While it is as hot as Dante's Inferno around here, might as well watch some World Cup! Croatia earned that one. Sorry England, you gave your hearts to the World Cup and it's appreciated. I expect solid things from England in future World Cups. So Croatia vs France for the big prize. My bet is on France.
Happy Independence Day all you Americans loving this bright and shiny day! Go out, get in a cookout, watch some World Cup, watch some Wimbledon, go play golf, enjoy your independence the right way!
Well that was surely a journey. Chatro has been restored after being down since Friday afternoon. What caused this? A bad power supply that took out both the database and main website server. It would happen at the worst of times. I had to go to the data center, pull the twin node server, bring it home, and test the power supply to find out that it was no good. Ordering a replacment however was easy enough, but with the timing, expedited shipping over the weekend was not going to help so any shipping did not commence until Monday. Thankfully it arrived today and was tested to work later this afternoon. In the middle of a thunderstorm, I got that thing put back safe and secure. I also ordered a second power supply in case this happens again so the turn around will be far quicker. My apologies for all those that were affected and I thank you for hanging in there and continuing to support Chatropolis.
So summer is here and it's hot as blazes! Don't let no one tell you that there isn't global warmining because each of you that read his can think of when you were children and know it wasn't this hot in the summer. What do I recommend? Stay inside with some cool AC and a beer, favorite mixed drink, or hell even the coldest of soft drinks and get down chatting at Chatropolis.
I hope all fathers and dads had a really good Father's Day!
I bet a lot of you have gotten this particular error. This is a simple error with a simple fix. Your chatting in any room is started by a chat session that is created and a session cookie is created for this chat session. However, some times when disconnected abruptly, or upon leaving and reentering too quickly (before the chat session has a chance to end), or just a chat session that gets hung up. The easiest fix for this is merely deleting your cookies. Deleting that chat session cookie will force the server to request the browser to create and store another cookie for that new session. I get this at the Help Desk quite a bit and you all really do need to know what's up with that so you can quickly get back to chatting again.
Did you know as a member you can reserve URLs the same way you can your screen name? Yes you can. You can reserve up to 5 URLs at any one time. Why would I add this feature? Well we all know of impers that snag your favorite avatar URL and make them their own as they impersonate you. Well that comes to an end. You reserve your favorite URLs and that can't happen. I figure 5 URLs for starters "should" be enough as the life cycle of avatars tend to be short before "on to the next one" but I'll consider upping that limit to accommodate if necessary.