b434ee)

  18. Hullo. Having read some of the comments above, we’ve made a few changes to the cipher suites to allow for more backward compatibility. Please let us know if that fixes the HTTPS issues that some of you have had.

    Astroluxe Innovations (9a02f1)

  19. @18.

    Hi. I assume “HTTPS issues” is distinct from the comment preview feature, but I’m too tech illiterate to be sure. On the off chance it is part of what you’re asking about, there’s still no comment preview. And it’s still no biggy either way.

    Thanks.

    lurker (cd7cd4)

  20. 18. Astroluxe Innovations (9a02f1) — 4/29/2022 @ 6:58 am

    Hullo. Having read some of the comments above, we’ve made a few changes to the cipher suites to allow for more backward compatibility. Please let us know if that fixes the HTTPS issues that some of you have had.

    That didn’t solve my problem.

    I don’t even know if checking the time on my computer and finding it wrong is the only problem. I don’t know if there is a way to fix it at my end — I can’t change the minutes — only the time zone. Changing the time in DOS has no effect on Windows XP

    Sammy Finkelman (02a146)

  21. I can read pages that have been archived in the Interent archive. Unfortunatelt I am running into trouble in archiving them at my old computer.

    I can also save pages on disk.

    Sammy Finkelman (02a146)


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