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ChangeLog » June 2021

written by owen, published 2021-Jun-02, comment

Welcome back. New host, Domain transfered (took 6 days). Updated some code from PHP 5.6 to 7.4 over the past 2 months. Switched from mysql to mysqli. Gonna spend the rest of the month fixing all the sub projects to ensure that they still work on the new server.

Stuff I did

  • The website design is mostly the same. Too much other work to do.

  • I have changed most of the page navigation links to count in reverse order. This is a bold move as I have never seen it on a blog before but I will explain the thinking behind it at some point. basic idea is that pages never change after they are created. This change to the navigation is not without sideffects. At some point the main page will have 1 single post item until another post is added. Originally this would happen at the tail but now it is visible all the time. You have to give to get.
  • Published a new game called NewoZero and wrote a postmortem before the site crash.
  • My mysqli layer has a cache bug that revealed itself in the wii leaderboards and the blog itself has a cache bug. cache bugs all the way down.
  • The search project broke. The new server has more RAM available for stuff like this and my new 64bit home computer should be able to do a better crawl this time around. I need to change it to a sequential file read instead of loading the whole file into memory at one time.
  • Another issue I had with the new webserver is that it kept trying to upgrade all my http traffic to https for some strange reason. I have a web traffic that comes from older devices like the nintendo wii so I had to dig into the server configuration to turn that stuff off.

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Street Photography » Coronation Market - Jan 2021

photos by owen, published 2021-May-24, comment

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This is another BW spree at the market.

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Logbook » Drive

written by owen, published 2021-May-21, comment

There is absolutely nothing you can do about time.  Things must start, things must stop, things must continue barreling towards that inevitable other thing that it is heading towards.  The arrow of time.  You have to do something.  Nothing can solve the problem that you think this other thing will solve.  Just a carrot that you are given to chase.

Some days I am fully up to date on my picture posting and other times I find that I have pictures in my backlog from 4 months ago that I still have not cataloged or uploaded. Writing text on twitter seems to be sapping my blogging potential. I just realised this after copying a tweet into a blog post. I'm gonna have to do something about this.

I think young people had a great time in 2020. The whole "2020 was bad" thing is being spread by older people constantly playing the "lets wait and see" card - creating new and elaborate explanations for previous missed hurdles. Either way If I take the time to reply to a tweet that you post that has zero likes/replies and you dont reply back I will think of it as the highest disrespect and will unfollow you with a quickness.  I am sorry.  Not sorry,

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The Jamaica photo project » South Coast, St. Elizabeth

written by owen, published 2021-May-21, comment

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Street Photography » KFC line

photos by owen, published 2021-May-19, comment

I joined a KFC line just to take pictures. This is a line in Portmore Mall, St. Catherine. The lines are worse on weekends but lately you cannot really tell what day it will be. Covid has really increased the level of determination and resilience that is needed to stay in a line like this. I took some pictures and ducked out like I was late for something.

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