A highly recommended read
The Crash Course
Mesa Garden retail seedlist 2009
This list has just been posted on the Mesa Garden Website
MACE Partnership accounts
Suzanne has to complete our business account by the end of January. Please avoid interrupting her except in matter of great urgency.
Our property development project
Our property development project is now dead so we will not be moving. The planning process appeal was refused although the remaining issues were fairly minor and probably could have been fixed. Meanwhile the project has become no longer financially viable so that we have had to say we are no longer interested.
It is now probable that I will have to continue working until the age of 70 and we will have to put increasing efforts into the continued running of our business. This may involve some re-evaluation of our other commitments.
Approximately mid-day Tuesday 9th our Broadband hub and local area network hub went down, probably through a failed power supply. This took all our computers off-line and isolated them from talking to each other. Unfortunately our backup systems were found to be inadequate. I had failed to appreciate how many software systems these days are unable to operate with without internet or local area network connections. We have therefore been unable to do any of our routine work for the last 48 hours. In spite of being on a 24 hour contract it has taken 48 hours to obtain replacement equipment. I will have to review this arrangemnet in due course.
We have a large backlog of work built up so please allows us to catch up before chasing us further.
Server disk reconfiguration
Tomorrow (21st October) the server will be down for approximately 30 minutes while the disks are reconfigured to allow the databases more room to grow.
We are pleased to announce that the website of the Cactus and Succulent Society of America has returned to hosting on the Cactus-Mall server and that I am taking over duties as its webmaster.
There will be a period of learning on my part as I become familiar with the systems that this website now operates under as these are not ones I have used before.
Very bad 'Joe Job' again this morning. Bounce messages from some dammned Russian spammer coming in faster than I can process deletes for several hours now. Makes it impossible to download and reply to genuine emails.
This Blog will note updates to the Cactus-Mall and other related websites like the British Cactus and Succulent Society and the Mesemb Study Group.
I will give my thoughts on the current state of the Cactus and Succulent hobby and discuss topical subjects which I think need airing.
I hope it can be used by others to give us feedback on the development of the now 10 years old Cactus-Mall and what you think of its usefulness and ways in which we might improve this.