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Dave Ambrose

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    Poway, CA
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    Dave Ambrose

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  1. Board Status

    Thank you. I'm hoping to have the forum software upgrade done before the end of the year. Unfortunately, it's somewhat dependent on my recovery. My energy will disappear at unpredictable times, and I won't work on the server under those conditions. It's too easy to make catastrophic mistakes.
  2. Board Status

    If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to post them here.
  3. Error message on the forum's site

    Its a problem in the forum software. I will be fixing it in the next couple of months.
  4. Board Status

    As some have noticed, the board has been rough around the edges for a while. I apologize for the delays in getting things fixed. I’ve been fighting a major medical issue since May, and after surgery a few weeks ago, am finally on the road to recovery. We have a bunch of things to fix. Some of them are under the hood, and some will be all too visible. We’ve had significant growth in our user base, and performance has sometimes been slow. It will take us a while to fully remedy this situation, but I think you’ll like the final result. Initially, I’ll address some server issues that are affecting our page load times. Anyone dying for the gory details should send me a PM. If anyone out there knows a lot about mySQL, please send me a PM. This is going to take more than a few maintenance sessions. I'll try to keep them short and off hours, but that won't always be possible. Please bear with me. There will be another major forum software update. There are bug fixes, security updates, and updates for European data privacy requirements that we need to implement. The way the board works will change. I will do my best to minimize the changes, but I can't make any guarantees. I don't have all the details yet, but will announce what I know before I make the update. I have not forgotten about the 404 problem. Hopefully, this release will alleviate that, but I'm not counting on it. I am beginning to believe that the problem has something to do with the content of the posting though.
  5. Why Can't I Post?

    I ran into the same problem yesterday. I wonder if it's related to copying and pasting content? I'll have to test that. The URL was fine.
  6. Galleries

    It pains me to be deleting some of these albums. There was a lot of interesting stuff. If you still have some of your old photos, please put them in the gallery.
  7. Galleries

    We've started the process of cleaning up the photo galleries. We lost most of the pictures in a hack attack a few years ago. Sadly, they aren't on any of our backups. Now it turns out the empty photo albums are affecting our search results. This has other undesirable side effects, so we need to clean this up as quickly as we can. For the next few days, the other moderators and myself will be going through and deleting empty albums. The albums with pictures will stay. In the meantime, please feel free to put photos there. It's working just fine.
  8. Tired of your normal build subjects?

    I'm having a hard time reconciling the bat shaped door handle with the longhorns on the radiator. But I gotta say, this was good for a laugh.
  9. Making the board safer to view

    This comes from the way the site handles certain kinds of web requests. It's on my list of things to fix. In the meantime, you're fine. We don't store confidential data, and don't specifically need in-transit encryption, per se. But, the browsers have gotten more picky. It does help with security by authenticating that you're getting information from the right site. That's much more important to a bank than here tho.
  10. Giant spider web in Greece

    Don't come to my house. We have horses nearby, and consequently lots of flying insects. Tarantulas are also indigenous. We get lots of spiders. I leave the hunting spiders alone, even if they're in the house. They're eliminating annoying pests. I just wish they had a bigger appetite for ants.* Various orb weavers in the back yard, and lots of funnel webs. My son comes home from 6th grade science class, and asks if he can have a tarantula for a pet. The science teacher's has had babies. Indulgent parent that I am, I said yes. That spider lasted 10 years before dying of old age. * Southern California is one large, Argentine ant colony.
  11. Spirit Of Speed 4 Pomona, CA November 4.2018

    I’m hoping to at least come and look.
  12. ejected from Facebook...

    Locking this at the request of the original poster.
  13. Decals bleeding through

    The price, $3400, is a little eye watering. That’s a hard number to work with, even if you’re running a small custom printing operation.
  14. ejected from Facebook...

    A lot of Facebook screening is automated. It doesn’t always work right. There is a way to request a human review. You should try that.
  15. Pot stocks

    You want to invest in the bakery next to the dispensary. We had some controversy here when an enterprising Girl Scout set up a table near a dispensary.