Code push scheduled for Sunday night

Apr. 27th, 2017 03:03 pm
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[staff profile] karzilla posting in [site community profile] dw_maintenance
We are planning to do a code push late this weekend, at approximately 8pm PDT / 11pm EDT / 3am UTC on Sunday, Apr 30 (or May 1 for you transatlantic types.).

I don't have a list of changes for you yet, but most will fall into the following categories: things users have complained about to support volunteers, things support volunteers have complained about to developers, things [staff profile] denise has complained about not working the way she expects them to (and as we all know, The Boss is Always Right), and things that were printing warnings over and over in the production server logs, making it hard to spot when less frequent, more urgent errors were being printed. Oh, and also all the unused code I ripped out at the roots, which if you notice that, I did it wrong.

To sum up: we are rolling out a bunch of requested changes, so thank you all for your feedback!

If you're new to Dreamwidth and interested in tracking our development process, our commit logs are published to [site community profile] changelog and [community profile] changelog_digest, and every month or so, one of our volunteers will translate those often-cryptic entries into witty, informative code tours! The most recent one was published on April 1, so we're about due for a new one. Hint, hint.

We'll update here again to let you know when the code push is imminent!


Apr. 24th, 2017 11:56 pm
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Friday the transmission/drivetrain on the bicycle acted up, I could mostly only change gears up 2-3 at a time (eg. press the lever, nothing happens, press it again, *clonk*, 2 gears up). Well, "mostly" because sometimes it wouldn't change gear at all, and needed to be coerced into cooperation via changing gear on the front chainring (which I nearly don't use, the mid-sized chainring is sufficient for everything but one hillclimb/day).

Youtube'd up at the office, culprit is most likely the pre-tension in the cable. Only that with my cheap Shimano system there's no easy way to in-/decrase that, so I went by the shop. They had a quick look, and said that the problem is most likely with the cable pretension. Fixing that would mean quite some dismantling work, and wouldn't I want to have that done with the next service (in 2 weeks)?
Well, ok, it is still usable, if only barely.

Of course, today on the way to work it started to get worse. Much worse. Including a blocked chain (luckily freewheeling still worked, so it wasn't an "OMG accident" problem). So tomorrow the bike will go to the shop. And I'm somewhat lusting after something that needs less maintenance anyway, guess I'll ask about what installing, say, a Shimano Alfine (internal geared instead of a collection of pinion rings) would cost. Combined with 2 chainrings at the front that should (in my mind at least) cover my use case nicely. (And no, this 600-buck bike will not get a kilobuck Rohloff ;-) .)

New here

Apr. 22nd, 2017 06:30 pm
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So, I just moved over here from LJ.


I usually use Dreamwidth for roleplaying purposes, but after the....shall we say....shenanigans that Livejournal has been doing as of late, I decided it was time to pack my things and move.



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Danese Cooper swung through London as she periodically does, so we met for breakfast at Gail's and I got a pancake. Grumbles about how people are a problem, bragging about children and (step-)grandchildren.

Still trudging through the book-shaped albatross. Looked at the site on Danese's phone and went "FUCK," it looks like a web page for ants. So I'll be installing a WordPress on that today then. Yet again doing the thing I tell everyone else not to, i.e. self-hosting WordPress. Bah.

The cover is the big blocker right now. I know what I want now, big block "business book" lettering and a coupla Sergio Aragones style silhouettes. Main blocker is my complete lack of artistic talent.

Also, I posted a rough draft of the Bitfinex section to Reddit /r/buttcoin and ... Mark Karpelès of Mt. Gox bought me Reddit Gold. :-O

The importer has (mostly) caught up!

Apr. 19th, 2017 11:02 pm
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[staff profile] denise posting in [site community profile] dw_maintenance
Our content importer has mostly caught up with its backlog; almost everything that's still listed as being "in the queue" are jobs that were tried, failed once or more with a temporary failure, and are waiting to try again. (The importer tries a few times, at successively longer intervals, when it gets a failure it thinks might be temporary/might correct itself later on.) This means that new imports scheduled now should complete in hours (or even minutes), not the "several days" it's been taking.

If you tried to schedule a second import while the first one was still running, at any time in the past 10 days or so, you may have confused the poor thing. If you think your import should be finished by now and it isn't, and you're seeing "Aborted" on the Importer Status part of the Importer page, feel free to open a support request in the Importer category and we'll look into it for you. (It may take a little bit before you get a response; those of us who have the access to look into importer problems have been really busy for the past two weeks or so, and I at least need a few days to catch my breath a bit before diving back into the fray! But we'll do what we can.)

I hope all y'all are continuing to settle in well to your new home!


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