Glen Eden Rosier Park Development Morihana and Public transport access

Why are Auckland Council on earth deciding to permit intensification / terrace house developments with about a 2.2 km walk to the nearest train station (Glen Eden)? That is about 22 minutes at a brisk walking pace. Probably more like 27 minutes and then some leeway for train scheduling and you’re looking at about 30 minutes pragmatically prior to boarding a train.

All I know is that most of those households will likely have more than one vehicle and they are likely to be clogging up and parking up at Rosier Road.

I have a hard time believing the council thought this one out.

I could go on, but at the moment, I’ll declare that I am seething with anger with aspects of Auckland Council (in particular Auckland Transport) performance at the moment. I continue to maintain that large parts of the Council lack a sense of civic duty and accountability to the public they are supposed to be serving and examples as per the above is one of many that reinforce this view.

Glen Eden Rosier Park Development Morihana and Public transport access

Sold a domain name (for the first time)

Ended up flicking off the domain name anhedonia.org. Admittedly I forgot I even had that domain name and the unsolicited offers sent to me were ending up in the Junk folder unbeknownst to me until I went to check that folder.

No, this is not an invitation to begin sending me unsolicited offers to buy any of the other domain names I happen to hold.

Looks like Domain Agents and Escrow.com are legitimate in so much so the proceeds from the domain sale has appeared in my bank account. That said, the mechanics of the domain sale process however I feel could have been made a lot more clearer upfront and feel I was left hanging by Escrow especially particularly on up and coming steps I should be taking in advance to ensure a smooth transaction.

Sold a domain name (for the first time)

Matrix synapse Invalid Repository signatures

Received this perplexing rookie error while trying to undertake maintenance on one of my virtual servers.

An error occurred during the signature verification. The repository is not updated and the previous index files will be used. GPG error: https://packages.matrix.org/debian bullseye InRelease: The following signatures were invalid: EXPKEYSIG F473DD4473365DE1 matrix.org packages packages@matrix.org

Apparently apart from running the usual such as…

/usr/share/keyrings$ sudo wget -O /usr/share/keyrings/matrix-org-archive-keyring.gpg https://packages.matrix.org/debian/matrix-org-archive-keyring.gpg

…I needed to also hop into /etc/apt/sources.list and comment out the line…

deb https://matrix.org/packages/debian/ focal main

e.g From…

# deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-security multiverse
deb https://matrix.org/packages/debian/ focal main
# deb-src https://matrix.org/packages/debian/ focal main

…To…

# deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-security multiverse
# deb https://matrix.org/packages/debian/ focal main
# deb-src https://matrix.org/packages/debian/ focal main

After that, was able to upgrade my Matrix Synapse homeserver without error

Matrix synapse Invalid Repository signatures

Grid Lock Screenshot

Home time traffic on a Friday. Just as well I was working from home today. If I had to deal with this again on a regular basis. Would absolutely lose my freaking mind.

Auckland transport suggest that the Bus Driver Shortage afflicting the region will likely draw to a close in September. That long?

Unfortunately, it seems a few employers are still keen to force people back in the office at all costs while openly admitting that productivity while people were working from home was not actually a problem but simply to say it was “Sad” to walk into a sparse office – I struggle to see how this is a well throughout reason for lumping employees with such a heavy personal cost just to fill “bums on seats” in terms of personal time, commuting cost + stress along with mental health, and more importantly morale.

Grid Lock Screenshot

Day Light Savings

Keeping my clocks in Daylight savings time (DST, NZDT, UTC +13:00) until such a time I can’t.

Have already stopped bothering with changing the clock in my car and since I’m still working from home (until May that is) and am chatting mostly with work colleagues who are mostly overseas anyway, I have set all the devices (with the ability to do so) likewise to UTC +13:00

Picking I’ll eventually stumble though, schedule something in DST time resulting in confusion which may compel me to fall back into line and put my clock back an hour.

Day Light Savings