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Just a note that on Sunday 10/6 5:56 AM eastern, futures.io (formerly BMT) was down for about 31 minutes due to a failed power supply on one of our servers and a mandatory datacenter power shutdown. This is unprecedented at the datacenter, they switched all power to a secondary power system and during this switch the redundant HRP power on one of our servers that was plugged in to the new line failed, causing an outage.

I want to thank @sam028 for helping handle this as I was still on vacation at that time.

A replacement PSU has been overnighted.

I also am posting to let you know that I am going to down futures.io (formerly BMT) tonight in about 5 minutes, and it will be down for about 5 minutes. This is for some software maintenance.

Mike

Due to time constraints, please do not PM me if your question can be resolved or answered on the forum.

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2) Start a journal and post to it daily with the trades you made to show your strengths and weaknesses.
3) Set goals for yourself to reach daily. Make them about how you trade, not how much money you make.
4) Accept responsibility for your actions. Stop looking elsewhere to explain away poor performance.
5) Where to start as a trader? Watch this webinar and read this thread for hundreds of questions and answers.
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Well that sucked. What should have been 5 minutes of routine downtime turned into 1 hour. Everything should be back now.

Mike

Due to time constraints, please do not PM me if your question can be resolved or answered on the forum.

Need help?
1) Stop changing things. No new indicators, charts, or methods. Be consistent with what is in front of you first.
2) Start a journal and post to it daily with the trades you made to show your strengths and weaknesses.
3) Set goals for yourself to reach daily. Make them about how you trade, not how much money you make.
4) Accept responsibility for your actions. Stop looking elsewhere to explain away poor performance.
5) Where to start as a trader? Watch this webinar and read this thread for hundreds of questions and answers.
6)
Help using the forum? Watch this video to learn general tips on using the site.

If you want
to support our community, become an Elite Member.

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Mike

Due to time constraints, please do not PM me if your question can be resolved or answered on the forum.

Need help?
1) Stop changing things. No new indicators, charts, or methods. Be consistent with what is in front of you first.
2) Start a journal and post to it daily with the trades you made to show your strengths and weaknesses.
3) Set goals for yourself to reach daily. Make them about how you trade, not how much money you make.
4) Accept responsibility for your actions. Stop looking elsewhere to explain away poor performance.
5) Where to start as a trader? Watch this webinar and read this thread for hundreds of questions and answers.
6)
Help using the forum? Watch this video to learn general tips on using the site.

If you want
to support our community, become an Elite Member.

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I recently upgraded to IE 11, and I've noticed that the thumbnails usually don't open now, the black box that comes up as they load just hangs. Other attachments, not posted as thumbnails, open OK.

I can work around it by right-clicking the thumbnail and selecting "Open Link in new window," so I don't have a problem, but I thought I would report it in case you didn't know about it. I assume it's either an issue on your end or with IE 11.

Probably I shouldn't have upgraded to IE 11 while it was still new...

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I recently upgraded to IE 11, and I've noticed that the thumbnails usually don't open now, the black box that comes up as they load just hangs. Other attachments, not posted as thumbnails, open OK.

I can work around it by right-clicking the thumbnail and selecting "Open Link in new window," so I don't have a problem, but I thought I would report it in case you didn't know about it. I assume it's either an issue on your end or with IE 11.

Probably I shouldn't have upgraded to IE 11 while it was still new...

See:

https://futures.io/tech-support/29700-attachment-filename-changed-when-download.html

Short version, IE11 is not compatible with the site.

Mike

Due to time constraints, please do not PM me if your question can be resolved or answered on the forum.

Need help?
1) Stop changing things. No new indicators, charts, or methods. Be consistent with what is in front of you first.
2) Start a journal and post to it daily with the trades you made to show your strengths and weaknesses.
3) Set goals for yourself to reach daily. Make them about how you trade, not how much money you make.
4) Accept responsibility for your actions. Stop looking elsewhere to explain away poor performance.
5) Where to start as a trader? Watch this webinar and read this thread for hundreds of questions and answers.
6)
Help using the forum? Watch this video to learn general tips on using the site.

If you want
to support our community, become an Elite Member.

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futures.io (formerly BMT) will be going down in a few minutes for emergency maintenance to replace a failed disk drive (waiting for a call from data center). Once down, the site will be unavailable for a few minutes.

Mike

Due to time constraints, please do not PM me if your question can be resolved or answered on the forum.

Need help?
1) Stop changing things. No new indicators, charts, or methods. Be consistent with what is in front of you first.
2) Start a journal and post to it daily with the trades you made to show your strengths and weaknesses.
3) Set goals for yourself to reach daily. Make them about how you trade, not how much money you make.
4) Accept responsibility for your actions. Stop looking elsewhere to explain away poor performance.
5) Where to start as a trader? Watch this webinar and read this thread for hundreds of questions and answers.
6)
Help using the forum? Watch this video to learn general tips on using the site.

If you want
to support our community, become an Elite Member.

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futures.io (formerly BMT) will be going down in a few minutes for emergency maintenance to replace a failed disk drive (waiting for a call from data center). Once down, the site will be unavailable for a few minutes.

Mike

All back.


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PingdomAlert UP:
bigmiketrading.com Web (www.bigmiketrading.com) is UP again at 12/02/2013 07:28:08PM, after 37m of downtime.

Sorry it took about 30 minutes longer than expected. The drive replacement went smoothly, the issue was a frozen NFS mount that caused me to reboot both servers.

Mike

Due to time constraints, please do not PM me if your question can be resolved or answered on the forum.

Need help?
1) Stop changing things. No new indicators, charts, or methods. Be consistent with what is in front of you first.
2) Start a journal and post to it daily with the trades you made to show your strengths and weaknesses.
3) Set goals for yourself to reach daily. Make them about how you trade, not how much money you make.
4) Accept responsibility for your actions. Stop looking elsewhere to explain away poor performance.
5) Where to start as a trader? Watch this webinar and read this thread for hundreds of questions and answers.
6)
Help using the forum? Watch this video to learn general tips on using the site.

If you want
to support our community, become an Elite Member.

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What's the difference between the New posts page and the quick links -> today's posts page? Which one is better?

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Big difference


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What's the difference between the New posts page and the quick links -> today's posts page? Which one is better?

Today's posts is showing ALL posts of today - and New posts is showing UNREAD posts of today.
The read posts disappear after reading...
So it depends on your approach to read futures.io (formerly BMT).
I prefer New Posts as I am reload the page many times per day. If you only read once or twice here
the Today's posts is sufficient.

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GFIs1 View Post
Today's posts is showing ALL posts of today - and New posts is showing UNREAD posts of today.
The read posts disappear after reading...
So it depends on your approach to read futures.io (formerly BMT).
I prefer New Posts as I am reload the page many times per day. If you only read once or twice here
the Today's posts is sufficient.

GFIs1

You probably also use the "Mark all forums read" button to take posts off the list that you aren't interested in

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