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  • Birthday 09/08/1985

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    I Forge Iron Admin
  1. Greetings.  I am mining old threads for information to get grounded before asking questions which past communications will answers.  Pictures embedded with these threads appear to be disabled.  Is there a method of recovering these pictures?  Any guidance appreciated.

    Regards.  David S.

  2. Mostly snakes. However a cricket kept me company with his chirps tonight.
  3. Dance your cares away, worries for another day. Let the music play, down at Fraggle Rock!

  4. Heading to my first punk house show of the year.

  5. I have no clue what company delivers at 8am, but I will enjoy the morning PG Tips I ordered.

  6. I never realized how many of my friends only know one language until I started learning more.

  7. ...and I feel fine.

  8. Great photos, good stuff.
  9. It's a rumor. I Forge Iron now pushes out over 2,500,000 pageviews a month, which requires more focus on the technical end. After last night, we'll be refocusing on the Blueprints soon.
  10. This upgrade is straight forward. We're switching login systems. The Blueprints being offline are a another story. I'll post an update on the Blueprints soon. The advantage is one login. Also, you do not need to like us on Facebook. I put the banner up to remind people we are on there as well. I'll take it down in a few days. Everyone is affected.
  11. I Forge Iron is expanding. As a result, we are changing the way we handle login authentication. We ask you check you account so we can fix any problems before the upgrade. Please make sure your login information is current. A ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. One reason for this, is I Forge Iron now has a store and we'll be introducing an SSL (encryption). The upgrade, which will be rolled out soon, will allow users to login via email or username. Across multiple sites even. Members stuck as, "Awaiting validation" will be deleted. These are people who signed up, often spammers, but never confirmed their email address. Make sure your email address is correct!  you may find your account is closed if not current
  12. Since, the donation drive, we've been able to deploy extra servers to help handle the load. I Forge Iron now uses multiple servers around the world, or a Content Delivery Network, to host static items like images. This network also means we're on 26 servers closer to you, where ever you are. Since April 12th, we've reduced the load time of I Forge Iron by 60%. Another problem is the amount of pages we serve out. During peak hours, I Forge Iron, has been maxing out it's resources or Load. In other words, too many people at once. Here's a server load graph, which is powered by the new server. We're now at around ~30% load, which is excellent. The memory is at 50% because we now cache (store) commonly used pages in the memory, reducing the read/write cycles to the hard drive. The Content Delivery Network (CDN) also has reduced a significant portion of our load. Now the site is zippier and more responsive, we'll be turning our focus towards content and expansion.
  13. We just upgraded the server. The chat will be fixed soon enough.

  14. Mornin Andrew, I was going to mention some problems that I was having, but after deciding that you were busier than a one legged man in a tail kickin contest I decided to be more patient. Thanks for working so diligently on the site. I'll wait til ya'll are done.