Sub directories of this site

folder description notes
/css/ cascading style sheet files  
/demo_linux/ Linux demos site 3 only
/demo_vms_html/ OpenVMS demo programs  
/demo_vms_zips/ OpenVMS freeware zips  
/docs/ mostly HTML files  
/images/ image files site 3 only
/js/ JavaScript files  
/links/ mostly HTML files  
various documents and manuals site 3 only
various documents and manuals site 3 only
Fast Fourier Transform files (courtesy of Citrus Press)

site 3 only
/raxco/ VAX/VMS Tuning Notes (courtesy of Raxco) site 3 only
/sounds/ sound files site 3 only

My URL's over the years

Site Years My Site URL Provider + Miscellaneous Notes
1 1995-1997 Hookup Communications Canada - customer shared space
original URL not found at the wayback machine
BTW, "hookup" had a technical connotation in those days smile
Hookup was acquired by the Sympatico division of Bell Canada
2 1997-2017 Bell Canada - customer shared space
primary home for 20-years (1997-2017)
secondary home for 5-years (2017-2022)
caveat: Bell Canada discontinued shared space on 2023-02-01
3 2017-present
and (on a virtual private server)
primary home since 2017
only home since 2023
  1. Back in the summer of 2017 I ran out of storage space at site-2 for the tenth time so I decided to move to site-3. Many links at site-2 are now forwarded to site-3 which means that some site-2 directories are now empty.
  2. Although I primarily work on site-3, for the past 5-years I have been updating "some" pages on site-2 but ran into a problem on 2021-08-23 when I found the server dead. To make matters worse it was down for 4-days (there is no service level agreement on this platform since it was originally provided by Bell Canada in 1997 with the intent of only supporting personal (non-commercial) pages to customers of their Sympatico internet service). On top of that, Google had been bugging me for the past few months about "some pages on site-2" not being "mobile friendly". I would never be able to properly fix them because it was a shared space which means that I didn't have access to Apache config (and the .htaccess file mechanism is not enabled).
  3. Without a way to tell Apache to redirect to site-3 (remember that I don't have access to Apache config in this shared space), on 2021-09-04 I replaced all the files on site-2 with a tiny bit of HTML-and-JavaScript which will redirect pages for a time. This will allow me to support very old client bookmarks until site-2 crashes again.

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Neil Rieck
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.