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Forum: News and Announcements Today, 07:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 104
Posted By Bob
Yep - last time I was involved in one at work, it...

Yep - last time I was involved in one at work, it took them 14 hours to do an upgrade that should have taken a 5-minute reboot of the servers. Guess who saved the day when he was called in 13 hours...
Forum: Photography in general Yesterday, 06:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 91
Posted By Bob
Thanks for the link. I always find myself...

Thanks for the link. I always find myself looking at the people's faces in these old photos - I have no idea what I am looking for though...

The past is not so much a different country, more a...
Forum: News and Announcements Yesterday, 07:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 104
Posted By Bob
Temporary Closure For Ugrade/Move To New Server This Week

We still have to coordinate a time for this with our hosting company, but will try to give some advance notice later.

It is just a small upgrade that adds no visible changes to the forum but it is...
Forum: Print Exchanges Yesterday, 07:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 607
Posted By Bob
Hopefully, none at all :D It is just a small...

Hopefully, none at all :D

It is just a small point upgrade but it is forced on us as our hosting company is moving us to new servers and the current version of the forum software is incompatible...
Forum: Introductions 14th August 2022, 09:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 92
Posted By Bob
Hi there! I once had my enlarger on a...

Hi there!

I once had my enlarger on a trolley and the other equipment in two boxes and used the bathroom (which was internal with no windows),

For use in a public space, I suspect you would...
Forum: Print Exchanges 14th August 2022, 04:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 607
Posted By Bob
I have now created the August Gallery and moved...

I have now created the August Gallery and moved Uwe's contributions into it.

Sorry for the delay - ironically, we have been working a lot on the forum in the last couple of weeks - but in the...
Forum: Photography in general 6th August 2022, 06:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 615
Posted By Bob
The zerostat works fine for me. It is entirely...

The zerostat works fine for me. It is entirely possible to negatively charge a film that already has a negative charge (or ditto for a positive charge). Try using the other squeeze direction and...
Forum: Introductions 29th July 2022, 07:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 509
Posted By Bob
I know nothing on the subject myself, but a quick...

I know nothing on the subject myself, but a quick search says the Bolex SM80 is a super-8 sound projector.
Forum: Photography in general 29th July 2022, 07:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 156
Posted By Bob
No worries Nat, I have changed the title and name...

No worries Nat, I have changed the title and name in your first post.
Forum: Introductions 17th July 2022, 12:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 400
Posted By Bob
Welcome aboard Bill. Yes, you are right, a...

Welcome aboard Bill.

Yes, you are right, a lot has changed in 40 years. But I guess you could have said the same 40 years ago (tho probably not on t' Internet - unless you were a fan of usenet...
Forum: Photography in general 15th July 2022, 05:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 615
Posted By Bob
From my reading, plastics generally get a...

From my reading, plastics generally get a negative charge. Oddly tho, I find that it does not seem to matter - I slowly press and then slowly release (any clicks means you are too fast) 2 or 3 times...
Forum: Photography in general 11th July 2022, 10:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 615
Posted By Bob
Theory suggests that a metal head will make no...

Theory suggests that a metal head will make no difference as you cannot remove a static charge from an insulator by earthing it (by definition, a charge will not move through an insulator, like...
Forum: Photography in general 19th June 2022, 09:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 565
Posted By Bob
Thanks Martin. I did suggest they should...

Thanks Martin.

I did suggest they should engage more with forums as well as relying on social media for their announcements :)
Forum: Introductions 11th June 2022, 11:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,068
Posted By Bob
Ah yes, sorry - I keep forgetting that being...

Ah yes, sorry - I keep forgetting that being Admin gives me various superpowers... It takes 3 posts (anti-spammer requirement) but images posted before that need manually releasing by an admin. I...
Forum: Introductions 11th June 2022, 06:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,068
Posted By Bob
Welcome aboard! A seriously well-equipped...

Welcome aboard!

A seriously well-equipped setup you have there - I'm especially envious of the ventilation :).

Have fun, Bob.
Forum: Darkroom 9th June 2022, 09:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 157
Posted By Bob
If they are pop-rivets, then you should be able...

If they are pop-rivets, then you should be able to drill them out - but you will need a pop-rivet gun to fit new rivets afterwards (unless self-tapping screws can be made to work, or even use a nut...
Forum: Photography in general 9th June 2022, 03:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By Bob
Generally no - the charging requirements for LiPo...

Generally no - the charging requirements for LiPo (Lithium Ion Polymer) cells are very different to NiMH and you are likely to destroy the cells (at a minimum) if you charge them with a charger...
Forum: Darkroom 9th June 2022, 02:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 157
Posted By Bob
I concur with Terry - take it apart and see if...

I concur with Terry - take it apart and see if anything has come adrift. It is going to be made from a switch or two, a fan, a heater element and a mechanical thermostat (possibly included in the...
Forum: Print Exchanges 7th June 2022, 05:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,891
Posted By Bob
Incidentally, mine was sent out on the Wednesday...

Incidentally, mine was sent out on the Wednesday (1st) from somewhere near Bradford - apologies yet again for my tardiness...

Cheers, Bob.
Forum: Print Exchanges 7th June 2022, 05:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,891
Posted By Bob
Hi Terry. Your photos arrived sometime just...

Hi Terry.

Your photos arrived sometime just before the Jubilee weekend (or possibly on the Saturday). Sorry for the delay reporting back, but I have been away for a week visiting family...
Forum: Photography in general 10th May 2022, 01:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 274
Posted By Bob
I would very much expect so. Your contract is...

I would very much expect so. Your contract is with the seller - where he actually gets the stuff from is not relevant to the sale, and if the stuff that turns up on your doorstep is not what you...
Forum: Photography in general 9th May 2022, 09:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 274
Posted By Bob
Basically a way of sending goods from China (and...

Basically a way of sending goods from China (and other places) more quickly than directly via China Post. They will send goods in advance to an overseas location and then advertise the items for...
Forum: Darkroom 8th May 2022, 10:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 624
Posted By Bob
Links to images for information are fine - post...

Links to images for information are fine - post away :)

Odd shadows are likely to be alignment, the wrong size bulb, or possibly missing or incorrect condensers if the enlarger has them, but I am...
Forum: Photography in general 2nd May 2022, 01:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 868
Posted By Bob
Yes, FADU will give you the same "warning" as it...

Yes, FADU will give you the same "warning" as it too uses HTTP instead of encrypted HTTPS. It is actually the browser that checks and sees there is no encryption certificate (or if it has expired or...
Forum: Photography in general 1st May 2022, 06:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 868
Posted By Bob
They may have let their domain name expire. From...

They may have let their domain name expire. From whois:




You generally have a few weeks to re-register a domain if it expires, so hopefully all is well.

Currently, the DNS records are all...
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