That’s great, thanks for letting me know. The developer was following what Google had told him, about changing all the Google domains to go to a “centralized” server. That was over a year ago. Apparently they changed their mind so he went back to the previous set up for SLP.
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A huge thank you from Lance and his fellow code geeks!