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Postby richard_newberry » Thu Aug 04, 2016 1:05 pm

Really sad to see steves weather station go. Any donations so steve is able to get another weather station.
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Postby steve » Thu Aug 04, 2016 2:09 pm

Thanks, but I don't need a new weather station. Please see other posts, including the announcement, where I have explained the situation. I was going to be closing down anyway in a few weeks.
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Postby Toxic17 » Thu Aug 04, 2016 9:16 pm

steve wrote:Thanks, but I don't need a new weather station. Please see other posts, including the announcement, where I have explained the situation. I was going to be closing down anyway in a few weeks.


Steve, good luck with your future. i know its hard to "move on" just one thing, is the forums still going to be up and running? or are they going too?
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Postby Hunter362 » Fri Aug 05, 2016 1:02 am

Steve that sounds like an awesome way to spend your retirement! You definitely have the right idea, do it now why your young and have the ambition to do it! Good luck on whatever endeavor you and your family embark on!

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Re: Steve Weather Station

Postby steve » Fri Aug 05, 2016 7:27 am

Toxic17 wrote: just one thing, is the forums still going to be up and running? or are they going too?

The plan is to keep everything going just as it is now, with the exception of my weather station. I'm going to be moving the forum to a different server shortly, so there will be a short break in service while I do that.
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Postby RayProudfoot » Fri Aug 05, 2016 8:28 am

Hi Steve,

Very surprised to read your announcement. But you've clearly thought things through and are doing the best thing for you both.

I hope everything goes well for you. Fortunately my website and Cumulus v1 are very reliable and I rarely need any help. I have a reminder set when my subs are due and hope this side of your service will continue.

It will be sad to see Sanday weather go off-line. Your readings are amongst the more 'interesting' ones! ;)

My very best for a smooth transition to retirement. I took the plunge 3 years ago and am loving it.
Cheers,
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Postby steve » Fri Aug 05, 2016 9:19 am

RayProudfoot wrote:I have a reminder set when my subs are due and hope this side of your service will continue.

I'll be needing to move the hosted websites to a different server too. I'll be in touch shortly about that.
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Postby RayProudfoot » Fri Aug 05, 2016 9:26 am

Okay Steve, thanks. Hopefully the new site will be equally reliable.
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Re: Steve Weather Station

Postby steve » Fri Aug 05, 2016 9:44 am

It should be, it's a dedicated server with a good CPU and lots of RAM, rather than a virtual private server, and it has a good connection to the internet. The one thing is doesn't have compared to the old server is SSD drives. But the hard drives are 'enterprise class', and much bigger than the SSD drives, so I can offer more space per user, and also more bandwidth per month, as it doesn't have the same transfer limits as the old server. The reason for the change is that I need to consolidate everything onto the one server (including this forum) and the VPS isn't suitable for that. I've had a few complaints in the past from the VPS providers about over-using resources on the server. The dedicated server will remove that issue.

http://sanday.org.uk/weather has been running on the new server for a while now, but of course I'm no longer uploading.
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Postby RayProudfoot » Fri Aug 05, 2016 6:25 pm

Thanks for the info Steve. Sorry I didn't reply earlier. Having problems with BT not allowing through some emails. Sandaysoft seems to be affected too now. :(
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Re: Steve Weather Station

Postby Buford T. Justice » Wed Aug 10, 2016 4:16 am

Enjoy your retirement Steve :clap:

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Postby tumutbound » Wed Aug 10, 2016 5:54 am

Retiring while you're young enough to enjoy it is a great idea.
I certainly don't regret doing it.
Enjoy the 'RVing'

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Re: Steve Weather Station

Postby Grimers » Thu Aug 11, 2016 12:24 pm

Any chance you'll get some photos of yourself and family in your retirement whilst enjoying the scenery, Steve? :)
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Re: Steve Weather Station

Postby VTHokie74 » Thu Aug 11, 2016 12:44 pm

I "retired" somewhat early (age 59) and have no regrets at all. I still have done some consulting work off and on, which is the reason I put it in quotes. I figured the early years of retirement when you are still able to do a few things like travel are the most valuable and ones you can never get back.

I wish you all the best with yours.
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Re: Steve Weather Station

Postby steve » Thu Aug 11, 2016 1:42 pm

Grimers wrote:Any chance you'll get some photos of yourself and family in your retirement whilst enjoying the scenery, Steve? :)

The family is just Mrs L, one dog, and myself, these days. Mrs L is blogging our adventures here - http://twosnails.uk/index.php?/

Personally, I find the blog a bit odd to navigate, everything is out of sequence. You can skip all the wordy bits and just look at the pretty pictures using the menu at the top.
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