Making a Load of Changes

I started to get my shit together during what is now the fifth week of being locked in a box my home and getting all my online stuff in order.

The idea was to use a pretty good domain I found on backorder, ynn.org, getting a three-letter .org would have been the masterpiece, but instead some dipshit domain guru auction site got it. So it’ll never be available again, forever full of ads to buy it which nobody ever will.

But I digress, after reeling in from my perceived loss of the situation, I got my brain working. Granted it didn’t work well, since one of my ideas was Downtown. Yes, I now own dtne.org because that made a lot of sense.

I got thinking again, later, looking for a few combos, then I started to link things, and looked for uldl, upload download. To be fair in the early 90s I used to do more D/L than U/L, but it read right and uldl.org was available. I renamed my WordPress from it’s temporary name Project X (pjx.mmn.on.ca) which it turns out you don’t do that because it fucks everything up. A few rules in CloudFlare later, it’s somewhat fixed but still not quite working with my S3 upload system.

I started to move my domains over, I imported my huge post history from lj.gl to this new WordPress Multisite install at uldl.org, asked the gods at Jetpack to move over the subscription and voilà we’re here now.

Using the redirect plugin for WP over at lj.gl I’ve got everything redirecting. There are still some issues, since WP crashed out if I tried to import the media library, which is irrelevant anyways since all the images still live in the same Object space, but WP doesn’t give a shit and broke all the images for the lolz. There also seems to be a loss of about one thousand articles, somewhere, no idea what since the import was successful, but as I find them I’ll bring them over by hand.

After this cacophonie of hell was completed I’ve started moving in other sites, I’m kind of halfway through bbs.ec, I got phlog.bbs.ec over with no problems at all. The decision on that, was to move it into this journal rather than being its own thing. Which makes sense, since I want to control more where I post things.

Although all the other network sites have their own blog parts, I keep my various personal posts at journal.uldl.org mirrored with my Dreamwidth and LiveJournal and the other stuff that is more related to the « not really a personal post thing » I put in the uldl.org news section. I’m also working on a better menu system to fluidly switch between the networked sites. There will be some weird-ass shit for a while, no lies.

Some of the other good things about this arsery is that this site is hosted on a dedicated server with DreamHost, so it’s more reliable than the previous place I hosted lj.gl. I also have centralised where I keep all the contact forms to uldl.org directly, so I don’t have to piss around with too much nonsense.

I’m heading back to the grindstone on this one to finish off bbs.ec and drop in the redirections.

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How I Broke BBS.yt

One of my favourite past times is doing updates and breaking shit. If anything it is the pinnacle of running any web app. Why wait for a h4x0r to take you down, when you can DIY.

BBS.yt is an installation of Chevereto that runs on DreamHost, since my one of my cloud storage spaces is DreamObjects, and Chevereto happily will use that to dump my pix in without any issues. Which is great since it’s better than dumping pix on Google.

A couple days ago I get a notification that Chevereto is needing an update, not a problem, click a link and let it do its thing. Except this time, dumb ass did it on his phone.

This is a bad idea since it timed out and spanked everything to a white screen hell. Not my best moment, but there you go, it happened. It took me another couple days to remember I shagged it completely and trying to figure out how to undo the mess I made.

Which is precisely what happened today, thankfully it was a success and now BBS.yt lives for another day.

As you can probably tell from the absolute boringness of this particular post, I’m aiming to do more journal writing (hem blogging) this year to improve my SEO Influencer rating to be less boring.

Okänt fel Ett okänt fel inträffade.

I can’t get to sleep as usual, happy days, since I’m waiting for the liberating feeling that is payday. Considering my end of monthing has left me a tad bit short on change, the excitement of ordering the menu off PFK (j/k we call it KFC here in France) is basically like christmas day. One can not wait.

However, in the spirit of doing things whilst limited to the joke that is my 3G connection, I was considering doing a bit of work on the ec website, perhaps going back to the old BBS theme. I get bored of chopping and changing frequently, and I miss that old friend of a theme from back in the day.

However, my web host has other plans for being able to access my panel and fix up some domain links. Namely :

Okänt fel
Ett okänt fel inträffade. Vänligen försök igen lite senare.

My Hosting Panel, Unknown Error, March 2019, Medium ASPX

Somewhat disapointing but hey, it’s the first time it’s happened and everything else is running fine. Plus at 79kr I can’t really complain either, overall this site has done pretty well for its self, no major dramas, slowness or downtime.

Since my hands are tied I’m probably going to play a bit of 3DS in the hopes I’ll pass out and it’ll be chicken time.

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Backend is the New Frontend

I’ve been working questionably not that hard on a few things, mainly getting the images for a few of my managed wordpress sites serving from a cdn and off loading the images on to an S3 compatable service to take the load off of the VPS I’m using.

So far so good.

But the bigger thing is getting back in to using Piwigo for my photos, so I can just cut the connection with Google on that end.

Right now, I have to download everything and sift through it before uploading them to the Photo Dump. When that is likely to happen, I do not know.

This Morning I Did Stupid

Seeing as I never reboot my laptop masquerading as a server, I may have forgot the password to unencrypt the hard drive.

The only real answer to this problem, an unexpected upgrade to Ubuntu 18.04. You might also notice ec.je is serving 7 days ago realness, since that is the only backup I took #oopsies.

But all is now good since I had the change the setup of the system, so not all bad news you see.

Going Back to DreamHost

After a bit of a go on my own terms using my own server, it’s been a good run with the server from DigitalOcean but since my servers on there have become exclusively for business usage.

The problem with that, is I have to hand the account over to myself, the business and justify the business expense.

So because bureaucracy is as it is, I have to seperate the personal server from the bank of business ones. And because my DreamHost account is personal, I started up a DreamHost VPS for this site and EC.JE.

During this week, I’ve got to do the manual part, setting it all up, getting the plugins ready and moving the content. At least the images are still hosted on a CDN service.

Oh mer gherd

Literally me, right now

I have managed to do two things in the last twenty four hours that I have been wanting to do forevers.

The first being, after many years of wanting to run my own version of the LiveJournal code, I finally got my shit together to do so.  Granted, since LiveJournal has since dropped off the open source circuit, it’s a Dreamwidth install.  But it’s forked off LiveJournal’s code.

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