I have created 2 new emails for our club called.
You can use these to email to those positions as they have been set up to forward to the appropriate members.
by David Whyte, January 23, 2019
Our application is now available to accept entries for January and February next year. At this stage only those 2 months will accept entries as Colin is in the process of doing major updates which will come into effect from March. Under the new guidelines EDI entries will close 9 days before the competition. Prints will still be the same which is the Saturday night before the comp night (2 days). This means EDIs for January need to be uploaded before 11pm on the 5th of January
This video shows how the new entry pages will operate in March ://youtu.be/K-Mrgz1ZfJE
by David Whyte, December 14, 2018
Roy Killen will be our judge for POTY in November
by David Whyte, October 18, 2018
The September newsletter is now uploaded to our website under the documentation button
by David Whyte, September 24, 2018
The August newsletter is now on the website under the documentation tab. I didn’t manage to get all the winning photos loaded as I was running out of time. You can see all entries on the website
by David Whyte, August 20, 2018
The minutes from the AGM in July are now on the website under the documentation tab
by David Whyte, August 19, 2018
The minutes from our last committee meeting held on the 30th July are now available to be read on the website under the documentation tab with the other club documentation
by David Whyte, August 18, 2018
This is just some background information from Colin about the system outage. He has emphasized that there should be no missing photos but check your entries and if you have any issues send me an email and I will pass it on
“The website has two major components – the database and the files (images, documents uploaded etc). The database was intact but the files needed restoring. Both of these components are backed up to a dedicated cloud service every evening at 2 am. Archival copies are also kept offline.The database is a record of every entry so I was able to determine who had entered an image after 3 am Sunday morning. These were the only entries that needed to be uploaded again. I have contacted all of these people affected and their entries are now reinstated.
MyPhotoClub came back online at 5 pm for normal use, with the blanket message asking to check entries that were uploaded that day. The restoration of all of the lost files was complicated by a project I have been working on to relocate all MyPhotoClub images to Amazon Web Services (AWS).
There are over 40,000 images stored, and a cloud-based storage solution like AWS allows MyPhotoClub to continue to grow. Over the last few months, most of the images entered in competitions before 2018 have been copied to AWS and are being accessed from there. A small number may not have transferred successfully. Please let me know examples of missing links by email (not tickets) – do your best to include the link and details of the location of the entry.
Please assure your members that no images or information was lost – a ‘lost image’ icon does not mean the image is lost – merely not in the expected place.
A separate issue occurred on Wed, 8th August at 9:30 pm, causing the website hosting service, to shut access off for one hour. This was caused by a user of the system adding comments (report cards) to several hundred images in a short period of time. This was falsely identified as a SPAM attack. A short investigation deduced that there was no threat and the site came back online.
In the three years since MyPhotoClub came online, these are the most significant system outages. I hope this can reassure you that the system is professionally managed and protected.
Thank you for your patience and continued patronage”
by David Whyte, August 17, 2018
For the August tutorial on 27th I will be giving a demonstration on how to cut matt board for club competitions. I will be bring a matt board cutter and some sample matt board to practice with. If anyone has any matt board they want to cut please bring it along. If you bring some entry photos we will be able to mount them as well. Joy will bring along some standard matt board to sell for the club.
Ian English will be demonstrating his hinge system that makes it easier to keep using the same bit of matt board for multiple competitions
by David Whyte, August 6, 2018
I have put the competition calendar in the club documentation section on the website in PDF format so you can easily down load it onto your PC
by David Whyte, August 2, 2018