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TSP FORUM WILL BE CLOSED FRI 5/15/15 FOR SOFTWARE UPDATE
« on: May 14, 2015, 10:42:21 AM »
Advance warning: Tomorrow (Friday 5/15/15) I'm planning to do a major software update on the forum.  I'll probably be shutting everything down around 9AM Pacific/12 noon Eastern.  If all goes well it should take about 8 hours, and if all doesn't go well I'll just turn the old software back on, so one way or the other we should be back in operation sometime Friday evening.

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Re: TSP FORUM WILL BE CLOSED FRI 5/15/15 FOR SOFTWARE UPDATE
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2015, 11:11:13 AM »
it is a ploy - the black helicopters have got Mr. Bill!  They are shutting us down.  Quick, download all of Cedar's posts and print for use during TEOTWAWKI!!!!
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Re: TSP FORUM WILL BE CLOSED FRI 5/15/15 FOR SOFTWARE UPDATE
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2015, 11:17:17 AM »
it is a ploy - the black helicopters have got Mr. Bill!  They are shutting us down.  Quick, download all of Cedar's posts and print for use during TEOTWAWKI!!!!

i got the backups ;)


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Re: TSP FORUM WILL BE CLOSED FRI 5/15/15 FOR SOFTWARE UPDATE
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2015, 11:37:47 AM »
Did you guys submit all your change requests in time for approvals?   What about detailed implementation plans?   Did the change go through a full testing cycle in pre-production?   Customer signed off all was working well?

AHHHHHHH!    Work nightmares!


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Re: TSP FORUM WILL BE CLOSED FRI 5/15/15 FOR SOFTWARE UPDATE
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2015, 11:52:11 AM »
Did you guys submit all your change requests in time for approvals?   What about detailed implementation plans?   Did the change go through a full testing cycle in pre-production?   Customer signed off all was working well?

AHHHHHHH!    Work nightmares!


G'luck!

shaddup you..... this is supposed to be fun, not work... ;)


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Re: TSP FORUM WILL BE CLOSED FRI 5/15/15 FOR SOFTWARE UPDATE
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2015, 12:17:03 PM »
Oh the humanity....a whole day without the forum!!! I'm not sure if I'll survive.....
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Re: TSP FORUM WILL BE CLOSED FRI 5/15/15 FOR SOFTWARE UPDATE
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2015, 12:25:04 PM »
Oh the humanity....a whole day without the forum!!! I'm not sure if I'll survive.....
go look @ pictures of kittens:
https://encrypted.google.com/search?tbm=isch&q=kitten%20pictures&tbs=imgo:1


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Re: TSP FORUM WILL BE CLOSED FRI 5/15/15 FOR SOFTWARE UPDATE
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2015, 12:33:58 PM »
go look @ pictures of kittens:
https://encrypted.google.com/search?tbm=isch&q=kitten%20pictures&tbs=imgo:1

Ahhhhhh...  That's the stuff.  Forum?  What forum?  I'm floating in a sea of adorable.
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Re: TSP FORUM WILL BE CLOSED FRI 5/15/15 FOR SOFTWARE UPDATE
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2015, 01:31:24 PM »
Looking forward to the update, not that I feel it's needed, but new and different is always exciting!

And if I happen to reboot into TSP forum 2.0 with a bazillion karma that could be cool also...

Seriously though thanks for all that you admins do. You guys are the best.


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Re: TSP FORUM WILL BE CLOSED FRI 5/15/15 FOR SOFTWARE UPDATE
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2015, 01:34:37 PM »
Looking forward to the update, not that I feel it's needed, but new and different is always exciting!

And if I happen to reboot into TSP forum 2.0 with a bazillion karma that could be cool also...

Seriously though thanks for all that you admins do. You guys are the best.

send coffee.... to mr bill.... he'll need it.. he has to type in all the messages by hand if things go wrong ;)


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Re: TSP FORUM WILL BE CLOSED FRI 5/15/15 FOR SOFTWARE UPDATE
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2015, 02:58:14 PM »
I suppose this is as good a time as any to see what this heroin craze is.  Never tried it before, but since the forum is going to be down........why not check it out?
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Re: TSP FORUM WILL BE CLOSED FRI 5/15/15 FOR SOFTWARE UPDATE
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2015, 03:47:08 PM »
Good luck with the update!

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Re: TSP FORUM WILL BE CLOSED FRI 5/15/15 FOR SOFTWARE UPDATE
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2015, 03:47:50 PM »
Did you guys submit all your change requests in time for approvals?   What about detailed implementation plans?   Did the change go through a full testing cycle in pre-production?   Customer signed off all was working well?

AHHHHHHH!    Work nightmares!


G'luck!

I worked at a company (large regional bank HQ'd in CA) where the backout plans were always much more important and valuable - and necessary - than the implementation plans.

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Re: TSP FORUM WILL BE CLOSED FRI 5/15/15 FOR SOFTWARE UPDATE
« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2015, 03:57:11 PM »
Looking forward to the update, not that I feel it's needed, but new and different is always exciting!

I'm hoping for very little excitement. ;D

Yes, we did testing.  Everything seems to be working well on the test forum.

The "new" forum will look and operate almost exactly the same as now.  Searches will be a LOT faster.  This (plus some other database changes) should speed things up for everyone, even if you aren't using search.  The new software ought to be more hacker-resistant as well.

There will be a new theme (look and layout) available for smartphone users.  (This is in lieu of Tapatalk, which just isn't going to work for us here.)

On the negative side, chat and the Google Member Map will go away, because of lack of support from the software authors.

But basically it's going to be just about like it is now, so nobody should be terrorized by a need to learn new stuff. 8)

send coffee.... to mr bill.... he'll need it.. he has to type in all the messages by hand if things go wrong ;)

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Re: TSP FORUM WILL BE CLOSED FRI 5/15/15 FOR SOFTWARE UPDATE
« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2015, 04:00:18 PM »
send coffee.... to mr bill.... he'll need it.. he has to type in all the messages by hand if things go wrong ;)

He might need more than coffee if he has to retype all that Ukraine thread.  :jaw-drop:

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Re: TSP FORUM WILL BE CLOSED FRI 5/15/15 FOR SOFTWARE UPDATE
« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2015, 04:20:24 PM »
He might need more than coffee if he has to retype all that Ukraine thread.  :jaw-drop:

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Re: TSP FORUM WILL BE CLOSED FRI 5/15/15 FOR SOFTWARE UPDATE
« Reply #16 on: May 14, 2015, 06:04:28 PM »
go look @ pictures of kittens:
https://encrypted.google.com/search?tbm=isch&q=kitten%20pictures&tbs=imgo:1


O.k. I did a test drive with this ^^^^^ ...... it's not going to work.

What really sucks is I'll have to put in a full day of uninterrupted work.... ::)
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Re: TSP FORUM WILL BE CLOSED FRI 5/15/15 FOR SOFTWARE UPDATE
« Reply #17 on: May 14, 2015, 06:05:28 PM »
What will I do? A whole day of Forum deprivation...worse than waterboarding!
Why is it that the same people who use science to convince you of Global Warming,refuse DNA Science that proves you are male or female.

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Re: TSP FORUM WILL BE CLOSED FRI 5/15/15 FOR SOFTWARE UPDATE
« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2015, 06:51:31 PM »
Ahhhhhh...  That's the stuff.  Forum?  What forum?  I'm floating in a sea of adorable.

I like "Dogs failing at being dogs" better.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMhw5MFYU0s

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Re: TSP FORUM WILL BE CLOSED FRI 5/15/15 FOR SOFTWARE UPDATE
« Reply #19 on: May 14, 2015, 07:34:02 PM »
What?! Is operation Jade Helm starting?  :o Thank goodness I have a 12 hour day of work tomorrow.  Good Luck Mr Bill

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Re: TSP FORUM WILL BE CLOSED FRI 5/15/15 FOR SOFTWARE UPDATE
« Reply #20 on: May 14, 2015, 07:54:51 PM »
Thanks a ton for your work, Admins!!  ;D
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Re: TSP FORUM WILL BE CLOSED FRI 5/15/15 FOR SOFTWARE UPDATE
« Reply #21 on: May 14, 2015, 07:55:59 PM »
Vaya con Dios admins!
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Re: TSP FORUM WILL BE CLOSED FRI 5/15/15 FOR SOFTWARE UPDATE
« Reply #22 on: May 14, 2015, 08:06:37 PM »
Vaya con Dios admins!

oh, that makes me feel much better!
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Re: TSP FORUM WILL BE CLOSED FRI 5/15/15 FOR SOFTWARE UPDATE
« Reply #23 on: May 15, 2015, 11:10:01 AM »
Forum has been set to read only for database backup.


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Re: TSP FORUM WILL BE CLOSED FRI 5/15/15 FOR SOFTWARE UPDATE
« Reply #24 on: May 15, 2015, 07:43:35 PM »
WE ARE BACK!

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Re: TSP FORUM WILL BE CLOSED FRI 5/15/15 FOR SOFTWARE UPDATE
« Reply #25 on: May 15, 2015, 08:08:29 PM »
Thank god the forum is up and running.... I was stuck with my neighbor...








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Re: TSP FORUM WILL BE CLOSED FRI 5/15/15 FOR SOFTWARE UPDATE
« Reply #26 on: May 15, 2015, 08:13:34 PM »
WE ARE BACK!
It looks like it is running at top speed. Great job, Admins!
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Re: TSP FORUM WILL BE CLOSED FRI 5/15/15 FOR SOFTWARE UPDATE
« Reply #27 on: May 15, 2015, 08:43:28 PM »
I had absolute faith in our nerds.  And I say that with love, trust me.

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Re: TSP FORUM WILL BE CLOSED FRI 5/15/15 FOR SOFTWARE UPDATE
« Reply #28 on: May 15, 2015, 09:09:42 PM »
YAY!  great job!

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Re: TSP FORUM WILL BE CLOSED FRI 5/15/15 FOR SOFTWARE UPDATE
« Reply #29 on: May 15, 2015, 09:19:28 PM »
Bill did all the work,  I just sat back and worried..


From a friend: Benjamin Franklin once said that beer is proof that God loves us.
I'm of the opinion that Redheads are proof that, contrary to popular belief, Satan also loves us.
My small blog: http://journeytogreenerpastures.blogspot.com/