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Journal Journal: to www or not www

Here's a thing.
I wrote a short perl script that parses the $ENV{REMOTE_ADDR} of a request and returns an xml file suitable for an rss reader or firefox live bookmark. The address is ""
It has stopped responding. However, if I remove the www. it works fine. Other scripts in the same directory work fine with www. at the front, as do standard documents in non-cgi-bin directories.
So why is this one script failing ? It isn't the script failing as it appears that it never receives the request, and besides which it wouldn't work if you remove the www. which it does quite happily.
I have restarted apache, I have restarted BIND, but still no joy. Definitely something I would like to get to the bottom of. I have edited the link in my sig to remove the www. so that the link is now working, but how long will that last before it stops ?
Enquiring mind needs to know ...
Here are some other points -
I thought maybe /. had got into my dns blacklist which was blocking requests - not so, as it works from /. if I remove the www.
I also tried typing the address into the URL bar, but still no joy until I remove the www.
Another script I tried was perldiver, which is quite an intensive script and it runs fine with or without the www in front.
The live bookmark I had running on my browser stopped updating. I had to delete it and recreate a new one linked minus the www - now it works again.
The default refresh time for live bookmarks appears to be 1 hour, so I have hardly been hammering the script, and besides, it works minus the www.

Am I to believe that there is an access table or list created by apache, that is now full because the script got slashdotted ? If so surely an httpd restart should clear that away.
I go away now to hunt mega-logfiles but I don't believe I'll find any. Please if you have a clue, leave a comment.

Journal Journal: Palming /.

Well, here I am, just past midnight, sitting in the dark, adding a journal entry to /. using a Palm Tungsten C.
I have been trying to read some of the articles from the front page, but it soon became apparent, that with the average page size around 160k, it was going to be a laborious process.

I have turned off images, which helps (slightly :-\) and tried to browse at +2 but the pages are just too long. While we're on the page size thing, I am wearing a small groove in the bottom of the touch screen scrolling from side to side so much.
And if I accidentally activate a link while scrolling, it takes ages to get "Web Browser" under control, and back to where I was again. Not quite ready for prime time IMHO.
It would be nice if /. provided a single column, text only version of the site, just for us poor Palm (ab)users !
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Journal Journal: luck, providence, voodoo ?

Been using the net for a little over 8 years, started with AO Hell then saw the light. Strange I never came here before, seen it mentioned plenty of times. So now I signed up, and the ludicrous number I got displays some syncronicity. My favourite number is 3, and I always seem to get that number showing up in good places. Numerology aside, if you add up my user number, you get 3. Bollox innit.

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