Low End Box and Web Applications

…one does not simply run both PHP and Rails applications (and MySQL) in single 128 MB box.

This is what happens if you try doing it. Swapping all the time. Hopefully Debian will fare better but it means I’ll need to reinstall the box again. I’ll do a test run in my local machine first though as not to waste my time doing backup/restore again like today.

(Yeah, Zeropaste is up at p.myconan.net)

Zeropaste – the featureless pastebin

Tonight, when trying to compile Rubinius with Rubinius, I got some errors and wanted to report to relevant party. As usual, the log of what happened is required so I used my usual pastebin – pastie.org to send the logs. But then I noticed that the “Raw” link in it doesn’t provide an actual raw file anymore. What the fuck. It is now a html disguised as txt.

So I decided to whip up a new pastebin (because the world need one more pastebin) which doesn’t have any actual features (like tag highlighting, etc). I also learned the way to create shortest RESTful path possible (read: ‘/’).

There may or may not be more features coming. Developed in Rubinius because I can. Using mysql because of where it’ll be deployed at (see below).

I’ll get around deploying this soon after reinstalling VPS running this blog to Ubuntu or Debian. Running yum in a 128 MB box is suffering.

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Moebooru 3.2

Finally reached the goal: Rails 3.2.6. The isn’t much change between 3.1 and 3.2 which is why I skipped 3.1. As there isn’t much front-end change, it means there isn’t any user-visible changes. Or at least there shouldn’t be.

Plans:

  • Move to jQuery
  • Use paper_trail for versioning (or something else)
  • Add SVG support (and maybe drop SWF support)
  • Actual news ticker
  • And more!

3.2.0 has been branched and currently running on yande.re (and konachan). The next version, 3.2.1 is on default branch and being tested on moe.myconan.net. As (finally) there are database changes, it will not be tested directly on yande.re until it is stable enough.

Changes include better support for JRuby, use mini_magick instead of custom plug-in, less monkey-patches (but more bugs), and various clean-ups.

Moebooru/Rails 3, and more

After working on it for several weeks, finally it got to the point where it’s relatively usable. No more Bundler-on-Rails2 evilry and the fact that 3.0 branch is still supported.

The best part is the one above. Yes, Moebooru now runs on Rubinius/Puma. The only foreseeable problem is it uses Process.pid on file uploads which, when several people uploading (or working with) files at same time, the temporary filename will collide.

Though due to me aiming more for workable implementation instead of correct implementation, there are quite a lot legacy stuff still in there:

  • repeated_auto_complete doesn’t work in Rails 3 without vendoring or updating the gem itself  (and I did both since Bundler’s git functionality seems broken in Rubinius).
  • prototype_legacy_helper must be used since I haven’t had time to upgrade the *_remote functions (and still thinking how to do it).
  • verification gem since I haven’t upgraded the route and its functionality, which previously built-in in Rails 2.3 has now removed.
  • Unsightly lib/core_ext. Just look at evilry I have added to make it behave like 2.3-stable.

On the brighter side, now I can start cleaning up the code. Or upgrade all the way to Rails 3.2 ( ¬‿¬)

Moebooru Update

I haven’t been able to work on Moebooru for most of this month but I got to work on it this weekend. At ~30 changes, it went from -alpha to -beta.2 after receiving good amount of tests.

Summary of changes (more or less):

  • Most instances of RAILS_ENV and RAILS_ROOT have been replaced with newer Rails.env/Rails.root
  • Better Javascript handling in Development mode by moving cached Javascript from application.js to cached/all.js
  • Removed AssetCache modification library
  • Replaced HTML5Sanitizer’s html5sanitize with Rails’ built-in sanitize (because the former doesn’t work in 1.9)
  • Fixed Note Editor’s “History” button
  • Fixed Comment page’s pagination
  • Fixed Tag Relation search function
  • Updated “hack” for UTF-8 handling in Rails 2.3 with Ruby 1.9
  • Merged updates from moe branch (the one currently used in yande.re)
  • Reverted change which put class definition in <html> tag as it currently required by Javascript

Moebooru rebased

Since I forgot to branch the original source, the branching looked awesomely crappy. Therefore I decided to rebase entire thing to ease up keeping track with Moebooru “mainline”. All my commits are now in branch “default”. If you didn’t do any change, backout up to revision 9174b6b5b02d and then pull again. And then, don’t ever touch moe branch again anymore.

Server changes, etc

Apparently now this blog is blazing fast. I’m not sure why but I sure can feel the difference.

I’ve done lots of changes on this site so I’m not sure which one did the trick most:

  • Not using WordPress Multisite
  • Moved to 64-bit OS
  • gzip-ed everything (er, most things)
  • Used MySQL 5.5

Yeah, those are the changes. Also this site moved to all my four VPS’. Last (this) one is in Hostigation. Hopefully the won’t have the network problem like the one occurred sometime last month anymore. I enabled collectd with ping plugin so I’ll have concrete data on what’s happened next time there’s network problem.

…and as it turns out, I set the expiration overly aggressive resulting in caching even the main page. Epic fail on my side.

Love, Election, and Chocolate gets anime adaptation

Koi to senkyo to chocolate, an eroge from sprite just announced to get anime adaptation.

From ANN:

The January issue of ASCII Media Works’ Dengeki G’s Magazine is announcing a 2012 television anime adaptation of sprite/fairys’ Love, Election, & Chocolate (Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate) adult game on Wednesday. The 2010 Windows game follows the protagonist at a “mega academy” with over 6,000 students. To save his cooking club from being abolished, the protagonist agrees to run for student body president.

The art was good and as usual I have no idea what the story is about 😀

And again, as usual, I need to prepare for art quality degradation compared to original art. At least I’m not a big fan of Akinashi Yuu (and Koichoco being the only eroge art he/she ever done) though it’ll still be sad seeing it degrades.

No information on animation studio or pretty much everything else.