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      Orphan Attachments   07/31/2018

      I have been doing some housekeeping lately and I've noticed that I had a lot of orphaned attachments. Attachments get orphaned when the PM or post is deleted without removing the attachment first. Deleting a PM or post does not delete the attachment and the file or image remain on the server. I'd like to ask all members to go through their attachments and delete any attachments you don't need anymore or those that have been orphaned. Where can I get a list of my attachments? Click on your display name in the upper right corner of the forums and pick "My Attachments" from the drop-down list. How can I tell an attachment is orphaned? If the PM has been deleted, you'll see a message like this in your attachment list: Unfortunately there is no message if the post has been deleted, so please check your old posts. We do purge old birthday threads every once in a while. Also some hosted projects have been shut down, so you may have orphaned attachments on one of those locations. Thanks!

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  1. Curie, my ginormous extremely pregnant cat, is giving birth. 5 and counting. :D

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    2. AndalayBay

      AndalayBay

      Too many! We also have four adults.

    3. AndalayBay

      AndalayBay

      Now we have 9. The little one died. :(

    4. Malonn

      Malonn

      Still a lot.

  2. The link to our wikis is back! See the main menu at the top of the forums.

  3. Jimi needs to work on his hissing. It worked though. :D

  4. Another weekend, another cat show. This time we’re in Belleville. :P

    1. AndalayBay

      AndalayBay

      We’re back and Darwin might have earned his Grand Champion status in his first show. We’re not sure because the points system is rather convulted, so I’ll need to wait until all the points are tabulated. I’ll put up a post explaining cat shows with some pictures.

    2. Amadaun

      Amadaun

      PICTURES

      And also:  Congratulations!

    3. AndalayBay

      AndalayBay

      I actually uploaded the pictures from the last show, but I need to write up a blurb to explain what’s going on. I have a couple from the latest show to upload as well.

  5. We're back and we have champions!

    1. Amadaun

      Amadaun

      PICTURES PICTURES PICTURES

      :D

    2. Schtearn
  6. I will be showing my little darlings in the Niagara Falls Pet Expo cat show next weekend. If you happen to be in the area, drop by and see some cool cats. :D

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    2. AndalayBay

      AndalayBay

      Ok, even British Shorthairs would object to THAT! :lol:

    3. Amadaun

      Amadaun

      PICTURES PICTURES PICTURES

    4. Sue

      Sue

      SECONDED SECONDED SECONDED :)

       

  7. Jimi gave me a cold. :mad: No server updates until I’m feeling better.

    1. Schtearn

      Schtearn

      79D6.gif

       

    2. AndalayBay

      AndalayBay

      Thanks! It is starting to pass. The weekend was the worst. :P

    3. Amadaun

      Amadaun

      The nephews also gave me a cold.  *dies*

  8. It is really hard to put nail polish on a newborn kittens toenails.

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    2. AndalayBay

      AndalayBay

      Oh, to tell them apart. That's how you mark kittens. :P

    3. Amadaun

      Amadaun

      Oooooh

    4. AndalayBay
  9. Ada is in labour. New kits on the way! All the other cats are really curious about the proceedings. She has a line-up at the cage checking things out. I just got her nest finished in time!

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    2. AndalayBay

      AndalayBay

      Still no kits...

    3. Amadaun

      Amadaun

      As I've learned, it's real labor when she tries to rip your hand off.

      ...I have pictures.

    4. AndalayBay

      AndalayBay

      Still no labour. I’m getting worried!

  10. My queen, Ada, will have another litter of kittens this weekend. She’s so big, Jimi called her a whale the other day. I think she looks like a watermelon. :D I put my hand on her belly tonight and I could feel the kittens move! It was awesome.

  11. Finally got the website for my cattery set up! Should have been done months ago, but it’s up. Still more work to do, but it’s functional.

    1. Schtearn

      Schtearn

      Hey, wow. Cattery hey. Got a link? 

      Mum (English teacher) used to tell me there was no such word as cattery in the parlance- but that was before Google Books. Not much in use prior to the 20th century - but look, it starts to get a guernsey as early as the 1900 edition of Concerning Cats! Possibly derived from O.E. Cattinge.

    2. AndalayBay

      AndalayBay

      Here, kennel is reserved for dogs. We call the feline version cattery.

  12. It’s so cold in Calgary, they had to move their penguins indoors! http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/calgary-zoo-penguins-cold-weather-canada-a8135121.html

    These are the king penguins, which are from more temperate regions, unlike the emperor penguins, who would probably find the weather just fine. In Toronto, we’re wusses, so they have scaled back on our New Year’s eve celebrations.

    1. tegeusCromis

      tegeusCromis

      I saw that story and felt briefly disappointed by Canada (who we admire for your cold-weather hardiness), then - just as you say - I thought, hey, not all penguins live in Antarctica, for heaven's sake! (At least it's The Independent, I hate to imagine how confused The Daily Mail 's version would be.)

    2. AndalayBay

      AndalayBay

      I got a chuckle from the comment by one of the zoo keepers that they normally let the penguins come and go as they please, but they decided it was too cold so they locked them in. “Get inside you stupid bird”!

  13. Finally got my test done. The really annoying kind of test like we had in school where you had to write a program to do a bubble sort or find an integer in an array under certain conditions. Grrr...

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    2. AndalayBay

      AndalayBay

      Yeah I can do that. :D

    3. Sue

      Sue

      Phew!  Bet you're glad that's out of the way!  Is it still annoying even tho' you've finished it?

    4. AndalayBay

      AndalayBay

      Yeah I suppose now that it’s done, it was an interesting exercise.

  14. We won!! The Toronto Argonauts won the 105th Grey Cup. That’s our professional football championship. :P Much better than the Stupor Bowl. :D

    1. RavenMind

      RavenMind

      Is that the game where toothless hillbillies slide around on ice & try to get a chewing tobacco can into a little net, then beat each other up? :P

      Congrats Anda. :)

    2. AndalayBay

      AndalayBay

      :amafiarun: Glares at RM.

    3. RavenMind

      RavenMind

      Hehe.. Actually, I rather like the idea of getting my son and/or daughter into hockey when they're old enough. I enjoyed playing street hockey on roller blades when I was a kid. (Couldn't afford to go to the ice rink.)

  15. I am actually pretty good at herding cats. Kittens on the other hand...

  16. My little bugger Pascal has figured out how to get at the kittens' food. I made a kitten creep feeder from a laundry basket and Pascal figured out how to get his paws through the hole to pull the dish towards the opening, where he could then scoop out their food with his paw and eat it!

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    2. Sue

      Sue

      Clever Pascal! Pip loves his food and is very round, but he is growing!

    3. AndalayBay
    4. RavenMind

      RavenMind

      LOL. My wife's cat Mr. Blue aka, Tubby, would meow up a storm if he could even see the bottom of the food dish.

  17. I finally got the kittens weaned! I have three pedigree British Shorthair kittens for sale if anyone is interested.

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    2. AndalayBay

      AndalayBay

      Definitely. He'd strangle me if I went there without him. We have friends there that we've been promising to visit for years!

    3. Schtearn

      Schtearn

      *Digs deep in pocket* "Only a small handful of septims ma'am"

    4. AndalayBay

      AndalayBay

      Heh, tell me about it. LOL

  18. Upgrade failed. Not a surprise actually.

  19. See upgrade announcement here: http://www.theassimilationlab.com/forums/topic/16233-ipboard-4x-very-soon/ TAL will be offline during upgrade.

    1. Schtearn

      Schtearn

      Bye Bye IPB 3.X!

  20. Hit refresh if you get a blank page. I had to restart the server and forgot to switch the PHP-FPM service. :D

  21. I'm back! Phone line got cut outside, a few streets away.

    1. Visceral Moonlight

      Visceral Moonlight

      Heh, our utility company accidentally cut the lines to the cellular towers once which took out all service for the Southeastern seaboard. :P

    2. AndalayBay
  22. I will be offline until further notice. Our telephone line crapped out tonight and our provider is obviously clueless.

  23. I found the problem. No upgrade needed.

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    2. AndalayBay

      AndalayBay

      You have no idea what you're talking about. -.-

    3. Arthmoor

      Arthmoor

      Pretty sure he's referring to the forum software and not the underlying server.

    4. AndalayBay

      AndalayBay

      Ah, in that case, I know that already. :P We'll be able to upgrade now and I plan to do so soon.

  24. We had to migrate to the new Linode server in Dallas and that has broken TAL again. I'm probably going to have to upgrade to IPB 4.x.

    1. Arthmoor

      Arthmoor

      New server running PHP 7 then? I wondered what was up.

    2. AndalayBay

      AndalayBay

      It's not running, but is installed. I'm wondering if the forums are somehow finding it though.

       

      I'm nervous about upgrading when the forums aren't working though.

  25. I got a good scare tonight. We were changing the bed sheets. I picked up the mattress and rested it on my knee while I tucked the sheet and blanket under the mattress at the foot of the bed. Then I dropped the mattress and found a lump. I thought the blanket had bunched up and I was pushing down on it when I saw two white paws sticking out from under the mattress. I had flattened Ada under the mattress! I promptly lifted the mattress and pulled Ada out. She was ok, but I think it scared...

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    2. AndalayBay

      AndalayBay

      If you have an old leather belt, give that to him to chew on. Ada didn't chew on much when she was teething, but Pascal wanted to chew on everything he could find. He also liked playing with my belts, but I didn't have an old one to give him. It made me regret throwing them away!

    3. Amadaun

      Amadaun

      I'm sorry for laughing, but...but you haven't met Max.

    4. AndalayBay

      AndalayBay

      Max is probably bigger than Ada. The mattress flattened her. If Pascal did it, it probably wouldn't even lie flat! XD

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