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A New Look

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I apologize for the lack of content lately.  I have had the intentions of creating several new posts, but the world it seems has conspired against me!  I was just sitting down to compose a new article when an email arrived saying my web hosting company was going out of business, and that I had less than a month to react.  There was a choice to be made on whether to continue the site or not to, and you see here the resulting decision, to keep it up.  It was actually quite a wrenching decision for me, as I find myself with much less time these days, but so enjoy keeping up the site and the people I have conversed with because of its creation.  In the end, that's what won me over to continue.

So first came the move.  I had no idea just how large this site had become...  The move took quite a while, and took a good deal of work to keep it running in the background so the switch would appear seamless to anyone viewing it.  I also administer several other web sites besides this one, adding to the complexity of the move.

During the same time I also had several real life projects with crushing deadlines, and of course the normal crushing deadlines that are the annual holidays - and finally, a bout with the flu completely took the wind out of my sails. 

So - enough whining.  Since I don't think such a big behind-the-scenes change should go completely unheralded, I decided to update the looks of the site with a new theme, one I hope is more flexible and attractive.  I'll be tweaking it over the next month or so, and adding some new content as I get time to get it down.  

I've finished the radio cabinet, so look for the final entry on that project;  I've also got a good start on an article on sloping gullets that should follow shortly after.  Plus, I have some other projects I'm pursuing that I can finally dig into now, so wish me luck on getting it all done!

I hope you find the new look of the site pleasing!

Leif

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I sincerely hope that you do not close this site because it is too full of interesting information. Indeed, I look forward to reading your next articles. 
Merry Christmas and thanks for all the Buo work you have done and I am sure you will do in the future.
 
Auguste Gusteau

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Leif

I also want to express my gratitude for your decision to keep the site up and running.  I had missed your posts and wondered what was going on, so I am glad that you hae explained and also that more content is on the way.

Best wishes for the New Year - may it be peaceful and fulfilling for you and those you love.

 

Jeremy

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Well thanks guys!   I appreciate that greatly, it's what makes it all worth it.  

 And  no worries - the web will have to put up with the Norse Woodsmith for at least 2 more years, which is how long I'm paid up for on my account!

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I'm very glad you're keeping up the site -- not quite sure about the new look yet, but I'm sure it'll grow on me!

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I'm very glad you're keeping up the site -- not quite sure about the new look yet, but I'm sure it'll grow on me!

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 I am a new viewer but appreciate what you have already contributed - so i am delighted that you will continue to post information as I'm sure i'll be able to learn from your vast knowledge & experience.

Thanks for your efforts

 

Frank Tennick

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I think I've fixed the formatting problems some were having - I tested the site with IE, Firefox, and Chrome, but people with Opera were still having some problems with some of the later posts where I used an html table (something I won't be doing anymore!).  Hopefully this will fix it for other browsers as well...

There are so many different browsers out there now, it's hard to stay ahead of all of them!  If anyone asks me if I have a favorite, I can only say that they all have their faults...  I mostly use Firefox at home because of the web tools available for it, but also use IE8 because of compatibility issues with my work's web sites (I'm not responsible for those!).  I used to use Opera some time ago, and I've tried Safari and Chrome out.  Chrome is promising, but still has some bugs to work on.

Leif