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    He's baaaaaack...

    Wow. This is my first post in ~10 years (and I'm amazed the forum is still going and my account still exists)!

    The life/work balance took a wrong turn around then (lots of work@desk, bad back, rinse, repeat), so I've finally decided to ditch the work part. Yesterday was the end of my last full-time week at Logitech (I'm hanging around part time for 6 weeks to help them over the withdrawal).

    Feels good!

    I've been saying all along that when I retire I might finally build that perfect (for me) 5-10W studio amp, but my brain has already diverted to a super-flexible hybrid analog/digital tremolo effect project that I first conceived in 2003.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Lavelle View Post
    Wow. This is my first post in ~10 years (and I'm amazed the forum is still going and my account still exists)!

    The life/work balance took a wrong turn around then (lots of work@desk, bad back, rinse, repeat), so I've finally decided to ditch the work part. Yesterday was the end of my last full-time week at Logitech (I'm hanging around part time for 6 weeks to help them over the withdrawal).

    Feels good!

    I've been saying all along that when I retire I might finally build that perfect (for me) 5-10W studio amp, but my brain has already diverted to a super-flexible hybrid analog/digital tremolo effect project that I first conceived in 2003.

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    Though I never met you Welcome back. What's hot around here Well the weather is going to be here in FL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Lavelle View Post
    What's hot around here?
    Hi Mark, I joined about halfway thru your absence. What's hot? The pickup winders always spinning up some good threads. Not my specialty by far but fascinating reading. And there's always techs picking each others brains for hints & answers getting gear fixed, also amateurs & newbies trying to fix their own whatever. Folks building new amps too, some copies of standards & others not so much.

    What's not so good, there was a server crash about 3 or 4 years ago that wiped out an excellent library of schematics. It's been rebuilt to some extent thanks in large part to our schematic hunter vintagekiki, plus lots of others. But a lot went to digital perdition & it's always a shame to find something's no longer there.

    Logitech eh? Hardly anyone with a computer doesn't have some of their auxiliary gadgets. I love my rollerball mouse & was miffed to not find any when I went to find another. Obsolete ?!? Cant be ! ! ! Well that's modern hi tech for you. Enjoy your retirement. I'm sure the gang here will be happy to see what you cook up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo_Gnardo View Post
    What's not so good, there was a server crash about 3 or 4 years ago that wiped out an excellent library of schematics. It's been rebuilt to some extent thanks in large part to our schematic hunter vintagekiki, plus lots of others. But a lot went to digital perdition & it's always a shame to find something's no longer there.
    Ouch.

    I wonder if I've got any of the missing ones -- I did download quite a few back in the day...
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    Welcome back, Mark -- happy to see you!
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    Glad to hear you've made time for the silly stuff here!

    Did you work on this at LT?


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    Always nice when an Ampager comes back! Welcome back!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tboy View Post
    Welcome back, Mark -- happy to see you!
    Very happy to be back. The new-found freedom from work has really got me jazzed.

    Regarding Leo's comment about lost schematics: Is there a list of what's lost? I'm a real data pack rat, so I'll definitely have anything I DL'ed before the crash...
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    No list.

    We try to reload them as they are asked for.

    The files come up blank when you click on them.

    When reposting a file, it is best to 'zip' them as the original names are still being referenced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazz P Bass View Post
    ...When reposting a file, it is best to 'zip' them as the original names are still being referenced.
    I find that I can re-post if the file is re-saved such that even one bit is altered. It avoids the hassle of dealing with zipped files, Either method works but I just find that zipped files are a pain. The issue here is that the forum SW will not allow one to re-post a duplicate file but if the electronic file is different, even by one bit, then the SW will accept the re-post.
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    Most pdfs I have can be altered by adding some text or notes. SO I took to adding my initials on a page somewhere.

    I much prefer linking to an existing drawing, which was easy when nickb's collection was up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Phillips View Post
    I find that I can re-post if the file is re-saved such that even one bit is altered. It avoids the hassle of dealing with zipped files, Either method works but I just find that zipped files are a pain. The issue here is that the forum SW will not allow one to re-post a duplicate file but if the electronic file is different, even by one bit, then the SW will accept the re-post.
    For some reason those dead 'placeholders' seem to only specify filetype and byte size. For example, pdf - 317862 bytes, or jpg - 7429 bytes. I guess it is assumed there will never be two files of same filetype that are the exact same size in bytes. Odd.

    Zip is the quickest workaround, but I also prefer plain pdf.
    I usually check that my attachment works, and if not, re-save the pdf on my computer and repost it. Re-saving always changes the size with pdfs. For jpeg or image files I just add a dot or something like Enzo mentioned, which also changes the filesize.

    To re-save a pdf with adobe reader (windows):
    click on 'file'
    choose 'save as' >>> 'pdf'
    dialog box opens with location, choose 'yes'
    warning box opens saying 'file exists, do you wish to overwrite?', choose yes

    The file will now be re-saved with a different byte size that will work on the forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrGonz78 View Post
    After looking at the site for a bit tonight I did not realize that we are really ONLY missing attachments between (roughly) later than 12-03-2009 to 2013(apr17 or around that time of the server failure).
    I remember searching out which files were affected by the server crash. Above is the important part of my post from an old thread here...
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrGonz78 View Post
    [...] we are really ONLY missing attachments between (roughly) later than 12-03-2009 to 2013(apr17 or around that time of the server failure).
    Since I was AWOL that whole time I'm gonna guess I can't help much...

    I suppose it's time to create some!
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