The new server now seems to be running smoothly and efficiently. Reports of "issues" are now reduced to the level of criticising spelling errors so I am withdrawing the announcements on the main web site and class the work as "job done". I am sorry about the interruptions in the initial days - every server has its individual quirks and a few of these took some fathoming out. This wasn't helped by what I class as mitigating circumstances - for several months I have been suffering a painful body-wide skin infection (nearly recovered now) and also, as some of you know, we had an issue with plumbers which resulted in a ceiling collapse in the study literally within feet from where I was standing which came as a bit of a surprise. That problem had been brewing for over a week and such were the levels of stress here that when my wife heard the crash and called "what was that?" and I replied "its only the ceiling come down", she just said "Oh, OK".
We are not at all ready for it but Christmas Day is tomorrow! May I take this opportunity to thank everybody for their patience and support during the changeover, especially those who very kindly offered financial support for the new hosting to keep the site alive which was really appreciated but not needed in the end. Please all enjoy the seasonal break wherever you are in the world and I wish you all an enjoyable and trouble-free 2016.
I may well take some time out during January to "get away from it all" but hope that normality will resume with the requests for diagrams and other enquiries in late January or February (with a ceiling above my head).