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  2. Where we are now: The site is back up and running! The character set encoding issue has been fixed so old posts should now look ok. I am currently working on themes/skins etc and I will be deleting the temporary green skin very soon as it has many issues. I will do a very quick variation on the stock blue skin first just to get a light-grey background and san-serif font, and I will set this as default. Later this week I will hopefully add a professional third-party skin in pfm colours (life is way too short to do this crap myself, and I've found one I really like than needs next to no tweaking). We are getting there slowly...
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MikeMA's Recent Activity

  1. MikeMA liked kennyh's post in the thread Getting an old Bakelite telephone running again..

    Many thanks for that Eguth, and appreciate your kind offer of assistance if needed. As promised a quick update to this. The kit and...

    Nov 20, 2017 at 10:50 PM
  2. MikeMA liked Joe Hutch's post in the thread As I've always suspected ....

    http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/society/people-who-highlight-minor-grammar-points-are-amazing-2013082378916 THE ability to spot a...

    Nov 20, 2017 at 12:00 PM
  3. MikeMA replied to the thread Jeremy Vine: privileged malcontent.

    I'm now feeling a bit remorseful about my earlier slightly unkind remarks about Jeremy Vine. While he's not my favourite presenter, he's...

    Nov 20, 2017 at 8:59 AM
  4. MikeMA replied to the thread Free standing toilet roll holder.

    That duck bogroll holder is surreal. It was ringed before being shot and converted. I hope whoever did it reported the ring details to...

    Nov 20, 2017 at 8:56 AM
  5. MikeMA replied to the thread Gaia Pope.

    ^^^ Well, quite. I really don't understand the point of this thread.

    Nov 20, 2017 at 8:41 AM
  6. MikeMA replied to the thread system sounds 'bright'.

    That's interesting. It could be why I found Spendor S5es a bit 'shouty' in my system when driven by a Jadis Orchestra. I didn't think...

    Nov 19, 2017 at 9:16 PM
  7. MikeMA replied to the thread Missing Argentinian submarine.

    Did it's course take it anywhere near the Falklands?

    Nov 19, 2017 at 11:22 AM
  8. MikeMA replied to the thread swearing at machinery.

    I thought this was going to be about shouting and swearing at the car, lawnmower, computer etc. which I do quite frequently. It doesn't...

    Nov 19, 2017 at 10:16 AM
  9. MikeMA replied to the thread Jeremy Vine: privileged malcontent.

    ...but Panorama is a shadow of what it used to be, and Robin Day would have eaten Vine for breakfast.

    Nov 18, 2017 at 8:14 PM
  10. MikeMA replied to the thread Cost saving.

    I thought you had to either pay the tax, or end up being fined, unless you complete a SORN. Do you have a work around?

    Nov 18, 2017 at 8:38 AM
  11. MikeMA replied to the thread Honestly - how did you buy your speakers? Audition or blind?.

    I audition where I can, but it can be difficult if you buy used stuff, which I usually do. I've bought three pairs of used Harbeths...

    Nov 17, 2017 at 9:25 PM
  12. MikeMA replied to the thread Jeremy Vine: privileged malcontent.

    I've always thought he came across as a bit of an intellectual lightweight. I've never taken to the bloke. He's a born again Christian...

    Nov 17, 2017 at 8:57 PM
  13. MikeMA replied to the thread Phone voice quality.

    Speak up, I can't hear you!

    Nov 17, 2017 at 4:41 PM
  14. MikeMA replied to the thread Dump The Guardian!.

    Max, Do you think this is why Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party are, at best, only neck and neck with the Conservatives in the opinion...

    Nov 17, 2017 at 4:35 PM
  15. MikeMA replied to the thread Phone voice quality.

    Diction problems aside - and they are many and varied - it's all down to crap hardware. Modern landline phones are cheap and nasty over...

    Nov 17, 2017 at 4:24 PM