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  1. Hi guys, Just got a notice that the server I have the PattayaTalk VPS hosted on has a very critical piece of hardware that is failing. Usually when something like this happens I use a feature called Migration to move the server from one physical machine to another with no downtime (it quite literally keeps the server running while its being moved). The issue with that method is that it takes a really long time (like 12+ hours), and from my testing I do not think we have that kind of time available before the server fails. To that end, I am going to manually shut down this server and m
  2. Pretty sure thats the ... is it a goat? ... that is always sitting at the 7-11 opposite the open air market on soi khow talo.
  3. Did great for a few days as I expected, but nothing since :) Its all good tho. It is taking me way too long to get technical shit done on the site. Now I know how MM felt 555.
  4. As part of the upgrade process I am going to change servers as well. I am not a linux person. But the version of Linux martin had installed here is very difficult to work with, even for linux (lol). The test server I set up with a basic linux OS is much easier to work with and diagnose issues on, and I will create a new server (more powerful) with the same for our final server. Thats going to happen in the next couple weeks. With any luck that will make these issues go away.
  5. lol - probably fake, but still unique.
  6. I am going to accelerate the push for the latest version of the software. We may have to go without a skin or with a skin that goes thru a few iterations before its right, but at least we will be on the latest version.
  7. Site issues should now be resolved. I did reboot the server, so there was about 5 minutes or so of downtime, but the result should be a good speed again. Frosty
  8. Yup, im working on it. Will update as soon as I am sure a fix is in place.
  9. LOL... I can't tell if your being serious or not there. RAID - Redundant Array of Independent Disks - essentially its a piece of hardware that combines multiple physical drives (in this case 16), in to a single usable logical drive that the operation system can see. In short it can keep working even if 2 of the physical drives fail, tho it will run slow until the damaged drive(s) are replaced. That is not what is happening here tho - all 16 drives show as online and healthy. Something else is wrong. But it will fix itself. I have turned off all but 2 of the VPSs running on it to spee
  10. ok so I am just going thru this trying to figure out whats going on, and I think I have a partial explanation. The server this site is running on is a VPS, and the host computer its running on is not even near its useful load, but it does have a very complex storage system known as a RAID. This essentially keeps the data safe in case of a drive failure (or multiple drive failure in this case). One of the downsides to running a RAID is that it sometimes has issues and needs to re-build itself, or in this case do whats called a Consistency Check. These checks take a god-awful amount of time
  11. Fair suggestion. It may well be that there are new ones with the new board version - in fact I would be surprised if there were not new ones. If not tho, its something ill look at.
  12. Ah I see. Are you using a new or temporary account? Looks like your account is not verified.
  13. There may be an issue with your browser. You should get a menu when you hover over a name. You can also go here: http://www.pattayatalk.com/forums/members/ Search for the mod you want, click on their name and message them from their profile there. You can also start a new message from your own mailbox and just type in the name: http://www.pattayatalk.com/forums/index.php?app=members&module=messaging&section=send&do=form Hope this helps.
  14. AH yes we were. So... Annabells: Very quiet. We walked in and were about to walk right back out when the manager (who appeared to be known to Big Brian?) walked up... Brian says something to the effect of " is going to buy us some drinks, so we can stay" ...and the manager appeared to agree... but that never happened, so we drank a quick one and moved on. I'm surprised I forgot to mention this bar because I was going to mention that this place was also owned by Dave (windmill), and was the 3rd bar that was a disappointment last night. Very surprising. Ive always liked his places - and he
  15. Ok, so... If the barcrawl is judged on the hangover, it must have been epic 555. Great time was had by all. Here are a couple notes about the bars we visited: LePub - as always, Mr. Egg is a great host. Excellent place to start off an evening. Windmill - I never thought i would say this... but it was kinda disappointing. Unless your in to quantity vs price. Then it may have been epic. Really wish some of those girls kept some clothes on. Upstairs was moderately better with at least 3-4 fairly cute girls, but kinda over-shadowed by the 20 or so heifers. Tho most of those obviou
  16. A lot of people leave for Songkran, and may not be back in town yet. Starting on the May crawl, I will see about sending out a notification email about the crawl, as well as start advertising on facebook - neither of which is being done just yet.
  17. If you are in town, please come join us for our first (in a long time) monthly board meeting and bar crawl. We will be meeting up at 8pm at LePub, and then moving on to Walking Street for a crawl. In future meetings I will be posting the announcement a month ahead of time, and will include a poll asking those that will be attending what area of pattaya they wish to crawl (walking street, soi 6, soi LK, etc) - those votes will be tallied on the night of the event and off we will go. For this first one, lets just do Walking Street to keep it simple :) If you are planning on attendi
  18. Credit card is easy, following the link above - it uses PayPal which accepts Credit card. Bitcoin is a bit tougher, but can be arranged if necessarily.
  19. I've made a minor change that will show only a single line for birthdays for each day. If there is only 1 birthday that day, the members name will show. If not, it will show something like (4) birthdays and clicking on that will take you to the Day page where all the birthdays will be shown (as well as any other events).
  20. Hi Guys, Looking back over the data from years past (as I had to do for the site upgrade test I just completed), I noticed something that I remember from back in '07 but somehow forgot about between then and now. The Pattayatalk calendar can be edited by anyone. In the past it was standard practice for BMs to create an "event" for the time they will be in LOS, so that the calendar view would show to everyone who was in town at a certain period of time. Usually people plan their holidays months in advance, which allowed Martin to see where there were time periods of greater activity. I
  21. OK, another update. The "background processes" finished about 2 hours ago, making it a total of right around 20 hours to run. Again, we will not need to do that when we port the live site over, but I wanted it to be finished before I did my initial testing. When I first visited the forum after the completion of the processes, it looked... ok. The skin was obviously gone, and I noticed another heretofore invisible (to me) link to agoda that I will need to find and kill (since nobody can ever collect that money lol), but when I tried to log in or visit a forum (browse), I got hit with a
  22. With any luck then, this will complete and it will work properly. I suspect the reputation and calendar systems will be intact now too, which leaves the only open issue being the Skin. We have a fairly simple skin I think... but I say that with absolutely no experience in working with skins to back it up lol. My current plan rather than learn the ins and outs of skin design, I am likely going to go to freelancer.com and get someone to create a new skin for me, using the live site as a template. That way it gets done right.
  23. Btw, I do not have the Conversions sub-section that you show there. Perhaps because I have already upgraded... the bottom most section on mine is "Support"
  24. I have been in constant communication with them. They did offer to do it for me, but I felt (and still do) that my learning all of this is essential to the future well-being of the site as a whole, and so I opted to do it all myself. I may bring them in to do the live site upgrade when the time comes, or may not... will see how it goes. This is step one - thats like step 5. :)
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