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Changes to the UK Piano Page

Post by Barrie Heaton » 02 Sep 2018, 18:09

We have made some changes to the site over the last 12 months
Some you can see others you cannot. We now have 2 firewalls we also force you to use https. We now have balanced servers which will speed up the site. Also, a robot trolling the site looking for bad files and hopefully blocking those who would try to hack the site.

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Post by chrisw » 03 Sep 2018, 09:31

Hello Barrie,

Have you also decided to increase the size of the of the print ? I am getting a "zoomed in" version of the pages.

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Post by Gill the Piano » 03 Sep 2018, 17:35

So am I. Doing my head in! Getting a pain in my scrolling finger...
I play for my own amazement... :piano;

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Post by Barrie Heaton » 03 Sep 2018, 17:58

Yes fount is bigger I am looking at that there is a conflict with the 5 css The image at the top should get smaller

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Post by Barrie Heaton » 28 Sep 2018, 20:01

Some interesting fact

in September so far we have had 1,096,678 visitors to the site who we let in and 63,620 who we blocked of the ones we let in
25% were real visitors
Desktop 17.4% Total: 239,134
Mobile 7.4% Total: 101,316
and the rest was a pain in the :oops: robots
Bots 75.3% Total: 1,035,148

the real users used Browser
Chrome 50.0%
Firefox 30.4%
Safari 6.0%
Msie 8.2%
Opera 5.5%

Visitors at 8 pm Friday

And one of the losers who is trying to hack the site this is where he/she is in Dublin





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Post by chrisw » 28 Sep 2018, 20:34

Had to look up the meaning of internet bot and was really surprised that 75% of activity came from them.

Well done Barrie for developing the site.

I hope to be playing a piano in a community centre tomorrow which you regularly tune.

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Post by Barrie Heaton » 29 Sep 2018, 00:25

I am tuning the piano this Thursday if its the one at the S Army

The bots are a pain as they eat up bandwidth Some we need like Google bots but the rest are just trying to add spam or collect data to send users to spam if they get your email

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Post by chrisw » 29 Sep 2018, 17:25

Barrie,
The piano behaved very well and the majority of the group enjoyed playing it. The venue was also well liked.
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Post by Barrie Heaton » 03 Oct 2018, 19:32

Need a new set of Bass strings but I don't think they can afford it at present

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Post by chrisw » 08 Oct 2018, 16:51

Barrie,
Over the last few days UK Piano Pages has failed to open properly in Safari. It is probably because the version is too old; I haven't updated it since buying this computer. It does open for me in Chrome.

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Post by Barrie Heaton » 08 Oct 2018, 17:37

what v of Safari. are you running, mine is Version 12.0 (14606.1.36.1.9) and it works ok do you have a Mac what O/S are you running.

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Post by chrisw » 08 Oct 2018, 19:05

This machine is a MacBook pro with operating system is OS X 10.10 . Safari is 8.0. It is an old version because I resist the offers to upgrade for fear of slowing down the machine.

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Post by Barrie Heaton » 08 Oct 2018, 19:45

Just took the wife's Mac book pro 2013 (Mavericks) into Weston computers in Preston today. To have it wiped cleaned and the new OS put on she is happy to pay the £69.00 saves me a job. She updates as soon as a new version is out, but she was complaining about the last big update "High Sierra" that it was slow to boot and was sluggish she has an imac as well and that is fine

Have been reading on the MAC forums that a wipe clean and a fresh install speeds up older MacBook pros I will let you know when we get it back

I must admit Mojave as first was a pain on my 27imac till some of the apps updated and I have to keep reindexing mail now but I do have emails going back to 1995 on my computer.

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Re: Changes to the UK Piano Page

Post by chrisw » 09 Oct 2018, 08:38

Barrie,
The following warning message is being displayed when I open the pages using either Safari or Chrome.

Warning: MagpieRSS: Failed to fetch https://www.piano-tuners.org/xml.php?ty ... d_listings and cache is off in /var/www/vhosts/rssdog.com/httpdocs/magpie/rss_fetch.inc on line 241
Sorry, could not fetch this feed! (items)

Also when Safari does manage to load up all of the forum index page, which it does intermittently, I am not able to log in.

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Post by Barrie Heaton » 09 Oct 2018, 17:14

We are looking to change Magpie RSS as it falls over more than it works but it is a free Rss feeder... !

The Safari and crome thing maybe some of the JAVA scrips what version of Chrome do you have mine is
Version 69.0.3497.100 (Official Build) (64-bit)

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Post by chrisw » 09 Oct 2018, 17:22

Chrome is 68.0.03440.106 (official build) 64 bit.

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Post by Barrie Heaton » 12 Oct 2018, 19:30

Sandra has been user her MacBook pro with Mojave for a few days now, she says its much better than High Sierra she got her 3 email accounts back off icloud with no hassle.

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Post by chrisw » 12 Oct 2018, 20:38

Thanks Barrie,
I will have a look at updating my machine to Mojave. Do you know if I can do it myself ?

Visited the Morecambe Salvation Army hall yesterday to book next year's Morecambe Bay Piano group meetings. They told me about the piano being tuned and that the copper strings needed replacing, giving me the impression that it would be done in the not too distant future.

Wonder what makes the bass string degrade ? Some websites mention accumulation of dirt but I don't think I have seen anything about the effects of age or work hardening.

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Post by Barrie Heaton » 12 Oct 2018, 22:50

Yes they are happy to have the work done, just finding time to slot it in

As to the upgrade you go to It app store and it should be there on the front page, it a free upgrade.

if you want to do a clean install that is a tad more complex read
https://www.macrumors.com/how-to/clean- ... 14-mojave/

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Re: Changes to the UK Piano Page

Post by chrisw » 13 Oct 2018, 12:16

Barrie,
Thanks for the link.

Piano Pages is opening better in Safari this weekend. Perhaps it was the server being a tad slow to load it last weekend and I was being impatient.

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