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The world of SEO remains a mystery to me, and I have never really given much thought on how an unmanaged and unoptimized blog should measure up on daily visits.

So, when browsing the daily visit statistics for this blog from time to time, I expect anything from 10 to 60.

However, a couple of days ago, I was quite surprised to see only 2 visits.

Surely enough, a quick visit to the homepage showed a blank page.

After recalling how to run a local copy of a WordPress blog, these ugly messages popped up in the php log:

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/dvromeu/www/www/wp/wp-settings.php on line 520

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/dvromeu/www/www/wp/wp-settings.php on line 535

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/dvromeu/www/www/wp/wp-settings.php on line 542

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/dvromeu/www/www/wp/wp-settings.php on line 578

Deprecated: Function set_magic_quotes_runtime() is deprecated in /home/dvromeu/www/www/wp/wp-settings.php on line 18

A quick visit to google took me (of course) to stackoverflow, where the hints indicated a change of PHP version on my hosting services.

Indeed, there had been a migration from 5.2 to 5.3 (announced I have to say…just not monitored by this blog’s sysadmin…hehe) and my 2009 wordpress 2.7 installation was not happy about it.

Some local testing and migrating was enough, and now the blog is up again…

Monitor, monitor, monitor ! upgrade, upgrade, upgrade !

This event just reminded me on how important it is to have good sysadmin’s in the team, even thought they are often misunderstood and their importance underestimated !!

So don’t wait for the next sysadmin day, and give your sysadmin a hug tomorrow !

Sysadmins Perception

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2 Responses to “Hug your sysadmin !”
  1. que conciliador con los administradores es esta entrada…. ;)

    • dvromeu says:

      jeje

      suelen hacer tareas que detesto realmente…con lo que su trabajo me parece de lo más respetable !

      (eso y que les he visto ser “maltratados” muchas veces…)

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