Agni lives! And: A new site

So there’s this giant cloud hovering over Agni, and its name is Mysql.

Since I had the hard drive from mercury mounted instead of booting from it, I decided to just copy over the “live” database files instead of doing a dump and restore. I then went to bed. When I woke up, I saw increasing numbers of I/O errors followed by the end of the operation failing. Oops. I go to try again… and the drive can’t be read.

I reboot. The drive can’t be mounted.

I spent a few days messing with various linux tools to restore the drive, and nothing worked. So I grabbed the backup drive…and the blasted thing refuses to stay powered on. It’s a Maxtor OneTouch 4. Those things are friggan impossible to rip open. So that’s a project for a future date. I just hope there’s a semi-recent backup on it; I was terrible at remembering to take them.

But! There’s a silver lining! The wordpress installation went just fine, and it turns out my ISP doesn’t block port 80 (I thought they did, but it was my old router acting up, the new router lets the packets through just fine). So, without further ado, let me present:

Radiant Vanguard, the new home of my new cosplay troupe. Future steampunk and costuming posts will be posted there, and I’ve got the guys preparing various other types of posts. There will most likely be videos as well, and lots of pictures 😀 We also plan to do a gaming sub-blog where we chronicle our weekly gaming adventures, so if you like tabletop roleplay, go ahead and subscribe to that site, the details will be posted there when it’s ready (we plan to launch with the beginning of a new campaign). Deconstructions will stay here, as will random musings; I don’t expect the new site to have much impact on the already-erratic post frequency here.

Stay tuned for the official Jane Bailey website, it’ll also be hosted on Agni but I haven’t had time to implement it yet.

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2 Responses to Agni lives! And: A new site

  1. Firedrake says:

    I/O errors in my life have usually meant a knackered drive, though for a while I was getting weird faults because a disc controller had partly failed but the discs behind it were fine.

    Yay for success! Boo for having to use PHP and MySQL, but yeah, if you want bloggy software there’s not much option, and it could easily be worse.

    Incidentally the ?feed=rss2 page redirects to “http://feeds.feedburner.com/ RadiantVanguard” with a space in it, which probably shouldn’t be there. Any particular reason for choosing FeedBurner? As a user, not a blogger, I find it’s a pain to debug problems because it changes what it sends based on what it thinks you want, and it often doesn’t update for several hours after a new post has gone up. But I assume it’s really handy in ways that aren’t apparent to me. 🙂

    • yamikuronue says:

      It collects analytics, that’s mostly why I use it. It’s also got some nifty customization options I’ve been playing with.
      The space should be fixed; there’s also an email option in the lower-right.

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