|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.|
Thanks to Heroku and Cachet I have setup a status page for all of my stuff (ie sites, & the server). It will have any downtime etc and where I am at fixing same. You should bookmark the Status Link which is also shown in the top menu it is more likely that any notices will be there rather than on social media.
Had a fun day trip yesterday, the replacement lens in my right eye had started to fog over so that seeing was starting to be affected. Took three months to get to see the specialist and a few hours of tests, drops and stuff then the laser. Bit sore, from the 'contact lens' on the eye, and bits of junk are now floating around inside the eye but in a few days should be able to see properly again.
Can just imagine what the solution would have been before using a laser, probably another cut and drag session. Ho-hum hope everyone is well.
Well just for fun I bought the DVD of The Lego Movie it was very funny, with so many puns in it I am not sure how they fit them all in though at times there were three active at a time which I think is pretty much a record. But it is a nice fun movie, sure it is meant for kids but there are still plenty for us old farts to laugh at, seriously we were chuckling quite often and even a few real laughs out of it, with the rewind/replay used a few times. So a funny afternoon watching the boob tube.
The other hugely amazing thing, well at least Greg reckons it is world shattering, is that I have found a graphics program that I can actually drive. It loads all of the adobe formats, plus does svg and everything that I can image but also allows a grafkickally person like me to modify images without blowing my brain circuits. The logo over on phpMQ and the icon etc we from an EPS file with vector graphics normally I would have to pay someone to do the work but I was able to do that one in a couple of minutes. Another that I am working on with logos, banners and etc which would be totally impossible for me are all done and took only about an hour.
Hugely impressed with iDraw, yes it is mac based, but at only US$25 it is the best and simplest tool I have ever found, I have been running Parallels with Photoshop when I needed to try and mangle things but I am now free of that too! Happy happy, joy joy.
Anyway move along, this is not the blog we are looking for.
Helen & I went to watch the latest Lord of the Rings move .. the third of the 'Hobbit' series, in 3D no less as I was watching I just could not help but compare the 3D effects with Trainz. It is a sad litany when watching a movie that Trianz comes to mind, but bear with me at one point Legolas is talking to his father (just before the eagles show up), in a normal wide screen the speakers fade in and out of focus but the whole idea of the 3D is that you can see both, but for some reason Legolas's father is blurred when he is talking and vise-versa. This to me is just being slack, Legolas should have been in the 3D foreground and his father in the background all in focus, why didn't they ... shit who cares the numnutz paying will not notice so let's just leave it and fug 'em who see it is crap.
That has always been the issue (since TRS2004) ... fug something doesn't work right .. well shit tough. Did you see it with the T:ANE/CE it aint to find weird errors, heck let's see how many idjits can install it and get something half working. It is the all to often pointy haired boss approach to the universe.
Anyway, back to the movie ... sigh ... as the third instalment of the smallest book in the 'Middle Earth' story line it was not bad, the three movies compared to the books, well fail, but as a story quite watchable. Shame they didn't do the same with the three bigger books for the actual 'Lord of the Rings', I especially missed Bombadil how could it be canon without him.
Back to T:ANE ... please do not construe my previous message to mean that I will do any 'real' work for it, at best, if it works, I will tinker and perhaps build an Activity. if that works I might do some more ... BUTT I would need to feel as excited as when I started playing with TRS2004 and that is a huge ask!
Be well my friends, hope you had a safe and happy XMAS and wish all a Happy New Year