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Hard News: How to make more awesome use of Public Address

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  • Hebe, in reply to Nora Leggs,

    Maybe you could charge per cat post..

    My cats would want Actors Equity membership if we went down that road...

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2898 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs, in reply to Hebe,

    My cats would want Actors Equity membership

    Fair's fair, they could then donate their acting fee to pay for the post : )

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2700 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs, in reply to JacksonP,

    great plan

    Or a Special Capture Challenges - pay to enter the challenge or pay to post?

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2700 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Nora Leggs,

    they could then donate their acting fee to pay for the post : )

    My cat just cost me $300 at the vet. She's gonna be doing a lot of modelling work to pay for that! :-)

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3891 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs, in reply to Lilith __,

    My cat just cost me $300 at the vet

    Yow, if she's still recuperating she should be like a sitting-modelling-duck : )

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2700 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Nora Leggs,

    if she’s still recuperating she should be like a sitting-modelling-duck : )

    You’d think so, eh! But I have to give her 3 pills a day and she moves pretty fast if she thinks one of those is coming. ;-)

    And not biting the hand that feeds her? She didn’t get that memo. Nevertheless, I’m glad she’s well enough to be difficult. :-)

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3891 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs, in reply to Lilith __,

    3 pills a day

    still sounds like the basis for a pretty gritty (kitty) photo essay : )

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2700 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs, in reply to JacksonP,

    best fund raising idea

    OK, last fund raising idea - I promise- a recipe book based on the Capture food thread....

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2700 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Nora Leggs,

    a pretty gritty (kitty) photo essay : )

    You missed out itty bitty. ;-)

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3891 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Lilith __,

    3 pills a day

    wrap the pill in bacon or chicken

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2898 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Hebe,

    wrap the pill in bacon or chicken

    Nah, she's too smart for that! S'alright, we have a deal: no pill, no meal. She lets me off with yowls, eye-rolling and the occasional nip.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3891 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs, in reply to Lilith __,

    missed out itty bitty. ;-)

    True - shame they don't make the cat pills itty bitty....

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2700 posts Report Reply

  • 81stcolumn,

    Done :-)

    Nawthshaw • Since Nov 2006 • 790 posts Report Reply

  • lprent, in reply to Lilith __,

    Re search: as a suggestion.

    We're using Sphinx search at the standard. Runs as a cron service doing delta updates every 15 minutes or so. Does a full recalc of the entire site sometime in the morning. Reads directly from the SQL server. You can pretty well custom fit it to any data source.

    I used a plugin from Percona that I hacked to fit our needs. Mostly because I didn't want multiple instances of sphinx running directly from apache.

    Searches are lightning fast and there are a few badly documented features like @author name to search for comments by a particular commentator or poster. Currently on my fix list to upgrade and document.

    Since May 2008 • 15 posts Report Reply

  • lprent,

    Nice upgrade.. I will have to borrow a few ideas when we release my current work project and I have a few spare weeks for doing site refurbishment.

    Also good to see on the waffling rankings that TS is rated in the rankings along with all of the gamers. But where is kiwiblog? I guess I should have a look over there to find out.

    Since May 2008 • 15 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to lprent,

    Re search: as a suggestion.

    We’re using Sphinx search at the standard. Runs as a cron service doing delta updates every 15 minutes or so. Does a full recalc of the entire site sometime in the morning. Reads directly from the SQL server. You can pretty well custom fit it to any data source.

    Thanks for the tip! I’ve been wondering if fixing our search – which, in case anybody hadn’t noticed, really does not work well – should be the next upgrade.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22817 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Lilith __,

    Fur TIFF files...

    Signed Colin photos for subscribers.

    a kind of 'paws for thoughts' programme...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7939 posts Report Reply

  • Bart Janssen, in reply to Lilith __,

    Signed Colin photos for subscribers. That’d do it.

    +1

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 4458 posts Report Reply

  • Bart Janssen, in reply to Hebe,

    Actors Equity membership

    Oh great ... exclusive rights to the centre of the bed is NOT enough!!!!!!!

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 4458 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to lprent,

    Halo?... is there anyone out there?

    We’re using Sphinx search at the standard. Runs as a cron service doing delta updates every 15 minutes or so. Does a full recalc of the entire site sometime in the morning. Reads directly from the SQL server. You can pretty well custom fit it to any data source.

    Have I been asleep for a millennia and awoken
    in the Forerunner universe?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7939 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    in the Forerunner universe?

    Just for you, Ian:

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3891 posts Report Reply

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