PCGUY wrote:FYI the downtime this afternoon was caused by a DDoS attack, not a lack of server resources or server instability.
I thought it seemed a bit odd - sometimes it was trying really hard to work and just about managing to find half a page, sometimes it wasn't finding anything.
I've been considering donating for a while. Given how much I use the site, it would only be fair.
My current lamentation is the weak pound - anything I donate is either (if donated in GBP) not going to go as far or (if donated in USD) going to take more out of my account.
However, I'll have a look and see if I've got something to spare. It'd be a better use of money than things I buy and never use, which is a very long list. I have several computer games which I've bought and then only used a couple of times, as well as several measuring instruments.
The dB meter was probably the stupidest measuring instrument I bought, as I've scarce used it - thought it was a good idea, and it really wasn't. The IR thermometer and digital callipers, although of similar price, were however worth their weight in gold, which I would have never guessed when I bought them - in stark contrast to the dB meter, I thought both were frivolous purchases. The thing was, completely unexpectedly, they would later be important in curing my father's depression.
The multimeter wasn't bad either, given it was only five quid. Not sure on the micro balance. It has proven mildly useful, although not essential.
Actually, now I think about it, in a case of vast irony, all my measuring devices have essentially been useful in the direct inverse to how much I thought it was a good idea when I bought them.
While I'm here, I need to apologise for my slowness in sorting out the stuff you asked for. I was mauled by a vicious pack of university courses.
I have sorted some stuff out (I've been earmarking neat stuff as I go around the site), but I've got to get it all tidied up before it can be used.