Transition Points

Transition Points

The weekend was spent with family and friends. Also spent a lot of time unfucking things that I had left fallow for far too long - with a reasonable degree of excusability, but I really should have gotten around to it sooner. What next?I think I need to renew my promise of five posts a week. It'll be difficult - I've taken on a couple more daily hell-or-high-water obligations, if not big ones, I'm spending time on music, and maintaining my excercise. In the longer run, I need to figure out where I'm going to be in five years,…

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Odds and Ends

Odds and Ends

For those who had idiots for CWP instructors, or idiots giving advice at the local gun store, Cataline has an excellent post on how to deal with the aftermath of a shooting. Now the lights have gone out of his eyes. You have just killed a man in the comfort of your own home. Your life has changed for-ev-er. You will never be the same man you were before you pulled that trigger. Old you is as dead as the now cooling lump of meat at your feet. You have called the cops. They will be there any minute. What…

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Backups Done

Backups Done

I've not only gotten the site restored to a new server instance, but re-established backups, pulling them down off the new server. It only took editing a few settings in my backup scripts to get the backups rolling again, and one CRON job/script on the new server.Things should be returning to normal around here.Thank you.…

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Lessons Learned - Followup

Lessons Learned - Followup

Now I know why the NodeBB integration broke.Short version: the official method to export and import involves dumping to a JSON file. Despite exporting the unique ID numbers of each post, when they are imported, it generates a new set of unique ID numbers - which do not match up with the entries on the NodeBB side.I believe the next time I do this, instead of importing a JSON file, I should follow the backup / restore procedure I'd already tested, namely, replace the database. The ID / verification numbers in the JSON file are also stored in the SQLdump,…

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Changes

Changes

First, my apologies for the downtime the last couple days.Second, why?Went to access my site and write a post, and nothing, zip. Not even an nginx-based "nothing to load here", no IP ping reply, nothing. So I went to the instance management panel - yes, it was powered on. Local console? Unresponsive. Soft reboot? Nothing. Log files for the instance were showing a series of input/output errors. So I pulled the virtual plug. Annoying - but crap happens. Even more annoying and less likely that it de facto wouldn't even give me a basic POST on start…

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Still in Progress

Still in Progress

Data is re-imported but I'll have to upload images. ┬áThe new instance will have better snapshot and backup capabilities even without me personally downloading the backups to have a separate copy.…

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Time to Move

Time to Move

I should have this back in operation soon enough but this compute instance completely hung in a way that rendered it inoperable from the VM console, etc., and so some backend changes as to the nature and location of the VM's will be happening. Not changing back to wordpress or anything silly, this is more a few quirks in how the VDI is managed that frankly are done better in other places even outside of AWS or Azure. Good thing I run those backups, eh?I should be rocking and rolling in time for the weekend. Sucks because there were…

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