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Web Servers are HARD!

When you first install your own # on your own #, everything pretty much goes easy and right. Over time you get more complex with things. Then upgrades start to roll in. Eventually, you make a mistake and nobody notices anything. Because you care about the content on the #, you spend time on that, not reading logs and outputs of cron jobs. You miss some things that would have been great to know. Then in what seems like a flash, you are in Murphy's Law territory.

It's stunning how much a person doesn't know about things they know so much about.
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Hi @Michael Rupp. There is a lot of value is casual system observation, right? Just poking around looking at logs, noticing runtime on processes, etc. Having a "feel" for a system then helps when changes create issues not visible to higher levels. Take & stay safe. -Randy
And as I usually say in Github Issue posts, "I'm a hack admin..."
I thought I had all my problems sorted out till this morning when my smart-phone couldn't upload a file to the Nextcloud server I manage.
device: "You don't have permission to upload into this folder."
me: 'THE HELL I DON'T!!!'
device: "We are occupying two different realities. Mine Matters."
me: '...'
Back into the NULL pointer go I.

Hello @Carol Kehoe I regret to inform you that while experimenting with the OutsourcedMath.com email server it has been noticed that two messages are stuck in the queue trying to notify you that EverythingElseNews has posted things. It might be another week of trying to serve eMail directly before I give up and start relaying it through MailGun again.

I didn't think any users on the system would be having eMail notifications turned on.
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