All is going very nicely on the forum, both socially and technically and in terms of interesting discussions, and we should all congratulate ourselves on that…
…but I need to take the forum down for an hour or so for a slightly disruptive upgrade, which I think I’ll do at 18:00 UK time, which is 17:00 GMT, 1900 in much of Europe, and some other time in other parts of the world. You know where you are!
Hopefully we’ll all meet again on the other side…
… and we’re back! All seemed to go smoothly, and I think we were off-air for about 45 mins.
When my credit with the current hosting provider runs out, in about two or three months, I expect to take another bit of downtime to migrate to a cheaper provider - it’ll be Hetzner, one I’ve been using for a while, with a good reputation, so not too cheap for our purposes.
There might yet be another one or two short outages for software upgrades, but as it went smoothly this time, I might not make such a big deal of it.
As we’re in the talking-about-the-forum category, I’ll note that we’ve recently passed our third birthday - hurrah!
In that time we’ve created 1500 topics, which is about ten a week, I reckon, and we’ve got nearly 100 users contributing at least monthly (and another 300 who might be lurking)…
Here’s one of our earliest threads, a thread which could run and run:
Shelfies: bookshelves with a retrocomputing angle
And really heartfelt, so it makes the 20 character limit!