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by Doc
02 Dec 2017, 19:44
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: Flying Visit
Replies: 15
Views: 982

Re: Flying Visit

Yes we get hauled out on Monday to get the repairs done. It should take 7 to 10 days before we get back in the water. We both want to be in Antigua for xmas which is 300+ miles away so we might have to sail it in one hit 2 to 3 days should do it. It's cutting it fine to say the least but at least we...
by Doc
02 Dec 2017, 00:13
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: Flying Visit
Replies: 15
Views: 982

Re: Flying Visit

Thanks for all your comments.
Stanley I came across this earler today, a picture of Jack taken in 2012
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by Doc
26 Nov 2017, 15:24
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: Flying Visit
Replies: 15
Views: 982

Flying Visit

Just a quick flying visit to say Hi to everyone on OGFB and I'm glad to see the site is going from strength to strength. Carole and I are still travelling the islands here in the Caribbean and we are currently here in Grenada in the southern part. Last season we made some good friends in Antigua and...
by Doc
12 May 2013, 14:50
Forum: General Discussions About The Site
Topic: May 12th 2013 - Site Latest News
Replies: 20
Views: 3152

May 12th 2013 - Site Latest News

The site is now back online although they might be a bug or two still lurking around. I had to revert the database to an older backup 11/05/2013 at 5:50am so anything posted after that time and date until now would have been over written. Please report any bugs you come across by replying to this to...
by Doc
27 Mar 2013, 21:08
Forum: General Discussions About The Site
Topic: The time is upon us.
Replies: 58
Views: 9293

Re: The time is upon us.

Now that the handover of the site is completed I'd like to wish Pluggy and all the members of OGFB all the best for the future, I will still be hanging around for a while to offer any help I can to Pluggy from a technical point of view until he gets comfortable with the in's and out's of the site. S...
by Doc
06 Dec 2012, 15:48
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: Happy Birthday Nolic
Replies: 17
Views: 2562

Happy Birthday Nolic

I've just noticed that it is your birthday today so congratulations are in order. I hope you have a great day and enjoy yourself. :happybd:
by Doc
06 Dec 2012, 15:42
Forum: General Discussions About The Site
Topic: The time is upon us.
Replies: 58
Views: 9293

Re: The time is upon us.

Me and Pluggy have just had our first meeting regarding the transfer and things are now moving forwards. We are going to have a trial run on a test website before anything happens and if all goes well we will complete the transfer with little if any disruptions. We will keep you posted on the progre...
by Doc
05 Dec 2012, 13:57
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: LOSING WEIGHT
Replies: 172
Views: 24168

Re: LOSING WEIGHT

My vices regarding food are bread, potatoes, rice and pasta which are all high in carbs. Back in June of 2010, I was injecting insulin (Novamix) before every meal after being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and standing 6ft tall and weighing 16st 10lbs I decided to lose some weight by just cutting ou...
by Doc
04 Dec 2012, 20:19
Forum: Boating
Topic: Hocus Pocus
Replies: 10
Views: 2883

Re: Hocus Pocus

Prout catamarans have a reputation for being solidly built unlike the mass production boats of today, they are a great sea boat with good sea keeping qualities and being a catamaran are also very stable (No heeling). Carole does not like sailing on an angle all the time. The name Hocus Pocus was eve...
by Doc
04 Dec 2012, 17:00
Forum: Boating
Topic: Hocus Pocus
Replies: 10
Views: 2883

Hocus Pocus

My wife and I have been planning to go travelling around the world for a while now and part of those plans have come to fruition. Back in September after many years of research and viewings we purchased a wonderful sailing catamaran which was based in Portsmouth and re-named her Hocus Pocus. I then ...
by Doc
04 Dec 2012, 16:15
Forum: Bug Reporting
Topic: Google API Key
Replies: 24
Views: 5278

Re: Google API Key

While I was doing some house keeping on the site I stumbled across a small piece of programming code that I think was responsible for the google API key warning message. I removed the offending code and hopefully it should not be appearing again. (Fingers crossed)
by Doc
29 Nov 2012, 15:03
Forum: DIY
Topic: Terraced House Restoration Project
Replies: 20
Views: 5643

Re: Terraced House Restoration Project

I thought it was about time I gave you an update on the progress of this project. To be honest my original time scale went out the window more or less at the start because of other unforeseen commitments I had to make. But there has been some progress albeit a bit slower than anticipated. Below are ...
by Doc
27 Nov 2012, 16:41
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: Your Bucket List...
Replies: 9
Views: 1807

Your Bucket List...

What are the 10 things you would like to achieve before you kick the bucket. Mine are:- 1. To sail around the world visiting as many Countries and Cultures as possible 2. Learn to play the guitar (by the way, I'm Tone Deaf) 3. To Climb A Volcano 4. Learn to scuba dive and swim on the Great Barrier R...
by Doc
22 Oct 2012, 21:57
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Site Software Upgrade to PHPBB 3.0.11
Replies: 7
Views: 2836

Re: Site Software Upgrade to PHPBB 3.0.11

I have just ran the update process (22:56) and all seems to have gone well with no errors.

If you find that the functionality of the software is acting abnormal, then please post a reply to this post.

Many Thanks
by Doc
22 Oct 2012, 13:27
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Site Software Upgrade to PHPBB 3.0.11
Replies: 7
Views: 2836

Site Software Upgrade to PHPBB 3.0.11

Apologies for my absence of late but I have been otherwise involved in other situations which warranted my utmost attention. PHPBB are the folks who produce the software which this site runs on, they have recently issued a software version upgrade which I intend to implement this week, hopefully the...
by Doc
25 Jul 2012, 22:56
Forum: DIY
Topic: Terraced House Restoration Project
Replies: 20
Views: 5643

Re: Terraced House Restoration Project

Thanks for the heads up Tiz, the only thing structural I'll be doing is taking down a supporting dividing brick built single story wall and putting a girder in to support the joists above, I am expecting to either the planning or building dept to get involved, but I am about to make some tentative e...
by Doc
24 Jul 2012, 20:42
Forum: DIY
Topic: Terraced House Restoration Project
Replies: 20
Views: 5643

Terraced House Restoration Project

Earlier in the month (July 2012) we sold the farm, moved into rented accommodation and purchased a 2 bedroom + attic terraced house in Barnoldswick from a repossession company for £65,000, I got the keys from the estate agents today, so the project will commence tomorrow. The idea being that I will ...
by Doc
20 Jul 2012, 16:10
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: Stanley's forum replies
Replies: 1
Views: 687

Re: Stanley's forum replies

Gloria

If you mean the recent topics block on the portal home page, I have increased the number of days to show 3-days instead of just the 1.

Hope this helps.
by Doc
19 Jul 2012, 16:07
Forum: General Discussions About The Site
Topic: Site Tweaks, Bug Fixes and other Stuff
Replies: 56
Views: 7396

Re: Site Tweaks, Bug Fixes and other Stuff

Most of them are automated and we manage to catch most of these using a script which uses a randomly selected Question and Answer dialogue which needs human intervention to enable them to proceed to the next level in the registration process. e.g. What town in the north England is this website mostl...
by Doc
19 Jul 2012, 09:46
Forum: General Discussions About The Site
Topic: Site Tweaks, Bug Fixes and other Stuff
Replies: 56
Views: 7396

Re: Site Tweaks, Bug Fixes and other Stuff

Yes Bodger, we are currently under attack by an army of automated registration bots who attempt to register and post their spam messages, fortunately we are deterring most of them but like yesterday some of them manage to get through our security procedures. A bit like the performance of our wonderf...
by Doc
07 Jul 2012, 13:09
Forum: General Discussions About The Site
Topic: Site Tweaks, Bug Fixes and other Stuff
Replies: 56
Views: 7396

Re: Site Tweaks, Bug Fixes and other Stuff

I'm still scratching my head after deleting the block of code that referenced the google map, I've cleared the servers memory cache to eradicate all traces of the offending code but the error message still appears. I'm thinking that if I re-create the google map with a new google API key that things...
by Doc
06 Jul 2012, 17:30
Forum: Seasons
Topic: SUMMER 2012
Replies: 283
Views: 31792

Re: SUMMER 2012

I've just down Listerwells Road onto Manchester Road and at the top end it's running like a river, hopefully the water grips we put in will accommodate all the water and divert it back onto the moor where it will eventually find it's way into Gillians beck. The moor is so soddened the rain is just r...
by Doc
06 Jul 2012, 12:09
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: Where have you all gone to?
Replies: 97
Views: 15426

Re: Where have you all gone to?

I'm on the case Gloria, fear not, I will track it down and stamp on it.
by Doc
06 Jul 2012, 12:05
Forum: General Discussions About The Site
Topic: Site Tweaks, Bug Fixes and other Stuff
Replies: 56
Views: 7396

Re: Site Tweaks, Bug Fixes and other Stuff

Bloody Google API error message, I've deleted the block, cleared the cache and it's still appearing.

Head Scratching Time :furious3:
by Doc
05 Jul 2012, 19:48
Forum: General Discussions About The Site
Topic: Site Tweaks, Bug Fixes and other Stuff
Replies: 56
Views: 7396

Site Tweaks, Bug Fixes and other Stuff

I've been tweaking the site and hopefully some of the bugs will have disappeared (Google API Key :gatlin: ) also I have re-jigged the blocks and columns throughout. The recent topics on the portal page have now been expanded and should start to include all the latest info (A bit like how the old sit...

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