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Hi all,

Just wanted to let you know that I will be taking the club offline so we can move our data to a new machine.  The existing machine is running an operating system that is EOL in a month.  Like with all technology, there comes a point where we must adapt for the future.  Our new machine is prepped and ready to go.  It's simply waiting for me to take some time to get in and make the move.  As we do the move to our new machine, you may notice a few bugs here and there.  Please let me know about these bugs by filing a support ticket.  This is the best way I know how to track the issues if I miss anything.  As with these kinds of technology swaps, there may be some glitches that I'll need to work out.

As far as costs, we are looking at a new machine that will cost us double our current fees.  If you've been holding off to support the club, now is a good time to join our supporting members group by purchasing a subscription.  I know I am asking a lot, but, if you really believe in what we do here please support our cause.  In exchange, you'll see a decrease in ads -- which is awesome if you are using the site on a consistent basis.  In exchange we will have the funds necessary to continue down this venture.  Running this site is a passion of mine, but it does take a lot of work and there are real costs involved in maintaining this venture.

Things are a bit different since our last move.  This time we are leasing a server, instead of buying one.  I decided to go with a physical machine because the costs are more controlled.  If we were to go into the "cloud" there is no way to estimate our costs.  Too many cost variables in cloud hosting for this nerd [*points to self].

Look for an announcement soon, when this move will take place.

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It looks like life has grabbed me by the balls again...  I haven't had a chance to get to this server move but will plan to do it toward the end of this week.

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Y'all fellow forum members should click on the orange thing that looks like an ad at the top of the page, under a real ad.  There's a message there.

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Please reply to this forum post if you are experiencing any issues (or just want to make comments).

Thank you for your patience everyone.  Update took approx 48 hours, and I did manage to get some sleep.

Mike

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Freaking fast on my end, too, especially when compared to pre-move. Nice work, @Mike!

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Tks Mike, guys like you make guys like us life’s much easier with that load of information on Z’s!! Keep it up!!

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I haven't spent much time on here over the last 10 years due to life changes and let my subscription lapse at some point, but appreciate the work you put in to keep this thing going. Based on that and the desire to see this site continue I just re-subscribed. The truth is that I get way more out of this site on the rare occasion I visit than the cost of 2 double cappuccinos per month.  Thanks!

Adam

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thanks guys, seems like everything is working great..  it was a lot of work but now I can breathe..

@=Enigma= Appreciate the re-subscription..  it looks like the data exchange with Paypal seems to be working and you were my first test since the move.  Thank you,

Mike

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Thanks Mike - a lot of unseen back-room work which without it, none of us would be able to appreciate this reference site !

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Does anybody else notice that sometimes their cursor and typing get deactivated while typing out a response?  Seems to be tied to when a new ad pops up at the bottom of the page.  This is a new thing.

I have to look at the keys when I type and find that I'm typing but no words are happening.  Lots of half sentences.

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On 9/28/2020 at 10:50 AM, Mike said:

Ah, Zed Head... all that work and...

 

Man, all the lights went out for a while.  Were you working on the little ones?

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What’s been going on with the new site host?

Twice this week the site has been unreachable. 

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7 hours ago, Racer X said:

What’s been going on with the new site host?

Twice this week the site has been unreachable. 

Hi @Racer X, I apologize for the issues.  It looks like a backup process was consuming too much memory and causing the server to prioritize the backup over the website.  I think I have it fixed now.  Sometimes new operating systems require a bit of tweaking to get them to balance out.

Mike

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42 minutes ago, Mike said:

Hi @Racer X, I apologize for the issues.  It looks like a backup process was consuming too much memory and causing the server to prioritize the backup over the website.  I think I have it fixed now.  Sometimes new operating systems require a bit of tweaking to get them to balance out.

Mike

Thanks for the information, Mike. I figured it had something to do with the new hosting service.

Cheers,

Racer

 

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