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Okay readers, it's time for me to put my Nostradamus hat on again and see if I can peek up to 12 months into the future.
Exactly what delights and horrors will 2017 bring?
Well firstly, and possibly most importantly -- the issue of Donald Trump.
Yes, the guy comes across as a bumbling, self-important buffoon - but don't let that fool you. I don't think he will plunge the world into WW3 or turn the USA into another state of the slowly reforming Soviet Republic. Donald will very quickly learn (as Obama did before him) that, as President of the USA, he actually has bugger-all power.
It will be "business as usual" for those who really wield the power. I'm talking about the defense industry and a raft of other big corporate entities that have, for decades now, dictated policy and practice within the halls of the US government.
No wall, no war, no worries!
But now to matters of technology...
Yes, people have been complaining about the lack of forums for months now so I finally got off my chuff and finished the transition to the new server and the commissioning of the new forums.Unfortunately you will have to re-register, it just wasn't practical to transition the IDs from the old server -- although the old stuff will be maintained in a "read-only" capacity for some time to come.
So, if you want to "have your say" then register at the new forums using the magic word Aardvarkroxs when asked for it.
Take a moment to introduce yourself to the rest of the Aardvark community and pretty shortly I'll be expanding the number of forums to encompass a number of areas that are regularly discussed on this site.
The contact form is not yet working (got to rejig the CGI scripts) but if anyone wants to email me they can send their communications to editor at this domain or PM me via the forums.
Oh yes, if anyone wants a bit of a plug then the sponsorship space is now up for grabs. Until someone is prepared to offer a donation for the use of this space, I'm happy to offer a free plug to anyone who wants to send me a suitable 150x150 graphic and link.
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