Last week in April

The weekend flew by this week.
I was able to get a new forum section created for Blender.
Many of the videos that I do involve Blender for the simple reason that it can be confusing to use, but it is also an extremely versitile tool.
I cannot give enough credit to everyone involved with that application because it is extremely useful.

IT diddles

Sometimes you just have to diddle.

April Showers

There are times when you can get coder burnout.
So many lines of code, so little time. Snow in April doesn't help to uplift the spirits any, it seems like winter just wants to hang around this year!

Go Daddy Latency

So I have determined that working on any forum on godaddy is like walking through mud.
With big rubber boots.
You know the kind that constantly slide up and down and pull your socks off?
You know the kind that create a suction that continuously wants to pull the boot off?
Every step you hear the suction building up and your socks slide down.
It brings me back to the day of using the java based remote terminal to manage a server.
Click and wait, click and wait. You dreaded even opening the tool but it was a necessity if


Well, started working on the forums in drupal.
Not sure what it is with godaddy, but their servers or db or something is seriously lacking. seems to run much better now and a big thanks for that, but configuration of drupal on is horrific.
Almost comically, tonight at dinner there was a GD commercial on how you can have a site set up in 30 minutes... heh.

QuickCPM Update

I have added upload capability to QuickCPM
This allows you to automatically upload both the QCPMbar.html and QCPMgauge.html files to a web server. (example in qcpm link)
Note that the index.html is now named QCPMBar.html!
I have included an iframe example in the link above which is running from my basement Pi.
Nothing fancy, it is simply doing ftp via ftplib which comes with Raspian.
It is also not secure so you will probably want to use something like SSH or sftp, this was just an experiment.

Lifted Werd

I have lifted Werd the module from the site for now.
I have also reset the default page to bounce to the forums via https.
No sense in having a landing page at this time since everything is in the forums anyway.

Hopefully this will help crawlers and analytics.
Not much going on right now in the coding department but I was able to get a fix in for
quickcpm. Turns out there was an indexing issue I did not trap on invalid values coming back
from the gmc-320.


Crystal Ballin'

Being on the front lines of IT there are a few concerning things.
First and formost is AI.
Now don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with making a machine do your dirty work, I embrace it.
But when you hear learders like Musk and Hawkings question it's validity it makes me start to wonder.

GDPR - European Union Privacy

I recently recieved an email from Google regarding GDPR due to using analytics and adsense on some of our sites.
It turns out that this is taking up some steam and I first heard about it from required training at my full time job this week, so I would imagine it will require some additional digging.

GDPR is the new data protection law coming into force on May 25, 2018.
The GDPR affects European and non-European businesses using online advertising and measurement solutions when their sites and apps are accessed by users in the European Economic Area (EEA).

Finishing up

A new site with some humorous, though shockingly true, tales of failure in the food industry.
We enjoyed building this site but also had some problems with installing Joomla on GoDaddy.
This prompted yet another forum on Joomla topics.
As we step through additional fixes, setup, features and configs we will post them in this forum (if time permits).

The site is up and live so why not go over and give them a visit at


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