Today has been a day of ups and downs. Initial choices that I made while configuring the server (chosen for speed benefits), turned out to be the wrong ones. It's set me back about a day, as I had to rebuild the server in its entirety to avoid rebuilding the database manually to repair the damage.
I will have to rethink some of my strategy. The server is running again, but I'm still behind schedule and will need to play catch-up over the coming days.
Big oopsie... Made a major mistake while working... Used the wrong web server, #NGINX instead of #Apache2. Screwed up so much shit it's not funny. Quicker to rebuild than repair. Upgraded the server with x86 cores for compatibility, increased RAM to 8GB, and increased storage by 100Gb. Should be much quicker now. YAY!
Day #2 - https://nzvape.bid email notifications
Finally got the notification emails working independent of the main mail server, so should be much more reliable in the future.
Still have to fix #SPF; #DKIM and #DMARC to lower the spam score, but it's a big step. It means as long as nzvape.bid is running, it will not need to rely on a mail server, making it almost completely stand alone.
Sooo... 14 hours of #development; hair pulling; face palming; keyboard bashing and loud swearing results in...
Something that resembles the digital equivalent of roadkill...
#cron expressions are so counter intuitive...
Its been an interesting couple of weeks for nzvape.bid. Traffic is down, auctions are down and generally no-one seems interested. This is similar to what happened last time we ran the site.
It's hard to watch something you've worked so hard on fall apart, so you're left with two options:
1. Let it die a slow death, or
2. Fight to keep it alive
Admittedly, last time I let it die. It was painful to watch. I've decided not to let it go so easily... watch this space. Big things are coming.
A friend of mine, getting ready to play #Wolfenstein Youngblood
You go girl!
How not to do a trade run in an #Anaconda
#dog... Doing dog stuff...
I think it may might be time to clean out the #vape cupboard...
Starting up a brand new instance of Mastodon, specifically for #vapers. It was a bit of a mess to get going, but here we are 😊