The ravens are looking a bit sluggish. Tell Malcolm they need new batteries.

Monday, March 20

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Saturday, February 11

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Daily News Stuff 11 February 2023

Holocure 0.5 Edition

Top Story

  • Google is planning to implement opt-out telemetry into its Go programming language.  (The Register)

    That means that not only will Google's own apps phone home to Google - they already do that - but every program written by anyone running anywhere if it uses Go.

    Programmers have, not surprisingly, told Google to get fucked.
    Now you guys want to introduce telemetry into your programming language?" Weisz said. "This is how you drive off any person who even considered giving your project a chance despite the warning signs. Please don't do this, and please issue a public apology for even proposing it. Please leave a blast radius around this idea wide enough that nobody even suggests trying to do this again."

    He added: "Trust in Google's behavior is at an all time low, and moves like this are a choice to shove what's left of it off the edge of a cliff."

    The moral lepers over at Mastodon are upset that anyone would object to this latest expansion of the Panopticon:
    "This is a large unconventional design, there are a lot of tradeoffs worth discussing and details to explore," he wrote. "When Russ showed it to me I made at least a dozen suggestions and many got implemented."

    "Instead: all opt-out telemetry is unethical

    Correct.
    Google is evil
    It is indeed.
    this is not needed.
    Go has existed for 13 years without this; other programming languages for more than 60.
    No one even argued why publishing any of this data could be a problem."
    Because the default in any networked system is not to send any data you don't need to send.

    It doesn't matter how useful it is to Google.  I don't care.  It has to be useful to me.



Tech News

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Sunday, December 04

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We're Back

Well, that was exciting.

We've moved to the new server.  Well, two new servers, since the designated new server had weird issues.

The migration was complicated by the old server disappearing for 24 hours just before I was set to start doing this.

But...  We're back.

We were actually back for a while earlier (as some people noted) but that was with three weeks of data missing.  In the end I was able to recover everything up to the Scheduled Maintenance Window of Doom, and the only person who posted anything after that was me (and a couple of commenters) so that's close enough to everything.

Also, looks like I can stop paying for that backup server, since it's kind of deceased.

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Wednesday, September 28

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Poop

Server took an unscheduled nap.

Again.

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Saturday, September 03

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Well, That Just Fills Me With Confidence

We recive complain. If not be resolved after 24H your services will be closed
As if I needed another reason to get off this server.

Looks like the hosting has quietly changed hands again.  Yes, there are some crappy sites here on mee.nu - offering free blog hosting will do that - and I need to root them out.  I'll likely need to disable signups for a while.

Everything is backed up because I don't trust them at all not to simply switch off the servers.  This server co-operated by crashing during the backup.

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Sunday, April 24

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Restoree

Finally have a script running to finish restoring all the posts from the backup into the live database after the Big Mess last year when the other datacenter caught fire and everyone had to squeeze onto a single $50 server for three weeks.

It's moving pretty quickly so if your posts from 2012-2016 aren't back yet they should be within the next few hours.

Currently reading Mahoutsukai no Insatsujo / A Witch's Printing Office, in which the protagonist establishes Magiket.
 

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Monday, January 17

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Well, Poop

The site has been fixed.

Redis failed to start after a server problem, and then the virtual server filled up with email alert attempts that weren't going out for some reason.

I have to get us moved.

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Saturday, September 25

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Content Not Relevant, Testing Something

I mean, not relevant to this particular post, it is relevant o the world at large and the frauds in charge.



Also, this is literally the objectification of women.

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Wednesday, August 04

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Server Problems

This server is crashing almost every day right now.

I have a new server, and I have complete and up-to-date backups on the new server.

What I haven't had so far is any time to configure this system on the new server.

Should happen in the next few days.  I pulled about a forty-hour week just between 5PM Friday and 9AM Monday, but that was the last drama from that product launch, and the next launch isn't for, oh, a week at least.

It's not until October that things will get really crazy.

I did get a raise, and we've hired a bunch of new staff, so it should get less crazy by the end of the year.  I just need to survive long enough to see it...

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Thursday, May 20

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Google In The Apiary With A Lead Pipe

The server was getting overloaded with crappy requests again, but I couldn't see any difference between the crappy requests overloading the server and the usual crappy requests that only take about 50 milliseconds and cause no problems at all.

Except that we were also getting indexed by Google and the Google bot was tracking links to RSS feeds in places where RSS feeds don't really belong but the server will do its best to fulfil anyway.

So I blocked a couple of those.  Not all of them, just a couple.

And the problem was resolved.

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