import items

 Xerta últim editat: Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:21:13 +0100  
@Hubzilla Support Forum+ I wish, after cloning and moving my primary location to here, import my previous content. So I go to:


Select elmussol-2014.json (3.5Mb exported from parlementum not red.elsmussols) and hit the button. Takes a while to send the request and then:

Nothing to import..

Mmmmm. I have logging turned on and can make the json file available if required.
Month by month seems to be working :-)
Mike Macgirvin
We can't actually trap that error because PHP just runs out of memory and dies and there's nothing we can really do to detect it happening ahead of time or stop it or try to recover. I think there are some notes on the export page to try month by month if you run into difficulty. If there were a few more motivated developers lurking about I'd ask if somebody could look into implementing streaming JSON exports/imports, which won't have these kinds of problems and should be able to handle a few gigabytes in one go.
The import_items page does suggest monthly if problems arise. I have just completed @elmussol and @els Mussols is tomorrow's task.
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Welcome to Hubzilla Chris, nice to have a real world friend here.
  últim editat: Mon, 19 Mar 2018 17:29:11 +0100  
Welcome Chris! Enjoy hubzilla and its funny community :)
...and we're back

els Mussolsels Mussols va escriure el següent entrada Sun, 18 Mar 2018 00:22:50 +0100
20180317 data
day: 76
egg count: 3 [=]
solar in: 25.2Ah [-]
energy consumption: <1kWh [-]
eggcoin: 1 (March: 4 | 2018: 7)

#egg #solar #consumption #eggcoin
It's an indicator of the number of eggs we sell. One eggcoin is half a dozen eggs and is equivalent to 20c (Euro cents). The original plan was to donate this to RedMatrix developers but @Mike Macgirvin has been reluctant to take it, so in future it will go to Hubzilla fundraising efforts.

Mike Macgirvin
We welcome donations. I've turned away a couple at times when the donator already appeared to be stretching their financial abilities to the breaking point. This is not a machine. We're humans and we respect other humans and their conditions.
happy to have this back

els Mussolsels Mussols va escriure el següent entrada Sat, 17 Mar 2018 23:53:46 +0100
previously on "The Daily Data Dump"
I have felt bad about not having this valuable daily service available, but am glad to be back with it.

So here's where we stand with the stats for 2018 so far.

We have ten laying chickens at the moment and our cockerel, Vincenzo (Vinnie) Nibali.

day: 75
egg: 225 (3.0/day)
solar: 2,730.8Ah (36.4Ah/day)
energy consumption: 37kWh (0.9kWh/day)
eggcoin: 6
water run: 2
occupancy: 49.3% (37 days)

#egg #solar #consumption #eggcoin #water #occupancy #summary
Alimentazione e quello che sta intorno
our cockerel, Vincenzo (Vinnie) Nibali

Is there some coincidence with the 2010 Vuelta a España championship ?
@Alimentazione e quello che sta intorno Good guess, but actually 2014 Tour de France.
  últim editat: Sun, 18 Mar 2018 13:01:22 +0100  
Vinnie "The Shark" won Stage 2 of that years Tour; a stage which went past the end of the street we lived on in Sheffield for twenty years. Vinnie "The Cockerel" was acquired a few days after this event.
the moment you have been yearning for

@els Mussols @Zot universe NEWS+ Long-term residents will remember the daily #eggcount. From tomorrow, it's back.
Mario Vavti
Finaly we can start to gamble again cocktail glass smoking symbol
h.ear.t | tobias
php 7 vs php 5.6

@Hubzilla Support Forum+ The machine I run this Hubzilla instance has this:

root@pendle:~# php -v                                                                                                                                                       
PHP 5.6.30-0+deb8u1 (cli) (built: Feb  8 2017 09:49:20)                                                                                                                    
Copyright (c) 1997-2016 The PHP Group                                                                                                                                      
Zend Engine v2.6.0, Copyright (c) 1998-2016 Zend Technologies                                                                                                              
    with Zend OPcache v7.0.6-dev, Copyright (c) 1999-2016, by Zend Technologies

At the moment it also runs email, Nextcloud and Red Matrix (which will be taken down as soon as the Hubzilla instance is 100% ready for use).

I want to run php 7, it is an apt-get install away. What are the issues I need to think about in advance of this transition generally, and specifically with respect to Hubzilla and Red Matrix?
So I'm thinking, have a look at what php5.6 modules and the like are installed. Compare installation candidates for php7.0. Uninstall php5.6*, install php7*.

Seem like a plan? (I'm poking for the gotchas here folks.)
Michael MD
no problems noticed here with php7-fpm for Hubzilla (though this is not the latest Hubzilla version currently)

I haven't bothered restoring redmatrix on the new server but my guess is that it would probably still work if I did.

I doubt you would have any problem with php7 as long as the required extensions are installed.

I'm more worried about database issues if recent attempts to upgrade Friendica are anything to go by
(btw I don't want to use innodb because it needs more space and is a real pain to fix if anything breaks)

not sure if thats a problem in Hubzilla - I hope it isn't because I want to upgrade this instance soon.

btw php7 is somewhat less ram-hungry than php5  
- a worthwhile improvement.
Mike Macgirvin
I seriously doubt redmatrix will work at all. The only question is if you'll have a few working pages and a lot of white screens, or if you'll just have a persistent white screen.

New sites and new tables in Hubzilla are innodb. We won't try and convert your existing tables.  Innodb has a lot of faults, but that's where all the development is concentrated these days. MyISAM is on life support. I expect it to be phased out completely in the next couple of years. I am not going to criticise your decision and I tend to agree with you, but sometimes the winners of a contest weren't your first choice.
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almost Hubzilla

 Xerta últim editat: Sat, 17 Mar 2018 10:56:37 +0100  
@Hubzilla Support Forum+ is almost there. Cert sorted, nginx sorted, db sorted, installed, create account -- all good. I try to create new channel and I get a fail. I try to import from file elmussol.json (5Mb) exported from parlementum and I get:

The form security token was not correct. This probably happened because the form has been opened for too long (>3 hours) before submitting it.
Mike Macgirvin
I couldn't find any obvious reason why you'd get a security token error and if it did, why it would create a channel at all. Something is really not right but I can't figure out what the heck it is.  It's somewhat difficult to recover gracefully from a failed clone operation - so to try again you're almost better off wiping the DB clean and re-installing.

> I try to create new channel and I get a fail.

The exact error from this one would be useful, though we're probably a bit late for that.
Mike Macgirvin
I just poked around a bit and your channel seems to exist and work on the new site. Magic auth works. The normal interfaces are responding. I'm actually not seeing anything really seriously wrong.
So I think we'll go with that then. Thanks for poking Mike.
screen of beauty

  últim editat: Fri, 09 Mar 2018 06:42:27 +0100  
I've been just been looking over Ben's shoulder whilst she Faceborks. Even with various blocking extensions for her browser and having completed all her notifications, the screen is still full of stuff. Compare and contrast with Hubzilla -- now I can decide where I want to go, not where FB is trying to get me to go.
Mike Macgirvin
That bug is fixed in 3.2 (which is coming real soon now). PS I'm posting this on what appears to be the new site. Earlier comments from my own site seem to have made it here also. From everything I've tried it seems to be working.
random tune in my head

@Music+  A propos nothing, this just pinged into my head from who knows where. Ocean Colour Scene were treated badly by the rest of the "indie" music know it alls, but I always liked them and they were really solid live.

Ocean Colour Scene - The Riverboat Song
by OceanColourSceneVEVO on YouTube


@Charles Roth MPC HB2U amigo. I never seem to catch you up. Hope this gets to you before Parlementum goes down...
Charles Roth MPC
Thank you my brother.
adding to the general Signal conversation

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so what's the deal with all the old posts?

 Xerta últim editat: Wed, 21 Mar 2018 00:07:51 +0100  
Why, oh why, oh why are all my old posts appearing in your timeline? As one of the last people on earth to running a RedMatrix instance I have been slow at Hubzilla adoption. Not for any other reason than I already work to hard, sysadmin makes my head hurt and RedMatrix still works brilliantly.

But Parlementum (where my clone is) is closing down and I have received enough kicks in the arse now to make the Hubzilla happen. Unfortunately I suspect there are too many database changes between latest RedMatrix and Hubzilla to make a cloning to my new instance successful. So I am making sure that all my stuff is on Parlementum and using that export to clone to my new instance.

So, tough ;-)
the spamming is fine :) it's more  about doing away with headaches innit ... some times i have felt secretly relieved when loosing some kind of massive archives of information ...
Christian Vogeley
Hoping for the rebirth of the #eggcount
Michael MD
regarding database changes ,,, had the same problem . but set this hubziilla instance up a while ago ...

though up until only a couple of weeks ago the old red instance here was also still working...

before the big server crash (not red or hubzilla related .. only clues I found were a few lines in syslog which looked like a hardware problem - followed by mysql errors that looked like it was having trouble reading the hard drive ,,,

if it was hard drive failure not the first time that happened to me .. but given that was 15 yeas sgo not looking like "often" or wierd more like just "shit happens". ..

that vps wouldn't restart so now on a new debian 9 vps slowly putting things back together ..

getting the hubzilla instance back up was nice and easy btw..
just copied across the files across from the old debian 6 drive and and it pretty much just worked
including the database (nice feature of myisam :-))  ..  probably not the recommended way but quck and more up-to-date data than I could get from a few-days-old
backup files that would have taken ages to upload .. and it being mysql on the old vps and mariadb on the new one didnt matter ,
no signs of trouble there..

so pretty much copied it all across and it just worked ..

wishing more other things could more often be that easy :-)

I havent restored the old red instance though probably not harder to do probably not needed as I've been using the hubzilla instance more for a while now anyway.
(probably due for an update soon though)

Nextcloud: nearly there

 Xerta últim editat: Wed, 21 Mar 2018 00:08:35 +0100  
After wrestling with LetsEncrypt oddities I'm nearly there on the Nextcloud 13 install. On running the command-line install I get:

root@pendle:/var/www/nextcloud# sudo -u www-data php occ maintenance:install --database "mysql" --database-name "nextclouddb" --database-user "nextcloud" --database-pass "#############" --database-table-prefix "nc_" --admin-user "pault" --admin-pass "#############"                                                                 
Nextcloud is not installed - only a limited number of commands are available                                                                                                
Error while trying to create admin user: Failed to connect to the database: An exception occured in driver: SQLSTATE[HY000] [1045] Access denied for user 'nextcloud'@'localhost' (using password: YES)

Where should I be looking?
root@pendle:/var/www/nextcloud# sudo -u www-data php occ maintenance:install --database "mysql" --database-name "nextclouddb" --database-user "nextcloud" --database-pass "########" --database-table-prefix "nc_" --admin-user "pault" --admin-pass "########" 
Nextcloud is not installed - only a limited number of commands are available
[b]Nextcloud was successfully installed[/b]

Thank you very much. I believe I owe you a pint @Michael :-)
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elmussol tagged elmussol's post with ⋕mysql
Parlementum goes squiffy

 Xerta últim editat: Wed, 21 Mar 2018 00:09:14 +0100  
@Hubzilla Support Forum+ @Charles Roth MPC has asked me to ask. Parlementum is having a bad day:

Fatal error: Namespace declaration statement has to be the very first statement or after any declare call in the script in /srv/http/ on line 8

Neither server software nor Hubzilla code updated. Pointers appreciated.
Andrew Manning
service apache2 restart ?
Please check that there have been no modifications in index.php. This is some kind of syntax error.
  últim editat: Wed, 21 Mar 2018 00:11:55 +0100  
elmussol is now connected to soloojos

Pilot rebellion leaves Ryanair up in the air

 Xerta últim editat: Wed, 21 Mar 2018 00:14:02 +0100  
This just made me smile. Union work is not as glamorous as punching Nazis in the face, but just as important. Let's see if O'Leary caves in some more (we can but hope).

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Pilot rebellion leaves Ryanair up in the air
Pilot rebellion leaves Ryanair up in the air

Just in time for Christmas in 2017, Ryanair – until then a notoriously anti-union company – relented and announced that it was prepared to talk to pilots unions and even recognize them. The company has been hugely successful on the strength of its no frills service (not always as cheap as the promises) and its determination not to recognize unions. It is now the second biggest airline in Europe in terms of passenger numbers — 129 million in 2017 compared to the Lufthansa group’s 130 million – and probably the most profitable. Ryanair made a profit of €1.5bn in 2017 on a revenue of €6.5bn, compared to Lufthansa’s profit in 2016 of $2bn (€1.6bn) on a revenue of $36bn (€29bn).

So what made the Ryanair bosses change their collective mind? The simple answer is that the threat of industrial action by Ryanair’s pilots in Ireland, Britain, Italy, Germany, Spain and Portugal in the run-up to Christmas had its intended effect on management. “Christmas flights are very important to our customers,” according to Ryanair’s chief executive, Michael O’Leary, “and we wish to remove any worry or concern that they may be disrupted by pilot industrial action next week.”

The Financial Times saw O’Leary’s emollient statement as “a capitulation”. For 23 years as Ryanair’s boss, O’Leary had vowed never to recognise unions even gaining some notoriety for crossing a picket line of baggage handlers to help load a plane.  But Ryanair had been the instrument of its own crisis in the weeks running up to O’Leary’s dramatic volte-face. In the last quarter of 2017, the company was forced to cancel more than 20,000 flights apparently as the result of changes to the pilot rostering system.

From the beginning of 2018, a change in the way the annual 900-hour limit on pilot flying time is calculated brought Irish airlines into line with operators throughout the rest of the European Union. Ireland had previously used the year from April to March to calculate flying time. Now they have been obliged to adopt the EU’s practice of basing calculation on a calendar year.

In principle the switchover should have had no significant impact. For one thing, Irish airlines had plenty of warning about the change, and for another it should have been a relatively trivial matter to scale down flying time to fit a notional shorter year running from April to December. The Irish airlines might have had to suffer a financial hit but, considering Ryanair’s profit margin, that could hardly have been a significant issue for the company.

Instead of dealing with something that was essentially an accounting problem, Ryanair’s rostering department responded to the change “by over-allocating annual leave in the final four months of 2017, which meant almost half of the company’s pilots took a month off between September and December compared to 40 percent in a normal year”. At least that’s what Michael O’Leary told Reuters news agency.

The pilots themselves believe that Ryanair’s problems are more complicated than a temporary scheduling difficulty; their colleagues were leaving the company in droves and Ryanair’s flight cancellations and its demand that pilots give up a week of their annual leave merely exacerbated the feeling that the company treated its pilots “like janitors” as one serving captain told Reuters.

Ryanair pilots throughout Europe embarked on a hectic schedule of meetings and Facebook and WhatsApp messaging. Within a week of Ryanair’s initial actions, representatives of twenty of the company’s 87 bases across the continent were demanding new contracts. By December, pilots in Germany, Italy, Ireland and Portugal had threatened or actually called strikes that would have been the first of their kind in the airline’s history. The Italian pilots were still threatening to strike in early February.

“The discontent has always been there,” according to one pilot, “but the cancellations triggered everyone to mobilise.”

With Christmas ten days away and no sign of the pilots stepping back, Ryanair calculated it was facing the loss of 150,000 passengers — representing around €20m of revenue — over the Christmas season if it didn’t act soon.  Ryanair sent letters to pilot unions in its major European markets announcing its readiness to negotiate. “If the best way to [remove the threat of disruption to flights] is to talk to our pilots through a recognised union process,” O’Leary said in a statement, “then we are prepared to do so, and we have written today to these unions inviting them to talks to recognise them and calling on them to cancel the threatened industrial action planned for Christmas week.”

Antonio Piras, the general secretary of FIT-CISL, the Italian transport federation, commented that “Ryanair initially thought it could function by ignoring the rights of its employees but now, faced with reality, it is opening its eyes”

Michael O’Leary has acknowledged that union recognition will mean “significant change” for the company but he is bullish about it. Ryanair has changed its culture before and continued to prosper, he says, while Eddie Wilson, Ryanair’s chief people officer, acknowledged an inevitable “pressure on costs”. But the bosses insist that none of this represents any kind of “climbdown”.  “[With] the size we’ve got to, things probably had to change and we always knew it and it’s now,” Wilson said. Ryanair’s business model “will stay the same”.

It’s almost as though nothing in Ryanair’s world has really changed. Talks are proceeding, but there is unfinished business.

Unions have argued that recognition must extend to all the workers employed by the company, from pilots to cabin crew and from cabin crew to baggage-handlers. Liz Blackshaw of the London-based global union, the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) does believe that Ryanair is changing but, she said, “this change is incomplete without the same recognition being afforded to all categories of workers.”

Perhaps more significant is the question of whether Ryanair will succeed in its attempt to negotiate separately with different national unions, thereby gaining an advantage. On 24 January 2018, a letter from the international pilots’ organization, the European Cockpit Association, signed by 11 trade unions, demanded that Ryanair agrees to a joint meeting with all the unions and commits to introduce permanent direct employment contracts by 1 March in accordance with the local laws of the country where staff are based.

Ryanair refused the idea of meeting the unions collectively saying that such a collective of unions would have no legal standing or licence to negotiate.

But the history of this dispute suggests otherwise. The pilots have taken action across a continent, and that action has undoubtedly been coordinated. If that approach survives, we may be beginning to see a transformation, not just of Ryanair, but of worldwide air transportation.  And who knows where that might end?
More details

Largest airlines in Europe

Ryanair’s Annual Report 2016

Arthur Beesley, “Ryanair backs down in battle over pilot unions”, 15 December 2017, Financial Times.

Conor Humphries, “Three months that shook Ryanair: How cancellations sparked a pilot revolt”, 20 December 2017, Reuters.

Conor Humphries, “European pilot group demands Ryanair meet unions collectively”, 24 January 2018, Reuters.