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by DrSpooky
Wed Nov 25, 2009 11:32 am
Forum: From the management
Topic: November 22 2009 Operating System Upgrade
Replies: 7
Views: 29218

Re: November 22 2009 Operating System Upgrade

There are still a few updates left to install and I will try to get to them over the long holiday weekend. So intermediate downtime is to be expected.
by DrSpooky
Sun Nov 22, 2009 6:32 pm
Forum: From the management
Topic: November 22 2009 Operating System Upgrade
Replies: 7
Views: 29218

November 22 2009 Operating System Upgrade

Hi, I performed a major operating system upgrade today. Sparing everyone the details, there were problems during the upgrade which resulted in me having to spend some extra effort getting the site and wiki back up. I think things are OK now but just in case, you have all been warned. Please let myse...
by DrSpooky
Sat Jun 20, 2009 10:06 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello & The Sugarcanes 6/16 Nashville
Replies: 48
Views: 22110

Re: Elvis Costello & The Sugarcanes 6/16 Nashville

Thanks to the kind user who helped me out. I now have it downloaded and almost on SpookyG's iPod.

It really sounds amazing and a big thank you to the person who provided us all with this treat.

--DrSpooky
by DrSpooky
Fri Jun 19, 2009 3:28 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello & The Sugarcanes 6/16 Nashville
Replies: 48
Views: 22110

Re: Elvis Costello & The Sugarcanes 6/16 Nashville

My dime account has been disabled. :(

Is there anyway to either send us the torrent tracker file directly or help out?

It was an awesome show and I want to get it down for SpookyG before I leave on a business trip Sunday.

Thanks.

--DrSpooky
by DrSpooky
Tue May 26, 2009 8:11 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Happy Birthday, Doc
Replies: 17
Views: 9567

Re: Happy Birthday, Doc

Thanks everyone. It was a very lovely day. I got to take Spooky shopping and we both got some new clothes. Hers obviously look better on her.

Oily I will lobby for you to be poet laureate of the Obama administration.

Ice: believe it or not: computer science. Nerd computer doctor. LOL!
by DrSpooky
Sun May 24, 2009 10:05 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Happy Birthday, Doc
Replies: 17
Views: 9567

Re: Happy Birthday, Doc

Thanks Spooky. As usual, you are too kind. :D

I am sure it will be a lovely birthday at home with you.
by DrSpooky
Sun Apr 05, 2009 3:30 pm
Forum: From the management
Topic: April 5, 2009 Update
Replies: 0
Views: 20774

April 5, 2009 Update

Hi,

I loaded security patches for the board and wiki. If you notice anything unusual
with either site, please let me know.

--DrSpooky
by DrSpooky
Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:38 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album preview tonight!!
Replies: 16
Views: 7778

Re: New album preview tonight!!

This all sounds more polite than the letter we got a few months ago. :)

Oh well! Maybe Dave will get to do a preview closer to the release date.
by DrSpooky
Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:09 am
Forum: From the management
Topic: February 14 - 16 Outage
Replies: 10
Views: 33288

Re: February 14 - 16 Outage

:oops: I thought it was a dance, hence my question! In the song it's a train, but also now a hotel, as you say. Run by Holiday Inn. Chattanooga is such a great name, it just had to be immortalised in song. There may be a dance called the Choo Choo but I have always known it as a train station that ...
by DrSpooky
Tue Feb 17, 2009 7:12 am
Forum: From the management
Topic: February 14 - 16 Outage
Replies: 10
Views: 33288

Re: February 14 - 16 Outage

Otis Westinghouse wrote:Did you do the Choo Choo?


Spooky grew up in Chattanooga and we met at the university there. We have stayed at the Choo Choo before but not this time. We did a New Year's Eve party there a few years ago and saw Rare Earth. :)
by DrSpooky
Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:10 pm
Forum: From the management
Topic: Anti-Spam Verification Question
Replies: 10
Views: 36004

Re: Anti-Spam Verification Question

migdd wrote:Hows about Napolean Dynamite?

. . . just kidding . . . really . . .


ahhhh.... no...
by DrSpooky
Mon Feb 16, 2009 10:19 pm
Forum: From the management
Topic: Anti-Spam Verification Question
Replies: 10
Views: 36004

Re: Anti-Spam Verification Question

I was going to type in "Declan" then thought I was being too clever about it. You can't believe how many people have tried Declan or MacManus and then emailed complaining they couldn't answer the question. So now Elvis or Declan are an accepted as the first name and Costello or MacManus a...
by DrSpooky
Mon Feb 16, 2009 9:43 pm
Forum: From the management
Topic: February 14 - 16 Outage
Replies: 10
Views: 33288

Re: February 14 - 16 Outage

We had a very lovely weekend together in Chattanooga where we met while in college. It was a very relaxing weekend highlighted with a pizza from Mellow Mushroom in the hotel room on the 14th and a nice dinner out on the 15th when the restaurant was empty. We hate going when they are packed and the s...
by DrSpooky
Mon Feb 16, 2009 4:44 pm
Forum: From the management
Topic: February 14 - 16 Outage
Replies: 10
Views: 33288

February 14 - 16 Outage

Hi, I am sure some of you noticed the outage over the weekend. Nothing sinister happened. It was just a good dose of Murphy's Law. SpookyG and I went out of town for Valentines Day. Apparently one of the boys was over diligent turning things off and turned off the external drive we use for backups. ...
by DrSpooky
Wed Feb 11, 2009 7:04 am
Forum: From the management
Topic: Anti-Spam Verification Question
Replies: 10
Views: 36004

Re: Anti-Spam Verification Question

Thanks, Doc. I must admit, though, I wavered between Costello and MacManus for a minute. I thought about a question with Declan MacManus as the answer but this isn't supposed to be a challenge. Just enough to stop bots. Other potential questions were: ⋅  What's your favorite color? Red, b...
by DrSpooky
Mon Feb 09, 2009 7:11 am
Forum: From the management
Topic: Upcoming Downtime for Maintenance - (February 2009)
Replies: 4
Views: 25816

Re: Upcoming Downtime for Maintenance - (February 2009)

migdd wrote:Have I told you lately that YOU ARE THE MAN!? At the risk of sounding redundant, thank you!


:oops:
by DrSpooky
Sun Feb 08, 2009 3:10 pm
Forum: From the management
Topic: Upcoming Downtime for Maintenance - (February 2009)
Replies: 4
Views: 25816

Re: Upcoming Downtime for Maintenance - (February 2009)

Hi again, I have swapped the CD drive with a DVD drive and upgraded the OS from GNU/Linux Fedora 9 to Fedora 10. It is in the middle of downloading the updates now. After those are installed, there will be a reboot. I hope I am not speaking prematurely but the entire upgrade process seems to be goin...
by DrSpooky
Sat Feb 07, 2009 5:30 pm
Forum: From the management
Topic: Upcoming Downtime for Maintenance - (February 2009)
Replies: 4
Views: 25816

Upcoming Downtime for Maintenance - (February 2009)

Hi, Before the end of February, I plan to replace the CD drive in the computer running The Board with a DVD drive. This will result in a little bit of downtime. After that is done, I will be doing a software upgrade which should require a few hours of downtime if all goes well. The exact timing all ...
by DrSpooky
Wed Feb 04, 2009 8:10 pm
Forum: From the management
Topic: Anti-Spam Verification Question
Replies: 10
Views: 36004

Anti-Spam Verification Question

Hi All, We have been deluged with yet another round of spam account registration attempts. In an attempt to cut down on bots attempting to register accounts, I have added an anti-spam feature where you have to answer a question which only a human should be able to answer. I am sorry for the minor in...
by DrSpooky
Mon Jan 26, 2009 9:30 pm
Forum: From the management
Topic: Board Will Be Down For Maintenance Sunday Afternoon (CST)
Replies: 6
Views: 29176

Re: Board Will Be Down For Maintenance Sunday Afternoon (CST)

always dancing wrote:I disappeared for awhile. Got kicked out and not let back in. but I'm back thanks


Spooky mentioned you were having trouble. I am glad she was able to help you.
by DrSpooky
Sun Jan 25, 2009 8:53 pm
Forum: From the management
Topic: Board Will Be Down For Maintenance Sunday Afternoon (CST)
Replies: 6
Views: 29176

Re: Board Will Be Down For Maintenance Sunday Afternoon (CST)

Hi again. The downtime was longer than I expected. The inside of the server was indeed dusty and the air intake on the power supply fan was mostly blocked. That went smoothly. For those that don't know, The Board is running on a computer with the Fedora GNU/Linux operating system. When I rebooted, I...
by DrSpooky
Sun Jan 25, 2009 1:56 pm
Forum: From the management
Topic: Board Will Be Down For Maintenance Sunday Afternoon (CST)
Replies: 6
Views: 29176

Board Will Be Down For Maintenance Sunday Afternoon (CST)

Hi, There are messages in the logs that the server hosting The Board is getting too hot. The prime culprit for this is dust buildup so later today, I will be shutting down the server and vacuuming it. Beyond that the other common causes are things like the fans not running. The server is getting old...
by DrSpooky
Mon Dec 22, 2008 7:00 pm
Forum: From the management
Topic: Recent Downtime
Replies: 1
Views: 21418

Recent Downtime

Hi, I wanted to let everyone know that the site is really OK in spite of a couple of recent outages. We are having VERY VERY cold weather here and that caused a few power issues locally. On top of that, one day last week, there was an non-weather equipment failure last week at a substation that knoc...
by DrSpooky
Thu Oct 09, 2008 1:52 am
Forum: From the management
Topic: Please Read - Spookys in Munich - October 2008
Replies: 7
Views: 31330

Re: Please Read - Spookys in Munich - October 2008

The weather here is very nice this week and we have managed to get out and about and mingle (drink) with the natives. Lovely city.
by DrSpooky
Tue Oct 07, 2008 10:33 am
Forum: From the management
Topic: Please Read - Spookys in Munich - October 2008
Replies: 7
Views: 31330

Re: Please Read - Spookys in Munich - October 2008

Having fun here, guys. Wish you all were here. :-)

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