Hey friendos! Ottawa Processing Day 2019 is over, which means my talk is done, which means I can experience joy again instead of just anxiety about giving my talk.
Please find attached this image of the Tilde Town Time Service that ran back in November 2017.
It's really more of an artists rendition - as it was created post-facto - but I actually built a working speaker amplifier on breadboard for authenticity reasons.
#looptober number 6: doesn't loop and it's nearly December edition. Third upload, because even basic mastering is beyond me and clipping. Played live on Circuit over a programmed Volca Beat ... beat.
And we're done again. Let's all agree to leave things alone for a little bit
#admin intensifies: I've got a new, less phone company, router. I'll need to take some downtime tomorrow to do the swap, including moving a fibre optic SFP into a switch and hoping for the best. I can always rollback if something goes wrong. This will hopefully be the last scheduled downtime for ttw for a bit.
@jumblesale Happy American Thanksgiving.
Aaand now a DigitalOcean droplet in Toronto is providing us with a stable IP address and fronting the whole show (and autorenewing TLS certs, hopefully).
Those of us in North America should have the best ttw experience so far. My European friends: sorry, but also the server should be broken less often so that's also nice. ❤️
We're now running out my basement. People's home feed are rebuilding on a new, empty Redis. The old one had its Sidekiq queue drained; apart from the home feed thing this should be a seamless cut over and way faster than it's been since Friday.
We are still sending HTTP from France to Canada, which is not ideal. So, I'll look at getting a VM in North America to be our proxy in order to avoid these oceanic voyages.
The power was only off for `< $ups_run_time` so it would have been fine to have moved everything yesterday after all, but now that blocker is out of the way I can move it tonight or tomorrow.
Okay, it's looking pretty good. Thanks Docker! But I am also having electricians in tomorrow so just in case they need to knock the whole panel off, I'll wait until the middle of the week to actually move ttw over. I hope y'all can put up with the sluggish speed until then -- I know it's annoying 🙏
I am also aware that Elasticsearch is mullered. That might need to be rebuilt from the ground up, and ES indexing jobs are backing up Sidekiq which is leading to memory pressure.
Who knew that keeping a Rails app running was such hard work! 😅🥵
The StatusCake monitoring for ttw was paused again -- I hate picking on software services but like ... it has _one_ job, and pausing an uptime check without notifying anyone makes it almost useless. I need an uptime monitoring service monitoring service.
I'm DTA -- down to #admin -- Going to relocate our compute stuff from Paris to well .. Ottawa for now, and maybe pay for some uptime monitoring as I am currently getting what I pay for (nothing).
There might be some downtime. 🐿
We took a couple of hours downtime on tiny.tilde.website tonight because the machine was in rag order and it's easier to do some maintenance while we're totally down.
I've moved from self-hosted to PostgreSQL to Amazon RDS. This is going to cost a little more (which is fine) but also add some latency -- not sure if that will be fine or not.
If the latency is really bad, I'll move the compute from Paris to somewhere in the EST timezone. #admin
#looptober number 5 -- November 13th Edition -- in which our protagonist discovers side-chain compression. (Also this is my first one that actually loops).
Finally got around to playing Exapunks and @nossidge from the past is so much better at it than me :(
~ for breakfast, ~ for lunch, ~ for dinner
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