Ocean West

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  • Birthday 11/26/1971

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  1. Ocean West added a post in a topic: My Cable Provider finally admits a problem...   

    About three weeks ago we had a bit of rain - the next day Monday - it was starting to dry out.
    I got home and just after 7:30 my internet was acting very strange, speed tests would give me some download but barely any upload.  My Speeds typically are north of 180mbps download and about 30mbps upload.
    I called in and they reset the modem and had me do the cable dance and omit all devices (router / switches ) between the modem and the computer, which i complied It worked for about 15 minutes like that then the same issues resumed - and there were a lot of packet loss.
    We scheduled a technician.  He came the next day and put on the meter and everything was normal. Then again around 7:30 that night the same thing happened. I called in to log my complaint and escalate the issue. - but i refused to do the ethernet cable dance - especially after I said reminded them i am on a Mac - after they request i go to the "Start Menu" – 3 times.
    So the next appointment was two days later because i was out of town. Before the appointment I purchased a brand new Modem, and for giggles purchased brand new ethernet cables. When the tech got there he put his tester on the line and then decided to replace all the coax connectors on the lines and even ran a new cable from the terminal outside / under the house in to the office. (thank goodness i pay for wire maintenance)
    So now i have new modem cables, and coax. He left and then again that evening the same thing happened. I yet again called the cable company and told them of this and got it escalated to tier two and they took copious notes and scheduled yet again another crew out for the following day. 
    They came in and replaced connectors one splitter on both the tv and the modem. They looked at the TAP at the street corner and did meter tests. Said every thing was great then left. 
    When the evening rolled around again I was in the middle of running an RC5 test uploading to my server and as usual no bandwidth. So i called in and scheduled a Supervisor to come back - well they came back the next day but there was no supervisor - and to top it off my neighbor was with out TV for 2 days because the prior guy messed something up on the TAP. So I stood there until they fixed it and ensured the neighbors were on - he left because i said there is nothing inside they can do that wasn't already done twice - and I needed to see a supervisor.
    A super came by the next day ( i wasn't home ) but they looked outside and said every thing was fine . When i got home late my networks was offline yet again - I called up and the this tech recorded snapshots of my usage and they escalated it again and verified my speed tests and packet loss. And decided to finally do a "smoke test" on the line where they have their system hyper actively watch the packets and see what is the issue - which they ran of the past few days. 
    Today they called and said yes that there is a problem and part of the test was the put all my neighbors on the watch too and said that its not just me but most of the street has this issue.
    So finally they are going to come out in a big truck and rip out the old tap and put in a new one. - Now need to call in and get a credit for my lack of service.
  2. Ocean West added a post in a topic: Blogs and transparent overly...   

    Why do blogs have this annoying transparency overly  - and how do you remove it. 

  3. Ocean West added a bug in Bug Tracker   

    [rc6] no joy - error / styles
    this iteration I tried three times to test upgrade 3.47 to rc6 and each time no failure warnings were indicated
    the outcome is either 500 errors on the front side / blank page / or page missing css 
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  4. Ocean West added a bug in Bug Tracker   

    [rc6] missing style
    fresh RC6 and it's pretty white as:


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  5. Ocean West added a bug in Bug Tracker   

    [RC6] NO STEP
    during fresh up grade 3.47 to RC6
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  6. Ocean West added a post in a topic: Database entry roll over preview   

    In the forums a hover over a topic will display a card of the first  / last post and glimpse of the body.
    Shouldn't Database entries (like bug tracker) provide the same view controller.
  7. Ocean West added a post in a topic: Need for Save and Exit | Save buttons in ACP   

    Example: ( custom blocks » content tab)
    when you are tweaking the code and you click save,  jump over another browser tab refresh the page on find out you messed up or didn't get the desired results
    go back to previous browser tab then have to pick the block from the list,  then click the sub tab to edit content code 
    Save and Exit  and Save
    The default for a Save button will save the content and stay not on the page perhaps a nice little ajax popover indicating save worked. Another button with Save and Exit that commits the changes and returns you to the parent page, for the guru's that never make a mistake.  
    this would be  preferred over current Save only button or the other alternatives like:   Save | Save and Reload   
  8. Ocean West added a post in a topic: Full Immersion?   

    When will IPS use 4.0 on the other areas of the site ( main home page ) Support system / client store?
  9. Ocean West added a post in a topic: Feature Plan and Open Discussions   

    At the point in time that you have doodled your thoughts with dry erase markers on the walls of IPS for items on the feature plan,  it would be nice to have a link on that particular feature that in that database to an "Open Discussion" in the forums (or some comment system ) regarding the intent of the feature – when you are actively soliciting feedback -  before the code is set in concrete. Focused perspectives from the community may round out the feature, or at least allow ample insight for immediate goals and foundations for future expansion of the feature to satisfy the quorum.
  10. Ocean West added a post in a topic: Mix and Match Traditional & Grid View?   

    It would be nice to have something like this for each category how that category would display on the index.
    Grid / List.  

  11. Ocean West added a post in a topic: Advertisers Page...   

    I like the new "staff" page that shows the moderators / admins and from the APC you can configure the presentation with Groups, and various grids or lists for each section.
    I would like to see something like this for sites who have advertisers some means to generate a page similar to include each "active" advertisers ads and or perhaps a more detailed profile description, images, offers, and outward links.
    Not all advertisers are necessarily members, if they are perhaps a sub page that lists all the members of the advertisers - perhaps based on domain name or group? 
    additionally perhaps for the "advertiser" who visits this profile page the "stats" will be there front and center - including impressions / clicks / geo locations info (map) and perhaps a list of visitors / or members who clicked links. Just like we can see who visited our profiles. 
    Just some initial thoughts. 
  12. Ocean West added a post in a topic: {advertisement="KEY"}   

    why does the output of this INCLUDE a divs or UL / LI formatting?  It's impossible to get ads to line up horizontally.
  13. Ocean West added a post in a topic: Inconsistent UI   

    Another example - looking at an application in the ACP   the padlock on the app is not the same as the padlock for the modules enclosed.
    The first toggles the app (and enclosed items) on or off, or allows you to toggle Navigation visibility.
    The padlock on the individual modules allows you to toggle group access.

  14. Ocean West added a post in a topic: Can't report bugs to tracker?   

    Tried submitting a bug and got this

  15. Ocean West added a post in a topic: Is this a bug <br> in Forum Name   

    found out that you can add <br> to a forum name and the result is:

    the url looks like this:

    So is this bad for SEO - and should forum / titles be passed thru a "filter" and weed out illegal code?

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  1. Ocean West

    Code drunk - debug sober!

  2. Ocean West

    when will the previous generation learn not to put two spaces after periods in a sentence.

    1. Ryan H.

      I regularly find classmates who do it too... I don't think it'll go quickly.

    2. odox

      In scotland it's still taught as a fairly common thing to do.

  3. Ocean West

    verry tipsy!

  4. dieselpowered » Ocean West

    My avatar picture was actually taken in the Alamo Lake, AZ area.

  5. Ocean West » dieselpowered

    your avatar pict looks really familiar - where was it taken?

  6. Ocean West

    Why is the rum always gone?!