kevin: (Lush)

In my endless quest to go full on secure, move away from the GMail, AOL Mail (I genuinely still have my AOL account, I just don’t use it like a sane human being in 2019) and they Yahoos, I weighed up my options last night and I went for it.

I was aiming to use Tutanota, but unfortunately for now it doesn’t have DKIM for custom domains and any ability to import old emails. The old email thing is really quite important for me as I tend to drop an email account and get screwed by not having an email from 2005. No jokes.

After deciding my needs, I in the end, went to ProtonMail, it’s more on the expensive side of what I wanted to spend since after balancing out what domains I was bringing, how many and the amount of aliases/users I needed, I chose the Visionary plan.

I was able to bring over my mmn.on.ca email address (my public PGP key is here) and the majority of my short domain addresses quickly, but the real sticking point is ec.je. The problem with this domain is, unsurprisingly Google. I use my account there for everything, my Google Account, Play Store, etc. I’m dreading the switch over process to it taking my business domain over and what kind of drama that could possibly ensue.

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kevin: (Happy Jappie Chappie)

It’s been a long old three weeks my friend, my bank account being more bare than my cupboards. I have had to get very, very creative in what I have been eating.

Then there is the not being able to smoke thing, mix that with not eating and quite frankly I’m shocked that people around me still be breathing. Although I did throw a pot across the room, because it dared not to stay on the shelf.


AIN’T GONNA DO THAT AGAIN ARE YOU ?

Although I have planned to go crazy in Burger King later tonight, whether or not I can afford it, I do not care. One needs a burger and bacon fries.

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Over the christmas holidays, I managed to complete Sonic the Hedgehog all the way to the end.  It’s not an easy game, since all games of that era are surprisingly very difficult.

But with the Sega Mega Drive Flashback console and it’s glorious save function, I managed to cheat complete it without too much trouble.

I must admit that I was very disapointed with the end of the game, it kind of just finished, got a few screens and credits.  If I had tear ducts and feelings I would have cried.

But here is hoping that Sonic 2 will end on a better finale.

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kevin: (Grumpy Cat)

I never really had a true plan for AX.PE, like really I did not. I’ve been doing things with it for a while now but nothing of real interest.

It seems now that I have found a little pet project for it, I discovered Known. Having read up about it, and being particularly interested in the social media sharing part (since I won’t have to be stuck in the Facebook endless loop), I decided to go for it.

However, it appears that they may have omitted some pertinent information about the whole connecting to anti-social medias. Ya gotta pay. And actually while writing this post and getting lost in the documentation, it appears that it ain’t a thing any more.

Which severely changes the tone of this particular post, if I can figure out how to get it to communicate with the social networks, then it’ll be a good thing. If I can’t then, really it won’t replace what’s already happening here. WordPress does all the graft and I don’t need to Tweet.

It is quite light weight on the eyes, so I’ll still give it a play around and see what happens.

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Woah, ads.

Dec. 24th, 2018 10:48 am
kevin: (Happy Jappie Chappie)

One of the things I implemented last night on my site ec.je happens to be Google AdSense, I’m not going to lie, I am a broke ass bitch and the £53 I made in the past three years be staring at my sorry self waiting to hit the big £60 payment.

I already put WordAds here, since they don’t really interfere, plus I have included a DreamHost ad that shares my referral funds (which incidentally all referral cash goes to my hosting bill). And for my blog that is more than enough.

For ec.je, I can be a bit liberal, but Google has gone FULL ON CRAYLAY. Like I mean, now I understand why Buzzfeed looks like Times Square or Piccadilly Circus. Like I know not a lot of people read my blog, I don’t really write it for that reason, but if hundreds did, what Google is doing on the other site would totally drive you all mad.

I’m not 100% sure that I will keep the Google Ads up there, but I promise you dear reader, they’ll stay up until I get my hard earned 60 squids.

Although in the interim I will see if I can do anything to reign in the old banners. I did also make sure those annoying mobile pop ups will not be a thing. You can at least thank me for that.

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Oopsies

Dec. 23rd, 2018 08:20 pm
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Not like it makes a lot of difference, but I didn’t realise that my plugin to repost my entries on to Dreamwidth (who then reposts to LiveJournal, cos lol api) blocked comments.

That’s been fixed now, and I even dropped in a link to the comments page here.

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kevin: (Little Miss Constipated)

I’ve been spending the weekend eating snax and getting my arsewhopped by a game about as old as I am. Can’t say this wasn’t a success, because I’m totally adulting correctly here.

Other than that, I did a bit of work (lol) on ec.je, added a couple extra pages, totally did not write much though. I also finally got around to fixing the link on c64.fr. I will soon be adding tings.

Now with it being pre-work insomnia time, I’m trying to find a non-christmas trash film to watch on television, I have 200 channels and it’s proving to be a bit of a tough cookie this.

On a side note, I accessed my Yahoo! account since like who knows when to re-access my Flickr account. Hello 6570 emails which you can’t bulk select. Great job Yahoo!

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kevin: (HERRO?)

Oh what a long week this has been, but at least it’s over for now. And if anything, fnac being a pile of arse with my delivery last weekend has improved things a bit.

Game over bitch
Game over bitch

I’ve been between not getting past the second level of Sonic the Hedgehog and writing junk on ec.je. I finally managed to work out what I’m doing with my sites, getting a bit back to basics here.

Both this site and ec.je are run on WordPress, because by far it’s the most flexable way and I have a soft spot for it. But ec.je is just static content, no blog entries, although I am using the blogging function there to cross post the newsletter and bulletins from the board on the web. Here is the actual blog, for blogging and rambling and whatever.

I tried in the past to use my LiveJournal for everything, but mixing blog with site was not really happening. You live, laugh, love and learn the hard way I guess.

Also rather than using my own installation on my own server, I’ve left ec.je on DreamHost but both sites share the same DigitalOcean Space for the image library. Might as well get my money’s worth on that #fivebuxisfivebux.

I’ll leave this post here, because it be time to visit my friend the ring stealer.

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And ads, sorry about that. Baby needs a new pair of shoes.

The theme is basic, does the job and at least unlike the new Google Adsense, I can determine where my ads go. Rather than their all new we choose where we drop.

Happy days.

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Since I am bound to return to the world of work tomorrow, I figured I’d have a look at another wordpress theme.  Going theme mad is not my normal jam, seeing as my LiveJournal has had the same look since the mid-2000s.

But sometimes reading on this theme is a bit complicated and if I have images, it does not look quite right.

But I’ve seen a few websites (such as sampsa.com) that seem to pull of a simple out of the box WordPress theme.  I’ve got a few that I’ve installed and I shall see how each are pulled off, wish me luck.

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There is somebody I detest to no end, and that is my psychopath neighbour.

When she’s not screaming at all hours, she’s leaving the shared spaces in a disgusting state.

However, today she hit the lowest point. She as usual was using her outdoor voice on the phone, then wandered in to the toilet and had a pee while speakerphoning whoever is unlucky enough to know her.

#NoRespect

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kevin: (LOOK IN TO ME EYEZ!)

But I think Kaja is a bit angry about something.

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kevin: (HOLY SHIT)
Literally me, right now

I have managed to do two things in the last twenty four hours that I have been wanting to do forevers.

The first being, after many years of wanting to run my own version of the LiveJournal code, I finally got my shit together to do so.  Granted, since LiveJournal has since dropped off the open source circuit, it’s a Dreamwidth install.  But it’s forked off LiveJournal’s code.

Bref, I have a couple issues with the install, it’s not totally stable yet.  But It’s live at ao.tc (you can see me here : [personal profile] kevin)

The second, very much tied in to the first, is that I have finally been able to liberate my 18 years of posts from LiveJournal !  THEY ARE ALL HERE.

I managed this feat during a test of the Dreamwidth code, I was just by chance giving it a go at importing from LJ.  And It worked, very well.  So I began the great WordPress Import of all my post that I brough to ao.tc from LJ.  During the first run, using the WordPress still on DreamHost, I accidentally reposted them all one by one to Dreamwidth (sorry guys!) and managed to get myself blocked from my own server.

Well, that I was not having, actually to be fair I had another plan in mind and I apologise to DreamHost for doing it, but I spun up a server in the Toronto Data Centre of my favourite Cloud Instance provider and installed an instance of the WordPress.  My data is finally all mine, I have also setup a bucket to drop all the images in the cloud, I originally wanted this to stay with DreamObjects, but I gave up on modifying the AWS S3 WP Plugin (for this evening anyways).

But I promise that I will find a way to get it back over to DreamObjects, cos you’ll always be me Joolie DreamHost.

I couldn’t believe that I managed to pull it all off, but here we are, running off a WordPress install located in Toronto.  How the times have changed.

Once I manage to get the Dreamwidth code all up and running in a more stable way, I’ll write a bit more about it.  But there is one shame here, I still can’t post back to LiveJournal.  That is unfortunate.  So LiveJournal, sort your API out, so we can be friends again xx

kevin: main (I HAS HAT)

In it's little box glory.  Also remember you can also dial in to the BBS on (416) 548-4117 !

See it nao )

kevin: (BRITNEY!!!111)

Because it’s the weekend and I have some free time, I set up a news  server for the BBS to give a bit more control of what gets pulled in.

I’m using some old school tech on this one, the old laptop that MMN  used to run off, my Freebox, Hamster Playground and NewsProxy.

The feeds are pulled off two different servers depending on availability, my ISP’s USENET server and AIOE.  I will also get the stats uploaded automatically at some point, but for the moment it’s a manual task.  You can find the server stats here :

https://www.welford-costelloe.com/news/ 

Let me know as usual if you would like a feed or run in to any problems.

kevin: (Blah/DRAG)

I have been diddling on and off with Nanoblogger for some time, if you don't know what it is, it's basically a blogging platform that works on Bash.

It's unfortunately gone out of development as of 2013, but if you have the patience to work with it, I can assure you that it is actually quite flexible.  Plus you get the joy of beating something in to submission at the command line level.

I've put my BBS website in to production using Nanoblogger which makes handling the site easier to move around since it's all flat files, plus if I need to make a code update then I can just modify one file, push an update and we there.  No databases, no script issues, just nice flat files.

One of the things I have mentioned before is that I want to bring my data in house, because you never know if a service is going to fall down, which we have seen a number of sites fall down and take a few years of work with them.

For my blogging, I've started to use Wordpress as it was simplier to import a bulk load of old entries over, with the exception of course, being LiveJournal since the API has gone all wonky #sadface. But I'm trying to push things out on to not only my personal blogs, but dump them in another Nanoblogger install on Teleport.

One of the thing that held me back with Nanoblogger was that commenting isn't as easy to do, but I'm not really saying I get a lot (if any) comments on my posts, but it's nice to have around.

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kevin: (Dot)

Being a cold parisien night and holding a tiny bit of cash in my wallet, I decided to do a troll of what domains were available.

One term I like to search is BBS, because I also run a BBS, incidentally while writing this I totally got side tracked and connected to a few BBSes from Telnet BBS Guide.

Anyways, I registered bbs.yt and immediately put it up on Afraid.org's Free DNS Project because you shouldn't need a domain to put up a BBS and it would be nice to have a BBS focused domain to do that.

There are many software packages you can use, either at home or in the cloud.

So if you would like to be a part of this project, you can set up your own .bbs.yt subdomain right here.

API Issues

Oct. 30th, 2018 04:06 am
kevin: main (I HAS HAT)

So LiveJournal's API has gone wonky and I can't crosspost or pull all my posts from here to my WordPress blog.

I still read on here, and at some point when I can crosspost back, then I'll write here too.

But in the meantime, check my Commodore themed WP here : https://bit.ly/2Jo1joT

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