Wednesday, 4 April 2012


The last couple of days I have been working on a smallish e-book to give away to people who sign up to my photography tips website mailing list. I wondered about adding a link my twitter a/c to the ebook, but when I checked the twitter a/c, it hadn't been updated since December last year.

I was using to automatically update it, so I checked, and everything seemed to be in order. I checked tumblr, which is another site that is meant to automatically post to, and that hadn't been updated since December either.

So I figured there must be a problem with reading my site's RSS feed. I checked the RSS feed, and it was working fine. I tried clicking 'Activate feed' on to reactivate the feed, but this just brought up the error message:

<html> <head><title>502 Bad Gateway</title></head> <body bgcolor="white"> <center><h1>502 Bad Gateway</h1></center> <hr><center>nginx/0.8.53</center> </body> </html>

Doing some googling, I couldn't find thousands of complaints about this, but it does seem to be a problem with Unfortunately of the complaints I did find, it was just people asking what the problem was, with no solution or statement from

I am pretty sure anyway that the problem is not with my site, as my photography tips is hosted by Hostgator, who use Apache, not Nginx.

The rest of the day I made some chocolate cakes and did a couple of photos to illustrate the e-book.

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