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Skip this post if you are not interested in a super-geek-tech-announcement. :wah:

I'm pleased to announce that ForumGarden's new home was ordered today. The new server will be powered by Intel's Q6600 QUAD CORE cpu, we'll have 4X the RAM and we'll be back on Raid 1 with 3X more disk capacity.

I expect the move to take place in a couple to three weeks.

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excellent
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Great!!! :)
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Clear as mud, but ummm ok I'll go with the flow..............





Brilliant! :cool:
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And better yet(!), the server will be fully managed, os hardened, network hardened, and monitored by a 24/7 staff.

Oh!...and it'll be on a fiber optic backbone.

I can hardly wait!
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Tombstone;696408 wrote: Skip this post if you are not interested in a super-geek-tech-announcement. :wah:



I'm pleased to announce that ForumGarden's new home was ordered today. The new server will be powered by Intel's Q6600 QUAD CORE cpu, we'll have 4X the RAM and we'll be back on Raid 1 with 3X more disk capacity.



I expect the move to take place in a couple to three weeks.



Just an fyi!
I suppose this new home is being built by illegal aliens.



Does the new home have wheels?



Can we pull it behind a truck?



Looks like by the QUAD that it is four wheel drive.



The RAM must be a Dodge Ram.



Good going Tombstone, and always remember I got your back buddy....:cool:
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Tombstone;696414 wrote: And better yet(!), the server will be fully managed, os hardened, network hardened, and monitored by a 24/7 staff.



Oh!...and it'll be on a fiber backbone.



I can hardly wait!




Oh, so you won't be needing your hammer anymore?? Can I borrow it please :D
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YZGI;696415 wrote: I suppose this new home is being built by illegal aliens.



Does the new home have wheels?



Can we pull it behind a truck?



Looks like by the QUAD that it is four wheel drive.



The RAM must be a Dodge Ram.

Good going Tombstone, and always remember I got your back buddy....:cool:


;);)

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Betty Boop;696416 wrote: Oh, so you won't be needing your hammer anymore?? Can I borrow it please :D




:-5 You've just changed your siggy :wah:
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I'm overcome with geeky excitement ; )

cheers tombstone, luv technobimbo
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Tombstone;696414 wrote: And better yet(!), the server will be fully managed, os hardened, network hardened, and monitored by a 24/7 staff.

Oh!...and it'll be on a fiber optic backbone.

I can hardly wait!


oooo you said "hardened" :lips:
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Betty Boop;696416 wrote: Oh, so you won't be needing your hammer anymore?? Can I borrow it please :D


It's yours!

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Post by JacksDad »

Wait. Don't tell me.

The new sig is a Digitalfrog.

Right?

Congrats on the upgrade.:D
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JacksDad;696427 wrote: Wait. Don't tell me.

The new sig is a Digitalfrog.

Right?

Congrats on the upgrade.:D


Hmmm...that's a thought!
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Does this mean I'm going to have to upgrade my Pentium 3 800MHz workstation just to be able to access this FTL supercruiser you're shifting the database into? I can imagine me reaching to thumb the Spacebar to follow a link and seeing the screen change just before I hit it at this rate.
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Thanks Tombstone-you're siggy is cute!
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I have no idea what any of this means... but it certainly sounds great. I guess its like getting a new car huh?
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weeder;696464 wrote: I have no idea what any of this means... but it certainly sounds great. I guess its like getting a new car huh?


Yea, but like Oprah does. :D

We all get a new car.
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Oh I've just noticed this, how exciting, (well I assume it is, as I have no idea what you just said Tombstone!) :D
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:confused:will it make my posts better:-3:-3
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el guapo;700910 wrote: :confused:will it make my posts better:-3:-3


The entire resources of NASA, the combined efforts of the postgraduates and staff at the Freudian School of Psychology and the personal attention of all the Spice Girls for inspiration would be unable to improve your posts!
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jimbo;700957 wrote: its a pc upgrade jess not a power cut :wah::wah:


Oi! I was being polite!
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jimbo;700971 wrote: spot done a funny .......... i think :wah:







damn i must no go do a sensible post to make sure the smart dumb balance is restored :thinking::thinking:


Hahaha well if you have to post to restore the smart/dumb balance, I think you are going to need an awful lot of sensible posts to do that! :D
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Can someone translate this tekkie talk and tell me what's happening. Do I have to pack a suitcase and provisions ?????

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So this means when I press the 'post reply' button or the next page button, it won't just sit there staring at me and taunting me until I leave?

Or is that the change you're making? Trying to make me leave, are you? :(:thinking:
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Hi Everyone,

A little update. I've begun working on getting things prepped for the move. If you are thinking about starting a blog at forumgarden.net, you may want to wait until I move FG to its new digs and unveil new blogging software that will be integrated into the forum and your control panel.

More later!
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Tombstone;696408 wrote: Skip this post if you are not interested in a super-geek-tech-announcement. :wah:

I'm pleased to announce that ForumGarden's new home was ordered today. The new server will be powered by Intel's Q6600 QUAD CORE cpu, we'll have 4X the RAM and we'll be back on Raid 1 with 3X more disk capacity.

I expect the move to take place in a couple to three weeks.

Just an fyi!


As long as all my buddies are still here, I'm ok with it.:)
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spot;700956 wrote: The entire resources of NASA, the combined efforts of the postgraduates and staff at the Freudian School of Psychology and the personal attention of all the Spice Girls for inspiration would be unable to improve your posts!


hell man that was harsh just because the new hardware dont work:wah::wah::wah:
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:-6

Dear Betty Boop,

Your reference to a hammer has brought back another sea going memory.

If you were a lowly junior engineer and usually treated like S... the ultimate horror when you were on watch below during the night was the appearance of a "SUPER"

The superintendent engineers were treated with awe and wonderment, how on earth were they clever enough to rise to such lofty heights?

An essential part of all the old steam ships was the pair of WEIR'S FEED PUMPS that kept the boilers filled with water automatically.

No water - a very big bang!

The junior was afraid of being asked any questions because three hours before he may have been bound on a train from Scotland to Kings Cross to join his FIRST SHIP and knew absolutely nothing about the engine-room when he was sent down to do a twelve hour night watch - 6 pm to 6 am. With no breaks.

A very common event was that the shuttle valve on the Weir's feed pumps stuck and sometimes were the devil to get going again - and the water level kept dropping in the boilers.

The final solution was usually - a much frowned upon - a hefty wallop on the end of the shuttle valve with either a hammer or a very heavy long spanner. This usually resulted in the end of the shuttle valve housing being slightly battered or burred over.

The dreaded "SUPER" appeared in the middle of the night dressed in the almost essential uniform of a dirty raincoat - long before Colombo's time ????

He nodded, they never spoke to mere juniors, and went his merry way walking slowly around the dead engine-room, apart from a donkey boiler and a steam dynamo running almost silently, examining everything with hawk like eyes which apparently missed nothing that was faulty or out of place.

The junior sat on a a small roughly made wooden stool awaiting his fate when a voice rang out from beneath his feet.

"Junior!"

He scuttled noisily across the floor plates and down the companionway in his tackety boots (No safety boots in those days.)

He found the super standing in front of the pair of feed pumps one of which was working with its usual long, long slow whine to the top of its stroke. The shuttle vale would then crash across and the pump began its long slow creak down.

This sound could be heard throughout the ship day and night.

The super froze him with his beady, evil smile.

"Where do you keep the hammer?"

Innocently the poor junior shakily raised a hand and pointed to a cranny in the mass of girders holding up the floor plates above him. It was probably the only thing that the junior he had relieved from a twelve hour day-shift had shown him.

The super reached up and pulled down a long one ended spanner which also showed signs of battering.

"New here?"

The shaking junior nodded in agreement.

"Well I had better go up and waken the chief and appraise him of the bad habits developing on this ship."

With that he turned and climbed the long, long steel ladders that led out of the engine-room.

He left a much relieved and relaxed first trip junior behind him dying to get the Donkey Man to make a cup of tea for him.

God Bless

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So has the move happened already? If so, some smooth journey I didn't even notice anything! :-3:D
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I did notice FG went down a couple of times a week or so ago, maybe that was when they did the change over eh Tombstone ? :-3 :thinking: :confused:
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Maybe you are right, perhaps someone may spot something that looks different, because I can't see anything, unless of course it is all behind the scenes kind of changes.
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:-6

How do you tell when it has gone down???

I never seem to notice any difference?

God Bless

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good going i look forward to the new thing what ever it is :wah:
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Hi Everyone,

If all goes well, I'll be moving ForumGarden tomorrow morning. I'm aiming for the 10 a.m. PDT time slot.

During this time, FG will not be accessible. The move will take about an hour since the databases are so large now.

I'll post a notice on the top page tomorrow before I begin.

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Tombstone;709472 wrote: Hi Everyone,

If all goes well, I'll be moving ForumGarden tomorrow morning. I'm aiming for the 10 a.m. PDT time slot.

During this time, FG will not be accessible. The move will take about an hour since the databases are so large now.

I'll post a notice on the top page tomorrow before I begin.

Until then!


Thank you :D
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pinkchick;709474 wrote: Thank you :D


You're welcome! :D

I'm really looking forward to getting FG settled into its new home so I can get going on adding all the neat little goodies I have planned.
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PDT. Is that west coast Tombstone? Just trying to figure out the time over here!:D




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dubs;709478 wrote: PDT. Is that west coast Tombstone? Just trying to figure out the time over here!:D


Sorry about that! Yes, that Pacific Daylight Time.
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Thanks Tombstone....:)
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WonderWendy3;709787 wrote: Thanks Tombstone....:)


Thats 3 hours behind us Wendy??? 8pm ???

Good luck Tombstone and thanks for all your hard work. :-6
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ThePheasant;709797 wrote: Good luck Tombstone and thanks for all your hard work. :-6You make it sound like the system's not coming back!
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spot;709839 wrote: You make it sound like the system's not coming back!


oops! :-3
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Tombie's planning "neat little goodies" for us!! I thought he'd been awfully patient. This is where he gets back at the lot of us. I can see shiny new, innovative innovations like:


Threads which by their titles look so inviting you rush in, then find they are like the Hotel California - you can never leave

Threads which eat you if you're on the black list

Threads which turn you into Halloween pumpkins and then he plugs you into the power point

Arcade Games that are really mazes - no one ever returns

A new pmail facility - which films you as you compose, thereby recording your state of mind in case you are misunderstood

Sad threads will automatically generate chocolate handouts

Any thread involving singing, dancing, gnomes will take you direct to the compost file where there will be groaning and gnashing of teeth

Religious, philosophical and/or political threads will self destruct and great shall be the implosion thereof

After half an hour, a poster will be teleported to some beach/ ski slope (of their choice) for a breath of fresh air

All ForumGardeners will henceforth be reinvented in ecologically carbon footprint-free, recyclable mode

The Mona Lisa will be banned

Everyone is to send all their money to AussiePam immediately if not sooner - as a voluntary contribution towards her Champagne Campaign Fund.

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AussiePam;709867 wrote: Tombie's planning "neat little goodies" for us!! I thought he'd been awfully patient. This is where he gets back at the lot of us. I can see shiny new, innovative innovations like:


Threads which by their titles look so inviting you rush in, then find they are like the Hotel California - you can never leave

Threads which eat you if you're on the black list

Threads which turn you into Halloween pumpkins and then he plugs you into the power point

Arcade Games that are really mazes - no one ever returns

A new pmail facility - which films you as you compose, thereby recording your state of mind in case you are misunderstood

Sad threads will automatically generate chocolate handouts

Any thread involving singing, dancing, gnomes will take you direct to the compost file where there will be groaning and gnashing of teeth

Religious, philosophical and/or political threads will self destruct and great shall be the implosion thereof

After half an hour, a poster will be teleported to some beach/ ski slope (of their choice) for a breath of fresh air

All ForumGardeners will henceforth be reinvented in ecologically carbon footprint-free, recyclable mode

The Mona Lisa will be banned

Everyone is to send all their money to AussiePam immediately if not sooner - as a voluntary contribution towards her Champagne Campaign Fund.




You are brilliant!!:-6:-6
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spot;709839 wrote: You make it sound like the system's not coming back!


Crikes!! I thought I caused this for a mo!! :o

Panic over!! Thanks Tombstone :-6
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Tom B Stone!!! Love what you done with our avatars :wah:
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