|Jenolan||:||To save money web site hosting has been reduced and AWS file hosting of the compendium removed|
|shenley||:||Thanks for the update, Larry. Just spoke to Norm and he sounded in good spirits. He said life in the retirement village was very good. Like you said, he misses all the great RBR days (we all do). I've now got the phone number to his room so it will be easier for me to ring him in the future. He said he had to go because Bingo was on in a few minutes.|
|Jenolan||:||Norm said he is having a lot of problems with his sight, miss all of the old crew RBR was really something grand when it was rocking|
|shenley||:||Thanks, Larry. I was wondering how Norm was getting on in the aged-care facility. I will give him a phone call soon. He said it might be difficult getting through to him now. Not surprised he has retired from RBR scenarios. Pleased he is still OK. Regards, Peter|
|Jenolan||:||Heard from Norm, no more RBR... I am still pondering paying (again) for the latest Trainz and writing Activities using the terrible rule based sessions|
|shenley||:||Nice to hear your updates, Larry. Hope the move hasn't been too much of a problem. Regards, Peter|
|Jenolan||:||Bought a Ryobi lawn mower (battery 18v) to do our tiny lawn, and a transfer pump to use the bath water on the garden|
|Jenolan||:||After more than a month of missing the farm, the worst thing drinking water, miss our clean fresh rain water tanks every day. And the morning kookaburras, maggies, even the wombat|
|Jenolan||:||Weather for West Bathurst (our Endolin) is now active|
|Jenolan||:||We have named our new house Endolin ... see if you can work out the reference. Disney movie, computer based, debug mode on.|
This is not a whinge session, just an update on living in the bush.
The storms that arrived during February were quite something, next door a lightning strike took out their transformer. Multiple days we were without power, the phone was off more than it was on and is still faulty.
Power wise, I bought a new generator big beastie a few months ago as Edison's has a special 50% off then PayPal offered 20% off the price so I stumped up the $1,000 odd so that we had enough grunt to keep the fridge and freezers going. Without that we would have lost all of our farm meat, kill a sheep style. So saved there, also we had one that hit really close, it took everything out and also fried the TV system antenna, booster, power, cabling was all kablooied changed all that and still no boob tube so had to get the guy to come out, easy with his magical level detector the new antenna needed to be pointed a bit differently than the old one.
The weather station also lost its mind and at the same time my computer and the server had a joint drop of the guts ... most of my coding stuff was scrambled, was able to recover the program code itself but the server data was not recoverable, oh well that's what happens with electronics from time to time.
Building a new server, bought an old refurbished HP Z400 workstation, removed the HDD and just installed two SSD drives for it to replace the old Dell server that was not worth fixing, it will do the weather station and also run the local development web stuff I still like to tinker with from time to time.
Anyway summer is almost done, winter is coming.