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by rich
Sun Nov 18, 2012 6:05 pm
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Poststructural Pub
Topic: Show your appreciation for Rich!
Replies: 13
Views: 1629

Re: Show your appreciation for Rich!

Aw, thanks Dale and everyone. I'm happy to help out when I can. It's pretty amazing to see that the forums are still going strong after... holy cow, eleven and a half years???... and even though I don't play much anymore I still have a bag of whistles I pull out every once in a while. :)
by rich
Wed Dec 24, 2008 4:27 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: A word on the technical status of the forum.
Replies: 56
Views: 75974

Re: A word on the technical status of the forum.

Just jumping in with a quick update here. Dale and I have been in touch to figure out what to do next, it's mostly just that whole Bad Time Of Year thing. What's going on at Dreamhost, as best as I can tell, is the combination of several things: a shared MySQL configuration that's not doing the site...
by rich
Tue Nov 25, 2008 9:09 am
Forum: Forum Support
Topic: Where did the feeds go?
Replies: 6
Views: 5991

Re: Where did the feeds go?

^ This sounds like a good plan. I'll add it to the list.
by rich
Sun Nov 23, 2008 8:53 pm
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Where's my avatar? (Never mind..found the link to re-submit)
Replies: 8
Views: 1410

Re: Where's my avatar? (Never mind..found the link to re-submit)

99% of avatars moved fine. The remaining 1% should be there now, but weren't there between this morning and a few minutes ago. Sorry about that. (Boring details: I'd done a test run of the migration a couple weeks ago, and when I went to do the real migration on Friday, I brought over the current da...
by rich
Sun Nov 23, 2008 12:45 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Forum upgrade, new URL, and Rich says farewell
Replies: 52
Views: 70719

Forum upgrade, new URL, and Rich says farewell

Well, that took a lot more work than expected, but if you're reading this then we're up and running on the latest version of the forum software and we're at a new home and URL! As always, if you notice any problems please let us know. There are a bunch of new features and changed interfaces and so o...
by rich
Sun Aug 24, 2008 12:25 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Server move last night
Replies: 0
Views: 4891

Server move last night

Just a heads-up -- I moved the forums from Dreamhost to my Linode virtual server around midnight last night. The new host ought to be plenty fast and reliable, but the forums are the biggest site on there now so there might be a couple of bumps while I get things tuned right. If you run into any pro...
by rich
Sat Aug 16, 2008 9:52 pm
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Poststructural Pub
Topic: C&F server problems?
Replies: 37
Views: 2318

Jack wrote:I miss Rich.


Aww. :oops:

I'm still here, and have some plans but probably no time to execute them for a few days, at least. See here, which admittedly doesn't say anything I didn't just say here! :-)
by rich
Wed Aug 13, 2008 8:38 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Performance issues/errors
Replies: 4
Views: 5943

It may have been an Actual Problem rather than just the combination of accumulated posts and average-slow DreamHost. I'm trying my own PHP binary instead of theirs, and I've added a couple of database indexes in obvious sore spots.

*knocks on wood*
by rich
Wed Aug 13, 2008 7:01 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Performance issues/errors
Replies: 4
Views: 5943

Performance issues/errors

All, My apologies for the board's awful performance and occasional errors over the last few days. I think we've outgrown Dreamhost at this point. I'm looking into alternatives. (And please note that there will be a bit of short-notice downtime when I go to use one of those alternatives sometime in t...
by rich
Tue Mar 25, 2008 8:01 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Recent outages
Replies: 1
Views: 3826

Recent outages

Apologies for the downtime today -- apparently our good friends at Dreamhost are having some <a href="http://www.dreamhoststatus.com/2008/03/25/problem-with-central-services-panelwebmail-etc/">issues</a>. I suspect we haven't seen the last of the problems following <a href="http://www.dreamhoststatu...
by rich
Thu Mar 20, 2008 9:04 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Forum downtime: Fri March 21 9PM PDT
Replies: 2
Views: 4637

Re: Forum downtime: Fri March 21 9PM PDT

rich wrote: tonight (Friday, March 21)


Er, uh, woops.

The downtime is indeed on the evening of Friday, March 21.

However, the evening of Friday, March 21 is not tonight.
by rich
Thu Mar 20, 2008 12:32 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Forum downtime: Fri March 21 9PM PDT
Replies: 2
Views: 4637

Forum downtime: Fri March 21 9PM PDT

The Chiff and Fipple forums will be unavailable beginning at 9 PM PDT (GMT-0700) <s>tonight</s> on Friday, March 21, while our hosting provider moves its servers to a new data centre. The move could take up to 12 hours (until 9 AM PDT Saturday, March 22).
by rich
Sun Mar 09, 2008 10:26 am
Forum: Forum Support
Topic: Tweaked Sweetone?
Replies: 5
Views: 4970

I think you'd be better off posting this over in the whistle forum! This forum is for help using the forum software.
by rich
Wed Feb 27, 2008 4:41 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipe forum
Topic: Paddy Keenan - March 7 - Ottawa, Canada
Replies: 6
Views: 1290

Re: Paddy Keenan - March 7 - Ottawa, Canada

Ballyfingers wrote:Paddy Keenan and John Walsh will be performing in Ottawa, Canada, on Friday March 7. For further information please see the website:


Figures, as soon as I move! I'm sure it'll be a great show, wish I could be there.
by rich
Wed Sep 05, 2007 10:21 pm
Forum: Forum Support
Topic: Google ads
Replies: 12
Views: 7990

Use adblock. It's pretty impractical for me to filter out a single ad. I couldn't even manage to get it to deliver the ad to me to find out which advertiser to filter out, which makes me think there aren't a whole lot of people seeing it in the first place -- and it's not just impractical, but compl...