Upcoming Server Update and the return of Bruce Ford!

Upcoming Server Update and the return of Bruce Ford!

Postby administrator » Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:23 pm

Everything Dulcimer will go offline for a server move at 6pm eastern time, Thursday January, 12. This move will also signify the return of Bruce Ford as site owner and administrator.

Bruce, you may recall, founded Everything Dulcimer in 2002. He will be overseeing the server move, which should only take a few hours.

Why the change?
Bruce and I have worked together on projects involving ED and Dulcimer Players News magazine since 2007. I officially became the ED site owner and administratorIn the summer of 2010, with the agreement that if it proved to be more than I could handle, Bruce would be waiting to step back in. The complexity and enormity of the coding work associated with ED has proven to be more than I could handle. It reminds me of a friend I once had who always dreamed of owning a small farm. He pictured himself working the land and producing crops. He invested his retirement money only to learn he'd spend much more time under a tractor, keeping it running, than riding the tractor and producing crops. Naive? Yes and I'm guilty of the same.

I am very thankful that Bruce, who codes for a living, is willing to hop back in the drivers seat. I'm also thankful for the help, friendships and understanding from the thousands of people who make Everything Dulcimer such a great community. I look forward to having time again to participate in ED as a member. I'm also excited about having more time for making music, writing and recording for Dulcimer Players News magazine, and creating new lessons for Dulcimer School!

Thanks again everyone, and I hope to see you at a festival this year.

Sincerely,

Dan Landrum
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Re: Upcoming Server Update and the return of Bruce Ford!

Postby Bonnie » Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:45 pm

Thank you, both for what you have given in time and talent. I hope to see you at a festival down the road.

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Re: Upcoming Server Update and the return of Bruce Ford!

Postby Dusty Turtle » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:51 am

I would like to publicly thank Dan and Stephen for their work here. I know it can't be easy to manage this site, but so many of us have benefitted so much from the information, encouragement, and comaraderie we've found here. And I'd like to apologize to Bruce in advance for the whining and complaining he may hear from me in the future. It's only because I care . . .

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Re: Upcoming Server Update and the return of Bruce Ford!

Postby bruce » Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:02 pm

Care on, my friend. :D
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Re: Upcoming Server Update and the return of Bruce Ford!

Postby brashley46 » Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:00 am

Thanks for the great job you two have done, and welcome back, Bruce!

Since I am posting this at 2:58 AM Eastern, Friday morning, yeah, I'm a nightowl, do I assume the move is done? Or is it all gonna come down later than scheduled?
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Re: Upcoming Server Update and the return of Bruce Ford!

Postby strumelia » Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:39 am

Bruce, nice to have you back and thanks for all you do! :D

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Re: Upcoming Server Update and the return of Bruce Ford!

Postby Heidi » Fri Jan 13, 2012 3:14 pm

Great picture. Thanks for your hard work. Welcome back captain.
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Re: Upcoming Server Update and the return of Bruce Ford!

Postby PTL » Fri Jan 13, 2012 3:37 pm

Welcome back, Bruce.

God bless - PTL

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