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Bye, bye, and thanks for all the fish, Tripod.

This is basically a bye-bye message to Tripod. Basically I'm grateful for the many years they hosted this personal website, but their shutdown was kind of clumsy. It is even possible that they could have sold me on a commercial website on the legacy, but I'm sorry to report that I didn't perceive any attempt. I guess I can't blame them, except that they picked their own poison... In this case an apparently poisonous economic model.

The most likely reason you are here might be from a link that I sent you. I think every webpage on this site included a footer link back to this entry page. That even includes the results of my BookList search engine of the books I've read. You can read a bit more on that "star of the show" if you're curious about it.

In conclusion, it's been fun, but the fun never lasts.


At the upper left of most of the pages is a kind of dynamic navigation bar done with JavaScript. Actually includes a map of the entire site that should live quietly and efficiently in your browser's cache, and dynamically adjusts itself based on the URL.

"Under Construction disease"? What's that? Seriously, this is an unending project, even with the help of the Homepage Builder HTML editor...

Welcome to my strange home pages!
(The main counter used to be here, but can't give any good base figures--about the 5th server now. Some of them had several thousand hits--but those were the old days, and there weren't many pages to be visited...)

What's important?

(Kind of a rough guess at priorities...)

There's an email link at the bottom of my pages, but... For the inconvenience of the spamnuts, it is is not a primary email address, and it's disguised, too--can't reveal 'real' email addresses in public anymore. *sigh* Actually, I've rigged it so that if the spammers do get it, I can change the routing on all of my home pages with one tweak. Anyway, if you click on the link, your email software should be able to figure it out. You should actually receive a robotic warning response, but I should still receive it (via yet another another routing trick). About a year now, and so far no spam. (Knock on wood.)