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Offline Sea Wolf

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New Server - Completed
« on: June 15, 2011, 12:15:14 AM »
I am happy to announce we are now on a new server.  Out with the old  :compbr.

If you find anything not working or any other technical issues, please let me know.

 :welc to the new home of Vintage Zodiacs.
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Re: New Server - Completed
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2011, 12:31:39 AM »
Good work SW! Seeing 3 second complete page loads now my friend.
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Re: New Server - Completed
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2011, 12:35:01 AM »
Welcome back, I do see a few small issues I am ironing out.

Let me know if you find anything.
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Re: New Server - Completed
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2011, 04:41:01 AM »
WOW!! TALK ABOUT FAST! Thanks for the move. It"s a whole new experience prowling around here now! Thanks again SeaWolf and Butch for the hard work and effort!-your friend, orange :ur

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Re: New Server - Completed
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2011, 08:39:58 AM »
 :yeller :yeller :yeller    is there a problem with the java watch---it takes a LONG time to load AND until it does the whole site is locked up. any one else notice this, didnt do it before. maybe its my computer, very irritating.

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« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2011, 08:49:38 AM »
:yeller :yeller :yeller    is there a problem with the java watch---it takes a LONG time to load AND until it does the whole site is locked up. any one else notice this, didnt do it before. maybe its my computer, very irritating.

I am finding some issues in some browsers.  Working on fixing this now.  Will update this thread and issues are solved.
Please post anything you find.

The watch may take some time to load the first time and it may stay in your browser cache.
It really is a small footprint item.  Let me know if it works out or keeps happening?

Thanks
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Re: New Server - Completed
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2011, 04:38:05 PM »
 :yeller  the clock is still slow appearing and locks everything up.

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Re: New Server - Completed
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2011, 05:08:15 PM »
 :what

Jon, can you tell me what Browser your using so I can better fix this problem?

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Re: New Server - Completed
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2011, 09:35:49 PM »
Meaning the name and version number Jon. And please don't say Internet Explorer version 4.   :o
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« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2011, 07:33:42 AM »
i do use internet explorer, but how can i tell what version? i think it may be 7.

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Re: New Server - Completed
« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2011, 07:44:46 AM »
Click on Help and then About.
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Re: New Server - Completed
« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2011, 07:52:56 AM »
IE version 8.

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« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2011, 03:33:43 PM »
Great job with the site!

I seem to have a problem with time settings. I'm pretty sure I could see my local (Swedish) time in post etc. (although still in am/pm) before, but now I just see GMT-5. Or have I just missed where you set the time?

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Re: New Server - Completed
« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2011, 04:26:01 PM »
Great job with the site!

I seem to have a problem with time settings. I'm pretty sure I could see my local (Swedish) time in post etc. (although still in am/pm) before, but now I just see GMT-5. Or have I just missed where you set the time?

Thanks!

Time is on my list of fixes.  Please let me know if anyone finds other odd stuff not working.  Thanks
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Re: New Server - Completed
« Reply #14 on: June 18, 2011, 11:37:11 AM »
Can Jon or anyone else confirm that the java clock is being cached in your browser?  I made sure this is working on the server
and in all my browsers, it is working.  This means that when you go to the website, the java clock does not have to download each page view.  That would really cause a delay on page views.  Jon, you may want to check in your browser options to make sure your cache is turned on.

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Re: New Server - Completed
« Reply #15 on: June 18, 2011, 12:58:57 PM »
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"Can Jon or anyone else confirm that the java clock is being cached in your browser?  I made sure this is working on the server and in all my browsers, it is working.  This means that when you go to the website, the java clock does not have to download each page view. "

SW, help me to understand that. Bouncing back and forth from Home to Watch Repair to Forum tabs causes the clock to go away, then I see either a white or black box, and then the box is replaced with the clock on the new page, when using FF 3.6 or IE8. While not exactly slow, it does take about 3 seconds to repaint the new page and clock.
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Re: New Server - Completed
« Reply #16 on: June 18, 2011, 01:28:01 PM »
I do not have images cached yet, just the clock.  Images will be next stage of optimization.
When I usa firefox or chrome, the clock doesn't leave the page when moving from page to page.  It's already
downloaded and in my browser cache, so it does not have to download or load again.  You should be able to open the java preferences
in your browser to see if the clock is cached.  All browsers have the ability to turn on java cache or not.  Maybe IE disables
the java cache by default.  I'll have to test this out on my PC to see the behavior you are seeing.
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« Reply #17 on: June 18, 2011, 01:48:49 PM »
 :ur :wehe   SW--seems to be doing a lot better, when i first log on from my favorites list it takes 9-10 seconds for the clock to load. then once in when i go from section to section it is only 1 second. big improvement, thanks guy!

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« Reply #18 on: June 18, 2011, 01:54:47 PM »
I went into Control Panel and opened JAVA and then cleared its cache. Seems to have pick up a second but then in bouncing around as described I notice that in the Forum is where it can hang up. For LONG periods. Jon is right, still a long initial load.
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« Reply #19 on: June 18, 2011, 04:27:49 PM »
I just applied the cache code to the forum clock.  Let me know if you notice any improvement there.
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« Reply #20 on: June 18, 2011, 05:10:49 PM »
Just turned on gzip compression and other related apache speed optimizers.
Out of the box this stuff is not turned on.  Let me know if you find any improvements.
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« Reply #21 on: June 19, 2011, 07:31:14 AM »
Moving from page to page this morning, across tabs or within the forum, is taking 12 seconds to complete, most of that time is spent on the old page.
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« Reply #22 on: June 19, 2011, 09:43:17 AM »
Except for coming into this thread (8 seconds) we are averaging 2 second page loads at this time.
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« Reply #23 on: June 19, 2011, 12:44:10 PM »
I took down the java astro clock.

Still modifying stuff, you'll see a messy display on most browsers for a while while I work on this.

IE8 seems to display the page wrong.  Still trying to work out that bug.
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« Reply #24 on: June 19, 2011, 04:20:11 PM »
 :wtf   oh me, my astro clock has stopped running, better get it to BWG quickly! sea wolf, just kidding, i saw your post and we all appreciate the haed work on the site.  jon p

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« Reply #25 on: June 21, 2011, 09:36:42 AM »
 :sho Butch is working on it.
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« Reply #26 on: June 29, 2011, 08:50:27 AM »
 :ur :ur      sea wolf, the site is running great, very fast and our clock is running with no loading delay--YOU ROCK brother! THANKS

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« Reply #27 on: June 29, 2011, 10:13:21 AM »
Thank Butch for the smooth Astro, if you can't tell, the Astro is all New. 8)

The Astro is not finished, it's getting some finer design details worked out ;D

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« Reply #28 on: June 30, 2011, 04:36:58 PM »
Great job with the site!

I seem to have a problem with time settings. I'm pretty sure I could see my local (Swedish) time in post etc. (although still in am/pm) before, but now I just see GMT-5. Or have I just missed where you set the time?

Thanks!

See if you can fix this time issue by going into your profile layout settings and adjusting your time in there.

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« Reply #29 on: July 20, 2011, 05:43:53 PM »
Please let me know if you ever see the following issue. I see it with Firefox, ver. 3.6 as well as ver. 5.

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« Reply #30 on: July 23, 2011, 08:04:44 AM »
Huh. You mean I am the only one seeing this issue?
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