I’m on an extended work trip, so I’ve been unable to do much of anything blog like the last few weeks. But as a bonus I have about 6 months worth of random crap from Ebay packed up to take back to Hong Kong to review.
And yes, It’s nearly been a year in the making for this one, but rest assured unless the disks are un-readable this will happen!
Otherwise, the Diablo thing with the release to mobile only went over like a proverbial lead balloon. Kind of gutsy to host a convention to die hard PC fans and try to keynote on a re-skinned rip off phone app, that’s just been accepted as now ‘official’. Talk about outsourcing gone wrong.
UPDATE: sad news I have a piece of luggage MIA. This may not be happening now.
UPDATE2: Bag showed up, loaded the disks, and after 7% of disk one, my 5 1/4″ drive just died.
So yeah I”m not a fan of the new layout, it somehow manages to only render properly at a high resolution, and display farless. “Suprpsingly” the top option on the far right is to “Go back to classic Gmail”.
Out in Hong Kong people are a buzz that Google has a secret deal with Beijing where they are not only going to build a search engine with CCP’s blessing, but they will also be moving people’s data out here into Chinese datacentres.
Then I got this email:
Due to a new agreement between WhatsApp and Google, WhatsApp backups will no longer count against Google Drive storage quota. However, any WhatsApp backups that have not been updated in more than a year will automatically be removed from storage.
This policy will come into effect for all users on 12 November 2018, although some users may see the quota benefits earlier. To avoid the loss of any backups, we recommend that people manually back up WhatsApp before 12 November 2018.
So WhatsApp is the #1 chat app out in Hong Kong. So now presumably all our chats are going directly to the CCP. Yay.
I can’t say I’m all that surprised, when I logon from Europe or the USA all my data of course goes through the CIA via Canada, or FBI/Interpol.. So there is no escaping any of this, but the reql question is what changed to get these kinds of deals in place.
I donno what to make of any of it.
And yes, it turns out that even if you opt out of the Google tracking, they still track. Does this mean it’s time to actually go back to an abandonded / pay platform like Windows Phone/Office 365?
I know it's terrible quality but finding video from these old Apple events seems to have been recorded on VHS, and then re-recorded using the 'best' video capture technology for under $100 of the era leading to some really poor quality. Such is the internet I guess.
I didn't buy a first generation but I did have a 2nd generation 333Mhz green iMac to run OS X Server 1.0 ... Who wasn't excited for the prospects of the next millenium?
I saw this over on Hacker News, and thought that trying out the susty theme from sustywp.com might be worth trying.
So, besides looking very different let me know how you think about the feel?
I’m just a little bummed out that this removes the Ultima banners. On the other hand it sure does render PDQ. But I don’t like how the colours clash, and I don’t see any user place to set the font colour or even what the highlights & link colours will be.
So in all likelyhood I’ll be reverting this, but in the meantime, here we are.
I thought it was somewhat worth mentioning that the BBC was releasing their old Computer Literacy Project Archive. Although they for some reason never released any of their materials to the colonies and or territories, so although I’ve never seen any of this stuff, I’m sure others know far more about it.
I’m kind of surprised they didn’t keep this kind of thing up, although I guess after David Braben made it a priority again, and the Raspberry Pi was born, completing the cycle of the birth of Elite!
Of course the weird thing is that 172.17.0.2 doesn’t need to talk to 172.17.0.4 at all.
I keep getting this on the db server:
2018-04-11 9:11:30 139923730724608 [Warning] Aborted connection 4226 to db: ‘virtuall_wp152’ user: ‘root’ host: ‘172.17.0.3’ (Got timeout reading communication packets)
which of course is up the entire time. restarting either the web server or the db server puts me up for seconds at a time.
So while I move stuff around, and get ready for a re-install of my base OS, as I can’t seem to figure out why the bridge has freaked out, if you can read this, then the sloppy.io container thing is actually working. And at least on the surface, moving container persistent storage, along with a DNS update looks pretty quick.