I’ve had to take the BBS offline as there seems to be an issue reading off of a network drive, so I rebooted the machine.
But while I’m here, I’m copying the message base on to the new hard drive from the old network drive. I wasn’t planning to do this, but it seems like a good idea since space on Disque 1 is a bit tight and the message base is in the gigabytes.
The BBS should be down for a good half hour, may be a bit longer.
edit : I found a mega file lock issue, so just saying this could take a lot longer.
I’m going to take down the BBS this afternoon for a bit of maintenance, moving the data files and rearranging the filing system off the machine it’s hosted on to a network drive.
Hopefully there shouldn’t be too many issues with the data files being off the system, but it’ll make it easier to swap over the system to a virtual box in case anything goes wrong with the Frankenserver currently running the system.
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.
It’s been a while since I wanted to give a Swedish web host, Binero, a try.
Seeing as when I tried to mirror back the site on to DreamHost, I still had the Site Not Found error, I figured why not have a trial run. Since the monthly cost of an account is about 7€ and I’m looking to keep this site relatively secure and sequestered, since all dis data it has, it seemed like a good opportunity.
So I pulled the site off the cPanel account I was keeping it active on, and I brought it over to Binero.
It took a bit of getting used to, since their platform isn’t really what I’ve come across before but it’s interesting how you can decide whether or not you want an account hosted on Linux or Windows without having your entire account on either side of the fence.
This might be useful down the road for me, so we’ll see how this site ticks along.
So far no real issues, the account was set up easily, managed to figure my way around the system and generally it plays well with CloudFlare.
Anyways, in other general news, I managed to painfully update my FatBit. I was a bit perplexed to find a new icon that I now can’t get rid of, thanks hipsters.
Via mastodon – LOL my psychotic neighbour, famous for her 3h rows with whatever man she’s with for the night, deemed that the sky bottle was my trash and dumped it in front of my door. Which is cool, because now I have zero fucks calling les flics to handle her shit next time she wants to argue at full volume in the middle of the night.
Incidentally she leaves every shared area in a shit state, so who the fuck she thinks she is, is well beyond the mental gymastics I’m able to perform.
Nothing I hate more than a FitBit issue, the thing is they are regular and their hardware along side with their software is a total mess. We’re talking Britney dropping the baby, while just above Michael Jackson dangles Blanket over the railing mess.
For some abstract reason, my FitBit Ionic has decided not to synchronise for four days, although randomly was nice enough to send my steps for just this morning and nothing else.
And there has been an update waiting for a while now, I get tetchy when these things come out since the last one nearly bricked my 350€ watch.
But since the only way to fix this problem is delete the association, delete the FitBit app, delete all data on said FitBit and repeat this until eventually something sticks, I figured I might as well risk it.
Right now the job is in progress, 30 minutes for 6% download. Great start FitBit.
If you’re thinking of buying one of these for the notifications and the usefulness, you might as well just not. Notifs barely work at the best of times, and if you don’t believe me, when the FitBit community site actually works (#can’tseeitwedon’thaveaproblem), you can see it for yourself in the irate postings.
On top of the software being a total shit show, the hardware is totally ugh. If you own a FitBit be prepared to replace the watch straps every 6 months, because what you’ve bought is an expensive turd, and the turd gold coloured spray is a good 50€ each run.
Also good spot, this rant is after I’ve been doing this shit since 4h and I’m tired.