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    The Forum's Old Days on Christmas Morning

    Fondly recalling the old days where Christmas morning would create a flurry of new member postings on the forum asking some version of "how do i make this thing work?" And there was the usual "squeezenetwork (mysqueezebox.com)" outages due to the influx of new users around this time. I'm very pleased we are about to enter 2018 with a very nicely functioning squeezebox ecosystem.

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    Home: VortexBox 4TB (2.4) > LMS 7.9.1 > Transporter, Touch, Boom, Radio (all ethernet)
    Cottage: VBA 3TB (2.4) > LMS 7.9.1 > Touch > Benchmark DAC I, Boom, Radio w/Battery (all ethernet except Radio)
    Office: Win8(64) > LMS 7.9.1 > Squeezelite
    Spares: Transporter, Touch(3), Radio(3), Boom, SB3, CONTROLLER
    Controllers: iPhone6 & iPadAir2 (iPeng & Squeezepad), CONTROLLER, or SqueezePlay 7.8 on Win10(64) laptop
    Files: ripping: dbpoweramp > FLAC; post-rip: mp3tag, PerfectTunes; Streaming: Spotify

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    Quote Originally Posted by garym View Post
    Fondly recalling the old days where Christmas morning would create a flurry of new member postings on the forum asking some version of "how do i make this thing work?" And there was the usual "squeezenetwork (mysqueezebox.com)" outages due to the influx of new users around this time. I'm very pleased we are about to enter 2018 with a very nicely functioning squeezebox ecosystem.
    You can easily create the same this sensation by getting a Google Home device - spend hours of fiddling with atrocious software on a smartphone to set it up, discover that most 'features' don't work as advertised, go the laughably named Help Forum where nobody has any idea why stuff doesn't work, encounter a flood of post headed vatiously as 'Help'/'Why'/'Doesn't work', etc..

    The Home mini is actually a nice low-cost device let down by awful software and non-existent support.
    Touch, Logitech Radio, Logitech UE Radio, O2 Joggler + SqpOS
    UPnPBridge - 2 paired Sonos Play1 speakers; Rocki - Sony SRS-BTM8 speaker; Pioneer WX-SMA1 speaker; - PURE One Flow internet radio: PURE Jongo S3x ; Jongo T2; Libratone Zipp
    Castbridge - Chromecast 1 + Chromecast Audio
    AirplayBridge - Loewe Airspeaker
    SB Player - Fire TV
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    Quote Originally Posted by castalla View Post
    You can easily create the same this sensation by getting a Google Home device - spend hours of fiddling with atrocious software on a smartphone to set it up, discover that most 'features' don't work as advertised, go the laughably named Help Forum where nobody has any idea why stuff doesn't work, encounter a flood of post headed vatiously as 'Help'/'Why'/'Doesn't work', etc..

    The Home mini is actually a nice low-cost device let down by awful software and non-existent support.
    Oh yes, I'm sure that's true.
    Home: VortexBox 4TB (2.4) > LMS 7.9.1 > Transporter, Touch, Boom, Radio (all ethernet)
    Cottage: VBA 3TB (2.4) > LMS 7.9.1 > Touch > Benchmark DAC I, Boom, Radio w/Battery (all ethernet except Radio)
    Office: Win8(64) > LMS 7.9.1 > Squeezelite
    Spares: Transporter, Touch(3), Radio(3), Boom, SB3, CONTROLLER
    Controllers: iPhone6 & iPadAir2 (iPeng & Squeezepad), CONTROLLER, or SqueezePlay 7.8 on Win10(64) laptop
    Files: ripping: dbpoweramp > FLAC; post-rip: mp3tag, PerfectTunes; Streaming: Spotify

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    Oh yes mysqueezebox.com did collapse ever Xmas , but I thought it was down to an excess of existing users suddenly using thier device ( the capacity of services and websites seems to design at some avarage load and not every user 24/7 ) and that the support staff was on Holliday so the slightest issue brought everything down
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    Bedroom/Office: Boom
    Kitchen: Touch + powered Fostex PM0.4
    Misc use: Radio (with battery)
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    (spares Touch, SB3, reciever ,controller )
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    This thread is a good excuse to thank all of you for your help over the years. Happy holidays!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apesbrain View Post
    This thread is a good excuse to thank all of you for your help over the years. Happy holidays!
    Agree. The things I've learned from the nice folks on this forum have completely transformed my interaction with my music. Happy 2018!
    Home: VortexBox 4TB (2.4) > LMS 7.9.1 > Transporter, Touch, Boom, Radio (all ethernet)
    Cottage: VBA 3TB (2.4) > LMS 7.9.1 > Touch > Benchmark DAC I, Boom, Radio w/Battery (all ethernet except Radio)
    Office: Win8(64) > LMS 7.9.1 > Squeezelite
    Spares: Transporter, Touch(3), Radio(3), Boom, SB3, CONTROLLER
    Controllers: iPhone6 & iPadAir2 (iPeng & Squeezepad), CONTROLLER, or SqueezePlay 7.8 on Win10(64) laptop
    Files: ripping: dbpoweramp > FLAC; post-rip: mp3tag, PerfectTunes; Streaming: Spotify

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    Merry Christmas (Happy Christmas for the Europeans), Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year to our still functioning community! All the comments are right on point. What other forum has this much information, this much available help, this many plug-ins, and is still up and running after the product is no longer being produced?

    Speaking of Slim Devices and holiday presents, I got a Boom and a RPi3 for gifts this year.
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    ModWright Platinum Signature Transporter, VTL TL-6.5 Signature Pre-Amp, Ayre MX-R Mono's, VeraStarr 6.4SE 6-channel Amp, Vandersteen Speakers: Quatro Wood Mains, VCC-5 Reference Center, four VSM-1 Signatures, Video: Runco RS 900 CineWide AutoScope 2.35:1, Vandersteen V2W Subwoofer

    Living Room:
    Transporter, ADCOM GTP-870HD, Cinepro 3K6SE III Gold, Vandersteen Model 3A Signature, Two 2Wq subs, VCC-2, Two VSM-1

    Office: Touch with Vandersteen VSM-1s
    Kitchen: Touch in-wall mount w/ Thiel Powerpoint 1.2s
    Bedroom: Squeezebox BOOM
    Bathroom: Squeezebox Radio
    Around the House: SliMP3, SB1, SB2, SB3
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    Quote Originally Posted by iPhone View Post
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    Merry Christmas (Happy Christmas for the Europeans), Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year to our still functioning community! All the comments are right on point. What other forum has this much information, this much available help, this many plug-ins, and is still up and running after the product is no longer being produced?

    Speaking of Slim Devices and holiday presents, I got a Boom and a RPi3 for gifts this year.
    Why would you think that Europeans would not use Merry Christmas?

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    The Forum's Old Days on Christmas Morning

    It's not that he doesn't think Europeans don't use that expression, it's
    just that he's very nuanced about his own well-wishing. For his own private
    reasons, he wants Europeans to have a happy Christmas, while he wants
    everyone else to have a merry Christmas.

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    'However,' replied the universe,
    'The fact has not created in me
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    On Dec 27, 2017 3:28 AM, "slartibartfast" <
    slartibartfast.8a5ncn (AT) no-mx (DO...limdevices.com> wrote:

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    > iPhone wrote:
    > > .
    > > Merry Christmas (Happy Christmas for the Europeans), Happy Holidays, and
    > > Happy New Year to our still functioning community! All the comments are
    > > right on point. What other forum has this much information, this much
    > > available help, this many plug-ins, and is still up and running after
    > > the product is no longer being produced?
    > >
    > > Speaking of Slim Devices and holiday presents, I got a Boom and a RPi3
    > > for gifts this year.Why would you think that Europeans would not use

    > Merry Christmas?
    >
    > Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
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    >
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    > slartibartfast's Profile: http://forums.slimdevices.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by mitcharf View Post
    It's not that he doesn't think Europeans don't use that expression, it's
    just that he's very nuanced about his own well-wishing. For his own private
    reasons, he wants Europeans to have a happy Christmas, while he wants
    everyone else to have a merry Christmas.

    --
    Mitch!!!
    http://blog.mitcharf.com/
    "A man said to the universe:
    'Sir, I exist!'
    'However,' replied the universe,
    'The fact has not created in me
    a sense of obligation.'"
    - Stephen Crane

    On Dec 27, 2017 3:28 AM, "slartibartfast" <
    slartibartfast.8a5ncn (AT) no-mx (DO...limdevices.com> wrote:

    >
    > iPhone wrote:
    > > .
    > > Merry Christmas (Happy Christmas for the Europeans), Happy Holidays, and
    > > Happy New Year to our still functioning community! All the comments are
    > > right on point. What other forum has this much information, this much
    > > available help, this many plug-ins, and is still up and running after
    > > the product is no longer being produced?
    > >
    > > Speaking of Slim Devices and holiday presents, I got a Boom and a RPi3
    > > for gifts this year.Why would you think that Europeans would not use

    > Merry Christmas?
    >
    > Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    > slartibartfast's Profile: http://forums.slimdevices.com/
    > member.php?userid=35609
    > View this thread: http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=108452
    >
    >
    Oh now I see.

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