TLR-20070226-6W

Better late than never… I missed the reset, so had to wait until the next round started before I could get the rankings.

What a quiet round!
Shadows took out the number one position, and his team was also the highest ranked (pretty easy if there’s no other teams!)

______Player_Name_______ ____Title+Level____Gang  Rank Pack __Score__ _Region_ 
SHADOWS                  Commander+9        [SOP]   1  HDe   46808787  176001s 
MIR                      Lieutenant+4       [SOP]   2  HFr   44163483   32001s 
QUIETLY                  +Czar+             [---]   3  JGa   32291472       Io 
AYRADYSS                 +Czar+             [---]   4  HLi   26897789       1s 
PANZERIV                  (in hospital)     [---]   5  SLi   17213958  192001s 
GESTALT                  +Czar+             [---]   6  Lin   14279790  304001s 
WHITEFIRE                +Czar+             [---]   7  CPr   13269671       Io 
GOLDENTIDE               +Czar+             [---]   8  SLi   12773168   64001s 
KRAZY                    +Czar+             [---]   9  HFr    9266573   48001s 
RAVEN                    +Overlord+         [---]  10  Tra    8699059  224001s

And here’s the Team rankings from this round

______________Gang_Name________________  Abbrev.  Rank   Score (1000s) 
Shadows of the Past                       [SOP]      1         90971

For the full listings click here

Tech problems!

This is starting to look bad for me… maybe Dragelet, Sivart & friends are correct about my technical skills :(

Basically, I managed to kill the LVM partition of my linux server.  I noticed one of the TLR tarballs had a corrupt inode, so I attempted to do a FSCK of the file system.

Big mistake!  The FSCK killed the ext3 journal, and blatted the root inode… everything now existed in the lost+found directory.

Not a problem I thought, I have a backup… of the database from 4 weeks ago… no file backup of the website though.  :(

 Time for a bit of lateral thinking… the data I need is still on the LVM, it’s just been orphaned… so all I need to do is copy the important file structures off onto a new system.

Bingo, rename the existing LVM partition (so I don’t accidently blat it!) and create a new XEN linux server.  Mount the LVM partition within the XEN host, and selectively copy what I need over.

The tricky parts were:- 1) Remembering what packages I needed & 2) Importing the raw MySQL database files (otherwise 4 weeks of content was gone!)

Less than three hours later, this site is back up and running!

Tomorrow I’m gonna start looking into setting up a scheduled remote backup ;)

Maybe I should also chase up another HDD and set-up a RAID1 mirror… so many possibilities!

P.S.  The recent update to WordPress 2.1.1 appears to have eliminated all the Apache seg faults, another week of testing to confirm it’s gone, and I may be able to go back to my preferred theme!

TLF Newsflash! Trolls emerging from sewers!

Things are heating up in the TLF world… and once again I’m the target.

This time though, it’s an attack on my character and the content of this website!

I’m curious, what reason would JEEP have for writing his post?  (Hint: Read messages 10827-10830 on the TLF message board)

SIVART is just trying to bait me into joining his trollish behaviour.  I’m surprised he has time to read the message board though, he’s way too busy running those 30+ ships at TLF… it looks like he’s way to busy to even play at ELF anymore (I have access to the ELF history page again)

TELNET!! is a ‘common’ MSS ship, piloted by many.  So I’m willing to bet that NIMROD was actually talking to himself :)

Message: 11414  Wed Feb 14 13:24:25 2007  (Public) 
To:      ALL 
From:    KRAZY 
Subject: Valentine's day 

Okay, Nimrod I realise you're attracted to me, but most people send flowers 
to their valentines... trying to get my attention by destroying one of 
my bunkers and a ship may be considered a bit extreme! 

And besides, I'm happily married! :P 

Cheers, 
KRY 

Visit http://kry.is-a-geek.org for the full story :P
Message: 11439  Tue Feb 20 05:59:40 2007  (Public) 
To:      ALL 
From:    JEEP 
Subject: Valentine's day 

when i went there it had me download something and my AV caught it as 
spyware. thats just dirty. take that crap off before you post it to the 
public to see, kry.
Message: 11440  Tue Feb 20 10:04:08 2007  (Public) 
To:      JEEP 
From:    KRAZY 
Subject: Valentine's day 

Lol! 
Your computer is obviously infected with the PEBKAC trojan. 
I suggest you put it back into it's box and send it to someone 
who has a clue. 

Cheers, 
KRY
Message: 11442  Tue Feb 20 20:44:02 2007  (Public) 
To:      JEEP 
From:    SIVART 
Subject: Valentine's day 

I'm surprised you even got there while the site was online. Ignore KRY, 
he has a lot of convienent technical problems to explain why everything 
he does is so very broken. just do what others like I have resorted to 
doing, just don't go there and ignore the rants of the crazy krazy.
Message: 11443  Wed Feb 21 00:02:32 2007  (Public) 
To:      JEEP 
From:    TELNET!! 
Subject: Valentine's day 

Now  Why would anyone be surprisd that  a KRY website does   NOT 
have spyware  on worse on it  I just dont know. 
I guess thats one way to maybe steal passwords (trojan) or at a minimum 
track how many time a  machine logs into  the game For those of you who 
have a static IP address watch out... 
A new low has been  reached  to win the game 
But then again  it  might all be just another Rumor. 
(I'll stay away form the site  just to be safe)
Message: 11446  Wed Feb 21 05:41:28 2007  (Public) 
To:      TELNET!! 
From:    NIMROD 
Subject: Valentine's day 

wel that would explain how he got his hands on the sg1 ships (among so 
many others that seem to do his dirty work). 
Rumors always have some semblance of truth to them. Theres just no such 
thing as coincidence in sst. 
I'm sure he'll produce some more fake logs to prove that something did 
or didn't happen. not much we can do about that. 

Long live MSS! 

Nims

TLF Newsflash! Strike led by fool!

What a surprise… one of my ships on TLF has been attacked and killed!

The real surprise though, is that my ‘nemesis’ (better known as Nimrod) somehow managed to convince twelve other people to assist him in taking out one of my bunkers and it’s occupant!

The really big surprise of the night though, was the dirty looks my wife gave me as I told her that I needed to spend some time playing SST to rebuild the lost ship.  I’d forgotten that it was Valentine’s day :( 

So, due to the last statement, I need to put any retaliatory strikes on hold… family comes first, and being on my wife’s better side is second!!! ;)

Oh yeah, here’s the event log I was presented with while logging in (Nimrod will of course claim it’s a complete fabrication, and that he’s an innocent victim).

And finally… there’s only 12 names left on my list.  _DANTE_ left their ship parked in sector 1036720 with no defences, well now it’s missing a hull, a cockpit, atmosphere, etc, etc. :P

RULER OF SOP attacked bunker in 1036720 
DFGH attacked bunker in 1036720 
6649 fighters were killed at bunker in 1036720 (you earned 1329800 reputation points) 
BLOODQUEST attacked bunker in 1036720 
1916 fighters were killed at bunker in 1036720 (you earned 383200 reputation points) 
CONQUEST attacked bunker in 1036720 
1975 fighters were killed at bunker in 1036720 (you earned 395000 reputation points) 
RULER OF SOP attacked bunker in 1036720 
734 fighters were killed at bunker in 1036720 (you earned 146800 reputation points) 
BLOODQUEST attacked bunker in 1036720 
149 fighters were killed at bunker in 1036720 (you earned 29800 reputation points) 
CONQUEST attacked bunker in 1036720 
140 fighters were killed at bunker in 1036720 (you earned 28000 reputation points) 
MIRARI attacked bunker in 1036720 
597 fighters were killed at bunker in 1036720 (you earned 119400 reputation points) 
MIRARI attacked bunker in 1036720 
276 fighters were killed at bunker in 1036720 (you earned 55200 reputation points) 
DIREBMEM4 attacked bunker in 1036720 
98663 fighters were killed at bunker in 1036720 (you earned 19732600 reputation points) 
BLOODQUEST attacked bunker in 1036720 
1336 fighters were killed at bunker in 1036720 (you earned 267200 reputation points) 
MIRARI attacked bunker in 1036720 
652 fighters were killed at bunker in 1036720 (you earned 130400 reputation points) 
RULER OF SOP attacked bunker in 1036720 
6508 fighters were killed at bunker in 1036720 (you earned 1301600 reputation points) 
BLOODQUEST attacked bunker in 1036720 
1020 fighters were killed at bunker in 1036720 (you earned 204000 reputation points) 
CONQUEST attacked bunker in 1036720 
1281 fighters were killed at bunker in 1036720 (you earned 256200 reputation points) 
BRA STRAP attacked bunker in 1036720 
43635 fighters were killed at bunker in 1036720 (you earned 8727000 reputation points) 
_DANTE_ attacked bunker in 1036720 
6871 fighters were killed at bunker in 1036720 (you earned 1374200 reputation points) 
BARBAROSA attacked bunker in 1036720 
30938 fighters were killed at bunker in 1036720 (you earned 6187600 reputation points) 
_JUNO_ attacked bunker in 1036720 
5827 fighters were killed at bunker in 1036720 (you earned 1165400 reputation points) 
_DANTE_ attacked bunker in 1036720 
4791 fighters were killed at bunker in 1036720 (you earned 958200 reputation points) 
CORONUS attacked bunker in 1036720 
15102 fighters were killed at bunker in 1036720 (you earned 3020400 reputation points) 
JOO attacked bunker in 1036720 
35937 fighters were killed at bunker in 1036720 (you earned 7187400 reputation points) 
175871 fighters were killed at bunker in 1036720 (you earned 35174200 reputation points) 
NIMROD attacked bunker in 1036720 
61411 fighters were killed at bunker in 1036720 (you earned 12282200 reputation points) 
NIMROD destroyed bunker in 1036720 
NIMROD destroyed your starship.