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TheBoy last won the day on December 27 2018

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    Jag XJ X351, Irmscher Elite 3.2

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  1. TheBoy

    Geo needed?

    The main man ensured it was all straight, following its argument with a huge pothole that destroyed a wheel and a tyre... Surprisingly, it was actually not that far out. Tony - its a definite improvement, surprisingly, and seems to get better the further I travelled. I wonder if the tyre is taking a while to bed in? I'm delighted in that I know its all straight, so a very worthwhile trip, and always good to see you. Thanks mate.
  2. TheBoy

    Geo needed?

    Well, sometimes fact should be challenged to ensure its still valid... ...which roughly translates into a desperate attempt to save having to get myself down the Chesham this year
  3. TheBoy

    Geo needed?

    so that's a No then. When is the centre open over the holiday season?
  4. TheBoy

    Geo needed?

    Reckon I'll get away with tracking, as running short of time this year to get anywhere remotely capable of geo? I'm thinking that will likely be a waste of money really...
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    I had heard that before... ...but I am single handed trying to get Dunlop and Michelin up there No wonder I'm always so poor
  6. TheBoy

    Geo needed?

    After my XJ (X351) lost an argument with a huge canyon on the A4095 in Oxfordshire, I have replaced the affected wheel and the tyre. Ouch! However, the steering feels a little vague and imprecise. Do you think it just needs geo adjusting, or is it likely there is further damage.
  7. if you are picking a smilie from the Apple/Android on-screen keyboard, that will not work. You need to either type smilie manually, or select from the smilie from the list on the icons above the space you type in...
  8. Not trying to use an inbuilt Apple/Android emoji are you, instead of the forum smilies?
  9. Sorry, not posted for a while, work have been demanding their tuppence worth from me! But with the move, and the new software (that I'm still not convinced I like the theme of yet!), all the issues I was seeing, particularly when browsing from work, are resolved. Excellent work Rich
  10. And, yes, intermittently running like a dog here as well. Yet other times, its good as gold. (Currently, this morning, Win7 + IE11)
  11. That's one for a private conversation. But we run OOF on a shoestring financially, and nowadays, apart from planning, I spend more time on the forum than in the back of it.
  12. That's the key, be in charge of your own destiny as much as possible. When we set up OOF back in 2006, we went with a UK based shared hosting provider, but got turfed off by them within 2 weeks for being too resource intensive (but then like most UK hosting providers, they were a bit mickey mouse) - remember that was when we were a brand new forum, so not that busy. Ever since then, we took the decision to try to own as much as feasibly possible, and have manual fallbacks for those that aren't (mostly the static stuff on our site, as the software we use (initially YaBB, now Simple Machines Forum) allow us to host the dynamically generated stuff (like thread text) on our own servers, and the high bandwidth static stuff (images, icons, smilies, style sheets etc) on a shared hosting provider - and because its only static content coming from them, we are hit less by the slowdowns they suffer (being a shared provider). Occasionally their end has a wobble, but we have that static content also hosted elsewhere, and its a very simple config to tell our software to grab the static stuff from an alternative location. Obviously, occasionally our own dedicated server goes wrong as well, but that is in our own control, and most of the time we have another (virtual) server sat almost ready to take on the job. Thus, we can only blame ourselves most of the time if things don't go to plan. We have one critical item - connectivity - that is a single point of failure, and that is provided by (you'll think ironically) Zen Internet. Who I've always found responsive and technically decent and understanding. But even if they can't fix that quickly, we run a medium length TTL on the domain, so we can quickly migrate elsewhere, and the Internet will find our new home within a few hours.... ...and when we migrate back, we would set our TTL to, say, 15mins, so we'd be discovered again almost immediately.... ….fortunately we have not suffered a big enough outage to have to warrant doing that, but we have tested it on a test domain, more than once Hope that gives you things to ponder over, and feel free to contact me privately if you need help and advice.
  13. That's good to know I don't have windows so can only test things out on my Mac's. My stupid MacBook - just shy of £3k 2017 vintage MacBook Pro that work insisted on giving me, despite the fact it doesn't really work in our company so I still use my Windows one 99.99% of the time - only gets used about twice a year... …I take it on holiday as its lighter than my personal Windows laptop
  14. The "Not Secure"/crossed through padlock type stuff is a lot of the static embedded stuff like images/icons/smilies etc. This will need sorting in next few weeks, as Chrome will start really highlighting it to users very soon, and you can bet Firefox, Microsoft and Apple will follow suit soon. This has the potential to scare off many users, especiall non established users, perhaps those needing help the most - those in distress because their tyres are wearing unevenly or the vehicle isn't handling consistently. We have the same issues on https://www.omegaowners.com- our "own" stuff (apart from guides - the images there still need securing - is pretty nailed now, but a lot of user content fed from users' own hosting solutions aren't. So I feel your pain RIch.
  15. Well done Rich. Its working much better than it was, and even grumpy ol' MS Edge will now log on. Top job
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