Michael MD
if people are so worried about privacy why do so many people copy/paste links with ?utm_ query strings into their posts?

you'd think they would want to remove stuff like that in those query strings first



#stupidity
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erk ,,

looks like that old connector loop problem with te pumpio connector in friendica is back ..

lots of duplicate posts on pumpio ..
and can it see anything from there here.. yet posts from there are duplicated
(so theres also another new problem)

might turn it off for now because I don't have time.



if its not part of the the core features of the main spraci site don't expect much more than me turning off things that break right now

and any bigger breakage or requirement to do an "update" or anything else that might take a lot of time or create outage risks could lead to rm -r

think about that before putting obfuscation like an "autoloader" into anything

admins need to be able to find and fix things as quickly as possible when something breaks .. often that involves looking for things in the code

anything that makes it harder to work out where something is should be considered harmful.

ALL "platforms" can consider themselves on notice
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post mortem on that server

(if someone can pass this on to friendica/hubzilla devs please do - my instances of those are currently down)

though what I'm saying could also apply to pretty much *any* platform

there were a hell of a lot of requests related to federation for friendica/hubzilla (looking at server logs looks like lots of the traffic was probably diaspora protocols and also a fair bit of ostatus-like stuff (possibly mastadon or gnusocial protocols) more than dfrn or zot.

but the real problem is that every delivery is done separately .. guessing they ALL do that.

but with so many requests all the time in total it could have been a factor in why it died (too much more load 24/7 on an already heavily loaded server)

has anyone thought of batching things?

.. as in delivering batches of stuff to other servers (for multiple users there) to reduce the number of actual requests needed?

sure it might slow down delivery a little bit but thats better than servers not coping with too many requests.

also if people want emai... show more
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major server failure - something in the old debian 6 couldn't be fixed apparently (it went to 100% cpu on boot and not possible to log in)

so now have to set it all up from scratch on a fresh debian 9 vps

starting with the main parts of spraci of course .. every hour downtime is critical

the Friendica and Hubzilla instances will have to wait till I get spraci's events working again at least the basics.

if anyone has any tips about new things and gotachas I might encounter on debian 9 please reply (the old vps instance was debian 6)

first things first .. have nginx and php (7) on there already .. need mysql .. should I have another look at Maria or not?

(ram usage was a worry a few years agi but not sure if thats still an issue)

will also need to set up a fastcgi thingy for perl .. possibly the same one as before (can't remember what it was called - it was on cpan and did the job pretty well)

it will be a long night
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Stompiing Goats party last Saturday
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here I am in Austria :-)
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ok found a workaround

turns out it doesn't really need that to work.

but still don't know whats going on with those paths

please don't abstract so much that it becomes obfuscation!
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can't stop playing with this!

:-)
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I dobn't want to hear any more nonesense about tls psudosecurity as long as there are g.evil.corp censorship upstreams in all the major browsers.

first those obvious threats need to be removed!

the cartel and all its badness needs to be removed from everyones lives and those resposible for its badness be put behind bars where they belong.
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Jappixmini (xmpp webchat) is now working again on the Friendica instance

though i still have to redo local customisations such as the local chatroom list I had in there.
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so many always people talk about setting up a "studio" (for audio production)

but few of them bother to think about speakers.

whatever else is used I would think having some decent speakers is the most important thing.

In this context by "decent" I just mean reasonably accurate, smooth rollof/etc


If you are doing any kind of music production you would want to be able to hear what you are are doing and not be guessing too much about any idiosyncratic colouration or eq in your listening setup.
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back at home in Sydney now


and yeah... that noisy line again :-(
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Amsterdam


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chip tunes party

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Kitkat club Whalfisch reunion
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