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October 11, 2019 at 11:57 am #301975
Here we go. Consider the Earth’s equator as the frame of reference. The moon is only 5.1 to 5.9 degrees off from that. So, you can reasonably go with the cardinal compass points of Earth to use for the moon. There is a nice image at this link to show the moon in relation to Earth’s equator and the sun for reference: https://www.quora.com/What-are-the-relative-planes-of-the-Moon-Earth-Sun-and-solar-system-orbitsOctober 7, 2019 at 12:45 pm #301952
The moon doesn’t have a magnetic pole any longer, so that’s useless to determine direction. However, it does have a north and south pole if defined by the rotational axis. So, you could use that to define north, south, east, and west. What is north and what is south is more arbitrary, but that could be the link with Earth, in that both the north and south are oriented the same direction instead of opposite.
“The International Astronomical Union (IAU) definition of the North pole for astronomical bodies is the end of the axis of rotation that points in the same direction as the Earth’s north pole relative to the plane of the Earth’s orbit.”October 4, 2019 at 9:10 am #301938
This is a CSS text size issue, as the text is already black. But I agree, having the text bigger and a little bolder would be easier on the eyes.
Putting on the to-do list.October 4, 2019 at 9:08 am #301937
All Joomla posts and users were ported over. We should be good there. At this point we could shut that down without losing anything (plus I have an archive of the database, just in case.) The big reason to keep it going for a bit was just in case anything catastrophic happened with the new site. So far things appear stable.
So, the only issue might be the old OLD site, which I don’t have the old links to. But I know how to get at least one. Hmm, might see if I can even go and look in on that. A dream would be to port some of that over, but to be honest, that would be a HUGE problem. There are no automated tools to help me, so it would be manual.September 19, 2019 at 2:36 pm #300677
Okay, at least part of it is a plugin issue.
So, single break here with the above?
Double break with the above?September 19, 2019 at 2:32 pm #300676
Browser independent.September 19, 2019 at 2:32 pm #300675
Testing in Vivaldi
Break?September 9, 2019 at 12:18 pm #299662
Definitely preparing outlines. I’m also working on the story bible for the heart-project, in hopes that I’ll have the big stuff already figured out when it comes time to go full-tilt into the writing. Not that it usually works out that way, but hey, it’s a plan. 😛
Originally I had 3 outlines ready to go, but I’m already writing on the first one. I think I need to get a couple more ready to go, just so I’ll have plenty to choose from. I’ve noticed lately that I need to have options to write, otherwise I’ll get stalled.
I have such a squirrel-weird brain anymore.September 7, 2019 at 8:10 pm #299492
New site is live! See post on the front page for more details.September 7, 2019 at 8:03 pm #299486
Thank you! 🙂September 3, 2019 at 3:13 am #264019
I had to update the PHP version used on the hosting site, as the old version used isn’t being updated any longer and has several big security problems. As you can see, it broke part of the current FM site. However, the new site is working just fine on the more secure version of PHP.
So, I’m giving notice. I’m porting over all of the users and forums into the new site sooner rather than later. If all goes well, the new site will go live within the next 24 to 36 hours. If it goes REALLY well, then it will happen sooner than that.
Here’s to hoping it goes smoothly!
CLINK!September 3, 2019 at 12:21 am #264018
Big testing is done!
Software has now been cloned to the new FM site location, and is up and running.
For the next week will come more testing, and then I will do the big import of the users and forums from here to the new site. At that point I will be pointing the domain to the new folder and the new site will be live.
I’ll post here just before I do that final bit. Hopefully 24 hours before, but it might be less than that.
We are close!August 15, 2019 at 2:00 am #264017
The work on the new FM site continues. I have all the major elements in place and am now working on the smaller items. My goal is to get the new site up and running before Nano. So far I am on track for that.
And I agree. It will be nice to have all of the activity centralized again. Hopefully we’ll have more visitors into live chat!May 17, 2019 at 2:33 am #264023Mooseythehut wrote:For Chat, will the Writing Groove Chat remain active and move over to FM with the existing logins or will we have to re-register at the FM site after the move?
Thanks for the question, Moosey!
I own the chat room that is currently at Writing Groove and can embed it anywhere. It is not tied into the Writing Groove user database, nor will it be tied to the FM database (although that might change in the future. We’ll have to see. It’s not something that will happen anytime soon.).
For a while, the Writing Groove chat room will exist at both FM and WG, and people can chat with each other from either website. This will be a great way to get hold of me if you are having issues with the migration.
Please note that the chat Writing Groove is using does not require you to register anywhere. However, if you register with an email address then you will have access to additional settings. But it’s all your choice.
If you have already registered with Writing Groove chat through the Minnit website, you will NOT have to register again. Your registration will still be valid, and your user name and avatar will appear like it should, even once both sites permanently merge.May 17, 2019 at 1:57 am #264021
Writing Groove will remain up until I’m absolutely certain that the new FM site is working and stable. That way we can use it for support in the interim.
When the main testing is over the new website will go active as the main site. At that point I’m hoping (HOPING) it will be an easy thing to move this site to a sub-domain under the main domain so it’s still active. That way if something catastrophic happens I can quickly move it back. Because I have to manually port new posts over to the new site from the old, there will be a certain point where all new forum posts will need to be in the new software instead of the old.
I hope that makes sense.