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pete8314

Vendor
Jun 4, 2012
2,358
660
DFW, ex UK
Just in case some TMC'ers are not subscribed to our mailing list...click the links in my sig to go shopping :)

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SW2Fiddler

We Are Cognitive Dissidents
Mar 19, 2014
2,362
3,247
Houston TX
Thanks, didn't know of a mailing list.
I usually check your Amazondotcom store for descriptions and pics and pricing :)
edit: the sig does not display links when viewed in Tapatalk -- Off To The Browser with me!
 
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bart513

Active Member
Feb 27, 2013
1,343
92
East Hampton
Just ordered the LED bulb upgrade for the MS interior and hoping that the SC will install. If not I'll do my best with the install instructions!
 

jerry33

(S85-3/2/13 traded in) X LR: F2611##-3/27/20
Mar 8, 2012
19,796
23,145
Texas
I did want to order, but it won't go past the enter billing/shipping information page. And because the site is just a text site with pictures, so it's very hard to use.
 

pete8314

Vendor
Jun 4, 2012
2,358
660
DFW, ex UK
I did want to order, but it won't go past the enter billing/shipping information page. And because the site is just a text site with pictures, so it's very hard to use.

Aren't all websites text sites with pictures :) Not sure why it's not working for you, but there's been plenty of orders today, and the synthetic orders are processing, so perhaps it was just a temporary issue.
 

jerry33

(S85-3/2/13 traded in) X LR: F2611##-3/27/20
Mar 8, 2012
19,796
23,145
Texas
Aren't all websites text sites with pictures :) Not sure why it's not working for you, but there's been plenty of orders today, and the synthetic orders are processing, so perhaps it was just a temporary issue.

I thought that too, but it's been going on for a few days and I've done an O/S upgrade during that time.
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pete8314

Vendor
Jun 4, 2012
2,358
660
DFW, ex UK

I don't doubt it, but something's not right. I run monitoring from various global locations to keep an eye on things, and right now I'm connected via UK VPN, and there's no issues, so something seems to be preventing the page from loading correctly for you, I'm not sure what it could be though...maybe a FIOS thing? Not sure. The site itself is mostly served out of Austin with a CDN for non-US locations. Nothing structurally has changed on the site for ages, just content stuff.
 

jerry33

(S85-3/2/13 traded in) X LR: F2611##-3/27/20
Mar 8, 2012
19,796
23,145
Texas
I don't doubt it, but something's not right. I run monitoring from various global locations to keep an eye on things, and right now I'm connected via UK VPN, and there's no issues, so something seems to be preventing the page from loading correctly for you, I'm not sure what it could be though...maybe a FIOS thing? Not sure. The site itself is mostly served out of Austin with a CDN for non-US locations. Nothing structurally has changed on the site for ages, just content stuff.
I'm not really sure either. I don't see any log problems, and other sites load fine. My guess is that there is an asynchronous route somewhere.

traceroute to abstractocean.com (192.200.169.244), 64 hops max, 52 byte packets
1 l300.dllstx-vfttp-72.verizon-gni.net (173.74.96.1) 26.058 ms 4.594 ms 25.160 ms
2 g0-14-0-2.dllstx-lcr-21.verizon-gni.net (130.81.219.104) 9.823 ms 9.748 ms 14.991 ms
3 * * *
4 0.ae1.br2.dfw13.alter.net (140.222.225.39) 6.826 ms 7.136 ms 7.426 ms
5 * * *
6 * ae-1-60.msr1.dallas1.level3.net (4.69.145.22) 6.114 ms
ae-4-90.msr1.dallas1.level3.net (4.69.145.215) 7.004 ms
7 ae-2-70.msr1.dallas1.level3.net (4.69.145.86) 9.764 ms
ae-4-90.msr1.dallas1.level3.net (4.69.145.215) 7.213 ms
ae-3-80.msr1.dallas1.level3.net (4.69.145.151) 6.854 ms
8 * * *
9 8.43.13.186 (8.43.13.186) 7.955 ms 9.121 ms 10.019 ms
10 ae5.dar01.dal05.networklayer.com (173.192.18.215) 12.642 ms
ae6.dar02.dal05.networklayer.com (50.97.18.193) 9.553 ms 9.931 ms
11 po2.fcr01.sr01.dal05.networklayer.com (173.192.118.133) 9.860 ms
po1.fcr01.sr01.dal05.networklayer.com (173.192.118.131) 9.843 ms
po2.fcr01.sr01.dal05.networklayer.com (173.192.118.133) 77.111 ms <---- This isn't looking good
12 c4.ca.1732.ip4.static.sl-reverse.com (50.23.202.196) 11.826 ms 12.036 ms 15.187 ms
13 c4.ca.1732.ip4.static.sl-reverse.com (50.23.202.196) 12.426 ms 11.535 ms 12.666 ms
 

pete8314

Vendor
Jun 4, 2012
2,358
660
DFW, ex UK
That's actually a lot better than mine!

Tracing route to abstractocean.com [192.200.169.244]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms 192.168.0.2
2 12 ms 21 ms 15 ms cpe-70-119-224-1.tx.res.rr.com [70.119.224.1]
3 31 ms 33 ms 31 ms tge0-0-1.bdfrtxay02h.texas.rr.com [24.164.211.29]
4 14 ms 18 ms 19 ms agg22.grpvtx1102r.texas.rr.com [24.175.50.65]
5 17 ms 15 ms 24 ms agg26.dllbtxlb02r.texas.rr.com [24.175.36.216]
6 29 ms 38 ms 31 ms agg21.hstqtxl301r.texas.rr.com [24.175.49.8]
7 20 ms 24 ms 30 ms bu-ether16.hstqtx0209w-bcr00.tbone.rr.com [66.109.6.108]
8 27 ms 22 ms 24 ms bu-ether12.dllstx976iw-bcr00.tbone.rr.com [66.109.6.39]
9 20 ms 21 ms 16 ms 0.ae0.pr0.dfw10.tbone.rr.com [66.109.6.181]
10 1694 ms 1321 ms 2037 ms 107.14.16.186
11 20 ms 18 ms 19 ms ae-2-70.msr1.Dallas1.Level3.net [4.69.145.86]
12 17 ms 20 ms 21 ms ae-2-70.msr1.Dallas1.Level3.net [4.69.145.86]
13 * * * Request timed out.
14 37 ms 24 ms 17 ms 8.43.13.186
15 18 ms 20 ms 19 ms ae5.dar01.dal05.networklayer.com [173.192.18.215]
16 19 ms 18 ms 27 ms po1.fcr01.sr01.dal05.networklayer.com [173.192.118.131]
17 19 ms 17 ms 17 ms c4.ca.1732.ip4.static.sl-reverse.com [50.23.202.196]
18 * * * Request timed out.
19 * * c4.ca.1732.ip4.static.sl-reverse.com [50.23.202.196] reports: Destination protocol unreachable.

10 hops until I get to the L3 backbone....yay Time Warner :-/
 

jerry33

(S85-3/2/13 traded in) X LR: F2611##-3/27/20
Mar 8, 2012
19,796
23,145
Texas
But notice the loop:

11 po2.fcr01.sr01.dal05.networklayer.com (173.192.118.133) 9.860 ms
po1.fcr01.sr01.dal05.networklayer.com (173.192.118.131) 9.843 ms
po2.fcr01.sr01.dal05.networklayer.com (173.192.118.133) 77.111 ms <---- This isn't looking good

133 to 131 back to 133. I suspect that's the problem.
 

bart513

Active Member
Feb 27, 2013
1,343
92
East Hampton
I'm a bit gun shy to do the install but hope that I get up the nerve during the week! Are people cutting out the carpet on the side to install the side lights in the trunk or using velcro?
 

pete8314

Vendor
Jun 4, 2012
2,358
660
DFW, ex UK
I'm a bit gun shy to do the install but hope that I get up the nerve during the week! Are people cutting out the carpet on the side to install the side lights in the trunk or using velcro?

There's a lot more discussion about this on the main thread here. The summary is that there's already cut-outs (or punch outs) in the trunk carpet, so a little encouragement with a craft knife is all that's needed. The larger challenge is finding the wires, they're there, and normally near the punch-outs, but they are sometimes taped up, so you'll need to pull the carpet away to get to them. This seems especially true for the charger side of the car.
 

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