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Status Updates posted by DZ-Jay

  1. OMG!  Attachment links don't work!!!!!11111!!!10one!!

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    2. Albert

      Albert

      Yes, all the missing content will reappear as the content is rebuilt.  It will take several days.  I agree with you about the link to the Messenger.  I'm going to add a direct link to the Messenger in a more obvious location so you can get straight into your inbox without needing to click several times.

    3. DoctorSpuds

      DoctorSpuds

      Well that's a load off my mind, I was worried I'd have to reattach several hundred pictures to my blog

    4. DZ-Jay

      DZ-Jay

      Thanks for all, Albert!

  2. First impressions on the new site:

    * Limited functionality

    * Cumbersome navigation

    * Lots of new bells & whistles that I probably won't ever use.

     

    - I can't seem to view or reply status update threads from the "Forums" page.

     

    - I can't seem to be able to go to "First Unread" of threads in a forum, or to preview.

     

    It's all so Facebook-y!!!

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    2. Albert

      Albert

      You can click on the date in the right column that shows the author and date of the last post to go directly to the last post. Clicking the thread title will bring you to the first post, and if there are unread posts, the small icon to the left of the thread title will bring you to the first unread post.

       

      I agree that the popup window for the first/last posts could be larger.  I can probably change that easily, but need to make sure it's resized properly when on mobile.  And I can add a link to jump directly to the post when you click on the date. Not sure why they didn't do that by default.

    3. Jinks

      Jinks

      I am having trouble reading the words. It seems not so clear the new forum on mobile used to work great and now very hard to navigate. You can only see 3 topics at a time and need to scroll thru. I will miss allot of content on the forums using mobile it is so zoomed in. Used to be able to see 10 topics at a time or so now there is space for the pages and a big gap then the next topic. 

      I guess it will take getting used to. It follows the modern pattern of computers and how complex navigation is compared to years ago. 

      It looks fine on a laptop or desktop for sure but who uses those? I almost never turn on a computer. 

    4. DZ-Jay

      DZ-Jay

      Hi, Albert,

       

      Thanks, those hints helped -- I can now always go directly to the last post.  The non-discoverability and non-intuitiveness of the navigation is a pity.  It's a bit clunky to "click this side to do this, but click that side to do that -- but only if the icon shows up, otherwise, you can click yet this other part over here to do this other thing."  Meh.

       

           -dZ.

  3. I haven't been to AA in a few days and today I find that it's changed!  Yikes!

     

    Is there a way to get the "Gravity" theme back?  It's not the colour, but the layout that I enjoyed. :)

    1. DZ-Jay

      DZ-Jay

      It also won't let me access it from my (ancient) Safari browser. :(

    2. Albert

      Albert

      I have to see if "Gravity" has been created for this version of the forum software.  I like that theme as well.  As for Safari, what version of Safari are you using?  What happens when you try to access the forum with it?

    3. DZ-Jay

      DZ-Jay

      Hi, Albert,

       

      I have an ancient version of Safari:  6.0.5.  I am stuck in Mac OS X 10.8.6 because my hardware is obsolete.  The browser works exceptionally well, but for the fact that it doesn't support TLS 2.0 or higher (which darn Apple decided to bundle with later versions of the OS).

       

      When you switched to HTTPS only, the browser won't work, giving me an error of: "Safari can't open the page ... because Safari can't establish a secure connection to the server ..."

       

      That may seem like a certificate error, but it is in fact the lack of TLS support.

       

      Is there any way to access AA with regular HTTP?

  4. A friend just pointed out that The Matrix, a movie I saw in the theater on its initial run, just turn 20 years old last week! :o

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    2. CPUWIZ

      CPUWIZ

      I had to watch it a year later, because they dubbed it to German.

    3. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      Yeah I saw Star Wars in the theater as well Twice!...Also Empire and Jedi I saw at the very first showing...Last day O school 9th grade and it was a noon showing...Got there about 40 mins early (about 12th in line ;)

    4. DZ-Jay

      DZ-Jay

      Hehehe, I saw "The Star Wars" in the theater almost every week! LOL! :)

       

      But "The Matrix" surprised me, because it sort of felt like it came out "the other day." :o

  5. Yesterday was bonus day at work! W00t! Let the celebrations begin!!!

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    2. derFunkenstein

      derFunkenstein

      Congrats, DZ-Jay!

       

      @Atarian7 - My employer also does end-of-fiscal-year bonuses. They don't pay them out until they've had their FY-end investor calls, because they're publicly traded on NYSE, and the size of the bonus is based on company performance.

    3. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      @DZ-Jay Awesome!! I'm all about celebrating and extra money!!

    4. DZ-Jay

      DZ-Jay

      @carlsson and derFunkenstein are correct: it's not a "Christmas bonus," but a performance bonus based on individual and corporate performance. It is payed out at end of fiscal-year and after full analysis of company performance is completed.

       

      So ... yay! w00t!

  6. I got my first rejection letter from a publisher yesterday. My book stands unwanted. :( Well, at least they took the time to print a form letter, put it in the SASE I included, and posted it. Now I know. :(

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    2. godslabrat

      godslabrat

      I don't mind the rejection letters. It's the total non-responses that eat me

    3. godslabrat

      godslabrat

      I don't mind the rejection letters. It's the total non-responses that eat me

    4. DZ-Jay
  7. Sometimes I feel I've got to (dum dum) run away ...

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    2. digdugnate

      digdugnate

      every time i hear the song, i'm compelled to tap on a hard surface for the (dum dum) part

    3. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      We buried a taste of that song within one of our songs...Listen carefully ;)

    4. GoldLeader
  8. Today I had the weirdest problem ever: I went to an ATM and asked for $40.00 and it gave me $60.00!!! I talk to the store manager where the machine is at, and they told me to call the bank. I called the bank who owns it and they told me to call my bank. My bank told me to call the third-party ATM management company. The ATM management company told me to keep it.

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    2. Flojomojo

      Flojomojo

      For real? And after you bothered to call around?

    3. Atarian7

      Atarian7

      That's a lot of "red tape".

    4. DZ-Jay

      DZ-Jay

      Yup. I actually was looking to return the $20, not be charged for it. What if it were a few hundred which I never intended to withdraw from my account? Their error would have forced me to deal with the transaction overhead for depositing again. :(

  9. "I love the Power Glove. It's so bad."

    1. retrorussell

      retrorussell

      Hey! You forgot the POWER GLOVE!

       

      Boing boing boing boing!

  10. My wife and I just adopted two new kittens from the local rescue agency. After 18 years with our kitty "Puppy," I had forgotten what it was like to have a kitten in the house. :)

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    2. DZ-Jay

      DZ-Jay

      LOL! Nah, these are both sweethearts. Very "people" kittens. :)

    3. DZ-Jay

      DZ-Jay

      OK, it seems official. We have christen them, Cinnamon & Peppermint.

       

      Probably to be called Cinny and Peppah. LOL

    4. DZ-Jay

      DZ-Jay

      The Spice Girls! LOL!

  11. A few weeks later and life is somewhat back to normal without our kitty "Puppy." :(

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    2. save2600

      save2600

      Oh, haha - cute. :-)

    3. digdugnate

      digdugnate

      *hugs* it sucks to lose furry family members. hope stuff keeps going well.

    4. adam242

      adam242

      +1 for going to a rescue.

      +1 for considering a pair. Are they siblings? I love the idea of keeping littermates together. My two boys are almost 12 and haven't spent a day apart.

  12. The time had finally come: we had to let go of our beautiful Puppy last night. The poor kitty was losing the battle against a million competing illnesses. :(

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    2. DZ-Jay

      DZ-Jay

      Thanks, guys! :'(

      *sniff*

    3. roadrunner

      roadrunner

      sorry for your loss

    4. AAA177

      AAA177

      Tough time, sorry to hear it. My best to you...

  13. Du hast Haribo!

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    2. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      I def don't speak German, but I think it was like You have hatred or some such, and definitely not a literal translation of the German version,...My friend who spoke German translated their original Du Hast for me...

    3. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      And he got to some line about You have questions that I have no answers for...And he said I can't stand it! It just sounds like these guys didn't get enough hugs as children....(cracked me up :)

    4. carlsson

      carlsson

      Gefahrrrrr!

  14. Greetings to everyone from the future! HAPPY NEW YEAR! It's the morning of the first day of 2019, and I have to say ... it looks just like any other day in 2018. WTF???

    1. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      Happy New Year!

  15. I just played Christmas Carol for the Intellivision HSC -- man, what a fun game! :)

    1. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      Well I heard that the guy that wrote it might be right here at AtariAge!

  16. It's here! It's Christmas!!!

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    2. youxia

      youxia

      Old news in my timezone :) Merry Xmas

    3. DZ-Jay

      DZ-Jay

      Thank you, same to you! :)

    4. R_Leo_1

      R_Leo_1

      Merry Christmas!

  17. OK, time to prepare the pork leg for roasting. It's a monster! 20lbs!!!

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    2. DZ-Jay
    3. SIO2

      SIO2

      LOL! Everyone should get their fill at least.

    4. DZ-Jay

      DZ-Jay

      Yeah! We'll have pernil for weeks!!! :)

  18. OMG! I finished! I'm writing the epilogue of my book right now. Just in time for Christmas. :)

    1. GoldLeader
    2. DZ-Jay

      DZ-Jay

      Thanks. I'm quite happy with how it turned out! :)

  19. Starting vacation today -- three weeks of *no work*, YAY!!!!

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    2. DZ-Jay

      DZ-Jay

      I didn't use to. But now I'm getting old and I think I deserve it. I really like hoarding the days and splurging them on Christmas time. :)

    3. Flojomojo

      Flojomojo

      I hear that. I'm getting to the point where I'm earning some use or lose time -- when kiddo is just a little bit older, I'll be able to cash it in like you. Til then, occasional sanity days plus overlapping with school schedule for me.

       

      Getting old has its rewards.

    4. jaybird3rd

      jaybird3rd

      I'll be "off" for the next three weeks also, but I've got lots of prep to do for the Spring semester, so I'll be working at home.

  20. Happy Birthday to me!!! Today's forecast: It's going to be a nice day. :)

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    2. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      Yeah have a good one DZ-Jay!

    3. DZ-Jay

      DZ-Jay

      Thanks, everyone! I plan on enjoying it today!

    4. adam242

      adam242

      Happy birthday, DJ-Jay... same as my youngest sister. I'll remember it next year LOL

  21. Snow! Overnight, my neighborhood was transformed into a Winter Wonderland!!! :)

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    2. zylon

      zylon

      @DZ, I've been up through there on 74E headed to Asheville and saw massive salt on the roads and snow all over. I was careful not to touch it, lol. Supposedly, y'all'er getting one good snow tonight.

    3. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      I don't mind snow until I have to be out in it...I Like it 2 days a week haha...

    4. adam242

      adam242

      I wish I lived somewhere that snow was a novelty. To me, it's just an annual nuisance. Looks pretty for a day, but then I'm over it.

  22. You know what rubs me the wrong way? People who think that clean and well organized code is "advanced programming," yet think nothing of sending a newbie blind into a command line console to fend for themselves with arcane incantations. *shrug*

    1. godslabrat

      godslabrat

      See also: insisting *every* line of code be commented, yet not reading the comments before critiquing the code.

  23. Drinking the last few drops of the good Cogñac. Here's to a very successful Thanksgiving dinner! Salud!

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    2. DZ-Jay

      DZ-Jay

      Oh, and two bottles of Gran Duque D'Alba -- Spanish Brandy de Xerez (Sherry), which is awesome, but I can't get it locally except by importing it in cases, so I conserve it also.

    3. DZ-Jay

      DZ-Jay

      All in moderation, and to toast with friends (and to occasionally imbibe just because)

    4. carlsson

      carlsson

      It was a lame joke but yes, I was thinking of vodka, gin, tequila, white rum etc.

  24. Got turkey? Well, as a matter of fact, I do. It's now dry-brining in the fridge. :)

    1. carlsson

      carlsson

      I hope you're not involved in a cook-off to feed homeless people.

      https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0707081/

  25. My little kitty (who's actually quite an old lady of 18 years), is sick and wouldn't eat. She underwent a minor surgical procedure resulting in Cyber-Kitty: a brand new bionic version, enhanced with an alternative liquid-fuel injection system

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    2. power

      power

      oh i hope this works out for you this was one of the last things we did for our boy before his kidneys completely shut down, he was diabetic.

    3. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      Get better soon Puppy!

    4. DZ-Jay

      DZ-Jay

      Thank you all. She seems stronger today. We shall see, it's still early days.

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