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posted by martyb on Thursday June 25 2020, @11:45AM   Printer-friendly
from the what-goes-up dept.

This is to inform you we *are* aware of a problem with the site.

Symptom: The "Most Recent Journal Entries" box that normally appears on the right-hand-side of the main page is currently not currently displaying.

We have tried a few things, but have had no luck so far. We will update this story when we know more.

Problem first became apparent at about 17:45 UTC today.

Workaround: Use Search to look at the most recent journal entries. Specifically:

We will update this story when we know more. I have done all I (martyb) know how; hopefully TheMightyBuzzard will show up before too long and get things straightened out.

[Update-TMB]: The local mysqld instances on both web frontends both decided to be On The Crack for some reason or other. The database itself running over on the db servers was just fine and a restart of mysqld (and bouncing of Apache/Varnish which has to be done whenever mysqld is restarted) on the web frontends put things back to normal.

The cause of mysqld's drug use is unknown and shall remain so unless it happens more than once.


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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 24 2020, @09:52PM (8 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 24 2020, @09:52PM (#1012171)

    Yet the spammers Japanese text doesn't render when looking at his journal. Wondering if not all the code properly handles unicode or if there's another encoding managed to get to the db? I always use iconv, utf-8 in & out with //TRANSLIT flag to fix funky text encodings. The worst web app I ever worked on was a rent-a-coder mess with different encodings for every table. windows codepage, latin-1, utf-8, big whatever... like Pokemon they were trying to collect them all and without any kind of input validation. The fun I used to have explaining crap like that to clients...

  • (Score: 5, Informative) by Mojibake Tengu on Wednesday June 24 2020, @10:29PM (7 children)

    by Mojibake Tengu (8598) on Wednesday June 24 2020, @10:29PM (#1012182) Journal

    1. That spammer journal is Korean, not Japanese.
    2. It is a true spammer, advertising a gambling site. I'd call that a soylent squatting.
    3. Very invalid Korean really can break some Unicode implementations, as well as some other scripts can.
    4. Future wave of emoji accepted to the next standard may be dangerous too.
    5. I didn't broke it :]

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    • (Score: 1, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 24 2020, @11:09PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 24 2020, @11:09PM (#1012188)

      Those pesky Japanese Koreans. This is SN's Perl Harbor!

    • (Score: 1) by fustakrakich on Wednesday June 24 2020, @11:58PM (5 children)

      by fustakrakich (6150) on Wednesday June 24 2020, @11:58PM (#1012204) Journal

      Drop unicode, and all will be well

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      • (Score: 2, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 25 2020, @03:33AM (4 children)

        by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 25 2020, @03:33AM (#1012289)

        Monolingual illiterate uneducated non-edificated ignorant Americans. I will now say, "fuck you" in a non-English language, and you will not even know you have been insulted!

        アメリカ人はばかです。

        • (Score: 2) by kazzie on Thursday June 25 2020, @09:15AM (1 child)

          by kazzie (5309) Subscriber Badge on Thursday June 25 2020, @09:15AM (#1012339)

          Though you don't need non-Latin characters to do that:

          Twll din pob ast a phenci diawl ar ochr draw'r iwerydd!

          • (Score: 2) by MostCynical on Thursday June 25 2020, @12:24PM

            by MostCynical (2589) on Thursday June 25 2020, @12:24PM (#1012364) Journal

            twll din fel ceg pot mwstard.

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        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 25 2020, @02:31PM

          by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 25 2020, @02:31PM (#1012415)

          Ow! Ouch! Oh the pain! Stop it! Stop it now!! Pesky gnat.

        • (Score: 2) by Phoenix666 on Friday June 26 2020, @01:46PM

          by Phoenix666 (552) Subscriber Badge on Friday June 26 2020, @01:46PM (#1012829) Journal

          日本人は本当の誓いの言葉が必要.

          "Americans are stupid" is weak.

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          Washington DC delenda est.