Yesterday was reading a blog on notbob.i2p and found reviews on my main website and a file share. Reading through them first time made me feel somehow embarrassed . :)
Hmm, interesting, how screenshots are made that an SVG logo got broken? :/ Same thing on neocities. I used Firefox and Chromium for testing how my websites look, and had to experiment to find a right font size for chromium.
> My only real complaint is how infrequent and short the blog entries are.
Yeah, true, I'm not wordy most of the time. :)
> Blog entries going back about two years.
Before that I was hosted on neocities and those blog entries are left there, and there wasn't much since 16 April 2018, just 14 (including latest after a move to self-host) at the time of this post.
Since that review about the main website (19 December 2022) there was almost no changes in terms of content. Since then I was working on rewriting all the sites from NodeJS to Go. Absolutely worth it. :)
As for the review of the file share. I see it was made just in time when I was writing my own HTTP router and slashes was a little broken. xD
Also, I see in the comments complaints about rate limits, well, yeah, seems that rates I set in NGiNX turned to be way too restrictive. Which is strange, because I did tests, and 12 reqs per sec seemed legit. :/ Okay, decided to turn rate limiting off, will see if it was justified in the first place.
> The stock Java I2P ratelimit is rather extreme.
All this time I had 3072 kB/s up and down, now, after replacing an SSD, I upped it to 6144 kB/s, so that was the rate limiting of NGiNX. :|
> Thank you, I found a book (in EPub format) I was looking for those past few weeks thanks to that site! -- Anonymous
It is always awesome to read such messages. Glad I helped you. <3
Also, been running i2pd for a week, and got back to java version, and that's because under i2pd browsing my sites was extremely slow to do, files on the file share just didn't load, and an upload service was the same. I wonder why is that, is it a real speed and the java router just detects that I'm accessing my local sites though it and route it directly, and to test I should install i2p router locally on my PC, or i2pd is really that slow to host services..? A rate for i2pd was set to 6144 kB/s.
And what's most important is that from there I found that my RSS was broken, and, after a brief look around, was found that that happened because Jade treats link tag from RSS like a link tag from HTML which is self-closing, so had to (and did of course) find a workaround. Also, I found that a date format was wrong, fixed this as well. Sorry, I don't read my own feed. :) Now it is 100% valid.
Also, to mindflow posts a url field was added to hold a link to a topic of a post. In RSS such link replaces a default link to a post on a mindflow page, and on the mindflow page it is showed at first line of a post as this: "Link: ...". Also updated all 69 (lel) previous posts.
So, if you, anon, have my RSS feed in your reader then I strongly suggest you to re-add it, because it was really fucked up.
And that's because I'm tired of liquidsoap keeps shitting itself. Everything's fine with music files it's playing, yet it fails again and again and logs doesn't give any clues (log level set to 5 (debug)) for what the fuck is going on (just "Failed to resolve a request: ... . Playlist failed"). It can fail like four times and then play that next song and shit itself at one of the others.
I've read through man ezstream and it, actually, looks promising, yet it cannot switch "intake"s (sources), so it cannot switch to live stream if I ever want to. But, otherwise, it can take songs from a program/script it can execute, so... Maybe... I will finally add some jingles. But that's another story. xD
An old Smartbuy Jolt 120GB finally started to fail after writing 166751GB to it. xD Hopefully it can be read, I noticed that some files started to fail to edit with fsync error. There's 28 reallocated sectors. Been serving since summer 2020. xD
I bought a new Kingston A400 120GB back in May 2022, and was waiting till I sort the stuff out before migrating, but... Well... KEK.
So, I'll be fully back online soon, next day probably.
Don't know what happened but my laptop stopped to boot from any drive under UEFI. Only setting a legacy mode and installing GRUB with BIOS loader fixed that. Something really fucked up with its UEFI. Just rebooted as usual and poof, no bootable device found. Well, I'm finally back.
I found that CAPTCHA always throws 403 code. And I fixed that by manually providing "Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded" header to fetch() POST request. Guess that was the reason why there were no posts for so long. Sorry. xD
Due to impossibility of arav.top domain renewal I bought a new domain arav.su which I am migrating to. Well, this time for an even longer time I hope. :) And it is even cheaper than a .top domain was! :) I set up DNS records, so it needs time to spread over the Internet, and I need to go to sleep anyway. :)
Feerix - bloodthirsty, Radiohead - 2 + 2 = 5, Декабрь - Мы не оставим города свои, Инфинити - Где ты?
Павел Пламенев: Геймер, Герой с тысячью лиц, Когда-то давно, Эй, мёртый! Проснись!, Русский не побеждён, Для мира на земле, Последний день, То, что ты не успел, Путь воина, Пушечное мясо, Падали замертво, Никто вместо нас, Лететь с языка, Ухожу, Меняя завтрашний день (бонус).
ЖЩ: 2021 - Дизмораль (Смелость, Врать, Дизмораль, Крепким словом), 2020 - Мрак (Мне не нужен адрес, Мрак, Жить так долго), 2017 - Обратно (Боль всего мира, Обратно).
Этажность: Мёртвого крика, Погас и остыл, Поле.
Ait! - Why?, Army Of Lovers - Crucified, Army Of Lovers - Sexual Revolution, DZIDZIO - Менi повезло, Molchat Doma - Обречен, Molchat Doma - Судно, SOUND HOLIC - Noite De Carnaval, Wallace Collection - Daydream, Ваганыч - Человек, Руся - Не стій під вікном, ЭЛЕКТРОФОРЕЗ - Зло, Vacuum - I Breathe, Vacuum - Let The Mountain Come To Me.
Unbelievable, I finally found the strength to do it. First rewrote an article "How to move a root partition from SD card off to external drive on Raspberry Pi". Then came up with idea and completed a "Hardening Mikrotik" article in approximately 6 hours. And then this! Wew.
Will read through it later to fix any yikes moments, and maybe add something more. :)
I got a little tired from reading about how insecure Mikrotik routers are. How they are becoming a part of botnets. That comes from poor configuring. In this article I covered a few solid ways to protect your router.
52 absolutely new songs are added to rotation: Alice et Moi - C'est toi qu elle préfère; And One - Don't Get Me Wrong, Seven, Steine sind Steine; Ascendant Vierge - Où Sont Nos Rêves, Petit Soldat; Clio - T'as vu; Detektivbyrån - Honky Tonk of Wermland; Die Atzen - Das geht ab - Wir feiern die ganze Nacht (Atzen Musik Mix), Ich werd verrückt; Dječaci - Lovrinac; Dubioza Kolektiv feat. La Pegatina - Hay Libertad; Erich-Weinert-Ensemble - Unser Panzerdivision, Unterwegs; Francoise Hardy - Traume; Groses Rundfunkorchester Leipzig - Der heimliche Aufmarsch; Jeanette - El Muchacho de los Ojos Tristes; Juniore - Dans le noir, Je fais le mort, L'accident, La fin du monde, Panique; Ladytron - Ace of Hz; Nana Mouskouri - So wie die Mühlen im Winde sich drehn; Peter Schilling - Major Tom (Völlig losgelöst); Pete Seeger - Snow Snow; Ray Conniff & The Singers - The Windmills Of Your Mind; Rome - You Owe Me a Whole World; Rotem Hecht - Worker's March; Sheet Music Boss - Rush B; Sol Invictus - An English Garden (In the Rain Version); Sydney Valette - Please; Talco - Fischia il vento; Temples - Mystery Of Pop, Paraphernalia, Prisms; The Cedars - Hide If You Want to Hide; The Cog is Dead - Sorrow on the Rails (As Heard in the Game Metro Exodus), The Depths Below; Tri State Corner - Stereotype; Vicky Leandros - L'amour est bleu; Vitalic feat. La Bien Q - Tu Conmigo (feat. La Bien Querida); Академический Ансамбль песни и пляски Российской Армии имени А.В. Александрова - В дороге; Анна Герман - Гори гори моя звезда, Когда цвели сады, Надежда; Громыка - Ну-ка, канарейка; Игорь Корнелюк - Воланд, Город, которого нет; ЛЮБЭ - Русские; Паперныи Т.А.М. - Скажилегко-1; Хитобои - Не куя.
Moderator is back to rotation: Why Tonight, While You Sleep, Everlasting Ballad, Outer Space, Weightless, Dead End, Spark In The Eyes, Sunken Ship, Angels In The Sky, Meet You In The City, Let's Get Lost, Red Wine, Old Portrait, To The Moon, Let Me Take You There; And Cœr De Pirate: Oceans Brawl, Oublie-moi, Fondu au noir, C'était salement romantique, Summer Wine, H-Tel Amour, Adieu, Danse Et Danse, Les Amours Devouees.
I believe it deserves a separate post. Wew, today in 08:12:04 UTC I went back online. Dunno what happened, last time it lasted 3 days, and they at least told me the reason (trunk line near my home was ripped off at construction site, classic). All I know the trouble was inside a house.
C-Bool - Never Go Away, Intelligency - August, Jessica - Like A Burning Star, Shiny Toy Guns - Major Tom (Coming Home), The Toxic Avenger - My Only Chance (My Time Is Now), Александр Смирнов - Вперед ползёт камаз, Кино - Кончится лето, Телевизор - Квадраты.
Ghost B.C - Waiting For The Night, morch kovalski - Guard Down, morch kovalski - Triage at Dawn, Александр Пистолетов - Скачем на дельфинах, Александр Пистолетов - Я новый пират.
A lot of Kriistal Ann: Fortune Of Medea, Fright, Punisher, Remebrance, Jewel Throne, Underground Misleading, No Tomorrow, Essential Mist, Deadly Insight, Fail Of Misery (feat. Schonwald), Un Étrange Baiser, Fading Lights, Antigone, Lost in Frame, A Hundred Miles, Going Back, Touched on the Raw.
I plan to rewrite my websites in Go and I started with implementing a file upload service. :) I had this idea long before, and tried to make one interesting feature as one-time download. But after some research I come up with conclusion that it is impossible without making a special client that would send a confirmation.
So, the limit is 128MiB and 48 hours. And overall capacity for this service is set to 200GiB. That's for now, will see.
Amount of Carbon Based Lifeforms was drastically reduced from 171 to 36 songs. :) It was just a link to theirs discography, where some albums have two versions, so some songs was presented twice on a playlist.
How to say it better... Alas, not good at english swearings.
Worst fucking year ever. Fucked it in a mouth and other suitable, and not so much, holes. And if there wasn't enough, then would make a new ones and fucked in them until there's nothing but a pile of shit will stay. Wew...
Year of disease and death. Fuck this chinese flu. We got illed with COVID-19 this spring and got over it in June. But aftermatch hit my grandpa in October. He got a stroke and died in 3 days unconscious because of cerebral edema.
Won't give too much details, just say we had a little to no, ghostly, hope for him to recover. His health was fucked badly and without this COVID-19. It just broke him completely, irrecoverably, touched every of his chronic illnessnes, all of them were related to blood, bones and brain, so shit was serious.
He was in chernobyl, was sent there very soon after catastrophe took place, and no matter what precautions he done radiation, obviously, fucked him up. Oh, he just turned 74 years old in September and that's what happened. Oh, if only not this shitty flu...
Well, I guess now you understand why I wasn't replying to anything. Just was doing minor updates to get distracted.
Thanks for your attention.
And wanna say a special thank to a guy that sent me in an email an easy fix for Gitea using nginx's sub_filter to replace domains on pages accordingly to what domain you access it with. Alas, your mail provider is using Spamhaus block lists, and I'm sitting on a dynamic residential connection, so getting instantly rejected. Hope you will see this post. Thank you.
Back from work, sit and listen, and suddenly notice that same song started again. Checked logs, and kek'd. Since 1 am UTC liquidsoap shitted his pants and began repeat She Past Away - Soluk, Shaman - Hunka Lunka, and Lacrimosa - Letzte Ausfahrt : Leben. Nice choose, I must admit. xD I updated liquidsoap to 2.0.0 yesterday evening. Will see tomorrow if it happen again.
Some minor changes on a website. I added the address helper links for my i2p domains. Dunno why, but my registered domains on inr.i2p still didn't make it to alive hosts list, yet they are listed when queried through search and theirs jump service. Also submited them to identiguy.i2p, will see.
The outpost got updated as well. Further reduced, the about page was removed and contacts placed at the index page.
Long story short, there was a fiber-optic line breakage on 2nd of July that was eliminated in three days.
And good news. I bought a new 2TB HDD (Toshiba L200) for a laptop server, now that should be enough, I'm not a hoarder after all. :) 500 gigs was "fine", especially if I'd delete something, but I decided to buy a new one, since that one is already pretty aged (manufactured in 2013). I keep the old one as an offline backup of my important shit.
New songs were added: AllINAll - The Wave Most Surfed (The Road Most Travelled Surf Version), Electric Light Orchestra - Twilight, Hombres G - Devuélveme a mi chica, Hombres G - Separados (feat. Bebe), Morandi - Save me feat. Helene, Sylver - Lay All Your Love On Me.
A few weeks ago I wrote a handy HTTP service that returns a JSON object of process names with boolean values that telling us if process is running. It is written in Go and after a little rewrite and choosing a name I finally published it.
Now you can browse my Gitea instance via Tor and I2P. Alas, it requires you to have a fixed domain and root URL specified in a config. So some links are pointing to git.arav.top, like files in releases and a cloning URL.
All this time I was working on a look of a website. And just for a last week I said to myself that I'm tired of editing every single thingy across all pages. So I came to conclusion that it's time to try NodeJS. So I took Koa and Pug and ported my website to it. Well, it's really amazing. Code's so clean now (if you only saw a code of a PHP version of guestbook... xD). Template engines are an invaluably great invention. :)
There's one project I'm working on (now developing database). It's a service for file uploading, but files could be downloaded just one time. Yeah, I called it "One-Time File". It'll be available by otf.arav.top link. A file would be kept for 7 days until it won't be downloaded, and size limit is 120MB. That'll be a really interesting experience, since I'll've to figure out how to be sure that file was fully downloaded before it can be deleted. :)
And speaking of my Neocities' site. Well, it looks like that I move out of there, but I definitely don't. That place would be my outpost with links to my website and services. :/
I was thinking why not to make my place available through Tor and I2P. So after minor links fixing I made this place work like a charm through darkweb. Currently only main website and file share are available.
I did a good work at this website. Especially I love that heading with a name of a site's section under the nav menu. And I finally made this section. I keep moving on. Next major step is to make a links page. My banners are ready, but no one would add me if I won't have a place for theirs banners. :)
Yeah, still no updates to Neocities' website. Now I'm working on a design of this place, and once I'll be satisfied that place will get an update. I work on it too, especially on an about page's content. Last not noticeable update was changing link of a guestbook to a JS-free new one.
Yesterday (19 Nov for me is it :)) I replaced a thermal compound on my PC, and, of course, it just couldn't be an ordinary procedure.
When I assembled everything back and turned on the PC it started swearing at me with 26 beeps and rebooting. I knew that it could be a problem with a RAM stick, but I didn't believe it. And I dissassembled it again and found that a few pins were bended and one missing (!). I fixed them all (around 5 didn't count) and was thinking what to do with that missing pin. I thought it was causing problem but searching led me to a pinout of the socket 1150 and that pin was doing something called VDDQ, and I found that it isn't a problem at all. There was a questionable pin SA_DQ57 (whatever it means), but I bended it a little and it's fine.
Oh, why I even took it from the socket? To clean it from an old thermal compound.
Well, I almost give in to a thought of taking a motherboard to a service and then I tried to put a RAM stick to the second slot and ... it worked! Shit, I don't know what happened. I've vacuumed the motherboard and was absolutely careful. No doubt I didn't break anything, yet, fuck. That vacuum cleaner isn't even powerful enough to suck in anything soldered.
But there's one breakage for sure. One of fixators of a cooler has broken. Shit. Now radiator isn't attached well to the CPU. Hopefully it led to the same temperatures as they was before at least. xD Don't want to whip up it with shit and bricks a zip tie, so I'd better get a new one. And I already ordered it, a little smaller, but supports socket AM4, so I will reuse it in the future, great.
What's next after all the stress I got? I'm going to replace a compound on my graphics card! Ahahahahaha! xDD
P.S.: I made a mindflow.html after I wrote this post.
Update: Okay, SA_DQ is a data bus for memory, so by bending that pin I lost first ram slot. Well, that's not because of cleaning at least.
At first I moved off to aravs.ru domain in december 2019 that I was gonna change with, maybe, old arav.icu if it'll be available for cheap because renewal prices are too high for me. But then I found a new registrar with dirt cheap renewal price and now I have arav.top domain I've payed for 2 years and if nothing change I'll renew it again and again. So, yes, I finally found my domain that I'm not gonna switch if only I will be forced to.nAnd mostly because of my lazyness I wasn't updating arav.neocities.org for fucking 3 months. That's also because I was trying to reduce its about page.nThen at July 13th my RPi suddenly stopped working. It didn't take much time to realise that the problem was a dying HDD. Hopefully, fsck fixed filesystem and I successfully moved all the stuff onto another drive I took from a laptop that was holding my data. And at July 16th a new SSD arrivedto replace old laptop's system drive that now holds all my stuff and I came back online.