Operational notes

For my own consumption mainly.


Trying to consolidate kaha into young.kiwi, but not winning due to resource constraints.

The “Dot Com” domains will all be retained.

young.zone to be given the flick. I’ve settled on fyoung (at) nui (dot) nz instead as my primary email domain — For practical purposes, will probably just keep it at that, rather than faffing around with domains. Will try and hock young.zone off at Sedo (or similar) for the lowest allowable listing price… Not in the “Domaining” industry. young.vc sounds better.

Current Domain Audit…

Main websites
young.kiwi – Main Landing Domain (Personal)
kaha.nz – General Blog
mana.nz – Cloud services experimental
k9.nz – Link shortener

Auxilliary domains
fergusyoung.com – Redirect to young.kiwi
omni.nz – Redirect to young.kiwi
peak.nz – Trash Heap. Good for Matt’s doxxing obsessions.
youngnz.com – Secondary Email (Personal)
kai.maori.nz – redirect to young.kiwi
young.kiwi – Extended Family

yasurlodge.com – Donation for Yasur View Lodge, Tanna, Vanuatu.

To be disposed of (to sell)…

young.zone – To be disposed of / sold
aspire.nz – To be disposed of / sold
soc.nz – To be disposed of / sold

Gone burger (Expired)…

techy.nz – Goneburger
young.kiwi.nz – Goneburger


Drop outs and lag spikes still occurring, in fact, these appear to be getting worse by the month. Have submitted a ticket with Fast Comet support to try and get to the bottom of this. Have received an initial response saying they are investigating this for me.

If nothing comes out from this, will look to move this site back to Hole in the Wall Hosting. Expensive, but they have so far been the more reliable host I’ve used.


Drop outs and lag spikes weren’t imagined…

Is this normal for a shared hosting service?



Edited the carousel JavaScript code to make the displayed picture take up more of the screen when in slideshow mode.  Kind of bugged me having so much wasted space at the top and bottom.

The bloody slow loading issue that only affected Google Chrome on android appears to be back.  Will need to pull my finger out and try and debug this somehow.  Why is this “slow loading / loading hang” problem only affecting the Chrome browser on Android and not the desktop version of Chrome and not any other browser (that is available for Android) I’ve installed on to my android device? Chrome on all android devices that I have access to are affected by this and all at the same time, then spontaneously the issue goes away (on all android devices…)

Have to admit, I’m kind of miffed at how much effort setting up a humble personal homepage is taking. So many niggling little issues here and there and now partially understand why people choose to sell their soul to faceborg and upload all their pics and other such memorabilia on the (face)borg in the name of convenience, rather than being a turkey like me (who doggedly sticks as much as I can to the “open web” principles) and having their own personal homepage or personal blog. Have to admit, it’s kind of sad to see effective control of the Internet get gobbled up bit by bit by large corporations. I think it’s perhaps more of a chicken and egg issue. More people going to these walled gardens, the less and less easier it is to break away and create your own homepage.



Micro outage at 6:44 a.m. and another at 22:19 p.m. Will have to look at raising a ticket with them to try and sort out what is going on.  My impression was while this is “Shared Hosting”, that they had it in a way that each account were somewhat “isolated” as in, if one account on a shared hosting server started pillaging resources, that the impact to the other accounts on the same server were minimized.

Testing and investigation suggest that doesn’t appear to be the case.  Noticed when I find I can’t access my site.  I try and access another site which is hosted on the same server and discover it is inaccessible as well.  This situation as the same ring to it with the Gigapros saga (They promised 99.9% uptime), but it was nothing but.

Will look to raise a ticket with Fastcomet the next time it happens and give an account of what I am experiencing.



Seems to be another mini outage / slow patch.  This time, affecting all browsers and all sites hosted on this shared server (where as last night, the slowness only affected one browser, being the Chrome Android browser)

Ideally to mitigate problems.  The photo gallery needs to stream.


Discovered Issues with site not loading completely in Google Chrome (under Android).  In fact, none of the pages would fully load and the loading process would hang mid way through.  Pingdom’s site load test reported no problems, and all the browsers on my desktop would access the site fine as well as the Android version of Firefox… It was just Google Chrome (for Android) for some reason.  The Windows Desktop Chrome browser was fine as well.

Suspect it could be the Photon component of Jetpack and have disabled the entire Jetpack plugin in the meantime to assess… Reviewing things, I may not need Jet pack anyway. After all it’s not a commercial site, only a personal site for myself really.  [2015/12/12] Testing again this morning indicates the problem has gone away for Google Chrome (for Android).  Was it Jetpack, I won’t know for certain until after say a few days.  Will briefly test accessibility over the next evenings and see if the issue comes back.


As I’ve mostly been using this domain (young.kiwi) as a personal website as opposed to an online small social group discussion / planning group, have changed from using Oxwall to WordPress.

Oxwall is pretty good as a simple and basic small group social networking tool.  However, no one (among my circles) really showed any interest in it, and I ended up repurposing Oxwall to use as a personal photo gallery.

That alone presented some challenges.  For some reason, while running oxwall, site loading would hang and it seems like it hung the whole (shared) server (Not just my site), as in, when my site was down, external up time services would report that the server in general is down.  That seems to have gone away since moving to WordPress.  Either that, very obscure coincidence.


Current Domain Audit…

young.kiwi – Main Web (Personal)
kaha.nz – redirect to young.kiwi
omni.nz – redirect to young.kiwi
kai.maori.nz – redirect to young.kiwi (as an aside, discovered that the domain was involved in some controversy by the previous owner / registrant in 2013)

youngnz.com – Main Email (Personal)

puku.young.kiwi – Friend’s website
aroha.young.kiwi – Previously deployed, now inactive
kia.kaha.nz – Previously deployed, now inactive

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