Group buy discussion thread gone, that dont look good, any news about Andy ?

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tatanka
KVRian
1336 posts since 13 Jan, 2014

Post Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:04 am

Realized today that the groupbuy thread is gone. And another month without any news from Andy, I a deeply worried :-(. So if anyone has any news about him.....

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KVRist
114 posts since 2 Jul, 2012 from Cork, Ireland

Post Sat Aug 29, 2020 3:56 am

tatanka wrote:
Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:04 am
Realized today that the groupbuy thread is gone. And another month without any news from Andy, I a deeply worried :-(. So if anyone has any news about him.....
:( Yeah..have to agree with you, tatanka..sincerely hope Andy is OK.
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killmaster
KVRian
1297 posts since 5 Oct, 2003

Post Sat Aug 29, 2020 4:47 am

I heard from him a month ago or so and at that time, his health had improved and he was doing well physically but was having all kinds of trouble with his server and issues about updating it. Sounded at that time like he was weeks away from starting the website again. My best guess is that maybe there is just too much to contend with at this time with all those issues and his recent heart problems and just the state of the world in general, but just my personal guess. I also guess he'll be back before too much longer. I wrote him through the contact e-mail from his website.

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KVRist
114 posts since 2 Jul, 2012 from Cork, Ireland

Post Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:01 am

killmaster wrote:
Sat Aug 29, 2020 4:47 am
I heard from him a month ago or so and at that time, his health had improved and he was doing well physically but was having all kinds of trouble with his server and issues about updating it. Sounded at that time like he was weeks away from starting the website again. My best guess is that maybe there is just too much to contend with at this time with all those issues and his recent heart problems and just the state of the world in general, but just my personal guess. I also guess he'll be back before too much longer. I wrote him through the contact e-mail from his website.
Thanks for that, killmaster..much appreciated. :wink:

The silence is the worst part, as you have no idea if he's ill or just swamped. Hope he gets back in touch soon and that all is well..well, as well as can be, given the issues you mentioned.
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PajKVR
KVRer
26 posts since 28 Oct, 2015

Post Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:26 pm

I noticed that my MS App Launcher icon was updated and that the website is no longer raising security flags for me so, maybe, that's where the effort has been going. Still, it seems likely that he would touch base here in any event. Thoughts and prayers.

Paj
8^)

popuman
KVRist
78 posts since 14 Dec, 2002 from someone somewhere in summertime

Post Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:03 pm

I hope he's doing well. Stay safe y'all!
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Kalamata Kid
KVRAF
4646 posts since 27 Jul, 2001 from Tarpon Springs, Florida, USA

Post Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:19 pm

when visiting hgsounds.com I get this (unsafe) notice:
but
Virus Total says it is OK!
https://www.virustotal.com/gui/url/53c8 ... /detection

Your connection is not fully secure
This site uses an outdated security configuration, which may expose your information (for example, passwords, messages, or credit cards) when it is sent to this site.
NET::ERR_SSL_OBSOLETE_VERSION
The connection used to load this site used TLS 1.0 or TLS 1.1, which are deprecated and will be disabled in the future. Once disabled, users will be prevented from loading this site. The server should enable TLS 1.2 or later.

Proceed to www.hgsounds.com (unsafe)

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KVRist
114 posts since 2 Jul, 2012 from Cork, Ireland

Post Thu Sep 03, 2020 1:49 am

Kalamata Kid wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:19 pm
when visiting hgsounds.com I get this (unsafe) notice:
but
Virus Total says it is OK!
https://www.virustotal.com/gui/url/53c8 ... /detection

Your connection is not fully secure
This site uses an outdated security configuration, which may expose your information (for example, passwords, messages, or credit cards) when it is sent to this site.
NET::ERR_SSL_OBSOLETE_VERSION
The connection used to load this site used TLS 1.0 or TLS 1.1, which are deprecated and will be disabled in the future. Once disabled, users will be prevented from loading this site. The server should enable TLS 1.2 or later.

Proceed to www.hgsounds.com (unsafe)

I'm no expert, but I think that's a server-side issue that his server host need to address..there's nothing actually wrong with his site..just the way the server has been configured and how it handles data exchange with other servers.

I'm sure somebody on here reading this can explain it better than I have, but basically, I'm guessing this is just one of the things Andy has needed to get sorted out in relation to the site.
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Kalamata Kid
KVRAF
4646 posts since 27 Jul, 2001 from Tarpon Springs, Florida, USA

Post Thu Sep 03, 2020 6:05 am

^^^
I was eager to see your Ambient Mechanics site and found that you have an unusual landing page.

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KVRist
114 posts since 2 Jul, 2012 from Cork, Ireland

Post Thu Sep 03, 2020 6:20 am

Kalamata Kid wrote:
Thu Sep 03, 2020 6:05 am
^^^
I was eager to see your Ambient Mechanics site and found that you have an unusual landing page.
Yeah..it's not showing at the mo..I'm between hosting services and a site overhaul at the mo..there was a blank page showing the domain was "parked" for a while.

It should be back up and running just fine, once I get hosting sorted. :wink:
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Milkman
KVRist
48 posts since 17 Mar, 2005 from Bay Area

Post Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:07 pm

Bummer. Hope he's OK.

PajKVR
KVRer
26 posts since 28 Oct, 2015

Post Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:05 am

OK---the elephant in the chat room: Does anybody have an update? Is there anything we can do to help?

Paj
8^?

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KVRist
114 posts since 2 Jul, 2012 from Cork, Ireland

Post Sun Sep 20, 2020 2:12 am

PajKVR wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:05 am
OK---the elephant in the chat room: Does anybody have an update? Is there anything we can do to help?

Paj
8^?

Apparently no update at the time of typing this..and nobody seems to have a direct line to Andy, so I guess we're all still in the dark at this point. Have to admit I feel things aren't good, given he hasn't dropped in to update us, which is totally out of character with the guy. :(

My thoughts and prayers go out to both him and those close to him.
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killmaster
KVRian
1297 posts since 5 Oct, 2003

Post Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:11 am

I would like to get an update as well but hesitate to write to him again at this point. I hesitate to post his e-mail as I would want to know he would be ok with that. Contact tab on his site seems disabled now.

My best guess is that he is needing to take a break "from it all". With the politics as they are and his major health event and then the huge responsibility of the group buy and associated server stuff may be too much and a good time to reassess the path of his life. 100% guess but seems like the most logical possibility to me given what has been expressed in the past. Having had some time away and then getting right back into the fast lane sounds daunting. I seem to remember that he is in his fifties as well. Again, complete speculation...

Here's to hoping for the best in any case. If he needs to isolate to find a better way, I'm all for it! Every day I log on to KVR and wonder if he's replied.

PajKVR
KVRer
26 posts since 28 Oct, 2015

Post Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:13 am

"If he needs to isolate to find a better way, I'm all for it!"

+1

Paj
8^)

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