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Brexit (and normal service is resumed)

27 June 2016

As those who have kept up with development in the relevant thread on the forums will already know, things are almost back to normal around here.

Once again I have an ADSL connection that doesn't involve traipsing down the road to another house in order to log on to the Net and I also have a telephone landline -- even though it rings to all the wrong numbers.

Spark has assured me that the remaining "issues" with the move of my communications links will be resolved by Tuesday evening -- as we enter the fourth week of this giant stuff-up.

We're being told that internet connectivity is now an "essential service", just like power and water -- so how can it be even remotely acceptable that someone, especially someone like me who relies on Net connectivity for their very livelihood, can be effectively left "disconnected" for so long, when all I did was move 80m down the road?

But enough of that, so long as Spark continues to consider customers to be an irritation and not an asset, and so long as Chorus retains the monopoly that the breaking up of Telecom was supposed to remove then nothing will change.

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Forums are up!

Yes, people have been complaining about the lack of forums for months now so I finally got off my chuff and finished the transition to the new server and the commissioning of the new forums.

Unfortunately you will have to re-register, it just wasn't practical to transition the IDs from the old server -- although the old stuff will be maintained in a "read-only" capacity for some time to come.

So, if you want to "have your say" then register at the new forums using the magic word Aardvarkroxs when asked for it.

Take a moment to introduce yourself to the rest of the Aardvark community and pretty shortly I'll be expanding the number of forums to encompass a number of areas that are regularly discussed on this site.

The contact form is not yet working (got to rejig the CGI scripts) but if anyone wants to email me they can send their communications to editor at this domain or PM me via the forums.

Oh yes, if anyone wants a bit of a plug then the sponsorship space is now up for grabs. Until someone is prepared to offer a donation for the use of this space, I'm happy to offer a free plug to anyone who wants to send me a suitable 150x150 graphic and link.

Stay tuned!

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