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GKPE 8, Yet more NZ ramblings from some flightless Kiwis.

 
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Jul 30, 2011 03:56 as a reply to  @ post 12846272 |  #1996

HELP

Ok running vmware ESXi4 on duel zeon with 16 gig RAM. Have 1 win 2008 r2 server with a drupal7 website. Dlink on adsl2 connection.
Can access site from out side world but takes forever to load and picutres and then the just red x

Download speed 2.21 Mbps
upload speed 0.29 Mbps
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speaking will telecom now shold be getting a lot more according to them.

Where am I going wrong?


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Jul 30, 2011 06:19 |  #1997

On a residential connection Telecom will probably say tough. What's the ping time from another IP? I assume it works fine if you use it locally?

300kbps up is pretty slow, but it should work.


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Jul 31, 2011 03:47 |  #1998

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HELP

Ok running vmware ESXi4 on duel zeon with 16 gig RAM. Have 1 win 2008 r2 server with a drupal7 website. Dlink on adsl2 connection.
Can access site from out side world but takes forever to load and picutres and then the just red x

Download speed 2.21 Mbps
upload speed 0.29 Mbps
results from http://www.speedtest.n​et/ (external link)

speaking will telecom now shold be getting a lot more according to them.

Where am I going wrong?

That's a bit of a big ballpark. You shouldn't be getting a red X based on upload speed.

Are you running on Apache? Install IIS on the 2k8 box and test as well.

Create a basic website with a picture and a couple of lines of text and test?

Read the logs for the website. Check the logs on your router/firewall. Check the logs for your database application.


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Jul 31, 2011 04:43 |  #1999

can we post iPhone photos here? click for bigger :)

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Jul 31, 2011 14:32 |  #2000

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That's a bit of a big ballpark. You shouldn't be getting a red X based on upload speed.

Are you running on Apache? Install IIS on the 2k8 box and test as well.

Create a basic website with a picture and a couple of lines of text and test?

Read the logs for the website. Check the logs on your router/firewall. Check the logs for your database application.

Found out its drupals absolute url rather than relative. Has to do with 1 module that controls the pictures.
I made a test site and it worked so have found a link how to turn them from absolute to relative.

Drupal is a hand full. But really enjoying learning it.


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Aug 01, 2011 00:41 |  #2001

momentz wrote in post #12851373 (external link)
can we post iPhone photos here? click for bigger :)

Phone pictures are fine.
Great seeing that. Spent many a year skiing and training there and working as a ski instructor.
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Aug 01, 2011 09:30 |  #2002

Cellphone pics are fine, it's content that matters :P


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Aug 02, 2011 16:14 as a reply to  @ weka2000's post |  #2003

Gidday all,

Anything big that I've missed? Been a couple of months since popped in here.
Busy building a cyclorama :eek:

Reuben, very cool Queenstown shots you've been posting! Very jealous of your surroundings.

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What did you think of the show?
It was very small, but some interesting cars.

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Yeah thought it was a bit small, but had good variation and yes, some interesting stuff. I liked the new Renault hatchy thing (was it a megane?), and Sarah loved the Mini Countryman :) Also. Kia Optima. That car is freakin beautiful!

Sounds fun, and nice pic of Carl!
Really wanted to go, but simply didn't have the time.

Our studio should be ready in approx 6 weeks. (Hopefully!) Got Katrina's 21st / engagement party (very very late, as been so busy).
So our final step is buying some new strobes. We already have a couple of Chinese 300W, but our cyclorama is 5.5mx4mx3.5m high, so will need some more power!
Had been looking at Elinchrom's, however been told their accessories and mounts are very expensive, and the better option would be Bowens.
Does anyone have either a good Bowens set or Elinchroms, that can review?

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Aug 02, 2011 16:40 |  #2004

I've got 4 Elinchroms, and think they are fantastic!

Similar cost to a set of Bowens, but a lot more features and functionality.
The wireless set up is awesome for adjusting power output with out having to run between lights, or raise and lower them from high stands.

The Elinchrom modifiers are expensive, but there are after market alternatives.
Most companies make a speed ring that will fit.

That said, I have some cheap Chinese modifiers and they are not good quality.
If your serious about setting up a studio then they would be a waste of money, you would have to keep replacing them when they break or tear.


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Aug 02, 2011 16:45 as a reply to  @ Moppie's post |  #2005

Very nice!

What wattage are they?
Did you buy through Apix?

We met Peter (Apix) at the recent Craft out West show a couple of weeks ago.


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Aug 02, 2011 16:54 |  #2006

Wazza wrote in post #12865498 (external link)
Very nice!

What wattage are they?
Did you buy through Apix?

We met Peter (Apix) at the recent Craft out West show a couple of weeks ago.



Two sets of BXRi 500s.
Peter customized each set for me, they can change stands, modifiers etc.

He's a bit of an odd man to deal with, but he does know his lights.


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Aug 02, 2011 17:31 |  #2007

I have AlienBees with some modifiers I got from B&H. You can't order from the US any more though, and the Australia prices are really high. I think as an existing customer I may be able to order them on your behalf... maybe. You might also be able to order them, delivered to a re-shipping company, then sent over here. Not sure what they charge though. Probably best buying stands and the heavy bits in NZ.

Excalibur Lights (external link) from B&H are meant to be good performing, good value strobes. With the high dollar they could be really good value, even with shipping.

I suspect Bowen and Elinchrom will look nicer and be more refined, but they all do the same job - flash.


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Aug 02, 2011 17:57 |  #2008

If your on a budget, don't waste your time getting cheaper stuff from the US.

Apix and these guys: http://www.photofans.c​o.nz/ (external link) both have some quite good quality Chinese strobes at very good prices.
They are bowens mount, and usually not digital.
But they are cheap, and often quite reliable.
Buying locally also means you get some support if they fail, and the cost isn't any different to buying from B&H.


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Aug 02, 2011 19:30 as a reply to  @ Moppie's post |  #2009

Thanks for the info.

What made you go for the BXR's instead of the RX? Price? Or weight etc.
Haven't looked through all the specs, but I would imagine the RX has a faster recycle time, but doesn't really matter too much when you're doing stills.

I wonder how gear is priced in Australia. Probably bad, with the exchange rate.
I'm flying out Saturday for ten days - got my sisters wedding to attend. Was going to take the photos with Katrina. However now doing best man duties! For once, I'm nervous before a wedding. :o


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Aug 02, 2011 20:28 |  #2010

Wazza wrote in post #12866221 (external link)
Haven't looked through all the specs, but I would imagine the RX has a faster recycle time, but doesn't really matter too much when you're doing stills.

Fast cycle rate is essential if you're shooting video with strobes ;)


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