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My technology is slowly failing me.

The Daily Link Poster is an app. It runs on Google App Engine, a software platform which has had an upgrade or two since I last updated the tool, and the last couple of times I tried to get it working on the latest iteration of the dev kit I failed.

I'm sure I could, if I had a couple of days to play with it, but with a small child around the place, this isn't possible right now. My free time happens in erratic 20 minute chunks, and I simply can't get enough focus together to work my way towards a solution in that time.

Which makes it a pain to discover that there's a bug, and I can't debug it. I _think_ the bug is actually at the DW end (so if any of you can investigate DW support requests, it's #39536), particularly as it started on the 14th, the same day that DW was having connectivity issues. But I can't be completely sure.

Anyway, I (and anyone else doing automated posts to DW from the autoposter) currently have to manually copy the contents into the DW post page. Which is a pain in the bum. And I have no timescale for fixing it, because I just don't know the next time I'll have three hours free in a chunk. Summer 2020, maybe?

Date: 2019-01-20 04:10 am (UTC)
marahmarie: (M In M Forever) (Default)
From: [personal profile] marahmarie
Since I have an (in)vested (literally, as in: bought a account just to use your linkposter!) interest in the outcome I've bookmarked the Support request to see how things pan out (though as you know, my problems with it pre-date the outage by quite a bit).
Edited Date: 2019-01-20 04:35 am (UTC)

Date: 2019-01-21 03:09 am (UTC)
marahmarie: (M In M Forever) (Default)
From: [personal profile] marahmarie

I'd removed my identities after my last go-around from your app so I could start fresh but now that I'm trying to verify my DW identity on this page: I'm getting the error: "DNS host lookup failed for URL:" which is what I guess you're using to verify IPs.

So I went to which says, "Not just you. The server is not responding" which I screencapped, but you probably believe me. So I'll at least have to wait for IP checking to resume, then I can do as I said in my reply email and try it in Fx official Safe Mode and IE11 (the two most stock browsing experiences I have, just to rule out any browser issues).

Date: 2019-01-20 09:16 am (UTC)
momentsmusicaux: (Default)
From: [personal profile] momentsmusicaux
I know the feeling of 20 minute chunks.

Date: 2019-01-20 10:55 am (UTC)
cmcmck: (Default)
From: [personal profile] cmcmck
So tell us about your small child instead! :oD

Date: 2019-01-20 01:34 pm (UTC)
cmcmck: (Default)
From: [personal profile] cmcmck
Awwww! :o)

I Love the many photos! :o)

Date: 2019-01-21 02:38 am (UTC)
marahmarie: (M In M Forever) (Default)
From: [personal profile] marahmarie
OMG, she has hair now! The last time I saw her she had very little hair because she was all brand-new. She's happy for you!

Date: 2019-01-21 11:46 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] davidcook
Sounds about right, Lisa still writes about Ms3 & Mr6, but often some weeks after events, and only when she gets a decent run at it (fortunately, the two of them can play for significant periods of time without adult intervention, either together or independently, these days ... blissful :) ). I gave up ages ago :)

Date: 2019-01-22 04:45 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] darkoshi
Very cute baby!

Date: 2019-01-23 12:34 am (UTC)
moniqueleigh: 2yo brunette caucasion child sleeping (Sleepy Madi 02/24/2008)
From: [personal profile] moniqueleigh
Eee! She's adorable! I'm in love with the way her whole face lights up when she smiles at you or Jane. <3

Date: 2019-01-20 08:43 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jack
I want to say "oh, I love links round up, can I help with the code now you don't have so much time?" but sadly I know I realistically won't find time for it. Can google app engine do email, if so might post-to-email work around the API interface entirely?

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