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Mike Macgirvin
mike@macgirvin.com
Mike Macgirvin
 High Range, Australia 
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#gotzot?
Mike Macgirvin
 High Range, Australia 
Just got the 'NOTICE OF DATA BREACH' from Yahoo. No surprises there. The only interesting bit came at the very bottom...


Sincerely,
Bob Lord
Chief Information Security Officer
Yahoo


Bob and I worked together 20 years ago. Poor bugger. He's pretty darn good at what he does - and I'd certainly trust him to secure any of my websites, but is caught in the middle of something that's bigger than all of us.
Carolus Rex
  
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Mike Macgirvin
 High Range, Australia 
Yup. Australia. Should have seen the signs in the toilets. I reckon most people would've just gone back to their car and peed their pants. The last thing they would've done is lift the lid of the toilet or "go in the bushes".
  
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Manuel Jiménez Friaza
  
Did I mention the drop-bears?

No, tell us... :-)
Mike Macgirvin
 High Range, Australia 
I'll start working on this after vacation.

Issues with MySQL 5.7 · Issue #2786 · friendica/friendica

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Using Friendica with MySQL 5.7 can make problems since it doesn't accept the value "0000-00-00 00:00:00" in datetime fields anymore.

Quick solution see here:
https://serverpilot.io/community/artic...
Mike Macgirvin
  last edited: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 10:05:07 +1000  
Until this is documented elsewhere, what I'm doing to prevent a painful DB migration is to allow both

0000-00-00 00:00:00
and
0001-01-01 00:00:00

as NULL_DATE. This way anybody that currently uses the 0000 form can keep on using it until they upgrade their DB server or turn off strict checks.

All new code will then use the second form.

Code which checks for NULL_DATE has to be aware of this. To check for NULL_DATE equivalence, you'll be looking for '<= NULL_DATE'; and if you're checking that something isn't NULL_DATE you would use '> NULL_DATE'.
Adam Robertson
  
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Mike Macgirvin
 High Range, Australia 
hubzilla pro is starting to get interesting. It's diverging rapidly from the standard server. Before you get tempted to dive in, be aware that hubzilla pro is pure zot and nothing but zot.

The key difference beyond the pure zot experience is 'techlevel' which is now approaching maturity. Unless the hubmin decides you should be treated specially, you start off in a UNO jail. You have to find the keys to escape it. Only those with initiative and skill will progress to discovering the advanced features. It's all hidden behind curtains. Complexity and features abound, but are beneath the surface. We only show you things that are consistent with your technical abilities. If you try to progress beyond your level and abilities, it's likely you will be punished with complexity, so the key is to find your comfort level. There is no support for folks that claim to be wizard level and turn out to be mortals. If you try to hang out with wizards always remember that you're crunchy and taste good with ketchup and have no magic to resort to when the chips are down.
Mike Macgirvin
  last edited: Sun, 18 Sep 2016 10:35:39 +1000  
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#gotzot?
Seth Martin
  
Definitely no Zot there.
giac hellvecio
  
in the pic  is Jason Robinson  (D* dev) ?
Mario Vavti
  
Looking good... Be careful with the sharks fish
Mike Macgirvin
 High Range, Australia 
Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt.
― Sun Tzu
Haakon Meland Eriksen
  
Night, moving or falling? ;-)
Mike Macgirvin
 High Range, Australia 
For @Sean Tilley who will understand



Little Boxes by Malvina Reynolds
by flouridatedwater on YouTube
Mike Macgirvin
 High Range, Australia 
If all printers were determined not to print anything till they were sure it would offend nobody, there would be very little printed.
― Benjamin Franklin


I believe in censorship. I made a fortune out of it.
-- Mae West
Mike Macgirvin
 High Range, Australia 
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Mike Macgirvin
  
My Fair Lady review – Julie Andrews re-creates classic original with a show that truly sings

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Opera Australia puts on a 60th anniversary crowd-pleaser with a risky attempt to re-create a bygone golden era that succeeds with verve
Manuel Jiménez Friaza
  
I love Julie Andrews... You liked the show?
Mike Macgirvin
  
It was truly world class.