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frostfire

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  1. 37 minutes ago, Bullfrog said:

    I carry 3 when out walking. They quickly get wet and deep breathing is difficult for me. There are a few YT vids of doctors "proving" that oxygen intake isn't restricted .... but they are in aircon environment sitting at their desks.Try the same test in the heat and humidity after walking for a couple of hours..!!!!!

    But yes ...  sneeze into the mask then bin it and replace it...

    Agreed. Even in aircon breathing is .... maybe not difficult, but noticeably more difficult with a mask on. Its doable, especially in public and its totally needed in these times, but lying about it helps nobody. 

    I use washable and re-usable masks tho... so I do not bin them. Just put them in the wash with everything else. Not as good as a N95 maybe, but a lot cheaper and almost as good - at least for here in Thailand where covid is suppressed for the time being. But ya, once you sneeze in to it, there is no more wearing that one lol. Nasty. lol. 

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  2. Not excusing the behavior by any means as it is very rude at the least... but he might have severe allergies. 

    I have really fucked up allergies, and on bad days wearing a mask is like torture, especially if sneezing. And sneezing in to the mask would pretty much ruin it. 

    Again, not excusing him - he should have just sneezed in to the mask and then put on a new one - thats what I do. But you can only carry so many of the damn things. 


  3. I tried editing this so that the video would show instead of the link, but apparently IPB doesn't like that link. But it is a good and safe link, so I'll just leave it. 

    Welcome to the board Manmohan. You might want to follow the directions for verifying your account by clicking on the menu item above and following those directions so that your posts are not moderated. 

     

    Frosty


  4. Ok guys,

     

    This change has been made and completed... there was a good 12 hour window where emails were not going out. I am not going to have the system re-send those emails since almost all of them were just new post notifications.

    Looking back thru the logs, it appears that about half of the emails our system was trying to send out were blocked because we were over the limit of that other service... so we should see a much better result now being on our own server. 

    If anyone sees any email related issues from here out, please let me know. 

     

    Frosty

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  5. Hi guys. Just a quick note to let you know that there will be some changes to the board email notifications system coming in the next 48 hours and that starting tomorrow your thread notifications may be missing or delayed for up to 24 hours. Hopefully just a matter of minutes but it may be longer. I'll post a longer explanation of what I did and why tomorrow.

     

    Frosty

     

    Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk

     

     

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  6. Hi Guys,

    So earlier today I took the server down for normal maintenance (installing updates) as I do once every 3 months. Since my last update in November (ya ya ya I know, but come on... things have been fucked up. So I'm a little late!), one of this servers 2 power supplies has stopped communicating with my control suite. That probably means that the power supply has failed. I have redundant everything on my servers, so it didn't just die... but that power supply will need to be replaced, which unfortunately cannot be done while the server is turned on. I have asked my data center to secure the needed parts and schedule the downtime with me to perform the install... as soon as I know a date and time I will let you guys know. Likely to be a 1 hour downtime as I am going to have a couple other things replaced at the same time. 

    When I have the time and date I will change the title of this post and pin it. 

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  7. HI Guys, 

    I am about to reboot the server hosting this website. Sorry I did not give more notice... I am doing my bi-yearly maintenance and didn't notice this was the server housing Ptalk. Its ready for the reboot now, so im afraid most of you won't see this message until after the server is back up from its downtime. I expect downtime to be less than 30 minutes, but more likely just 5-10. 


  8. Hi Mods, Can somebody look at my account please, I have had to set up a new account, as had to clear cache on computer and it locked me out, and the log in email I used is no longer in use,
    so could someone send me a password to the email account I have used to set this account up so I can log back into my old  account,
    Many Thanks
    Robbo   
    On it. Give me 10 minutes.

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  9. 31 minutes ago, jacko said:

    Well at least it explains the occasional sluggish responses this morning.

    Jacko can you do me a favor? Click on the little lock up on the address bar, then click on Certificate and then tell me what it says for VALID FROM... looking for the second date. It should be May 28... but I strongly suspect my antivirus is hijacking the certificate and showing a cached copy. 


  10. Just warning you guys... it appears as if the new SSL certificate I just installed may not be working. 

    Problem is... it should be. And I do not fully understand why its showing an expiration date of tomorrow, since the files that do expire tomorrow were deleted as part of the install process, and the server has even been rebooted since then... so I am hoping that it cycles over once the expiration hits? if not, it will go down temporarily until I can fix it. 

    If that just happens to happen ~12 hours from now, the downtime may be a few hours. I will be at a concert and inaccessible. I think we have more time than that... and I will continue looking at it for the next hour or so, but wanted to post a warning just in case. 


  11. 4 hours ago, forcebwithu said:

    The condensed view of activity that was working fine yesterday is no longer working this morning.

    Edited to add: Seems PA has the same issue, but 247 doesn't. @frostfire did anything change on the forum software overnight? If not, the problem might be on my end, unless someone else reports the same issue.

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    I did do a forum update a little over 24 hours ago. That may have done it. Ill look at the reports on the forums support site and see what peeps are saying. 

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  12. 4 hours ago, Shooter said:

    I HAVE A HEART.

    (insert video of Steve Martin in the Jerk jumping up and down when the new phone book arrives).  😁

    Glad thats fixed... now I just have to fix the underlying problem. That upgrade group is people that are supposed to be moving from Member to Participant. But for some reason their permissions are not the same as Member. Ill see if I can fix that today at least. 


  13. 1 hour ago, Shooter said:

    I don't think I run any special adblocker.  I don't see many ads here but maybe it's in some setting on my end.  There are the ads at the top of the page I can see.  Don't know.  haven't had this issue elsewhere so who knows?  Is Upgrade a unique group?  I was always told I was special.  Even going to school I got to ride in a shorter bus.  😀

    Well... it turns out your jest was on point. 

    You have... erm.. had... no heart. And by heart I mean group. Fixing it now. Should be fixed by the time you read this... assuming the 3 or 4 tons of new years celebration juice still running thru my system doesn't throw an extra ass in where the heart should be. :D

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  14. ok, funny story here. 

    So... I got a notice about 12 hours ago that my SSL for ptalk was going to expire "in 1 day". 

    I immediately posted that last post... thinking to myself "damn, if I had done x when I set this server up, this damn  SSL would be handled automatically when needed". So I thought... fuck it, lets do this one manual-like and then fix the problem going forward. That way I don't stupidly let it expire before remembering to renew it hurriedly after a really wonderful mod sends you a SMS while your sleeping. 

    Ill just leave it at that and file it under "DOH!"... and go back to sleep. 🙂


  15. Hi guys,

    So... taking control of this site and the associated server was quite the learning experience, as many of you remember. I know much more about how it all works and more importantly what it needs to do that work than I did when I first set this server up. 

    The result of that is that the server itself - the hardware and core operating system - are not very well optimized for running this forum software. 

    On top of that, there is a pretty large update available for the forums that I need to upload. 

    So... I have decided to try to upgrade the hardware at the same time. The bad part of that is there may well be as much as a hour of downtime when I do the move. There will not be any DNS issues since it will still have the same IP address, but with new hardware and new OS come new potential problems to solve, so... we will see. I will update this post when I start the process, and when its done. 

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