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[personal profile] sophie posting in [site community profile] dw_dev

Soon - probably within the next month - I'm planning to add code on the Dreamhack server which will automatically shut down Apache instances when the owner logs out (or at some point thereafter). I'm doing this because running Apache instances do take up resources on the Dreamhack server and a lot of people don't stop their Apache instances when they're not working on them, and it does make things a bit harder.

Currently I'm thinking of either shutting down the Apache instance either 7 days after the owner last logged out (unless they're currently logged in, of course) or shutting it down immediately on logout. If anybody has any issues with either of these options, please let me know in the comments - I'm very willing to listen to people on this.

If you have any other comments or questions, please do also comment. I'd be happy to answer any questions on this.

Code push imminent!

Jun. 18th, 2016 06:51 pm
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[staff profile] karzilla posting in [site community profile] dw_maintenance
Reminder that I'm going to start working on tonight's code push in the next 30-45 minutes or so. I know you just CAN'T WAIT to use the larger icon filesize for your animated gif talents, so I'm going to start a bit earlier than originally planned, closer to 5:30pm PDT. I'll update this post when we're done!

Update: All done! Comment here if you notice any issues that need our attention.

Code tour, 26th May--18th June

Jun. 18th, 2016 11:58 pm
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[personal profile] kaberett posting in [site community profile] dw_dev
All of these will be going live in tonight's code push!

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Question thread #43

Jun. 18th, 2016 08:03 pm
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[personal profile] pauamma posting in [site community profile] dw_dev
It's time for another question thread!

The rules:

- You may ask any dev-related question you have in a comment. (It doesn't even need to be about Dreamwidth, although if it involves a language/library/framework/database Dreamwidth doesn't use, you will probably get answers pointing that out and suggesting a better place to ask.)
- You may also answer any question, using the guidelines given in To Answer, Or Not To Answer and in this comment thread.

Code push tomorrow!

Jun. 17th, 2016 11:06 am
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[staff profile] karzilla posting in [site community profile] dw_maintenance
We are planning to do a code push around 32[*] hours from now, at approximately 6pm Pacific time on Saturday.

Here's a partial list of changes that will go live with this push, apart from the usual minor tweaks and bugfixes:

  • Icon size limit raised from 40kb to 60kb.

  • Fixed the "hook: enddata returned false" error when uploading multiple icons.

  • Posting DW links on Facebook will now use the "Swirly D" logo for the link image.

  • Added seven new color variants on the popular "Teeny Tinies" mood theme.

  • The user profile page now lists "Other Services" in responsive columns.

  • The user icons page no longer uses "(Default)" in the alt text for every icon.

  • Improved non-ASCII character support in plain text email notifications.

We'll update again to let you know when the code push is in progress!

[*] I had a computer check my math this time, because it was almost wrong again. YAY COMPUTERS.
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June 17th, 2016: Thanks to Laurel for bringing "the ball is on your roof" to my attention! Now it's all up to you. The ball is around your general direction!!

And thanks to Vern for the following sweet tennis facts, AS FOLLOWS:

The Spanish saying is probably also from tennis. Until 1873, tennis was played on courts that had a penthouse, or roof, running along one side and the and backs of the court. The roof was in play, and in fact you had to serve onto the roof and let the ball drop off it onto the receiving court. So if the ball was on "your roof" it was served to you, and it was your obligation to return it. The Wikipedia page for this is under "real tennis." It's still played at about 50 courts.

Tennis would have been played this way in Spain, particularly northern Spain. The Spanish also play other games on the same courts, including a sport called trinquet, of which there are a bunch of variants and near relatives, played with and without racquets.

If you think anyone would be interested in actually seeing real tennis played, the following U.S. cities have real tennis courts: Washington, D.C., New York, Chicago, Aiken, Newport, Philadelphia, and Boston. With the exception of New York, which is in a private club, the professionals are usually willing to show interested people the game if the court is free. The courts in Newport and Washington are fully open to the public.

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I found this super fascinating, and I kept the "Love the comic" part so you will see that OTHER people like my work too. You're not alone!!

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Dreamhack reboot imminent

Jun. 16th, 2016 08:00 pm
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[personal profile] kareila posting in [site community profile] dw_dev
As mentioned previously, we're about to reboot the Dreamhack server. Hopefully it won't be down too long; I'll update this post when it seems to be back up.

Update: seems to be back now.

Inactive Dreamhack accounts

Jun. 14th, 2016 11:39 pm
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[staff profile] denise posting in [site community profile] dw_dev
The company that hosts the Dreamhack machine has let us know that they're prepping to migrate the machine to their new platform. We've been warned that due to the large number of files on the machine, the migration is likely to take a long time or fail to complete successfully.

In order to minimize migration-related downtime and maximize the chance of not having failures, we're temporarily zipping up the home directories of anyone who hasn't touched any files in their account since 2014. Nothing will be permanently deleted -- just temporarily turned from many files into one file. (The problem isn't with the amount of data, but the number of files.)

We'll let you know when the migration is happening. EDIT: We're going to aim for Thursday night, probably sometime in the evening, but depends on when [personal profile] alierak has the chance to babysit it.


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