Member Page: Skye Nott

Skye Skye Nott

Skye Nott

Member ID: Skye
Status: Webmaster Webmaster
Vancouver, BC, Canada   CAN
Member Since: 1998-03-01
Home Site: The MG Experience
Last Login: 2018-02-19 14:50
Forum Activity: 2017-12-21 15:51
Forum Posts: 81
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Hello and Welcome! I'm the founder and webmaster of the classic automotive websites in the Network (including The MG, Triumph, Jaguar, Sunbeam, Morgan and Austin-Healey Experience, Morris Minor Forum, Ford First, Series Land Rover, MX5, MR2 and Corrado World and many more - see the complete list to the left). I created these websites for owners to talk to other owners, share information, preserve the species, and get inspired with lots of photos!

If you have any questions or comments, or something isn't working on the website the way it should, please contact me via the webmaster link at the bottom of the page. If you have a more general question about your car or truck, please click on the Forums link to the left and start connecting with other Enthusiasts in your area.

Thank you for joining our community, see you on the road!

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Personal Vehicle Registry

1964 Vespa VNB 125 Damask Red Skye Nott

1964 Vespa VNB 125

1966 MG MGB Bare Metal Skye Nott

1966 MG MGB
"The Bomber RIP"
1983 Suzuki MC GS750E Silver Blue Skye Nott

1983 Suzuki MC GS750E
1986 Merkur XR4Ti White Skye Nott

1986 Merkur XR4Ti
"The Rally Car"
1990 Volkswagen Corrado G60 LC5Z Pearl Effect Blue Skye Nott

1990 Volkswagen Corrado G60

2000 Toyota Tacoma 4WD Black Skye Nott

2000 Toyota Tacoma 4WD

6 Vehicles — Total mileage: 577,959 mi (930,135 km) — Average age: 1982
Previously Owned Vehicles:

Member Journal – Skye's Blog - The Webmaster Zone

There are 104 total entries in this Journal.

Back Online After Database Failure

Posted on: Tuesday December 5, 2017

Hello everyone, Due to a complete failure of the database server, we went down yesterday at about 4PM Pacific Time. With a bit of ingenuity and a bit of luck, I was able to recover all data and provisioned a new server overnight. Everything should be working normally now, with no posts or other data lost. Ironically, it happened while I was working on a better system to back up the database. Thank you for your patience. Skye Nott Webmaster

Private Message Limits Increased

Posted on: Sunday April 2, 2017

Hello everyone, Now that the database upgrade is nearing completion, and I finally have the ability to do "hot backups" without taking the website offline for maintenance, I'd like to give everyone a little bonus. Effective immediately, all Private Message (PM) storage limits are now doubled Free Members: 500 -> 1,000 Silver Members: 750 -> 1,500 Gold Members: 1,000 -> 2,000 Platinum Members: 1,500 -> 3,000 Hope this makes everyone's life a little easier, especially for you ve...

Next Database Upgrade Feb 17 2017

Posted on: Thursday February 9, 2017

The new database servers are performing well under load, so I'll be continuing the database conversion process to the new layout for all websites, which will pave the way for better replication and backup systems. Please expect to see the "Scheduled maintenance" message on Friday night, February 17, 2017 starting at 9:00 PM Pacific time. I expect the work to take 4-6 hours as I want to take a full backup of the system for safety before making any changes. Once the websites are back up, th...

Emergency Database Upgrade & What's Next

Posted on: Wednesday January 4, 2017

Hello everyone, You've probably noticed that this website has had some unplanned downtime lately. I'm not sure about the exact cause, it's probably an intermittent hardware failure as the techs keep finding the main server powered off at the console. I've been rebooting and repairing the database as needed to keep things running, while making plans to transition to brand new servers with updated database, webserver, and firewall software. The good news is I've already run the migration p...

... and 100 more posts.

Mini Shrine Library Articles

Date Site Title Category Comments
2010-10-18 ford EEC-IV Abbreviations Reference Service:Electrical and Instruments  
2010-08-18 mgb BMC Crash Test Video 1960s Streaming Video  
2010-08-15 miata Torque Settings (NA) Reference  
2010-08-11 triumph Tuning Standard Triumphs Service:Basic Servicing  
2010-01-20 mgb Decoding the MGB VIN Frequently Asked Questions 26
2007-03-28 corrado VW Tech Talk: Servicing the G-Lader (Video) Service:Engine and Tuning  
2006-09-09 corrado Replacing Cracked Fog Lights Service:Electrical and Instruments 3
2006-08-29 corrado Chipping the ECU Service:Electrical and Instruments 3
2006-04-02 mgb US-British Technical Terms Reference 8
2006-04-02 mgb MGB Seat Belt Recall Period Publications 1
2006-04-02 mgb Power, Torque and Consumption Curves Reference  
2006-04-02 mgb MGB Performance Data Reference 1
2006-04-02 mgb MGB Specification Reference 6
2011-06-08 mgb BMC/BL Paint Codes and Colors Body and Paint 18
2006-04-02 mgb KPH Speedometer Conversion Service:Electrical and Instruments 12
2006-04-02 mgb MGB Smiths Speedometers Reference Service:Electrical and Instruments 8
2006-04-02 mgb Lights Warning Buzzer Service:Electrical and Instruments 1
2006-04-02 mgb Weber 32/36 DGV DGEV DGAV Tuning Service:Carburetors and Fuel 13
2006-04-02 mgb Weber 45 DCOE Carburetor Setup Service:Carburetors and Fuel 1
2006-04-02 mgb Passing AirCare (Emissions) Testing Service:Carburetors and Fuel  
2006-04-02 mgb SU HS4 Carburetor Instruction Sheet Service:Carburetors and Fuel  
2006-04-02 all Make a Spark Tester Service:Engine and Tuning 4
2006-04-02 mgb MGB Oil Filters List Service:Engine and Tuning 25
2006-04-02 mgb Building MGB V8 Brakes Service:Brakes and Clutch 2
2006-04-02 mgb MGB Bolt-On Wheels List Service:Suspension and Wheels 11
2006-04-02 mgb MGB Tire Sizes Service:Suspension and Wheels 15
2006-04-02 all Mounting Tires the DIY Way Service:Suspension and Wheels 9
2006-04-02 mgb MGB Maintenance Schedule Service:Basic Servicing 9
2006-04-02 mgb MGB FAQ Frequently Asked Questions 18
2006-04-02 mgb Buying Your First MGB Buying a Used Vehicle 24

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