Friday, May 30, 2008

Panic in the photo-forum-sphere: Dpreview planned outage

You better get your dpreview forum's worth of reading and discussing, because dpreview is planning a short outage as they plan to change hosting services. The process should start at 9am GMT on May 31, 2008. If you can't place GMT in time, it is +4 hours from New York City time (eastern standard time) or -9 hours from Tokyo. Or you can just let the World Clock at sort it out for you.

We already have cases of forum withdrawl. To better help people cope with the upcoming difficult two-hour window without the dpreview forums, we have some suggestions from our new-age fitness guru, Al Yu Can It Boofet:

  1. Drink a glass of water
  2. Take a brisk walk
  3. Visualize soothing landscape photos from your favorite photographers
  4. Turn on the Smooth Jazz radio station
  5. Stay in the shade
  6. Avoid caffeine and sugary foods
  7. Confess to someone that you secretly love Foveon sensors

The dpreview forums are now up and running on the new servers!


mrsfixit said...


An outage? What will I do? Where will I go? Well, here... that's a good place to be. ;-)

I spend most of time in those forums. Withdrawl indeed! LOL

But now your list needs some revision...

#1- Drink a glass of water? Water? People still drink that stuff? Fish do things in that water... ewwwww...
How about a nice shot of single-malt Scotch instead?

#2- Take a brisk walk. No, no, no. How about lie down in a dark room and put cold compresses on your forehead instead. There, that's better. After drinking the Scotch you'll want to lie down anyway... ;-)

#3+4- visualize favorite landscape photos and listen to smooth jazz- yeah- that sounds good to me.

#5- stay in the shade: see #2 above...

#6- Avoid caffeine and sugary foods? Are you insane? Caffeine and sugar are two
of the major food groups silly! Didn't you know that????

I guess I have to teach you... the major food groups are:


Ok? Got it straight now? LOL ;-)))

About #7, actually I am a little in awe of Foveon sensors, which I am confessing to you right here...

It will be tough, but I guess we'll all survive without the forums for a hopefully short time.

Now, where did I put that bottle of Scotch...? LOL

1001 noisy cameras said...

LOL! That was a great post Mrs Fix It and closer to reality too :)

I have just shredded the food pyramid with the veggies and fruits and greens, and replaced it with the food pyramid you suggested! Coffee ice-cream covers a lot of ground in this new food pyramid!

Hopefully it will be a smooth forum transition :)

1001 noisy cameras said...

The dpreview forums are now up and running on their new servers!

mrsfixit said...

I know... ;-)

I probably knew before you did... LOL ;-P

1001 noisy cameras said...

LOL! I have no doubt about that!

That was good timing, they can get their new servers ready before the Photokina waves and waves of leaks, rumors and news hit the cyber shores.