Member Page: Skye Nott
Member ID: SkyeStatus: Webmaster
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Member Since: 1998-03-01
Home Site: The MG Experience
Last Login: 2018-01-20 16:35
Forum Activity: 2017-12-21 15:56
Forum Posts: 25
Hello and Welcome! I'm the founder and webmaster of the classic automotive websites in the AutoShrine.com Network (including The MG, Triumph, Jaguar, Sunbeam, Morgan and Austin-Healey Experience, Morris Minor Forum, Ford First, Series Land Rover, MX5, MR2 and Corrado World and many more - see the complete list to the left). I created these websites for owners to talk to other owners, share information, preserve the species, and get inspired with lots of photos!
If you have any questions or comments, or something isn't working on the website the way it should, please contact me via the webmaster link at the bottom of the page. If you have a more general question about your car or truck, please click on the Forums link to the left and start connecting with other Enthusiasts in your area.
Thank you for joining our community, see you on the road!
Personal Vehicle Registry
1964 Vespa VNB 125
1966 MG MGB
"The Bomber RIP"
1983 Suzuki MC GS750E
1986 Merkur XR4Ti
"The Rally Car"
1990 Volkswagen Corrado G60
2000 Toyota Tacoma 4WD
Member Journal – Skye's Blog - The Webmaster Zone
There are 104 total entries in this Journal.
Posted on: Tuesday December 5, 2017
Hello everyone, Due to a complete failure of the database server, we went down yesterday at about 4PM Pacific Time. With a bit of ingenuity and a bit of luck, I was able to recover all data and provisioned a new server overnight. Everything should be working normally now, with no posts or other data lost. Ironically, it happened while I was working on a better system to back up the database. Thank you for your patience. Skye Nott Webmaster
Posted on: Sunday April 2, 2017
Hello everyone, Now that the database upgrade is nearing completion, and I finally have the ability to do "hot backups" without taking the website offline for maintenance, I'd like to give everyone a little bonus. Effective immediately, all Private Message (PM) storage limits are now doubled Free Members: 500 -> 1,000 Silver Members: 750 -> 1,500 Gold Members: 1,000 -> 2,000 Platinum Members: 1,500 -> 3,000 Hope this makes everyone's life a little easier, especially for you ve...
Posted on: Thursday February 9, 2017
The new database servers are performing well under load, so I'll be continuing the database conversion process to the new layout for all websites, which will pave the way for better replication and backup systems. Please expect to see the "Scheduled maintenance" message on Friday night, February 17, 2017 starting at 9:00 PM Pacific time. I expect the work to take 4-6 hours as I want to take a full backup of the system for safety before making any changes. Once the websites are back up, th...
Posted on: Wednesday January 4, 2017
Hello everyone, You've probably noticed that this website has had some unplanned downtime lately. I'm not sure about the exact cause, it's probably an intermittent hardware failure as the techs keep finding the main server powered off at the console. I've been rebooting and repairing the database as needed to keep things running, while making plans to transition to brand new servers with updated database, webserver, and firewall software. The good news is I've already run the migration p...
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Kappa Registry Library Articles
|2010-10-18||ford||EEC-IV Abbreviations Reference||Service:Electrical and Instruments|
|2010-08-18||mgb||BMC Crash Test Video 1960s||Streaming Video|
|2010-08-15||miata||Torque Settings (NA)||Reference|
|2010-08-11||triumph||Tuning Standard Triumphs||Service:Basic Servicing|
|2010-01-20||mgb||Decoding the MGB VIN||Frequently Asked Questions||25|
|2007-03-28||corrado||VW Tech Talk: Servicing the G-Lader (Video)||Service:Engine and Tuning|
|2006-09-09||corrado||Replacing Cracked Fog Lights||Service:Electrical and Instruments||3|
|2006-08-29||corrado||Chipping the ECU||Service:Electrical and Instruments||3|
|2006-04-02||mgb||US-British Technical Terms||Reference||8|
|2006-04-02||mgb||MGB Seat Belt Recall||Period Publications||1|
|2006-04-02||mgb||Power, Torque and Consumption Curves||Reference|
|2006-04-02||mgb||MGB Performance Data||Reference||1|
|2011-06-08||mgb||BMC/BL Paint Codes and Colors||Body and Paint||17|
|2006-04-02||mgb||KPH Speedometer Conversion||Service:Electrical and Instruments||12|
|2006-04-02||mgb||MGB Smiths Speedometers Reference||Service:Electrical and Instruments||8|
|2006-04-02||mgb||Lights Warning Buzzer||Service:Electrical and Instruments||1|
|2006-04-02||mgb||Weber 32/36 DGV DGEV DGAV Tuning||Service:Carburetors and Fuel||13|
|2006-04-02||mgb||Weber 45 DCOE Carburetor Setup||Service:Carburetors and Fuel||1|
|2006-04-02||mgb||Passing AirCare (Emissions) Testing||Service:Carburetors and Fuel|
|2006-04-02||mgb||SU HS4 Carburetor Instruction Sheet||Service:Carburetors and Fuel|
|2006-04-02||all||Make a Spark Tester||Service:Engine and Tuning||4|
|2006-04-02||mgb||MGB Oil Filters List||Service:Engine and Tuning||25|
|2006-04-02||mgb||Building MGB V8 Brakes||Service:Brakes and Clutch||2|
|2006-04-02||mgb||MGB Bolt-On Wheels List||Service:Suspension and Wheels||11|
|2006-04-02||mgb||MGB Tire Sizes||Service:Suspension and Wheels||15|
|2006-04-02||all||Mounting Tires the DIY Way||Service:Suspension and Wheels||9|
|2006-04-02||mgb||MGB Maintenance Schedule||Service:Basic Servicing||9|
|2006-04-02||mgb||MGB FAQ||Frequently Asked Questions||18|
|2006-04-02||mgb||Buying Your First MGB||Buying a Used Vehicle||24|