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by CaptainFantastic
Thu Feb 25, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Broken valve stem? No problem!
Replies: 19
Views: 309

Re: Broken valve stem? No problem!

I really like it when you talented guys share this stuff. Amazes me, it really does. I wish I had 1/100th the skill or knowledge, and the equipment, to do this stuff.
by CaptainFantastic
Fri Feb 12, 2021 7:16 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: How to post photos
Replies: 25
Views: 324

Re: How to post photos

Wirefox wrote: Fri Feb 12, 2021 6:06 pm Testing to see if I can still post a pic. My avatar vanished and was well below the 228kb.
I can see the pic, you got it!
As for the avatar, the limit is about 11k and max. dimensions 200x200 pixels.
by CaptainFantastic
Fri Feb 12, 2021 7:11 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Quiz - No Cheating
Replies: 18
Views: 348

Re: Quiz - No Cheating

Thanks Bruce!
Gavercronos wrote: Tue Feb 09, 2021 3:00 am And the sport that no score is known: What about Cricket? :cf_hiding:
Nah, it's just the whole game one doesn't understand unless one is from an ex-British colony where by now, that colony is way better at it than the English who invented the game!
by CaptainFantastic
Thu Feb 11, 2021 6:09 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: How to post photos
Replies: 25
Views: 324

Re: How to post photos

REJ2 wrote: Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:49 pm The chainsaw site I belong to is amazingly easy, take a picture, add the picture, picture appears bright, large, and clear!! No resizing, no third party hosting, no problems. 3rd world here.
Bob would you mind telling me the site you refer to?
by CaptainFantastic
Wed Feb 10, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Amusing news headline
Replies: 17
Views: 820

Re: Amusing news headline

OK this one has got to make you smile, and I'm sure you already saw it by now.
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The story can be fund with a simple search for 'lawyer cat filter zoom'. But here's the video anyway...
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by CaptainFantastic
Tue Feb 09, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: The box of a grail....
Replies: 38
Views: 649

Re: The box of a grail....

Don't keep us in suspense for too long...
:cf_sign_needpics: :cf_waiting:
by CaptainFantastic
Sun Feb 07, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: How to post photos
Replies: 25
Views: 324

Re: How to post photos

Thanks Toby for helping out. Yes, instructions are in the FAQ. Max filesize is actually 228KB (not sure why an odd number but that's what it got set to). The easiest thing to influence file size is Image Quality - if you can do that with your photo app you can still have large dimension images, but ...
by CaptainFantastic
Sun Feb 07, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Faces with names & some new projects!
Replies: 15
Views: 281

Re: Faces with names & some new projects!

Sounds and looks like a very successful time! Nice to put faces to names. One day I'll get Stateside for a convention I promise!
by CaptainFantastic
Sat Feb 06, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: *BEWARE* eBay Scam Alert
Replies: 32
Views: 770

Re: *BEWARE* eBay Scam Alert

Gasman64 wrote: Sat Feb 06, 2021 11:34 am Ian, I found those listings and also reported.
OK thanks Steve. Maybe they will be taken down quickly.
by CaptainFantastic
Sat Feb 06, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: *BEWARE* eBay Scam Alert
Replies: 32
Views: 770

Re: *BEWARE* eBay Scam Alert

One of these OCD lanterns is back on there. Twice. I just reported both.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/164688154672?ul_noapp=true
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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/184652005153?ul_noapp=true
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by CaptainFantastic
Sat Feb 06, 2021 11:01 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: It ain't what it used to be...
Replies: 56
Views: 773

Re: It ain't what it used to be...

Very sorry to hear what happened John. The workplace is a minefield. Even if not a straight-up personell issue, it can be a simple task or role error that gets a person into big trouble and losing a position, even if in the past that would have been called 'learning on the job'. I'm sure we all have...
by CaptainFantastic
Sat Feb 06, 2021 9:13 am
Forum: FAQ, Contact List, Forum Rules and Guidelines & Links
Topic: Resizing photos - Android phone
Replies: 0
Views: 30

Resizing photos - Android phone

If you are on Android then this photo resizer app is pretty easy and it's free. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.simplemobilephotoresizer&hl=en&gl=US (or search for 'photo resizer' in the Play Store and find the app called "Photo & Picture Resizer") Open the app, locate the file(s) ...
by CaptainFantastic
Sat Feb 06, 2021 9:01 am
Forum: FAQ, Contact List, Forum Rules and Guidelines & Links
Topic: Why don't videos show up in my post?
Replies: 1
Views: 586

Re: Why don't videos show up in my post? - update

If you copy/paste the link to a video, it now gets recognised and embedded into the post. By way of example, here are two of the most useful YouTube videos for those starting out with Coleman Lanterns from Lantern Lab (aka our very own member 'curtludwig'). . https://youtu.be/C7ijUgivUFQ . https://y...
by CaptainFantastic
Fri Feb 05, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: posting photos
Replies: 14
Views: 126

Re: posting photos

And by the way just to set the record straight, on the new forum the limit on photo size is actually larger than on the old forum, it is actually 240KB now vs 150KB before... so image size can't be the actual issue you are facing if you're doing what you used to do, maybe there is something else up?
by CaptainFantastic
Fri Feb 05, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: posting photos
Replies: 14
Views: 126

Re: posting photos

And here is what it looks like in the app... Step 1 after you load the photo in the app you see how big it is, then you hit the 'resize' button at the bottom: Screenshot_20210205_205445_com.simplemobilephotoresizer.jpg Step 2 you choose what resize you want - here I decided on 25% as an image with a...
by CaptainFantastic
Fri Feb 05, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: posting photos
Replies: 14
Views: 126

Re: posting photos

Here is the photo mention in my last post and uploaded direct from phone after a resize.
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by CaptainFantastic
Fri Feb 05, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: posting photos
Replies: 14
Views: 126

Re: posting photos

Hi Al, It sounds like you are using your phone to take then post photos - is that correct? If you are on Android then this photo resizer app is pretty easy and it's free. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.simplemobilephotoresizer&hl=en&gl=US I just used it to resize a 2736x3648px fil...
by CaptainFantastic
Thu Feb 04, 2021 6:19 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 242b with ceramic burner cap
Replies: 10
Views: 126

Re: 242b with ceramic burner cap

Not a 242B, but I have a 243B with one.
by CaptainFantastic
Mon Feb 01, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Modern VW Bug Spare Tire
Replies: 23
Views: 313

Re: Modern VW Bug Spare Tire

Thinking about this a bit more, I have a collapsable spare in my old 911. It looks about that thickness uninflated. I just watched a few youtubes about them and it seems pretty funky, except the tyre is almost 30 years old so I wouldn't want to actually use it!
by CaptainFantastic
Mon Feb 01, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Polishing and cleaning using a Dremel
Replies: 20
Views: 329

Re: Polishing and cleaning using a Dremel

I bought that kit and hardly used any of it for polishing GPAs. Trying to polish a fount with a 1cm pad thing was awful. As Timm says, the wire flies off those other bits and embeds themselves in your hair, clothes, skin, whatever.
I do like my Dremel though, but mostly for tiny bits of rust removal.
by CaptainFantastic
Mon Feb 01, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Modern VW Bug Spare Tire
Replies: 23
Views: 313

Re: Modern VW Bug Spare Tire

Pretty sure that it is common now for small cars to have such a spare, if they have one at all that is. Many just have the pump + gloop. In fact, when we were looking at the VW California if you picked certain internal configurations you could not legally have a proper spare tyre, only gloop. Reason...
by CaptainFantastic
Sun Jan 31, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: What are you doing today?
Replies: 36
Views: 349

Re: What are you doing today?

RC car, now your talking. Another rabbit hole hobby to have lol. I love mine. Be sure to check the glow plug if it’s been sitting for a while. Yep, glow plug was checked and glowing. Took a few turns to get it going but got there. Very happy, now will locate the batteries my kids have taken and see...
by CaptainFantastic
Sun Jan 31, 2021 8:06 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: What are you doing today?
Replies: 36
Views: 349

Re: What are you doing today?

Yesterday: moving furniture from one bedroom to another as one of the teenagers is going back to her bedroom after decorating. Whittled a tiny spoon - I got a book on basic whittling for Christmas and have been trying not to cut my fingers off while slowing attempting a few basic things. Today: repe...
by CaptainFantastic
Sun Jan 31, 2021 7:04 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Why would you offer something on "trade-only" basis?
Replies: 54
Views: 742

Re: Why would you offer something on "trade-only" basis?

RobSchroff wrote: Sat Jan 30, 2021 10:45 pm 2) "Coleman" is spelled with an "e"; "Colemanaholic" should likely also include an "e".
Thanks Rob, that was my bad not the OP. It has been like that since we migrated (the others were spelled correctly)!

Fixed now.
by CaptainFantastic
Sat Jan 30, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Why would you offer something on "trade-only" basis?
Replies: 54
Views: 742

Re: Why would you offer something on "trade-only" basis?

What I don't understand is why you would list an item with which you are willing to part as "for trade only". Maybe to see what is out there first, and if nothing then offer for cash? Just a theory. Personally I find it hard even to sell stuff. I think maybe I traded a 243B for something and I was ...
by CaptainFantastic
Sat Jan 30, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: *BEWARE* eBay Scam Alert
Replies: 32
Views: 770

Re: *BEWARE* eBay Scam Alert

Thanks Steve. I had those two pop up in my eBay email alerts this morning, like many of us I suspect. I actually took a look at the time, and wondered about the "OCD" label as it reminds me of my wife cleaning the house :lol: Also, I thought that such a NIB was a bit cheap so far... and then the pho...
by CaptainFantastic
Sat Jan 30, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: You've gotta be kidding... Already one for sale??
Replies: 25
Views: 614

Re: You've gotta be kidding... Already one for sale??

I see the patches as a gift from Mike, for your first order of the year. As a parallel, I wouldn't think of selling something I was gifted for my birthday or Christmas, or at another time by a friend, and to offer it for sale within a week or so I would consider quite disrespectful to the person giv...
by CaptainFantastic
Sat Jan 30, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Amusing news headline
Replies: 17
Views: 820

Re: Amusing news headline

OK here is the next one. They must have an old-school journalist at the Guardian, growing up my buddy's dad was a journalist at the local newspaper and was always coming up with clever headlines or pointing them out.
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by CaptainFantastic
Tue Jan 26, 2021 7:39 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Oh not again!!! OT
Replies: 36
Views: 467

Re: Oh not again!!! OT

Just. Wow. I'd have never thought. I'm thankful to live in a such a low-crime country!
by CaptainFantastic
Sun Jan 24, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Crazy Prices
Replies: 52
Views: 886

Re: Crazy Prices

Are they actually selling at $100 for a 200a though?
by CaptainFantastic
Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Admin message: Mentions / Tagging other users
Replies: 19
Views: 252

Re: Admin message: Mentions / Tagging other users

I'm glad you get the pages in 0.5 secs with garbage internet - that is a good speed. For the home page I currently I see 586ms from a server in Washington DC, 848ms from San Fran and 1.3sec from Germany (using test sites freely available). The stats graph comes from Google Analytics which will aggre...
by CaptainFantastic
Sat Jan 23, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Admin message: Mentions / Tagging other users
Replies: 19
Views: 252

Re: Admin message: Mentions / Tagging other users

Hi Kevin thanks for the message. It was like Jim says, over 2 secs for a page. Not acceptable. Here's a graph for page load speed before and after the plugin was disabled on Jan 18. The yellow line I added to show the trend, and the red line I added to show the cut-over. So we went from > 2 sec to a...
by CaptainFantastic
Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Sad news
Replies: 87
Views: 1268

Re: Sad news

It's 9.30pm here now and time for a light up for Pastor Jeff. This LZ327 was from the late Chris Durbin's collection and I have often thought about using it for my 'Coleman friends who passed away lightup lantern'. Well, after a new generator, Pastor Jeff finally made it happen tonight. From now on ...
by CaptainFantastic
Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:48 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Sad news
Replies: 87
Views: 1268

Re: Sad news

Very sad news indeed. He will be very much missed.
My sincere condolences to those around him.
by CaptainFantastic
Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:22 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Admin message: Mentions / Tagging other users
Replies: 19
Views: 252

Re: Admin message: Mentions / Tagging other users

Hi Ian, I think there is a simple mentions plugin and a mention users plugin. Have you tried both Hi Paul - we were actually running 'simple mentions'. The speed issue comes when a board has many users and many posts. The plugin loads so much data on each page view (to check the user list, and then...
by CaptainFantastic
Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Admin message: Mentions / Tagging other users
Replies: 19
Views: 252

Re: Admin message: Mentions / Tagging other users

Thanks for taking the news so well. I too was getting frustrated at the speed and also wondered if it was at my end. Starting Saturday it took me some time investigating, but I managed to boil it down to that add-in and then needed to confirm it. On the plus side, for this journey I did find some co...
by CaptainFantastic
Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Admin message: Mentions / Tagging other users
Replies: 19
Views: 252

Admin message: Mentions / Tagging other users

I am sorry to tell you that the add-in we installed some weeks ago for the tagging of other users ('mention') in the forum using the @name has been turned off. The reason is the code was seriously degrading the forum performance, and slowing down the time it takes to load a page which you may have n...
by CaptainFantastic
Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Today's Frankie! Maybe Coleman Shoulda Made em Like This!
Replies: 22
Views: 270

Re: Today's Frankie! Maybe Coleman Shoulda Made em Like This!

Really nice combo. A later-day version of the red/nickel 200.
by CaptainFantastic
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Amusing news headline
Replies: 17
Views: 820

Re: Amusing news headline

OK, you might guess we are in some lockdown scenario here by the amount of time I get to read the news online... Today the UK's Daily Mail reported on two unfortunate people killed in avalanches in Switzerland. The headline was about the UK citizen killed in Verbier , a very well known ski resort. T...
by CaptainFantastic
Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Where’s Timm been?
Replies: 27
Views: 625

Re: Where’s Timm been?

Glad you're OK Timm! In these days when someone goes AWOL we're gonna worry... :?
by CaptainFantastic
Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Noticed the "mention" plug in installed!
Replies: 11
Views: 168

Re: Noticed the "mention" plug in installed!

Guys - I have disabled this feature for 24 hours as I think it is slowing the site down. I'm going to monitor the performance and see if my assumption is right or wrong.

Sorry for the inconvenience.
by CaptainFantastic
Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Amusing news headline
Replies: 17
Views: 820

Re: Amusing news headline

And this one from the UK's Independent (mentioned by Jimmy Fallon) :oops:
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by CaptainFantastic
Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:50 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Amusing news headline
Replies: 17
Views: 820

Re: Amusing news headline

Here's another clever-ish one from today's Guardian:
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by CaptainFantastic
Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:30 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Forum Stats and a Thank You to Ian!
Replies: 9
Views: 115

Re: Forum Stats and a Thank You to Ian!

Thanks Murff and everyone. Tgarner01 it also bugged me too :cf_pissed: which is why I dug a little into it and changed a few things in the background. The 'Guest' number is calculated from the visits of not-identified viewers to the site over last 5 minutes. That means if it is not a member (logged ...
by CaptainFantastic
Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Oven trial for new trip menu
Replies: 12
Views: 103

Re: Oven trial for new trip menu

Looks tasty. How about putting the bricks on the grate shelf at its lowest position instead of direct on the heat spreader? Just an idea.
by CaptainFantastic
Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Oven trial for new trip menu
Replies: 12
Views: 103

Re: Oven trial for new trip menu

Here you go... the images:

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by CaptainFantastic
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY CAPT. FANTASTIC
Replies: 32
Views: 160

Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY CAPT. FANTASTIC

Thanks again everyone!

Steak was cooked to perfection on my Coleman 421 using a Le Creuset cast iron griddle by the light of the Sears Big Hat (one of my b-day lanterns), and washed down by a bottle of Bordeaux as promised!
by CaptainFantastic
Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY CAPT. FANTASTIC
Replies: 32
Views: 160

Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY CAPT. FANTASTIC

Thank you everyone!!! Planning on cooking a nice steak accompanied by a bottle of 2014 Bordeaux... A bit snowy here today, and the big hat of this trio of birthday lanterns will be lit up to give the terrace a nice glow while the snow continues to fall! . IMG_20210112_113656.jpg . IMG_20210112_15562...
by CaptainFantastic
Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Mods! Forum Fonts???
Replies: 7
Views: 154

Re: Mods! Forum Fonts???

Hmmm. After your message, I set myself up to receive email notification on new posts too, but don't see what you are seeing I'm afraid. With me, I have a separate email client, which launches a new browser tab in the default browser (Chrome) from the link in email. The font (and whole webpage) is th...