Setting the Timezone on my server

When I scheduled my last post on December 14th to be published at 6pm that night I noticed that the schedule time was a bit … off:

I realized that the server times as still set to GMT and that I had missed the step in the Linode Getting Started guide to Set the Timezone.

No problem, just found the Guide, went to this section and ran the following command:

sudo dpkg-reconfigure tzdata

I then selected my country (US) and my time zone (Pacific-Ocean) and now the server has the right timezone.

Switching to Linode

Switching to Linode

I’ve been listening to a lot of Talk Python to me lately … I mean a lot. Recently there was a coupon code for Linode that basically got you four months free with a purchase of a single month, so I thought, ‘what the hell’?

Anyway, I have finally been able to move everything from AWS to Linode for my site and I’m able to publish from my beloved Ulysses.

Initially there was an issue with xmlrpc which I still haven’t fully figured out.

I tried every combination of everything and finally I’m able to publish.

I’m not one to look a gift horse in the mouth so I’ll go ahead and take what I can get. I had meant to document a bit more / better what I had done, but since it basically went from not working to working, I wouldn’t know what to write at this point.

The strangest part is that from the terminal the code I was using to test the issue still returns and xmlrpc faultCode error of -32700 but I’m able to connect now.

I really wish i understood this better, but I’m just happy that I’m able to get it all set and ready to go.

Next task … set up SSL!