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”
It is just not the kind of thing one wants to see when logging in as the Admin. Just sayin’.
So, here is the list of things done to set up a #raspberry pi single board computer (#SBC) in a generic way for use as a server. Continue reading “Notes (mostly) to Self: Preparing an RPi 3 B+ for service as a web server”
So it turns out that having unlimited storage creates unforeseen issues for gc routines in Nextcloud. Continue reading “Cloud maintenance”
(Originally published 14 October 2013)
Every now and then we want to take a step back, reset, start something over again, as though you were beginning anew. A clean slate. Computer people, who tweak their systems and setups, have these golden opportunities oftener than less-inquisitive folks. Usually introduced by the sound of “Oh, fff…” coming from the vicinity of the keyboard.
So, this is my third go-’round with WordPress, and each #fail was due to me trying to do something cool/unique/probably stupid. I’m just a better idiot, apparently.
Anyway, here we go again. I’ll be trying to recover previous articles from the database backups (yay! geekiness saves the day!) over the next few days.
But I’ll probably end up trying to tweak it again eventually.