Yesterday, this site went down for about four hours. Complaints started rolling in from my millions of ardent followers, spurring me into action. Join me as I deconstruct what went wrong, how I fixed it, and how I tried to prevent the problem from occurring again.
Recently an article was published in the East Bay Express about the project: click here to read “Who Are the Key Keepers of Ocean View?” by Camryn Sanchez.
I erased all of my cronjobs by accident due to a simple typo.
When working with cron jobs, the command
crontab -e is used to edit your
crontab. This command is one letter off from
crontab -r, which erases your
cron jobs without any confirmation prompt. On a QWERTY keyboard,
r keys are adjacent, which makes it especially easy to type the
wrong one by accident. I accidentally typed the wrong thing, and
*poof*, my cronjobs disappeared.
This past Sunday, July 28, I ran in the 2019 Wharf to Wharf race in Santa Cruz, CA. The course is exactly 6 miles long. My time was 43:40: I got to the corrals about 20 minutes later than I should have, so I struggled to make it in before the starting gun went off. Then, I felt like I was trapped behind other runners. The weather was nice — right around 60º and overcast — so I didn’t have to deal with heat like I did in the Cleveland Marathon.
This past Sunday, May 19, I ran in the Cleveland Marathon. And it was awful. The race started at 7am. It was about 72ºF and overcast. Caught up in the excitement (and the throng of runners surrounding me), I sped across the start line. During the first mile, I spotted pacers who would be running 8:12/mile pace. Considering I had run 20 miles at 8:10 during my training, I figured this was an appropriate pace to start out with.
Since the start of this year, I’ve been working on a project with my friend Sam DuBois, which he has just announced. This summer, starting June 7, we’re hosting a narrative overlay (similar to an ARG) in Albany, California. It’s called the Avenue Adventure. Over the course of the game, players will discover a secret underbelly of the town, pick a side, and fight to support it.
Setting: Albany and Berkeley, California. Nighttime, half past eight. A run with friends Cabernet and Elphaba to meet up with Jimmy.
I spent two weeks rafting down the Colorado River through Grand Canyon and took some photos there. All of the water and hassle of packing various possesions in various places meant that I didn’t always have access to my camera when I wanted it, but I think the photos I did take turned out well.
Telegramusic.ml is a site for sharing music built by my friend Frank. It builds up a playlist from user-submitted music links that automatically follows from one song to another without requiring interaction. Until now, it’s only had support for YouTube embeds. This is the story of how I added Bandcamp embeds to telegramusic.ml.