Major changes in this web site as Panthera, my Mac Mini that had
been hosting this site since 2006, died about 3 weeks ago. The
death was totally unexpected and was on the basis of HDD
catastrophic failure. Panthera can potentially be revived if
the HDD is recovered (massive 40 Gb drive in htat machine) and this
is a future project. This is my only Power PC machine and will
likely reincarnate Panthera in some other role.
Web site is currently being hosted on Ashera which is an Intel Core2
processor plodding along at 1.6 GHz. This is a faster machine
than Panthera, but nowhere close to bleeding edge. I guess the
one upside of having a windoze system as the host for Apache is that
can get my cgi programs running again to do online analysis of MDQ
data. Thought I'd lost whole web site but fortunately found a
backup I did in Nov 2013 (was dreading copying all of the pages from
waybackmachine and recreating the site).
Have decided to redesign this site as it was an organically grown
collection of heterogeneous topics starting in 1999. Back then
was a case of just being thrilled I could put stuff on the internet
easily with the single-threaded webserver I used in 1999.
I still had a link to my Vancouver practice (which no loner exists)
other obsolescent links. Decided today it was time
for a change and will temporarily have a blank website which will
material added to it if I think it still fits.
It's no coincidence that I decided to run for Kamloops schoolboard
trustee today and put in my web site. So, for the next month
so the website is going to be primarily about local politics
I'm sure that I'll start adding in other topics that interest me as
time goes by. This page will be periodically updated with
changes. Right now am going for the sparse look.
Last modified 14/10/2011 19:43