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    • July 26, 2020 11:26 PM EDT
    • i dont see where there should be a software-problem with articles.

       

      they are just hidden too well in a dark corner. that's all.

      and the separation of articles and comments to the articles into two different locations of the forum is not needed.

       

      the difference between article and build-log:

      a buld log or thread lives from back and forth of opinions, that (might) influence the actual build.

      an article is a representation of a finished, complete, done build.

       

      so, if articles were just in normal threads, what would it hinder? the comments following wouldn't change the article.

       

    • July 26, 2020 7:03 PM EDT
    • I'm an extra old geek around here, and all I can say is "Keep it simple stupid", but then I don't do pictures, but do very much appreciate other's pictures.  I guess I'm considered old and selfish....!!!

           Fred

    • July 26, 2020 6:52 PM EDT
    • Joe Zullo said:
      John Bouck said:

      Bob,

      Anything you do to improve the ease of pic and vid insertion is fine with me. As to the other stuff, since I'm past 70, I won't remember

      how to do it anyway.. And I've noticed not too many young geeks are members of this crowd here.

       

      I'm a young "geek" at 71 and I do remember how to post photos and videos.

       

       

      And some of us do appreciate you assisting others when you post their pics and videos

       

    • July 26, 2020 6:49 PM EDT
    • BD, What is the chance the new rendition of our favorite site will have drop down menus from the menu bar to select from such as

      Freight sheds:

      to show.... freight sheds

      and ....manage my freight sheds

    • July 26, 2020 11:32 AM EDT
    • John Bouck said:

      Bob,

      Anything you do to improve the ease of pic and vid insertion is fine with me. As to the other stuff, since I'm past 70, I won't remember

      how to do it anyway.. And I've noticed not too many young geeks are members of this crowd here.

       

      I'm a young "geek" at 71 and I do remember how to post photos and videos.

       

    • July 26, 2020 10:50 AM EDT
    • Bob,

      Anything you do to improve the ease of pic and vid insertion is fine with me. As to the other stuff, since I'm past 70, I won't remember

      how to do it anyway.. And I've noticed not too many young geeks are members of this crowd here.

       

    • July 26, 2020 10:44 AM EDT
    • Pete Lassen said:

      THERAD DRIFT, THREAD DRIFT, DANGER Will Robinson DANGER!!!

      Ack!   It was I that started it!   Immediate execution, or do I get a reprieve until sunrise?

    • July 26, 2020 10:37 AM EDT
    • THERAD DRIFT, THREAD DRIFT, DANGER Will Robinson DANGER!!!

    • July 26, 2020 10:04 AM EDT
    • Mine was a pair of 360 Model 30s at Montgomery Wards, each with 8 2401 tape drives and 12 2311 DASD devices.  They both had 64K of memory.  In hindsight I'm amazed how much work they did with such a small amount of memory.  They were both upgraded within about six months to Model 50s with 256k.  

       

      Thanks for the prod to my memories, real not virtual.   

    • July 26, 2020 6:40 AM EDT
    • And I worked with an IBM 360 with 5 tape drives and a disc cabinet. Took up the area of my living room and I felt like 'Damn we'll never get this into personal use'

    • July 25, 2020 9:28 PM EDT
    • Well hell you guys, that's nothing.  I once stayed at a Holiday Inn Express!

    • July 25, 2020 8:47 PM EDT
    • Lou Luczu said:

      Bruce, we are dating ourselves.

      My first work on IBM Computers was upgrading from 10mb to 20mb Hard Drives!

      My first Com Pewter was a Commodore 64.  I thought I had the world by the tail when I upgraded to an IBM 8086, with a 20 MB hard drive, and 256K memory.

    • July 25, 2020 8:28 PM EDT
    • Is this a contest now? I programmed an 8008 (8 bit microprocessor) by hand assembling the object code and typing it into an EEPROM programmer. Had 1.25k EEPROM and 256 bytes of RAM.

       

      Or: I programmed a Nova minicomputer using paper tape and had to memorize the paper tape reading program that I entered using switches on the front panel.

       

      I'm an oooooooooooold neeeeeeeeeeeerd........

    • July 25, 2020 8:07 PM EDT
    • Lou Luczu said:

      Bruce, we are dating ourselves.

      My first work on IBM Computers was upgrading from 10mb to 20mb Hard Drives!

      And I sold & serviced computers for Tandy/Radio Shack. 8" floppy disks with, I can't remember - what 500K on each? My first PC was a TRS-80 Model III - I later bought a used Model 1 to play with. Both used cassette tapes for storage. No random access unless it was loaded in RAM - which was only 16K.  I still have pristine copies of nearly every Tandy/Radio Shack computer catalog. All together they might be worth $5

       

    • July 25, 2020 7:44 PM EDT
    • Bruce, we are dating ourselves.

      My first work on IBM Computers was upgrading from 10mb to 20mb Hard Drives!

    • July 25, 2020 5:36 PM EDT
    • Bob McCown said:
      Jim Rowson said:
      Bob McCown said:
       Disk space is terribly expensive to rent, and there are far cheaper (and easier to use) options out there that are dedicate photo hosting sites.  I use IMGUR myself.  

       

      Bob: how much disk space do you need/anticipate? AWS pricing right now is $0.10 per GB-month. If you had 0.5GB/person (current bronze plan) and 1000 people using on average 20%, that's 100GB or $10/month. Right? Am I understanding the math? I'm trying to get calibrated on how much "expensive" is... But I bet that's a low ball figure for how much you are currently storing. And you'd need to double that for safety (backup even though AWS has a reliable file store).

      That's an interesting idea I didnt think of, and we use S3 a LOT at work.  *AND* the new software has a built in "Place file and image uploads on Amazon S3 storage" setup screen.  Using AWS pricing calculator,  the storage itself is about $15/month, plus traffic costs.   This might work, I have to profile the amount of monthly transfer to get a complete picture.

      Too cool.  I'm old enough to remember how exciting it was to get a 500 MB hard drive for ONLY $500!    Today, I can get a 1 TB drive for $45!   (Just a SLIGHT improvement!)

    • July 25, 2020 4:55 PM EDT
    • Cliff Jennings said:
      GAP said:
      Cliff Jennings said:

      I don't think it's just you Pete, I had a similar experience yesterday when I finally noticed all those categories on the left, and holy cow, I hit the Mother Lode! 

       

      Cliff and Pete this is what I plead guilty to in a post a couple of days ago 23 July 2020.

      My reaction was similar, in my thread I made a recommendation of the categories be on the first page every time the tab is open.

       

      I agree, great idea. And, as Pete suggested, give those category headings a bit more pizzazz. It's almost like the Articles section already is, or is close to becoming, a great online "magazine," except no ads, no monthly hardcopy, and no cost. What a wonderful resource to leverage a bit more.

       

       

       

      I agree that the articles section could be classed as a magazine.

      I think that the rise of online forums has also contributed a little to the demise of printed magazine, only recently the local newspaper changed from hard copy to online due to the rising costs of printing and distribution. 

      This has been happening quietly for a few decades for example FAX then email replacing a large part of the Post Office letter delivery business, I left the Post Office in 1983 and it was happening then..

    • July 25, 2020 4:10 PM EDT
    • GAP said:
      Cliff Jennings said:

      I don't think it's just you Pete, I had a similar experience yesterday when I finally noticed all those categories on the left, and holy cow, I hit the Mother Lode! 

       

      Cliff and Pete this is what I plead guilty to in a post a couple of days ago 23 July 2020.

      My reaction was similar, in my thread I made a recommendation of the categories be on the first page every time the tab is open.

       

      I agree, great idea. And, as Pete suggested, give those category headings a bit more pizzazz. It's almost like the Articles section already is, or is close to becoming, a great online "magazine," except no ads, no monthly hardcopy, and no cost. What a wonderful resource to leverage a bit more.

       

       

    • July 26, 2020 11:08 AM EDT
    • Pete Lassen said:

      Jon Radder said:

      That's how I do it to GAP.  Note that occasionally I get a 404 Page Not Found with the quote button,. A second try usually works.

      attempting to make it work 

       

      trying again

    • July 26, 2020 11:07 AM EDT
    • Jon Radder said:

      That's how I do it to GAP.  Note that occasionally I get a 404 Page Not Found with the quote button,. A second try usually works.

      attempting to make it work