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on November 9, 2009 - 10:40pm

Wow - my first post on the new boards. It's been ages since I've posted here, but I do find the new format much easier to navigate in places. I'm still trying to find my way about the redesigned boards, but the website itself seems much simpler in terms of finding things.

Then again - maybe there are entire sections I have yet to discover...

Anyway, it's bit of an odd day. Did you ever finish a project and instead of being all 'woo-hoo, it's done' - instead you felt a bit sad that it was finished? It was one of those days today. Not a major downer in the general scheme of things. It's an accomplishment to finish something, right? It was also a bit bittersweet, though, and that's the feeling that's lingering at the moment.

Thought for the day, courtesy of Elizabeth Kubler-Ross -

"People are like stained glass windows: they sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light within."

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Any day now...

on April 16, 2009 - 11:04pm

Like everyone else, I'm waiting for the return of the FOJG board. I think I have my hotel info now, and I want to update it on the list for the HB. I'm also eager to see everyone I've missed over the last few days. I only have like two email addys for people, so it's really hard to keep up with people! I think I'm going to ask if anyone wants to share emails once the boards are back up and running. That way I can stay in touch if this ever happens again...

What else is new? I'm looking at a quick trip to the Grand Canyon before heading to LA. That's still just a maybe, but it's an exciting maybe.

Otherwise, there's not a lot of news at this end of the world. Here's hoping to seeing the board back by tomorrow. Think we could get some shirts printed up - I survived the Board Crash of '09?

G'nite, and sleep well.

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No News is What Kind of News?

on April 16, 2009 - 10:51am

I've heard the old saying that no news is good news, but I really don't know how applicable that is in the digital age. The boards are still down. They must be replacing every server in the building at this rate, but hopefully once they're done with - whatever it is - that they're doing, the boards will run so smoothly that we'll never have this problem again.

Well, never hurts to hope, right?

It's putting a serious damper on my planning for LA. Okay, yes, I already have my tickets for the HB, and I've already mailed off my check for the M&G. But the daily countdown? The fact that I'm soooooo excited about my first trip to see/hear JG live? The fact that I'm just as excited about meeting everyone from the board? I'm already so excited that I'm about to bounce out of my skin!

Oh, well, for whatever it's worth, I guess we'll all be very virtuous people by the time we get back on the boards, what with all this patience we're using here, right?

(Attempt at humor - really.)

Okay, off to actually do something productive for a few minutes and then back to see if the boards are up.

I hope you all have a most excellent day, and here's hoping the boards come back soon!

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Posted on the Public JG boards

on April 15, 2009 - 2:43pm

The mods at the public JG boards posted the following - "The FoJG message board is down because of an unanticipated server problem. Tech is working on it and should have it resolved soon. Thanks for being patient."

So yey - here's hoping the new servers (or the old ones) get online very soon!

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Still waiting

on April 15, 2009 - 11:38am

Well, I still can't get into the boards, either, but at least I'm in good company. I hope that whatever the problem is, that it's fixed soon or that an announcement is posted soon. I keep having this thought that some new boards will get set up, and - sniff - somebody will forget to tell me. (Okay, slight exaggeration there, but y'know what I'm trying to say.)

No great additions to add at the moment, other than waiting for the boards to return. I hope I didn't break my profile when I updated it to show my yahoo email. It said 'renewal failed' which is a scary thing, esp since I was just editing what my profile says and didn't go near renewals or my password. But anyway...fingers crossed!

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