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About NDM

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  1. It only seemed fitting to do a small post to celebrate 6/26/2016, after all its only once a year! And just remember despite all the fear, anger, and hate in the word; creativity and DIY solutions are the seeds of solution against ignorance and bigotry. Keep pushing yourself, keep learning, keep sharing, keep growning, keep pursuing your own happiness, happy 626!!!!
  2. oh wow, looks like i have some work to do. Thanks for the feedback everyone keep sending it all over, I'll get to it asap, much appreciated!
  3. Thanks for reporting all this, keep it coming, going to get it on a list and prioritize. Oh yeah, andddd the Dark theme is available!
  4. sidenote is it just me or is the line spacing awful for paragraphs? I feel like the seperation between lines it pretty large, any thoughts?
  5. Look and Feel: Leev don't worry your not alone. Some changes are so dramatically different because the company who built the forum software almost completely rewrote it from the ground up, sorta like upgrading from windows 7 --> windows 10. Things got better, but certainly changed a bit. As far as colors/themes, I actually purchased a dark theme for the members who preferred the dark default, I'll install it this evening . Also dont forget about the brush at the top of the page can alter your theme for you! BBcode: I think they axed BBcode for WYSIWYG to go html based for more flexability. Not quite sure though I'll look into it more. Also I'm going to get a custom addon built that allows attachments via fast reply. Whether i build it or someone else does it needs to be fixed, because agreed its problematic! Signatures: Because of the switch to https, I had to temporarily disable signatures, signatures in the future are ONLY allowed to be sourced from mazda626.net because of https (for your own security/anonymity/confidentiality) Many of the old ones point externally meaning they would have thrown errors for all browser users. Well get this fixed too!
  6. I think thats only for admins and mods FIS, I'll have to take a look tomorrow. Thanks for letting me know, lets me know if you notice this elsewhere. I think the forum went from showing 16 to 25 posts per page, so it may have messed up where we thought things were. We may have to explore bumping it back down as 25 posts per page is quite a bit. But gotta fix the important stuff first! absolutely glad to help in the ways I can :). Is mobile performance still good for you after the https switch?
  7. hows mobile now after https? Also hows speeds internationally now? https slows the connection a little but http2 should help everyone rocking modern browsers. I'm still fighting a little lag in the backend of 200-300 ms, so just gotta track down the problem. But just curious how the site "feels" in real life, versus the numbers I'm seeing. FIS the page locations of posts may ahve changed, I believe the limit is higher for each board now per page, so it may have moved to a different page than you expected, can you take a closer look just to confirm its truly gone, if it is thats scary! We have plenty of backups, so ultimately we can get anything lost back most likely. If anyone finds broken images, send the links my way; I repaired something like 20,000 image urls to switch CDN's to one that supported https/ssl encryption. So something could have gone wrong.
  8. Hey everyone, very interested in hearing feedback of the new site / theme upgrade. The site should also be much quicker, be sure to let me us know if your running into anything unexpected too!
  9. We've now been upgraded to the latest and greatest for forum software. We tried to keep it as similar as possible. The site is "catching" up for the next few days so please hang in their as it rebuilds all of the old posts. Thank you everyone for your patience, going to go get some ZZZzzz's now Many more good changes coming soon! -NDM/Josh
  10. New parts installed from our server build: http://mazda626.net/topic/46378-mazda-server-build-ssds-up-big-image-warning-5mb-each/. Basically added more SSD's for redundency and speed (2-3x speed increase), things should have gotten a bit quicker for everyone. Enjoy! Thanks, -Josh
  11. yeah, soooo true. Well the nice thing about raid 10 is you get speed benefits and redundencybenefits from strapping them all together. We should see ~2gb/s read and ~1gb/s write :) via the pci-e bus.
  12. yeah its pretty decent, Im happy with the upgrade cause it should bump us up to todays tech in terms of capable speeds. part of me wishes I went with the "pro" model for better durability for a server environment, however I've had 2 evo's myself and 1 in a customer's computer and all have been superb for reliability. Raid 10 should compensate for the lower durability of the evo vs the pro though, we can lose literally half of each subset (pair of drives) and still be functional :). Much more durable than our current raid 0 on 2 crucial m4s (which Xeno warned me we should get away from ASAP for long run reliability) raid card is a LSI 9260 4i and with IPBoard 4 ready, its going to be a fun few months here :)
  13. Oh Hi there, a few boxes arrived. As you can see my assistant Remy is performing standard QC inspection of vital components . . . like the cardboard box. QC Passed! All the parts: SSD ASSSEMMMMBLLLLEEE: Some neat close up shots for fun. Angle-1 Angle 2 Angle-3 Summary: Unboxed, updated firmware, and mock4x Samsung 850 evo's are being shipped down to the server in NC, along with a snazzy raid card that can give us 2gb/s readwrite. :) Performance and reliability will be stellar. Reads will be 4x faster and writes up to 20x faster. About $450 in parts, but TOTALLY worth it. I'll keep you all posted when they are installed.
  14. yep audible beep that you can hear from the other side of the car, I also tend to over inflate a few psi, meaning I have to fill up less often typically, and I like having slightly more firm tires for mileage. Although thats a losing battle with driving here in VA Beach.
  15. Hey so I just got to use the new airpump at my local wawa today, check this out! Anyone else get to use one of these? How it works: Set your PSI (note this pic was before I changed the number to what I wanted) Plug in it does its thing and gets the perfect psi; it appears to slightly overinflate and then bleeds to the the preset number ( I set for 35 psi on this tire). Also I verified via my pressure gauge. Experience: It probably made the entire process 80% faster, was amazing not having to bleed, auto-bleed is almost magic in the amount of time saved, even with a bleed valve it just takes the tuning out of setting tire pressure.