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LiteSpeed: How Not to Support


Not so long ago, I’vepostedabout my poor experience with LiteSpeed support handling my ticket #945335. In short, I have an issue with directing custom error pages to a PHP script while also populating the redirect headers properly (as it turned out

You can't test everything


You can’t test everything.

Had a case, that reminded me of this today and wanted to share this “tidbit of wisdom”.

It’s not a suggestion to not test, because you can’t test everything, no. Testing is your friend, whether it’s a code, an assumption

LiteSpeed's poor support


I really hoped, that I would not have to do this, but since LiteSpeed support has been ghosting me for a month (since October 10th, 2022), even though I am a paying customer for the LiteSpeed Enterprise server (LSWS), I do not see what else I can do

Introducing the "Talks"


It’s been a while since last post here. But it does not mean, that there was no progress. In fact, if by the off chance there is someone who regularly visits this website, that person would notice some visual changes.

Since May I’ve been working on


  • Finally updated landing page to show latest news. It's not fully styled and posting to it is a pain, but it is definitely closer to what it is supposed to look like in the future.


  • Moved to VPS. If you are reading this, means that DNS was updated as well, so everything should be working as expected. I also noticed that TTFB timings from VPS seem to be extremely long (23 seconds!), so am looking into what may be the cause of


  • Significant improvement in TTFB already (so far 5-7 seconds instead of 20-60), but still have some ideas on potential further improvements.


  • FF entity registration page is now up.
  • During first days of running I noticed that some images are not being loaded on the pages. Those are images which are "proxied" from Lodestone since they do not comply with Crossorigin (which I pointed to


  • Most of FFTracker pages are now working. Exceptions are entity registration and statistics (including those on Free Companies' pages). The latter are planned to be transferred to images, instead of Google Charts, so may take a bit more time to be
Sooner than expected


Due to release of Endwalker for Final Fantasy XIV I wanted to publish the updated version of the website on December 7th. But I did not realize that the release is on December 3rd...

So... I am still releasing the update, as you can see, but some

True Leader


A true leader

Is always a deceiver:

Lying with no worry

Inconsistencies in "The Medium"


Below are the inconsistencies, I've found inThe Mediumwhile playing it. The game itself is quite buggy and laggy, and the story has too many flaws for me to recommend it. Although, if you like the style, and the game is on good discount - it is



Man, I am only trying here to re-integrate,

I am not a freaking menace to society

You don’t want me seeing you as an enemy


  • General:
    • New design
    • Significant backend changes


Today, suddenly, an episode I imagined for "Simbiat" poured out into a small poem. Perhaps it was another mood-swing or just OST to "Seraph".

Look at my deformity:

No sign of conformity


  • Final Fantasy XIV Tracker:
    • Updated to properly support Stormblood changes. Note, that there may still be some less obvious issues. We are working with XIVDB developer to identify and fix bugs in the Lodestone Parser.


  • Final Fantasy XIV Tracker:
    • Advanced search
    • Tracking of previous free companies for characters with appropriate output on their pages


Just to let you know, what kind of development is planned at the moment, here is the expected order:

1. Advanced search for Final Fantasy XIV Tracker

2. SilverSteam integration into current interface with only minimal changes in features


  • General:
    • Added scroll-to-top function embedded into the footer
    • Added social sharing buttons


  • General:
    • Removed top navigation
    • Moved side (mobile) navigation to left column and merged it with breadcrumbs


  • General:
    • Removed "(page 1)" text from titles. Page number will be shown in title only if its number is 2 or more
    • Added breadcrumbs to news categories for consistency


  • Final Fantasy XIV Tracker:
    • Changed main page and search logic to limit the amount of information pushed to the page (better performance and readability)
    • Updated some of the images with ones of higher resolution


  • Final Fantasy XIV Tracker:
    • Optimized history storage to save around 500 MBs on database level and improve overall performance
    • Removed caching of FC Members, since it does not make a difference now


  • Final Fantasy XIV Tracker:
    • Fixed level up and down arrows not showing
  • General


    • BIC Library:
      • Fixed some filters not working properly
      • Fixed regression bug, when certain codes were not translated into words when showing detailed information or downloading a file


    • BIC Library:
      • Added advanced search option allowing to search by any field available
      • Added logic to show API link generation logic along with the links themselves (available in advanced search)


    • BIC Library:
      • Moved filtering function to server: on changes after 0.5 seconds server is requested for details based on filter. Only 100 results are return, unless you reset filter, otherwise you get all active BICs
      • Removed "Inactive


    • BIC Library:
      • Reduced page size by further cleaning up HTML code
    • Final Fantasy XIV Tracker


      • BIC Library:
        • Minor HTML corrections in code
        • Only digits can be entered in BIC and Korr


      • BIC Library:
        • Added links to download BIC library in CSV, XML and JSON formats


      • BIC Library:
        • Added onclick event on BIC library date to reload page, if BIC was updated
        • Added ability to force update by clicking on BIC library date
      BIC Library fully loaded


      Updated BIC Library and I call it an actual production version.

      Unlike similar services it now provides filtering, linkage to SWIFT codes, where applicable, allows for easier traversal through children and parent organizations, shows full chain of

      BIC Library


      Added a BIC Library module, which will be useful for Russian financial organizations. At the moment it's just very basic search, but I plan to add BICs' detailed view, automated update (with ability to force it), parent-child relationship

      FFTracker Not Working


      Due to LodeStone update on 31.03.2017 FFTracker is not working as expected. It is being decided how to approach this significant change: re-write the code completely by myself, or wait for XIVSync to get updated and start using it instead.


      • Final Fantasy XIV Tracker:
        • Added support for all Company ranks listing with 'all' key word instead of rank ID
        • When searching for member on Company page, if search string matches only 1 member pressing 'Enter' will move to the member's page


      • Final Fantasy XIV Tracker:
        • Changed FC list representation. Date and members count is available on hover
        • Changed the way members are filtered on search on FC page
      Grand opening


      As you can see, the website has been updated significantly. And it’s still a work in progress. While it is, I wanted to share the updated Final Fantasy XIV Tracker. It has a completely new engine using a database and allows tracking individual



      Перевод песни [i]Empire[/i] в исполнении [i]Shakira[/i]

      Сорви все оковы с себя

      И смелее дыш&#1080



      I came into the hall of a housing building. It was quite spacious with a kind of a reception straight to the right from the entrance and some food stalls across it: cool drinks, ice-cream, assortments of snacks. Further down the hall there were

      Первый Вздох


      Перевод песни [i]Breath Today[/i] в исполнении группы [i]Flyleaf[/i]. Эта песня основана в основном на ритме, а не рифме, поэтому настоятельно реккомендую читать, когда в фоне играет оригинал.

      Ты бежишь вперёд с той же скоростью,

      Как пред тобой