Posts Tagged ‘blogging’

Moving containerised logs by train

Since the first railways were built in Australia, timber has been moved by train – a traffic that still exists today, but somewhat hidden thanks to the rise of containers. In the old days Timber tramways would transport freshly cut logs to sawmills deep in the forest. Museums Victoria image MM 5821 With the sawn […]

How many blog posts do I write in a year?

I’ve just sat down and run the numbers – if I continue at my current blog posting rate, after one year I will have published a total of 142 new entries! My current posting schedule is as follows: Two posts a week here (104 posts/year) Once a fortnight about European railways at www.eurogunzel.com (26 posts/year) […]

Fixing my blog robot

One thing you might not know about this site is that I don’t actually wake up each morning and type up a new blog post – I actually write them ahead of time, and then they get pushed out to the site at a time I decide. Unfortunately this doesn’t always work, such as what happened to me a few weeks ago.

XPT derailed outside Southern Cross - July 11, 2014

Tracing a performance issue on my web server

Managing my various web sites can be difficult at times, and my experience the other weekend was no different. My day started normally enough, as I logged onto my VPS and installed the latest security patches, then set to work on uploading new photos to my site. It was then I noticed my web site was taking minutes to load pages, not seconds, so I started to dig into the cause.

Server statistics logged by New Relic

My most viewed blog posts for 2014

I sat down the other evening and had a look at my top 20 most viewed blog posts for 2014. With only eight of my top 20 posts having been written this year, it goes to show the value that writing a “timeless” blog post can give.