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Open mike 24/12/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, December 24th, 2022 - 22 comments
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  1. lprent 1

    Outage last night. Looks like it overflowed a backup scratch drive during generating the weekly full backup.

    Ran out of RAM while handling that issue by overflowing the filesystem into memory. The PHP process got repeatably killed in a OOM (Out Of Memory killer) until its service stopped restarting it.

    I'll fix the backup system to make sure this problem can't repeat.

    A better normal scour of left over backup files. The underlying problem was some files left over from the 5th and 6th of December. But I'll also add a service to monitor the backup working disk and scour that automatically if it runs out of space. And I'd better monitor the OOM as well.

    It should kill the backup system and indexing systems rather than the running website systems. OOM has config for that kind of preference.

    I'll have a look at that when I get back home or earlier if it repeats.

    • lprent 1.1

      There is also an issue with the external caching service doing some horrendously fast grabs. Took it out at 0830 because it got throttled by the site firewall – and immediately started grabbing pages faster. Fixed that now.

      • PsyclingLeft.Always 1.1.1

        Appreciate your ( probably huge) efforts to keep the Standard powering along. Oh just an aside…way back..I had msg you here re your E Bike and your travels on same. Is still going good? I'm pretty much into Bikes….and am amazed at how far E Bikes have advanced in such a short time. The ones I work with now…are so far from even those of 2 years ago…

        keep Upright and Ride Safe : )

        • lprent

          Still e-biking. Still on the same bike from 2017. Less commuting because I am working from home almost all of the time now. But I ride anywhere locally for chores when the opportunity presents itself and the weather isn't too shit (ie most ofvthe later part of this year. Way easier to park a bike than a car.

          Rode to pbtech St Lukes yesterday to pick up a usb 4g dongle. Would have hated to take a car there for that. It was crazy.

          Heading towards 4500km of local commuting on that bike. Got a oversized battery when I brought it as I weigh about 120kg. Glad I did because it is still holding its capacity. I charge it every few weeks.

          • PsyclingLeft.Always

            Still on the same bike from 2017.

            Well….that is awesome sustainability ! And sounds like you use it for exactly the right reasons. (ease of use,not having to find a park, etc etc….)

            Good Forward Thinking re the larger battery !

            And 4500 km….compare that with what a car would have cost !

            Oh also for yourself, but anyone biking..The Aotearoa Bike Challenge starts again soon. Some good Prizes. and raises awareness of Biking in NZ


            Happy Christmas…to you…and All



      • Anker 1.1.2

        Many thanks Lyn for all you do for the site.

        Wishing you and Lynne and very Merry Christmas

    • Shanreagh 2.1

      But perhaps the real oil is

      But, for its part, Waka Kotahi said someone's having Newshub on. The agency said it wants to see this road open as soon as possible.

      In a statement, Waka Kotahi said the road isn't open for the simple reason that "physical works have not been completed by the contractor".

      And Act is just blowing smoke…….

      I couldn't possibly comment.

      • bwaghorn 2.1.1

        What we have here is what's called projection, I believe, act type people would behave in a corrupt manor,tweeking things to their advantage,so think it would be how other people would operate.

        • Peter

          Act knows that there are dumb bastards who will believe whatever they say. They are right of course.

          • bwaghorn

            It's quiet a serious accusation, surly act should be made to pit up or shut up.

            Maybe Waka kotahi should drag their arses off to court,

  2. mary_a 3

    Enjoy your Christmas good folks. Take very good care and stay safe and well.

    Best wishes to you all.


    • millsy 3.1

      You too Mary. have a great Xmas — and that goes for the rest of the posters here, even the admins, who have largely banned me from commenting over the course of 2022. Looking forward to pulling out all the stops in 2023 to make sure that Labour gets a 3rd term. A National/ACT goverment would be a disaster for the country.

  3. joe90 4


    Nearly 37 million people in China may have been infected with Covid-19 on a single day this week, according to estimates from the government’s top health authority, making the country’s outbreak by far the world’s largest.

    As many as 248 million people, or nearly 18% of the population, likely contracted the virus in the first 20 days of December, according to minutes from an internal meeting of China’s National Health Commission held on Wednesday, confirmed with people involved in the discussions. If accurate, the infection rate would dwarf the previous daily record of about 4 million, set in January 2022.

    Beijing’s swift dismantling of Covid Zero restrictions has led to the unfettered spread of the highly contagious omicron variants in a population with low levels of natural immunity. More than half the residents of Sichuan province, in China’s southwest, and the capital Beijing have been infected, according to the agency’s estimates.

    https://archive.vn/KD7w9 (bloomberg)

  4. Temp ORary 5

    People’s Alliance Leader, Sitiveni Rabuka has been elected as Prime Minister of the Republic of Fiji.

    He received 28 votes in a secret ballot in parliament.

    Rabuka was nominated for the post of Prime Minister by SODELPA Leader, Viliame Gavoka.

    FijiFirst Leader, Voreqe Bainimarama was nominated for the PM’s post by FijiFirst MP, Alvick Maharaj.

    He received 27 votes.

    The People’s Alliance/NFP/SODELPA coalition has 29 seats in total in parliament while the FijiFirst Party 26 seats.

    This means one coalition member voted for the FijiFirst Party nominee.


    There's a lot to unpack there, but I have whānau to be with that I should be driving towards, rather than distracting myself with doomscrolling. May be back in January once I am in internet range again and have sees how the loose ends wrapped up. But good to end on a positive note for a change on TS.

  5. joe90 6

    They're not taking it well.

    After months of pro-Kremlin state media prediction that the U.S. support for Ukraine would die out, Russian propagandist Vladimir Solovyov became enraged when he saw an image of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky alongside House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Vice President Kamala Harris as they accepted and proudly held up the Ukrainian flag, The Daily Beast reports.

    As a guest was speaking, Solovyov reportedly was texting with producers, demanding that they remove the clip of Zelensky in the U.S. When the producers didn't react to his demands fast enough, he said, "Guys, get rid of this video, if you can’t read what is being written to you!”

    “Zelensky is already on his way to Washington. It’s perhaps a natural path for any traitor… He betrayed his entire Soviet past,” he said. “Our weapon-makers are more talented anyway. Our men are more ingenious because we’re Russians—of many different nationalities. God is with us! Either we will win, or humanity will cease to exist, because the Lord won’t stand for the triumph of warriors of the Antichrist. We are the Lord’s weapon, we are his avenging right hand.”


  6. adam 7

    More white terrorist attacks in France

  7. joe90 8

    Saw this on the bird and thought parody, it has to be. But nope, it's a trailer for upcoming HBO documentary This Place Rules,.


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