oh hey Spotify app on TV. finally.
Guh. Crashed my server at Linode and spent 24 hours not grokking how to get ”foolproof, just copy & hit start!” backup started. (I had reached the point of d/l-ing an IRC client to get into their chat when I realized I needed to set a new ”configuration”, not boot the old one.)
UPDATE: This isn’t quite right. On further review, the default ‘Wordpress’ config is identical to the new one I created yesterday, but for the kernel setting. The default is set to GRUB2, rather than a specific kernel (of which there are dozens to choose from). It was a GRUB boot error I was having with the backup volume. When I tried doing the configuration myself, I (naively) assumed I should just pick “newest kernel”, so I did and that worked.
AND ALSO? When I first thought I’d succeeded, I hadn’t actually, because I wasn’t putting the swap volume on
/sdb (or whatever). That didn’t manifest as a problem when I ran all my little node apps (although I did think they were slower than normal?), but mysql/mariadb was falling over every time I tried to hit the wordpress install
var/www/html, and/or the Nextcloud app, and/or the Gitea service. When I realized those are all highly db-reliant I knew I had a mariadb issue; after a few hours of fiddling and reading, I was convinced it was a memory-constraint problem but wasn’t sure how to diagnose. Woke up this morning and instantly thought “wait what about the swap disk?” and sure enough. When added to the configuration panel as a second volume, everything’s back to snappy.
I haven’t needed/fiddled with OCR software in probably 10 years. Last time I tried, it wasn’t worth the trouble. PDFpen in demo mode just read this scratchy print perfectly. Sold!
the heat-index at my house, pushing towards 100 again today. Today, Oct. 4.
(This is miserable. Not pictured, the fact that it hasn’t rained in weeks either.)
timedatectl set-ntp yes
yum install chrony
systemctl start chronyd // <— note that d
systemctl enable chronyd
/etc/chrony.conf, change top line to
😤 troubleshooting a timestamp problem in my ridiculous antisocial media idea, and discovering my iMac and Linode server have a ~25-second disagreement about when ”now” is.
I’ve used this twice in the last few weeks, on diff machines. Bookmarking here with tags so I don’t ”lose” it.
idea: AR glasses that project ”live 🖤 laugh 🖤 love” on any wall within the wearer’s field-of-vision. Target Home exclusive for Spring ’22.
variant: an ultra-micro drone that follows its owner (see: the little Dornier security copter that shadows Angie in Mona Lisa Overdrive), and does the same.
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