|Product Name||Avengers '66 - Set 1, Vol. 1 & 2|
|Category||Electronics / Photography: A/V Media|
|Amazon.com||Buy on Amazon ~ 0767018664|
|Long Description||Get your kicks with The Avengers '66 . This two-volume set uncorks six sought-after episodes from this cult classic series' fourth season. Patrick Macnee, the umbrella-toting gentleman spy John Steed, and Diana Rigg, the ravishing Mrs.Â Emma Peel, investigate further extraordinary goings-on in the most ordinary of places, including a swank hotel (''Room Without a View'') and a golf course and dance school (''The 13th Hole'' and ''The Quick-Quick-Slow Death''). Suitable for framing is ''The Girl from Auntie,'' in which an art dealer, who supplies his clients ''anything for a price'' (including the Mona Lisa !), kidnaps Emma for auction to enemy agents. Perhaps members of Monty Python's Flying Circus got the inspiration for their ''Hell's Grannies'' sketch from this episode's quaint assassin, an elderly ''lady'' who does in her victims (including four chaps named John, Paul, George, and... Fred) with knitting needles. For new fans, the episodes found in The Avengers '65 sets are of a better vintage, and The Avengers '67 offerings give more of a campy, effervescent kick. But '66 was still a very good year, and Avengers aficionados will, of course, want to own every episode from the Mrs.Â Peel era. ''What's so special about Mrs.Â Peel?'' a woman asks in ''Auntie.'' ''You'd think she was Madame Curie and a half-dozen others all rolled into one.'' She is, to borrow a phrase, all that. A second Avengers '66 boxed DVD set is also available. --Donald Liebenson|
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If you read earlier articles you will know that we had to do a major hardware rebuild and restore from backups. Well we have gotten everything back up and it all seem stable so we are moving on to work on the upgrade again.
We have been working on some handy upgrades on the database and user interface screens in some areas. Although the changes that are coming won't be dramatic from the user point of view, they are very dramatic on the database side of things.
Yes, you as the user will see some changes. Almost all of the changes center around how the company data is being stored. You will also see some speed improvements. But really, the vast majority of the changes are happening behind the screens and on the database itself.
You see, we have been storing the company data in a very old format for a while and planning on how to get it to a new, more effecient format for some time. The goal is to make it easier for end users to get to the correct and most current information quickly but also to allow company owners easier editing tools for their company information and their products.
The hardware issue from a couple weeks ago stopped all development as we worked hard to rebuild the production systems and make sure nothing got missed. We carefully monitored and any time any hiccup was detected we quickly corrected it. Mostly there were a few configuration settings that got missed during the rebuild. Nothing major was missed and we even managed to sneak in a couple minor but handy upgrades along the way. But now that things are back to normal, we are moving our focus back to the upgrade.
Hopefully, the new changes are only a couple weeks away. Unfortunately, because such a drastic change to the database is needed, when the time comes, the site will be off line for a couple hours as the data is unloaded then reloaded into the new format.
Don't worry, you won't get any errors of any kind. You will just see the "we are upgrading" message if you visit during that time. But we will be doing the work in the very early morning hours to minimize impact.