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Is that Koivu cheating again?

Posted Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 07:32 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 7:32 PM

Winnipeg Jets vs Minnesota Wild

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on October 31, 2017 at 7:32 pm

Tweet: The cameraman has a helper

Posted Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 07:23 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 7:23 PM

The cameraman has a helper

Originally published by on October 31, 2017 at 7:23 pm

Tweet: WordPress 4.8.3 security update tested and deployed

Posted Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 09:31 am GMT -5 in Tweets at 9:31 AM

WordPress 4.8.3 security update tested and deployed

Originally published by on October 31, 2017 at 9:31 am

John Simon

Posted Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 08:48 am GMT -5 in Movies,Quotes at 8:48 AM

Adequate, uninspired and wretched…

Originally published by DK on October 31, 2017 at 8:48 am

Tweet: Two years ago this week

Posted Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 06:55 am GMT -5 in Tweets at 6:55 AM

Two years ago this week

Originally published by on October 31, 2017 at 6:55 am

They have a real sign

Posted Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 06:34 am GMT -5 in Food at 6:34 AM

Octo Fishbar, Lowertown

Originally published by DK on October 31, 2017 at 6:34 am

More beautiful SK art

Posted Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 06:32 am GMT -5 in Art,Family at 6:32 AM

Lowertown, St. Paul, MN

Originally published by DK on October 31, 2017 at 6:32 am

Tweet: So this is bugging me: could you set more than 3 characters for a high sc…

Posted Monday, October 30th, 2017 07:17 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 7:17 PM

So this is bugging me: could you set more than 3 characters for a high score in Dig Dug?

Originally published by on October 30, 2017 at 7:17 pm

Almost got number three

Posted Monday, October 30th, 2017 09:14 am GMT -5 in Casinos at 9:14 AM

Pretty sure that’s the only time I had the first three without getting the fourth (would’ve been $2800)

Originally published by DK on October 30, 2017 at 9:14 am

Tweet: Nice weekend of music, food, golf and shopping before a week of high scho…

Posted Sunday, October 29th, 2017 11:50 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 11:50 PM

Nice weekend of music, food, golf and shopping before a week of high school state soccer games

Originally published by on October 29, 2017 at 11:50 pm

View from the home bench

Posted Sunday, October 29th, 2017 09:05 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 9:05 PM

Arcade Fire – Infinite Content 2017

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on October 29, 2017 at 9:05 pm

Tweet: Icy round at Mystic Lake, but shot an 84 from the whites at The Meadows

Posted Sunday, October 29th, 2017 03:50 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 3:50 PM

Icy round at Mystic Lake, but shot an 84 from the whites at The Meadows

Originally published by on October 29, 2017 at 3:50 pm

They’re on a mission from God

Posted Saturday, October 28th, 2017 08:33 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 8:33 PM

Mystic Showroom

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on October 28, 2017 at 8:33 pm

Bootleg pull tabs

Posted Saturday, October 28th, 2017 04:46 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Football,Games at 4:46 PM

Something tells me these aren’t NFL approved

Originally published by DK on October 28, 2017 at 4:46 pm

Tweet: Good thing the Saints store closed for the day – went back three times

Posted Saturday, October 28th, 2017 03:11 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 3:11 PM

Good thing the Saints store closed for the day – went back three times

Originally published by on October 28, 2017 at 3:11 pm

Literal dumpster fire in our alley

Posted Saturday, October 28th, 2017 12:08 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 12:08 PM

Rayette Lofts

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on October 28, 2017 at 12:08 pm

Tweet: PSA: everything at the Saints store is 50% off until 3pm today

Posted Saturday, October 28th, 2017 12:06 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 12:06 PM

PSA: everything at the Saints store is 50% off until 3pm today

Originally published by on October 28, 2017 at 12:06 pm

Charlie Parr

Posted Saturday, October 28th, 2017 10:02 am GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 10:02 AM

Sometimes I’m alright. Another time it’s hard to tell. Like finding light in the bottom of the darkest well…

Originally published by DK on October 28, 2017 at 10:02 am

Fire! Fire! Fire!

Posted Saturday, October 28th, 2017 12:59 am GMT -5 in Personal at 12:59 AM

Friday night excitement in the 651

Originally published by DK on October 28, 2017 at 12:59 am

My favorite mermaid

Posted Friday, October 27th, 2017 08:44 pm GMT -5 in Family,Food at 8:44 PM

Get to Octo, everybody, it’s awesome

Originally published by DK on October 27, 2017 at 8:44 pm

Tweet: Charlie Parr album release show at the Cedar

Posted Friday, October 27th, 2017 07:42 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 7:42 PM

Charlie Parr album release show at the Cedar

Originally published by on October 27, 2017 at 7:42 pm

Octo, then Charlie

Posted Friday, October 27th, 2017 06:07 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 6:07 PM

OCTO fishbar

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on October 27, 2017 at 6:07 pm

Pash brought the snow

Posted Friday, October 27th, 2017 04:37 pm GMT -5 in Friends at 4:37 PM

Talk to him, Super Bowl

Originally published by DK on October 27, 2017 at 4:37 pm

Tweet: Don’t know if nerds can handle Super Mario Odyssey, iPhone X and Strang…

Posted Friday, October 27th, 2017 07:15 am GMT -5 in Tweets at 7:15 AM

Don’t know if nerds can handle Super Mario Odyssey, iPhone X and Stranger Things 2 all at once

Originally published by on October 27, 2017 at 7:15 am

Tweet: A+ for South Park’s barbershop quartet doing Insane in the Brain

Posted Thursday, October 26th, 2017 11:58 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 11:58 PM

A+ for South Park’s barbershop quartet doing Insane in the Brain

Originally published by on October 26, 2017 at 11:58 pm

Tweet: These seats will work

Posted Thursday, October 26th, 2017 06:43 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 6:43 PM

These seats will work

Originally published by on October 26, 2017 at 6:43 pm

Clutterbutter!!!

Posted Thursday, October 26th, 2017 06:40 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 6:40 PM

New York Islanders vs Minnesota Wild

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on October 26, 2017 at 6:40 pm

Tweet: Not really cool enough to be wearing the Doomtree Wild hat, but looking f…

Posted Thursday, October 26th, 2017 05:31 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 5:31 PM

Not really cool enough to be wearing the Doomtree Wild hat, but looking forward to the game tonight 🏒 😎

Originally published by on October 26, 2017 at 5:31 pm

Could watch this all day

Posted Thursday, October 26th, 2017 03:58 pm GMT -5 in Links at 3:58 PM

Webcams

Originally published by DK on October 26, 2017 at 3:58 pm

Toys in Uptown

Posted Thursday, October 26th, 2017 01:40 pm GMT -5 in Shopping,Technology at 1:40 PM

Christmas in October

Originally published by DK on October 26, 2017 at 1:40 pm

Tweet: Even though we skipped JNUC this year, still fun to see @schoun and @andr…

Posted Thursday, October 26th, 2017 12:08 am GMT -5 in Tweets at 12:08 AM

Even though we skipped JNUC this year, still fun to see @schoun and @andrina at Grumpy’s tonight

Originally published by on October 26, 2017 at 12:08 am

Tweet: I love finding money in winter jacket pockets

Posted Tuesday, October 24th, 2017 07:04 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 7:04 PM

I love finding money in winter jacket pockets

Originally published by on October 24, 2017 at 7:04 pm

Already ate the fish part

Posted Tuesday, October 24th, 2017 06:45 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 6:45 PM

OCTO fishbar

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on October 24, 2017 at 6:45 pm

Chop Night

Posted Monday, October 23rd, 2017 08:12 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 8:12 PM

The Bachelor Farmer

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on October 23, 2017 at 8:12 pm

Tweet: Tough read

Posted Monday, October 23rd, 2017 03:59 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 3:59 PM

Tough read

Originally published by on October 23, 2017 at 3:59 pm

Five Guys fry break

Posted Monday, October 23rd, 2017 01:59 pm GMT -5 in Food at 1:59 PM

Only two train stops away

Originally published by DK on October 23, 2017 at 1:59 pm

Tweet: Arkansas, Hawaii, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont and Wyomin…

Posted Monday, October 23rd, 2017 12:36 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 12:36 PM

Arkansas, Hawaii, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont and Wyoming

Originally published by on October 23, 2017 at 12:36 pm

Nice addition to/from Delta

Posted Sunday, October 22nd, 2017 08:57 pm GMT -5 in Business,Football,Work at 8:57 PM

At least I think this was new…

Originally published by DK on October 22, 2017 at 8:57 pm

Tweet: Post-game decompress @ Zantigo

Posted Sunday, October 22nd, 2017 06:43 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 6:43 PM

Post-game decompress @ Zantigo

Originally published by on October 22, 2017 at 6:43 pm

Web Server Struggles

Posted Saturday, October 21st, 2017 07:34 pm GMT -5 in Housekeeping,Technology at 7:34 PM

It’s been a long time since I wrote a longer post here, which actually wasn’t caused by being busy. I’ve been battling technical issues with my web server for months, which is a co-located Mac mini in Las Vegas (now at MacStadium since their merger with Brian Stucki’s excellent Macminicolo). I created my own perfect storm by trying to remotely upgrade the OS (which was two versions behind) *and* moving it from the old Macminicolo data center to the new MacStadium data center across town. Somewhere along the way, I also ended up corrupting my database backups and discovered my old backup processes weren’t working the way I thought. Thankfully I didn’t lose any data, but it wasn’t the best example of being a good sysadmin.

With work being work, I haven’t had time to focus on fixing these issues, so it’s been little bits and pieces here and there to finally get back to a semi-functioning site. I messed with moving to AWS for a little while, but decided to just rebuild my mini server from scratch. I use Homebrew versions of Apache, MySQL and PHP for the core stack, which I’m now familiar with enough to mostly breeze through those configs. I learned that over the years, my MySQL data got split into MyISAM and InnoDB islands, which caused some major problems with restoring the InnoDB side. Then I found out that I had MySQL collation setting issues, which created a bunch of weird characters (and a loss of emoji support).

This site uses a number of WordPress plugins to help automate things and several of those plugins stopped working due to the issues mentioned above. I needed to blow away both WordFence (security) and Intagrate (Instagram integration), reconfiguring both from square one. I’ve also had some general response issues with the server, which was mostly fixed with an ARP patch from MacStadium. I still need to go through the web server error logs to clean up a few other performance issues, but those are a little harder to research and isolate (wordpress termmeta doesn’t exist, anyone?).

So now that I can reliably post from the mobile app and have Twitter and Instagram integration working again, it’s almost time to get back to my enhancement wish list:

  • Recreate my Coda web development environment on the new iMac
  • Add Backblaze support to the server
  • Rewrite and test my database backup scripts
  • Move to https with Let’s Encrypt (this should help)
  • Create data entry screens for golf scores and runs
  • Make my default theme more mobile-friendly
  • Add a video post type
  • Make my header photos retina-ready
  • Update the about and biography sections
  • Bring back more of the old photo gallery pictures

As always – thanks for visiting!

Originally published by DK on October 21, 2017 at 7:34 pm

The kid asked for Thai downtown

Posted Saturday, October 21st, 2017 05:22 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 5:22 PM

Sawatdee Saint Paul

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on October 21, 2017 at 5:22 pm

Tweet: It still surprises me a little that in a building full of people with fre…

Posted Saturday, October 21st, 2017 01:58 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 1:58 PM

It still surprises me a little that in a building full of people with free access to a workout room, no one is ever in there

Originally published by on October 21, 2017 at 1:58 pm

Tweet: Feel a little guilty watching hockey and baseball at the basketball game

Posted Friday, October 20th, 2017 08:42 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 8:42 PM

Feel a little guilty watching hockey and baseball at the basketball game

Originally published by on October 20, 2017 at 8:42 pm

Lookin’ good, Target Center

Posted Friday, October 20th, 2017 08:31 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 8:31 PM

Utah Jazz vs Minnesota Timberwolves

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on October 20, 2017 at 8:31 pm

Tweet: Just used regedit for the first time in years and it actually fixed the p…

Posted Friday, October 20th, 2017 02:28 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 2:28 PM

Just used regedit for the first time in years and it actually fixed the problem

Originally published by on October 20, 2017 at 2:28 pm

Tweet: Might have to convert my Sirius XM trial to an account if they keep playi…

Posted Thursday, October 19th, 2017 06:35 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 6:35 PM

Might have to convert my Sirius XM trial to an account if they keep playing stuff like Moonlight Feels Right by Starbuck

Originally published by on October 19, 2017 at 6:35 pm

The Northland is the best land

Posted Thursday, October 19th, 2017 05:06 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 5:06 PM

Jay Cooke State Park

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on October 19, 2017 at 5:06 pm

Hitting all my favorites

Posted Thursday, October 19th, 2017 02:27 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 2:27 PM

At Sara's Table/Chester Creek Cafe

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on October 19, 2017 at 2:27 pm

Tweet: Please, no hockey in hallway

Posted Thursday, October 19th, 2017 01:03 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 1:03 PM

Please, no hockey in hallway

Originally published by on October 19, 2017 at 1:03 pm

One of our must-stop spots

Posted Thursday, October 19th, 2017 09:02 am GMT -5 in Photography at 9:02 AM

The Duluth Grill

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on October 19, 2017 at 9:02 am

A turkey to close 🦃 🎳

Posted Thursday, October 19th, 2017 08:42 am GMT -5 in Family,Sports,Travel at 8:42 AM

Not bad for being rusty

Originally published by DK on October 19, 2017 at 8:42 am

One AP doll remains

Posted Thursday, October 19th, 2017 08:39 am GMT -5 in Football,Games at 8:39 AM

I wish these were easier to win

Originally published by DK on October 19, 2017 at 8:39 am

Tweet: UMD campus visit today for kid two

Posted Thursday, October 19th, 2017 08:26 am GMT -5 in Tweets at 8:26 AM

UMD campus visit today for kid two

Originally published by on October 19, 2017 at 8:26 am

Is this Thunder Bay?

Posted Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 10:20 pm GMT -5 in Design,Travel at 10:20 PM

Radisson Duluth seems a bit frozen in time

Originally published by DK on October 18, 2017 at 10:20 pm

Smeg

Posted Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 10:17 pm GMT -5 in Design,Pop Culture,Television at 10:17 PM

Was this really a brand (and did Red Dwarf steal it)?

Originally published by DK on October 18, 2017 at 10:17 pm

Juke playing Smoke on the Water

Posted Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 10:05 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 10:05 PM

Incline Station Bowling Center

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on October 18, 2017 at 10:05 pm

Tweet: Quick Duluth road trip with a Dead Man Winter and Charlie Parr soundtrack

Posted Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 09:33 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 9:33 PM

Quick Duluth road trip with a Dead Man Winter and Charlie Parr soundtrack

Originally published by on October 18, 2017 at 9:33 pm

A little research for work

Posted Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 03:44 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 3:44 PM

Punch Bowl Social Minneapolis

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on October 18, 2017 at 3:44 pm

The trek begins

Posted Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 09:23 am GMT -5 in Work at 9:23 AM

Still a highlight of my work day 🚈

Originally published by DK on October 18, 2017 at 9:23 am

Tough night with the Orchid

Posted Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 11:33 pm GMT -5 in Casinos at 11:33 PM

Come on, Mystic, that’s two bad nights in a row

Originally published by DK on October 17, 2017 at 11:33 pm

Cobb – the cheater “salad”

Posted Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 01:54 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 1:54 PM

McKinney Roe

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on October 17, 2017 at 1:54 pm

Tweet: We were actually kinda hot on the patio today

Posted Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 01:49 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 1:49 PM

We were actually kinda hot on the patio today

Originally published by on October 17, 2017 at 1:49 pm

Tweet: Walton Goggins was so good in Justified – should be no surprise he’s gr…

Posted Monday, October 16th, 2017 09:29 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 9:29 PM

Walton Goggins was so good in Justified – should be no surprise he’s great in Vice Principals too

Originally published by on October 16, 2017 at 9:29 pm

The Galaxy Song

Posted Monday, October 16th, 2017 09:26 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 9:26 PM

Pray that there’s intelligent life somewhere up in space, cause there’s bugger-all down here on Earth…

Originally published by DK on October 16, 2017 at 9:26 pm

Tweet: The ultra-subtle Petty tribute in the Economist was so good

Posted Monday, October 16th, 2017 05:42 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 5:42 PM

The ultra-subtle Petty tribute in the Economist was so good

Originally published by on October 16, 2017 at 5:42 pm

First time at the Minneapolis location

Posted Monday, October 16th, 2017 12:06 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 12:06 PM

Little Szechuan

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on October 16, 2017 at 12:06 pm

Our mini 30 year

Posted Sunday, October 15th, 2017 07:20 pm GMT -5 in Friends at 7:20 PM

RIP Tiera ❤️

Originally published by DK on October 15, 2017 at 7:20 pm

He should be here every game

Posted Sunday, October 15th, 2017 05:16 pm GMT -5 in Football,Friends at 5:16 PM

Great to see this guy sub in at the last minute

Originally published by DK on October 15, 2017 at 5:16 pm

Tweet: Don’t think I’ve ever seen first and forty before

Posted Sunday, October 15th, 2017 01:42 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 1:42 PM

Don’t think I’ve ever seen first and forty before

Originally published by on October 15, 2017 at 1:42 pm

Tweet: Played terrible at Willingers (93 from the whites), but what a great fall…

Posted Saturday, October 14th, 2017 01:31 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 1:31 PM

Played terrible at Willingers (93 from the whites), but what a great fall morning

Originally published by on October 14, 2017 at 1:31 pm
 

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