So I got in a hurry and, while reformatting a usb stick for a new use, erased the boot partition of my laptop.
Once upon a time nearly ten years ago I installed Piwigo. And since then it has served … well, honestly, pretty terribly. But reasonably consistently. And across several hardware migrations.
This fall #Piwigo has undergone some visually dramatic changes. And I want to migrate hardware again. So I think it is time to try to migrate again but, this time, to a clean re-install. Continue reading “Installing anew #fail”
I have this fantasy of a website which can stream my collection of audio and video media to whatever device I happen to be using which has reasonably decent #intartubes. This would break my dependence on having largish storage attached to the platforms I am using, or having a cd/dvd player (and the library of discs) to hand. Continue reading “Funkwhale on an RPi”
Night before last was the heights of ecstasy, the depths of despair, and this morning I need to start cleaning up after the party/riot. Digitally speaking, it looks like a disaster area. All the pis are shut down; what exists is running on the back-up hardware. Continue reading “Crash and burn”
I am beginning to just bounce with the never-ending stream of challenges and puzzles. It is rather fun, actually, to solve one puzzle only to have it reveal another, even more obscure (or terrifying!) technical gaffe. No wonder it seems there is so much overlap between the gamer and the sysadmin communities. Continue reading “Oh dear, something else broke…”
An aphorism ascribed to Benjamin Franklin goes
Early to bed, and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
This does not apply to website maintainers. Continue reading “Middle of the night sysadmining”
Trying to work behind the reverse proxy means using the /etc/hosts file to short-circuit DNS to get to the correct domain on the correct IP address before updating the reverse proxy server.
But all my sites have lived on SSL/TLS for years, and all used 301 redirects to teach browsers to never ask the non-encrypted schema, only the encrypted one. The servers behind the reverse proxy do not have the certificates, so the browser refuses to connect with them. Continue reading “Thank you Ameh Emeke Jnr!”
It is just not the kind of thing one wants to see when logging in as the Admin. Just sayin’.
…and it is slower!
So, the website (and everything which is currently working) is now hidden behind, or within, my tiny toy server rack. Which is slightly bigger, in volume but not height, than a tall-boy beer can, but less than a normal wine bottle. Continue reading “Look! it’s a brand new site!”