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21) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW #221 Father had some short comings..... (Message 1578786)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Winning on a cool Saturday morning.
65F, projected high 79F (down from 95F last Saturday).
Clouds over the southern Sierras, but not my house.
Winning.
22) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW #221 Father had some short comings..... (Message 1578661)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Winning as some Poster actually blocked me.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4VSdGzxSTw

Can't imagine who would do such a thing to you, uli....

Winning after spending a quiet evening watching Fresno State come from behind to beat New Mexico in football, and the San Diego Padres beat the Giants in baseball.

Also picked up a used Core2 Duo with 2 GB of memory running Windows Vista, with monitor, mouse, and keyboard, for $100 at the County Surplus store. Comes online tomorrow. It will replace my old Mac G4, which is dying of old age (2001).
23) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (90) Server Problems? (Message 1578657)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
I will ask one more time.

Has anybody notice'd any thing wrong with there account .

Personal messages being deleted ?

Notification by Email from seti for any reason when the community preferences are set to be only notified by personal message and NOT email ?

One very peed off , spooked , angry and worried user

No sign of deleted PMs here. Can't help with the other issue, as I have Email notifications ON.
24) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mark's Freekibble III (Message 1577994)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Links to Feed Needy Animals/Pets/Lost Friends waiting to be found.
http://www.freekibblekat.com
http://www.freekibble.com
http://www.freekatlitter.com
http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/clickToGive/home.faces?siteId=3

Today's Topics: "Info in Cat Pictures on the Web" & "Special Give-Away"

13.2948 million meals fed so far.....
206,625 scoops of litter since 2014 Aug 01.
Click on the links to play the game. Right answer or wrong, every play feeds the critters -
but your computer can only play once a day, so play from as many computers as you can!
25) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mark's Freekibble III (Message 1577366)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Links to Feed Needy Animals/Pets/Lost Friends waiting to be found.
http://www.freekibblekat.com
http://www.freekibble.com
http://www.freekatlitter.com
http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/clickToGive/home.faces?siteId=3

Today's Topics: "Wednesday WonderFunder - Cat Kitchen Towels" & "Wednesday WonderFunder - Dog Kitchen Towels"

13.2780 million meals fed so far.....
201,480 scoops of litter since 2014 Aug 01.
Click on the links to play the game. Right answer or wrong, every play feeds the critters -
but your computer can only play once a day, so play from as many computers as you can!
26) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (90) Server Problems? (Message 1577354)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
OK, I've passed it on, but not unconditionally:

Just before we leave this subject for good, and while the code is still fresh in everybody's minds, there's a suggestion from the user community.

In the specific case of SETI, it might make sense and look good to take the premise which started all this off - "show badges at bottom of forum-post box" - and place the 'green star' donor badge there, in-line with the country flag and the 'contribution' badge.

However, in passing on that suggestion, I'm conscious that very few projects display country flags, and at some projects the 'donor' badge is proportionately much larger than SETI's - so it might not work so well in generic BOINC code.

One of the things they taught me in Navy Electronics school is when troubleshooting, only change one thing at a time. Trying to change/fix several things at once usually makes the problem worse. Fix the goofy page fonts and mysql error messages first, then think about moving the Green stars.

Looks like they have fixed the fonts and mySQL errors. Maybe time to sit back and see if any other glitches surface before trying to change anything else....
27) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW #221 Father had some short comings..... (Message 1577349)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor


GOOD MORNING SETI!

Eek!!! It's the sun!!

Winning

Done quite well for sun over here, Julie....for a change.

That would have been a good one if we still had the Mystery Landscape game.

We could let the Tool Time game rest for a while, and restart the Landscape/scenery game.....

Edit: Winning with the stench of fresh road oil permeating my house. They put oil seal on my street and cul-de-sac this morning while I was away at Vets Coffee Club.
28) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (90) Server Problems? (Message 1577343)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
OK, I've passed it on, but not unconditionally:

Just before we leave this subject for good, and while the code is still fresh in everybody's minds, there's a suggestion from the user community.

In the specific case of SETI, it might make sense and look good to take the premise which started all this off - "show badges at bottom of forum-post box" - and place the 'green star' donor badge there, in-line with the country flag and the 'contribution' badge.

However, in passing on that suggestion, I'm conscious that very few projects display country flags, and at some projects the 'donor' badge is proportionately much larger than SETI's - so it might not work so well in generic BOINC code.

One of the things they taught me in Navy Electronics school is when troubleshooting, only change one thing at a time. Trying to change/fix several things at once usually makes the problem worse. Fix the goofy page fonts and mysql error messages first, then think about moving the Green stars.
29) Message boards : Cafe SETI : What's for breakfast? (Message 1576809)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Something interesting that just showed up:
http://www.yahoo.com/health/5-reasons-to-skip-breakfast-97835884338.html

As noted earlier in this thread, I tend to eat a light breakfast most days, but when I eat a heavy breakfast, it is later in the morning, more than an hour after rising.

But the bottom line is, don't follow rigid rules/advice, find what works best for you.
30) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V5 (Message 1576086)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
So is Donald the winner?

That's what John's PM said.

Sorry, I got a little pre-occupied Wednesday and Thursday (happens sometimes when I have Funeral/Memorial services). Will have something up sometime Friday.

Well, so much for THAT plan......
31) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mark's Freekibble III (Message 1576075)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Links to Feed Needy Animals/Pets/Lost Friends waiting to be found.
http://www.freekibblekat.com
http://www.freekibble.com
http://www.freekatlitter.com
http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/clickToGive/home.faces?siteId=3

Today's Topics: "Peruvian Nurse Maria Torero" & "Welsh Black & Tan Dog Breed"

13.2726 million meals fed so far.....
192,100 scoops of litter since 2014 Aug 01.
Click on the links to play the game. Right answer or wrong, every play feeds the critters -
but your computer can only play once a day, so play from as many computers as you can![/quote]
32) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW #221 Father had some short comings..... (Message 1576052)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Winning after a vry busy weekend.
Working on getting caught-up today.

Several of the Veterans groups I participate in were involved in an event at the local Convention Center. I was only supposed to work a couple hours Sunday, but as an Officer of the sponsoring group, I had to cover on Friday and Saturday when others got sick or had last-minute conflicts.
33) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mark's Freekibble III (Message 1574214)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Links to Feed Needy Animals/Pets/Lost Friends waiting to be found.
http://www.freekibblekat.com
http://www.freekibble.com
http://www.freekatlitter.com
http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/clickToGive/home.faces?siteId=3

Today's Topics: "Lions Going Extinct" & "1-Year-Old Misa"

13.2501 million meals fed so far.....
177,633 scoops of litter since 2014 Aug 01.
Click on the links to play the game. Right answer or wrong, every play feeds the critters -
but your computer can only play once a day, so play from as many computers as you can![/quote]
34) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V5 (Message 1574212)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
So is Donald the winner?

That's what John's PM said.

Sorry, I got a little pre-occupied Wednesday and Thursday (happens sometimes when I have Funeral/Memorial services). Will have something up sometime Friday.
35) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW #220: 70's Disco dancing music :) (Message 1574207)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Winning on the late pass, with a cool breeze coming in my windows.
Did a Memorial Service today, for a WWII Sailor from my Legion and VFW Posts. Gonna miss him......

@Blurf: Glad to hear Suz is doing better. Depression is one thing I have not had to deal with, but I've read enough to know it's a rough go for all involved. Praying for strength and patience for all of you.
36) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mark's Freekibble III (Message 1573123)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Links to Feed Needy Animals/Pets/Lost Friends waiting to be found.
http://www.freekibblekat.com
http://www.freekibble.com
http://www.freekatlitter.com
http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/clickToGive/home.faces?siteId=3

Today's Topics: "Gregory Kreuger's House" & "Faithful Tommy in India"

13.2366 million meals fed so far.....
169,000 scoops of litter since 2014 Aug 01.
Click on the links to play the game. Right answer or wrong, every play feeds the critters -
but your computer can only play once a day, so play from as many computers as you can![/quote]
37) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V5 (Message 1573115)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Hint: The diameter is far less important than the circumference.

The circumference of the metal disc on the end of the shaft?
Which would make it a revolution counter, which multiplied by the disc circumference would yield a distance traveled measurement.
38) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW #220: 70's Disco dancing music :) (Message 1573112)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Winning on the late-night pass again.
39) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (89) Server Problems? (Message 1573109)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
As I write over 67,500 MB are been returned an hour with an average return time of 39.38 hours. It has been high for some time I am just curious if this is shorter work or are more people participating? It would also appear that there has been a lot of data sent to the servers or perhaps it is data then returned to the scientists.

For about the past week, 30% of the Tasks on my Core2 Duo has been shorties.
40) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW #220: 70's Disco dancing music :) (Message 1572568)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Another late-night win.
104F today, didn't feel like doing anything.
Smoke from the wildfires in the air not helping.
Chipped away at a few projects, took a couple naps.
Supposed to start cooling down by Thursday - we'll see.


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