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Dave Ambrose

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  1. The usual way is to open Windows Explorer (or the Mac equivalent). Then, drag and drop the files to the paperclip at the bottom of your reply. They will get uploaded to our server. After they upload, you put the cursor where you want the photo, and click on the lower left corner of the photo you want to insert. That will include it in the posting. Do that for all the photos and you're done. You can also copy photos from your browser, and paste them directly into your posts.
  2. I want to say this is unreal. Except that the exact opposite is true. This looks so real, you'd have a very hard time telling the difference between the model and the real one. Truly a magnum opus.
  3. Please post them straight to the site. Sooner or later, these photo sharing companies that are losing money will have to do something to increase their revenues, and they won't much care how their users feel about it.
  4. No. A linked image has no limit. The limit is on uploaded files. It seems to be working fine for me as of just now. There are times when the system will slow down. People get home from work and, guess what they want to read? Yup. Us. It can get slow late at night. It's busily making backups, and it takes a surprising amount of computing horsepower to do that. Also, sometimes these photo hosting services have problems of their own, or the companies providing their Internet connectivity have problems. Or our hosting company has to go to battle stations. Sometimes a little box in a dark room decides it doesn't want to be a little box any more and it decides to be a fireball instead. Google sysadmin war stories for more examples.
  5. The problem with external sites is that they can change their minds about what they'll let you link to. Photobucket rather famously disallowed free linking unless you gave them a few hundred per year. We lost all of Harry's pictures that way. It's now much better for us to host them ourselves. That way, we can't get treated that way again. If you do run into a size limitation, we can increase it again. Disk space is cheap, and we have rather a lot of it right now.
  6. We had some database problems that needed immediate attention. After that, I triggered the forum upgrade. The opportunity was there, and we needed to do it. It didn't go well. Some folks at Invision stayed up late putting things right, and we seem to be functioning again. We're still not quite where we need to be. I have a theme that controls the forum's appearance that isn't loading. I'll have to address that tomorrow. Right now, you can read and post, but possibly some things aren't working, or work differently. Please hold on to any problems until I get the new theme installed. While this was inconvenient, and still is, we'd have to go through this sooner or later. I think sooner is better. There was no way to anticipate these problems. We were going to have to work through them regardless, and better to do that while the support personnel are available. Thank you for your continued patience and support. I'll have things running well as soon as I can. With any luck, I'll have the theme problem figured out by tomorrow. I'll post any updates below.
  7. PM me your new email address and I'll change it. You can't do it yourself.
  8. I saw one at Scranton too. You have to see it in person. It will be visiting SoCal in early October. I think a railfan expedition is in order.
  9. I hope surgery and rehab go well. I've recently been through a major illness, and it takes longer than we want to heal.
  10. I've been using Windows 10 since it came out. It definitely works better than 7 in some ways. I haven't had any crashes on 10, which is saying something. I'm not thrilled with the start menu, but you can find software to put that back to the Windows 7 style. There's no way I would connect an unsupported system to the Internet, even with a firewall. Things are bad enough already, and there's no point in asking for trouble. Just ask Experian. Definitely make sure you have enough RAM and disk space. If you have to upgrade your disk, I heartily recommend an SSD. I have a 10 year old laptop that runs like a champ on an SSD.
  11. I didn't get a picture, but I saw a lovely Franklin. I think it was a Torpedo Phaeton, but it went by too fast for a picture. I have a feeling there are a lot of super interesting cars around here. Oddly enough, this isn't the only Franklin I've encountered around here.
  12. My kids didn't like the solvent smell, so they used that instead. It uses orange oil as the solvent. It isn't anywhere near as strong as the solvent based glue. My daughter used it to assemble a model rocket. The rocket promptly disassembled itself on launch. Last time she ever used that stuff.
  13. I've removed the posts in question. We won't allow that kind of taunting and disrespect for anyone on this board. Period.
  14. You have my heartfelt condolences. It's never easy to lose a parent.
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