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It’s 20:14 BST and I am officially 40 years of age 🎉

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Blimey.social is now running the latest Mastodon version of 3.4.1 👍🏻

3 days off 😃

Currently watching Knight Rider from the start…

It’s 20:14 BST and I am officially 40 years of age 🎉

Today I’m starting my week-long ATO (Automatic Train Operation) and ETCS (European Train Control System) training.

Once assessed and deemed competent, trains I drive between London Blackfriars and London St. Pancras International will operate automatically and to in-cab signalling.

Yesterday’s news papers warned how we faced a fuel shortage due to a lack of truck drivers. Can you guess what these ridiculous headlines have now caused?

My car may be running on fumes but I’m grateful that I can wipe my arse 🤔

We need to do food shopping but Uber Eats has a 20% until 23:30.

We’ll just have to get Thai food tonight and I’ll do the online shopping later 😬

That was a truly amazing experience. The sound is unbelievable and even if watching a live orchestra isn’t your thing, you have to try it one time just to experience the atmosphere. So much passion goes into the music being played and the words being sung. It’s left me feeling quite humbled.

Me and @Malgosia at the listening to the perform for their 75th anniversary (which almost coincides with the 150th anniversary of the ).

This is truly an amazing experience 🎶

@Malgosia has just been invited to an interview for the job she drunkenly applied for last night 😂

blimey.social/@alan/1069662044

I’m helping @Malgosia apply for jobs online. The only issue is that we’ve both been drinking vodka and the applications are possibly not our best work.

PS We both have tomorrow off work because I’m taking her to see the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall tomorrow evening.

I just saw a listing for a new Nicholas Cage film entitled “Pig”. Not convinced, I read the description.

I remain unconvinced.

What is “Mastodon::RaceConditionError:”??

My sidekiq queues have disappeared and for the first time in around a week, posts are displaying in real time on Blimey Social…

Found something on my backend; my Sidekiq pull queue is rapidly growing. If I delete the queue, the post “posted” times become within the last few seconds.

What’s stalling my processes??

Posts in my home feed are steadily getting older and older. No new posts are newer than one day old 😮

My federated feed’s newest posts are 8 hours old.

I have no idea what’s going on. Nothing untoward appears on the logs and there’s nothing stuck in the database 🤷🏻‍♂️

I think something is up with the time stamps or feed on my instance. Nothing is showing up as being recent; it’s all several hours old and the times of posts in the feed correspond with the age of the post. That goes for local and federated timelines.

A “new” post from someone just showed up as 8 hours old but it wasn’t there when I looked an hour ago 🤔

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