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Our gardens here, were woken up early as we had a warm spell a few weeks ago. Now, however, we are experiencing 5 or 6 degrees below normal, and nothing much better for the next week to 10 days. I had to cover the hydrangeas the other night from a freeze overnight. Sheesh! Get it together Mother Nature! ;)


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Accrete wrote: Sat May 01, 2021 5:24 pm All our perennials are starting to sprout. I got 7 hanging baskets to fill from the Dollar store. Project for May long weekend...

Power washed the decks yesterday. Need painting again.

Shed project "on hold" till we have a number of dry days. Maybe that will be a May long weekend project too.
Smart shopping and Welcome to the joys of home ownership. :)


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Had the irrigation system opened and tested today. Simple thing eh? Sure, except if the guys weren't here today, they wouldn't have fixed an issue causing a bit of a flood. If I opened it myself, the flood would have been bigger, since one of the inground connection pipes had split over the winter. Now, there's plenty of mud to go around. It didn't help that it's been raining for nearly 4 days straight too. :o


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But it was nice you got it fixed :)

I'm a little impressed with our current session count on the forum. We had an user online record a few days ago, but what is even more impressive, is we have 86k+ sessions in the database currently, and the forum seems to run fine with that session count. Before i optimized the forum it would become a bit slow when we had 10k+ sessions. So changing MySQL memory limit to something more decent and adding an object memory cache extension to PHP did a world of difference.


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J. H. Rasmussen wrote: Wed May 05, 2021 12:07 pm I'm a little impressed with our current session count on the forum. We had an user online record a few days ago, but what is even more impressive, is we have 86k+ sessions in the database currently, and the forum seems to run fine with that session count. Before i optimized the forum it would become a bit slow when we had 10k+ sessions. So changing MySQL memory limit to something more decent and adding an object memory cache extension to PHP did a world of difference.
Nice! Good to know how to optimize the internal workings. :)

Back when I working, part of what I did was involved with being a virtual hosting manager. I had many let's say, more than "slightly warm" discussions with support about performance and connectivity issues some clients were experiencing. A lot of issues, I was told, for the most part, were "normal". That type of story is better told another day.

However, while on the topic of support, this particular level of support arm was on this continent, which I thought was good. In fact, they were on the east coast up here. But, whenever something critical, or head scratching was occurring on a client's site that I could not remedy, and our local support could not fix, I soon learned that issue was then moved off-shore to support in the Ukraine. :shock:


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They probably should have send the support requests to Denmark, then the issues would have been fixed right away lol ;)

I don't doubt that there is a lot of people in Canada who knows their stuff, but there is also some decent IT and webmaster people in the rest of the world :)

On a side note, your website seems to have had the text "Sorry, we're doing some work on the site" for a while, is In Front Media Inc. going to be live again some day?


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I don't have to worry about that sort of technical end of things any longer as I've passed the baton to someone else.

At this point, I don't know what I'm going to do with the domain and webspace. I may decide to use a site to advertise locally and sell a collection of vinyl records I have. Some are worth a few hundred - and there are a lot worth maybe $20 each. I may just separate the ones worth the most, sell them separately. And just sell the rest in bulk. I really don't know right now. DW wouldn't mind if I got rid of them. :lol:


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We got the shed mostly done yesterday. Still need to do the roof and doors. Supposed to be dry all week till the weekend so have time to get that done before it rains.

Maybe get the basket stuffers next weekend before the May long weekend rush.

Water conservation started May 1 here. Got to get the sprinkler out for Wed. am sprinkling.


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Accrete wrote: Mon May 10, 2021 12:45 pm Maybe get the basket stuffers next weekend before the May long weekend rush.
We're getting our baskets sometime later this week. For us, it looks like the over-night "frost events" will be over by then. Fingers crossed. ;)
Accrete wrote: Mon May 10, 2021 12:45 pm Water conservation started May 1 here. Got to get the sprinkler out for Wed. am sprinkling.
What is your conservation program like. Here exterior usage (grass/flowers/car washing etc) is restricted to every second day (depending on house number, odd/even) and isn't allowed between, 7am-6pm.


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We can sprinkle lawns 2 days a week from May 1 - Oct 15. You can hand water your plants any day but they want you to do it between 4am and 9am.


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