Michael MD
 Sydney, AU 
if people are so worried about privacy why do so many people copy/paste links with ?utm_ query strings into their posts?

you'd think they would want to remove stuff like that in those query strings first



#stupidity
Michael MD
 Sydney, AU 
stumbled across this .. https://diaspora.github.io/diaspora_federation/entities/event.html

nice

location is where it should be
Michael MD
 Sydney, AU 
Google seems to think I'm in Perth

lol
Michael MD
 Sydney, AU 
what happened to the threaded comments?
Michael MD
 Sydney, AU last edited: Sun, 04 Feb 2018 10:57:16 +1100  
rebuilding after major server crash

now on a new vps instance struggling to get everything working again ..
(have access to all the files from the old vps but a few things have changed between debian 6 and debian 9 and getting everything working again is not so simple,


however it looks like this Hubzilla instance is working again now..
(not much trouble at all - same files, same directories, pretty much the same nginx config despite a newer version of that too - and the mysql database files just copied over work fine in the new Mariadb  (another nice thing about myisam tables! :-) )
  
easy - ..  compared with nearly everything else so far)

but not so lucky with the Friendica instance ..

Friendica keeps saying this: ERROR: folder view/smarty3/ must be writable by webserver.

but it IS writeable ..

and in logs I also see that it can't open include/friendica_smarty.php  
but its there and looks readable...

some kind of autoloader wierdness?

(whenever see I anything named as such in anything things break - too much mystery around those things)

or something else trying to do do something too clever to work properly with paths?  

mysterious

any ideas anyone?
Michael MD
  
I will also have to hold off updates to Hubzilla until I can be sure that updating that won't bring in similar problems.

there is no point worrying about themes or customisation if updating could bring in that much trouble .. too much else to do right now


its getting to the point where I might decide to drop ALL "platforms" and look at building some sort of basic connectivity from scratch.

at least then when somerthing breaks I'll have some idea about where to look.

(working out where is what used to be easy in old versions of friendica but that after that last update a month or so ago a lot of it is so abstracted that not even grep -R is much help. to me thats a bad sign)


guessing those sorts of problems are why there seem to be less and less public servers out there connected to ANY federated network



problems related to too many dependencies, abstraction to the point where it becomes obfuscation and generally too much complexity where it isn't needed are happening in pretty much everything out there.


lets hope those diseases don't end up destroying the last remaining traces of freedom.
Michael MD
  
turns out it might not need those files ..

but I can't see any quick way to fix right now other than to make the function in items.php trying to call that just return
(as it does for old php versions - sure php7 is not old but at least it stops it trying to load stuff it can't find - I don't really need to detect languages anyway - that addon for that is not enabled so don't know why it was still trying to load that stuff)

I'm guessing there might be something with pear or composer that I could do but want to know more about those first before I take any risks.

I'd need to make sure that anything that pulls anything from remote sources only changes things when I can watch it and deal with any issues that come up.
I don't like things breaking on the server without me knowing about it.

if anyone is wondering about the lack of any pull requests in so many years its because so far its never been possible to run pretty much anything without it needing some local hacks just to ether get it working or even just sanity ..

(when its the latter "sanity" can mean also small things things like not wanting anything in a webserver doc_root to have database auth details in it)

local hacks obviously can't be pushed to other people.

so all I can do is describe this stuff so that it might be helpful for anyone facing similar problems or anyone trying to fix anything,

that is why I'm saying this stuff .. I very much like both projects and none of this is a put down of anything.
Michael MD
  
was looking yesterday at lots of sites trying to work out the "why" part of a lot of code changes I see (not only here -
its happening in nearly everything out there - sim8ilar things in other lanfguages too) ..

us ther any clear explanation of that stuff anywhere ?

(one that doesn't gloss over any crucial "why" parts that might be needed to see why any extra complexity is worth the trouble )

and also
autoloaders are scary  - what tells it what to map to where?


and please can we not have new database tables mysteriously appearing as innodb .. I think Ive made myself clear enough times about how I feel about innodb wrt reliability and it being much harder to minimise downtine when a disaster happens)
Michael MD
 Sydney, AU 
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Tobias
  
I really like the humoristic campaign by the cities garbage collector. Their vans have also nice slogans. From my memory something like "Putz-Force One" (putzen = to clean).
Michael MD
 Sydney, AU 
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Michael MD
  
Michael MD
  
could someone  please tell people who make cameras NOT TO EVER use those awful ambiguous date formats

I don't want to see any such thing  ever displayed to anyone

it sets a bad example


ok when a photo was taken isn't so important,
but when people imitate that kind of stupidity in the context of event dates it IS a problem!
Michael MD
 Sydney, AU 
on the road...

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Michael MD
  
need to find where the location is in the settings ...  currently in Austria not Australia
Michael MD
 Sydney, AU 
guessing this is for electric cars ?

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Tobias
 
yes it is
Michael MD
  last edited: Sun, 01 Oct 2017 20:13:01 +1100  
hey  

when is that Friendica treff ?

I'm in Berlin now