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by bahua
Fri Apr 24, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Forum Announcements & Suggestions
Topic: Folding @ Home
Replies: 7
Views: 938

Folding @ Home

I decided that I should use my extra CPU cycles for good, so I've installed Folding@Home on my home machine. I ran it back in the kcgeek days in 2001-2005ish, but they have a linux client now, which makes me happy. I created a new team, called Kansas City Folders, and if anyone wants to join, it's t...
by bahua
Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Forum Announcements & Suggestions
Topic: The Future
Replies: 18
Views: 4037

Re: The Future

by bahua
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Forum Announcements & Suggestions
Topic: The Future
Replies: 18
Views: 4037

Re: The Future

Would you be interested in sharing numbers regarding bandwidth, traffic counts, database size, hosting costs, etc? Hosting for the server on which this site runs(and constitutes 99.9999-repeating% of the host's traffic and use) is $20 a month. Annual domain renewal is about $15. Mail delivery is be...
by bahua
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Forum Announcements & Suggestions
Topic: Like this community? You can support it!
Replies: 0
Views: 39467

Like this community? You can support it!

As this site and community have grown, so too has the cost of keeping it up and running. Apart from some generous individual donations, I have borne the cost myself and will continue to do so as long as I'm able, as the site and its neutrality are very important to me. But you can help defray or may...
by bahua
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Forum Announcements & Suggestions
Topic: The Future
Replies: 18
Views: 4037

Re: The Future

This is great news, and there's already a patron! I think I will de-globalize this post, and post a new global with the patreon link front and center.
by bahua
Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Forum Announcements & Suggestions
Topic: The Future
Replies: 18
Views: 4037

Re: The Future

Patreon doesn't show an annual option. Maybe someone who's versed in the platform can provide some guidance, but here is the first form of the page that I was able to throw together using royalty-free images and slap-dash prose: patreon.com/kcrag I would be delighted to have some feedback on what su...
by bahua
Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Forum Announcements & Suggestions
Topic: The Future
Replies: 18
Views: 4037

Re: The Future

Patreon is probably the means by which the subs would be collected, if people are interested.
by bahua
Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Forum Announcements & Suggestions
Topic: The Future
Replies: 18
Views: 4037

The Future

As this site and community have grown, so too has the cost of keeping it up and running. Apart from some generous donations, I have borne the cost myself, as the site and its neutrality are very important to me. That said, I would like to explore ways to fund this site other than by myself. I have m...
by bahua
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: Forum Announcements & Suggestions
Topic: New major version of phpBB, and PHP
Replies: 2
Views: 2222

Re: New major version of phpBB, and PHP

I've copied the avatars over, but it looks like a lot are still missing. If you want yours to appear, I recommend grabbing it again and uploading.

I don't know if it's real or if it's just late at night, but the forum seems even faster now. Anybody else think so?
by bahua
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: Forum Announcements & Suggestions
Topic: New major version of phpBB, and PHP
Replies: 2
Views: 2222

New major version of phpBB, and PHP

I'm still dialing things in, as I had to go a bit more nuclear with the update than in previous updates. We are now using phpBB version 3.3.0, up from 3.2.8, and php version 7.3, up from 5.6. I see we're missing avatars, so I will try to pull those from the backed up old forum, but if you see anythi...
by bahua
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Forum Announcements & Suggestions
Topic: Move to a new server
Replies: 11
Views: 4921

Re: Move to a new server

Has anyone else found themselves needing to log back in every visit since the move? I click "Remember me" each time and it never does. That was definitely the case for me before the move to https, but now my logins persist on all my devices. Though also, if it does idle me out, my browser will duti...
by bahua
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Forum Announcements & Suggestions
Topic: Site Logo
Replies: 14
Views: 6021

Re: Site Logo

...that being said, I definitely prefer the view from the north. I also love the view from Strawberry Hill.
by bahua
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Forum Announcements & Suggestions
Topic: Site Logo
Replies: 14
Views: 6021

Re: Site Logo

I personally would prefer a dark mode, as I want everything dark now, but whatever people want is fine with me. My biggest concern about customizing the theming is how to handle it after the next and all future releases of phpbb, wherein deep structural changes seem to be relatively common, frequent...
by bahua
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Forum Announcements & Suggestions
Topic: HTTPS
Replies: 13
Views: 3907

Re: HTTPS

There, that's done. Requests to www and forum now just immediately redirect to https://kcrag.com. The DNS update may take a couple hours, but it's done.
by bahua
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Forum Announcements & Suggestions
Topic: HTTPS
Replies: 13
Views: 3907

Re: HTTPS

Hmm, maybe I'll just make a virtual host entry for www too, that behaves exactly the same as the one I had to set up for forum dot kcrag.
by bahua
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Forum Announcements & Suggestions
Topic: HTTPS
Replies: 13
Views: 3907

Re: HTTPS

I have been all week but only at work Not the end of the world, but it’s still happening. I would highly appreciate a screenshot of the error you are seeing, along with as much information as you're willing to give about how you try to connect. The URL, especially. If you would feel more comfortabl...
by bahua
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Forum Announcements & Suggestions
Topic: Move to a new server
Replies: 11
Views: 4921

Re: Move to a new server

Ah, cool! Well maybe KCP would be willing/able to restore some old features.
by bahua
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Forum Announcements & Suggestions
Topic: Site Logo
Replies: 14
Views: 6021

Re: Site Logo

I'm not married to any particular aesthetic. As such, dimensions are up to you. I like the look that fills the header horizontally, but that's my own preference, and from the look of it now I clearly have no idea what I'm doing.
by bahua
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Forum Announcements & Suggestions
Topic: Move to a new server
Replies: 11
Views: 4921

Re: Move to a new server

Bahua, a question that perhaps you can answer. Remember before the rag when the forum was on KCSkycrapers? At that time there was another side to the site for uploading images. Just wondering, were those all lost somewhere along the way? Sorry I missed this until now. KCPowercat operated the KCS si...
by bahua
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Forum Announcements & Suggestions
Topic: Site Logo
Replies: 14
Views: 6021

Site Logo

I found a public domain image of the skyline, and cropped it to my delight. Unfortunately, that is where my graphic design prowess ends. I seek now a talented, or at least competent graphic designer or designers to improve this image or make a better one. I would like for the site to have some kind ...