Long story short, there was a fiber-optic line breakage on 2nd of July that was eliminated in three days.
And good news. I bought a new 2TB HDD (Toshiba L200) for a laptop server, now that should be enough, I'm not a hoarder after all. :) 500 gigs was "fine", especially if I'd delete something, but I decided to buy a new one, since that one is already pretty aged (manufactured in 2013). I keep the old one as an offline backup of my important shit.
New songs were added: AllINAll - The Wave Most Surfed (The Road Most Travelled Surf Version), Electric Light Orchestra - Twilight, Hombres G - Devuélveme a mi chica, Hombres G - Separados (feat. Bebe), Morandi - Save me feat. Helene, Sylver - Lay All Your Love On Me.
A few weeks ago I wrote a handy HTTP service that returns a JSON object of process names with boolean values that telling us if process is running. It is written in Go and after a little rewrite and choosing a name I finally published it. Here is the link.
Now you can browse my Gitea instance via Tor and I2P. Alas, it requires you to have a fixed domain and root URL specified in a config. So some links are pointing to git.arav.top, like files in releases and a cloning URL.
All this time I was working on a look of a website. And just for a last week I said to myself that I'm tired of editing every single thingy across all pages. So I came to conclusion that it's time to try NodeJS. So I took Koa and Pug and ported my website to it. Well, it's really amazing. Code's so clean now (if you only saw a code of a PHP version of guestbook... xD). Template engines are an invaluably great invention. :)
There's one project I'm working on (now developing database). It's a service for file uploading, but files could be downloaded just one time. Yeah, I called it "One-Time File". It'll be available by otf.arav.top link. A file would be kept for 7 days until it won't be downloaded, and size limit is 120MB. That'll be a really interesting experience, since I'll've to figure out how to be sure that file was fully downloaded before it can be deleted. :)
And speaking of my Neocities' site. Well, it looks like that I move out of there, but I definitely don't. That place would be my outpost with links to my website and services. :/
I was thinking why not to make my place available through Tor and I2P. So after minor links fixing I made this place work like a charm through darkweb. Currently only main website and file share are available.
I did a good work at this website. Especially I love that heading with a name of a site's section under the nav menu. And I finally made this section. I keep moving on. Next major step is to make a links page. My banners are ready, but no one would add me if I won't have a place for theirs banners. :)
Yeah, still no updates to Neocities' website. Now I'm working on a design of this place, and once I'll be satisfied that place will get an update. I work on it too, especially on an about page's content. Last not noticeable update was changing link of a guestbook to a JS-free new one.
At first I moved off to aravs.ru domain in december 2019 that I was gonna change with, maybe, old arav.icu if it'll be available for cheap because renewal prices are too high for me. But then I found a new registrar with dirt cheap renewal price and now I have arav.top domain I've payed for 2 years and if nothing change I'll renew it again and again. So, yes, I finally found my domain that I'm not gonna switch if only I will be forced to.nAnd mostly because of my lazyness I wasn't updating arav.neocities.org for fucking 3 months. That's also because I was trying to reduce its about page.nThen at July 13th my RPi suddenly stopped working. It didn't take much time to realise that the problem was a dying HDD. Hopefully, fsck fixed filesystem and I successfully moved all the stuff onto another drive I took from a laptop that was holding my data. And at July 16th a new SSD arrivedto replace old laptop's system drive that now holds all my stuff and I came back online.
Yesterday (19 Nov for me is it :)) I replaced a thermal compound on my PC, and, of course, it just couldn't be an ordinary procedure.
When I assembled everything back and turned on the PC it started swearing at me with 26 beeps and rebooting. I knew that it could be a problem with a RAM stick, but I didn't believe it. And I dissassembled it again and found that a few pins were bended and one missing (!). I fixed them all (around 5 didn't count) and was thinking what to do with that missing pin. I thought it was causing problem but searching led me to a pinout of the socket 1150 and that pin was doing something called VDDQ, and I found that it isn't a problem at all. There was a questionable pin SA_DQ57 (whatever it means), but I bended it a little and it's fine.
Oh, why I even took it from the socket? To clean it from an old thermal compound.
Well, I almost give in to a thought of taking a motherboard to a service and then I tried to put a RAM stick to the second slot and ... it worked! Shit, I don't know what happened. I've vacuumed the motherboard and was absolutely careful. No doubt I didn't break anything, yet, fuck. That vacuum cleaner isn't even powerful enough to suck in anything soldered.
But there's one breakage for sure. One of fixators of a cooler has broken. Shit. Now radiator isn't attached well to the CPU. Hopefully it led to the same temperatures as they was before at least. xD Don't want to whip up it with shit and bricks a zip tie, so I'd better get a new one. And I already ordered it, a little smaller, but supports socket AM4, so I will reuse it in the future, great.
What's next after all the stress I got? I'm going to replace a compound on my graphics card! Ahahahahaha! xDD
P.S.: I made a mindflow.html after I wrote this post.
Update: Okay, SA_DQ is a data bus for memory, so by bending that pin I lost first ram slot. Well, that's not because of cleaning at least.