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Martin H. Eastburn wrote,on my timestamp of 15/11/2009 2:35 PM:

Yikes! That brings back a LOT of memories. I loaded WingZ first on the MacSE30 and was sold on it. Programmed most of the accounting for my company on it. And a lot more for clients! Later on kept the OS2 Warp copy of it running until well into the late 90s when I finally converted to NT and Excel. Still can't do in Excel what I could in WingZ, vba is just not quite as good...
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Dave when did you do your first web site ?
Web graphics can be in TIFF or TIF(if pc) - the only reason for the lower resolution of JPG is faster loads. When data is wanted and speed isn't the need - use TIF.
It just wasn't in your use. And 2004 is not early in web sites at all.
If you were an Apple person - maybe TIF wasn't allowed on an apple. Apple had graphics problems due to resolution issues.
Graphics that worked on my Sun and my PC would not function on a Mac. It was painful for me to get a graphic low enough resolution and low color count for my managers Mac. Engineers spent to much time changing for managers.
Martin
Dave Balderstone wrote:

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I took www.producer.com live in August of 1995.
We still have TWO class licences, 198.169.210.x and 198.169.211.x
Yes, that's right. TWO Class C's.
Check the Wayback Machine for the history of the site.
<http://www.archive.org/index.php
We were not only one of the first newspapers to go to the web, but one of the first online classified ad sites. I paid a perl programmer in Britain $200 US to write code to parse a text dump out of our legacy Harris CASH system and generate not only HTML but an index page as well.

TIFF is a print publishing standard and is not used for web browser display.
Please provide a URL that will display a TIFF graphic in a browser window.

No, but 1995 was. Wayback Machine. Check, you can.

The server I set up in 1995 was a 386 box running BSDI UNIX serving web pages using Apache. We got it from our corporate IT department because their TokenRing network crashed whenever they plugged in it and they could figure out why.
I did do work using Macs much later, we had a Mac running Foxbase serving our classified ads to the main web server running Apache. That would have been about 1997 - 2000. We had to kill the Foxbase server because of our corporate Y2K compliance requirements. We rewrote the code for the classifieds using PHP and SQL queries eventually.
But our web stuff has always been served from UNIX boxen.

You're just making this up as you go along, aren't you?
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I can open .TIF in my browser. I am using Opera 9.64. But they are stored on my HDD. And I can see them on www.heritagequest.com when I am looking for census images.
Mike in Ohio
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On Thu, 12 Nov 2009 08:58:06 +0900, the infamous "philip"

Publisher? <kaff, kaff, kaff> Condolences, as that was a poorly done, last-century program. Don't tell me, you got it "cheap"?

It's almost back to normal now, 'cept for the pain in using it.

I only wish! But I know, for certain sure, that the larger slabs are dry all the way through now.

Bueno, bwana.
---------------------------------------------------- Thesaurus: Ancient reptile with excellent vocabulary ===================================================
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SNIP
My goodness, look at the gremlins pop out of the woodwork! Glad to "see" you, Phully & Larry.
I hear from Jummy once in a while. Guess he's still into the construction, but also very active in a band
www.brazosriverband.com
Anyhoo, Hi to all. Legs/knees getting worse, so pretty much doing sitdown ww'ing, but I'm trying to work up some turned Christmas ornaments for presents @ our church Christmas party(chinese auction).
Norm
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On Thu, 12 Nov 2009 17:04:50 -0800 (PST), the infamous Nahmie

Hey, same here, Nahmie. I should say "Hi!" to Noons, too, since I haven't talked to him since coming back.

Well, when he ain't hackin' away at pineywood, he's hackin' away at C&W music, huh? Ain't that sweet? [Hey, Jums! Throw a nice, long, sensual hug and a liplock on Amie for me, will ya? Yowza! Schweet!) (Oops, hope she's not your woman.)] Hmm, there sure are a lot of good looking women singing Country, aren't there? Jums looks to be doing well.

My wrists are starting to get to me, so I may not be doing the larger handyman jobs in the future.
Have you lowered your shop to suit seated wooddorking yet, Nahmie? the nice thing about benches and such is that you can hack 'em off at the knees if you want, or drop 'em and open 'em up so you can roll into them with an electric chair. Oops, I meant "electric wheelchair", didn't I? I've been assembling and delivering Jazzy carts and chairs to the locals for the last year, too, and installing those "Help! I've fallen and can't get up!" Life Alert units, too.
With my shop so crowded with junk, I've done most of my wooddorking outside, on horses and the grass. Not "fine" by any means, but it's mostly construction work, so it's no biggie.
Take care!
-- You know, in about 40 years, we'll have literally thousands of OLD LADIES running around with TATTOOS, and Rap Music will be the Golden Oldies. Now that's SCARY! --Maxine
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wrote:

Actually, my "shop" got moved to BIL's garage in Longview, TX about 4 yrs ago. SWMBO retired, we sold house & live in a 36' 5th wheel RV, spend Summer back near kids in Jamestown, NY and Winter here in TX. Can't really cut equipment down too much because BIL wants to get into more ww'ing, and he will inherit when I'm gone. Had Lap Band surgery in Jan. '08, dumped about 60lb. and when I can get rid of another 70, gonna try for new knees, providing our illustrious leaders new health care plan will allow it. In the meantime, I do some scroll saw stuff, and keep a chair nearby so I can take breaks from standing, although sometimes it's worse to have to get up again than to keep standing!
Again, "Hi" to all. Norm
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On Fri, 13 Nov 2009 09:02:03 -0800 (PST), the infamous Nahmie

Good luck with that one. Hmm, I seem to recall, heap many moons ago, you had a little accident with your 18-wheeler. Did that contribute to the fun with your knees?

I hear ya. I turned 56 this year. It's hell getting old. <bseg>
-- You know, in about 40 years, we'll have literally thousands of OLD LADIES running around with TATTOOS, and Rap Music will be the Golden Oldies. Now that's SCARY! --Maxine
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wrote:

Not really. Knee problems originate from '74 when I broke left knee. Finally showed me what was going on about '98, cartilage gone. Of course, now the right knee is shot because it does all the work. Thank goodness for Vicodin! Get both knees relubed every 2-3 mo. with Cortisone.

Growing old is NOT for the wimpy!

Heard a different version; Between plastic surgery, tats & Viagra, In about 40 years we'll have a nation of big boobed tattood broads and a bunch ofr men with boners, and none of them can remember what to do with them.
Norm
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On Sat, 14 Nov 2009 09:08:15 -0800 (PST), the infamous Nahmie

Suckage!
I used up a couple bottles of Vicodin with my broken finger. I had no idea that tiny little bones like the distal phalanx (right index fingertip) hurt so much when they broke. I hate taking pain killers, having abused them (though combined with alcohol, they kicked my ass so hard it drove me to get sober), but when they're needed, I take them according to the prescription. In years past, I'd have gone back to the MD and said "They're not doing anything for me? Can I get a larger scrip for something much stronger?" I'm glad those days are over.

Abbalooley!
That reminds me of the nursing home joke. A young lady goes to visit her aged father in the home and as she's leaving, she sees the nurse filling up cup after cup with Viagra. She asks if her father wil receive one and the nurse says "Oh, of course. All the old guys get these. It keeps them from rolling out of bed during the night."
-- When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary. -- Thomas Paine
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Actually, my "shop" got moved to BIL's garage in Longview, TX about 4 yrs ago. SWMBO retired, we sold house & live in a 36' 5th wheel RV, spend Summer back near kids in Jamestown, NY and Winter here in TX. Can't really cut equipment down too much because BIL wants to get into more ww'ing, and he will inherit when I'm gone. Had Lap Band surgery in Jan. '08, dumped about 60lb. and when I can get rid of another 70, gonna try for new knees, providing our illustrious leaders new health care plan will allow it. In the meantime, I do some scroll saw stuff, and keep a chair nearby so I can take breaks from standing, although sometimes it's worse to have to get up again than to keep standing!
Again, "Hi" to all. Norm
Gudday Norm I was just thinking about you the other day . . . whilst moving shop I was clearing all the stuff off one of the walls in the showroom - one of them being a cheque for US$10 that you sent me for some raffle tickets on a piece that I had donated to our Bowling Club. . I never cashed it, but donated $20 to the club in lieu ( I did fill some tickets out for you as well ) Anyway, I had always kept that cheque as a bit of momento and as I took it off the wall the other day I thought of you and wished you well. . .
Hope things are going well with you - and hope now to pay some more attention to the old wreck - great to see some the old mob popping up.. .almost like a humping great big group hug innit. . .?
Cheers mate
Phully
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wrote:

Well Larry - the "Reader's Digest " version:
Got the divorce. Went half crazy now and then - sold all the sawdust makers, quit my job and moved to Atlanta for about 3 weeks. Visited with my son, looked for gainful employment, and then Harvey (used to frequent the wreck) called me and told me to head for Las Vegas (a place I never even wanted to visit!) Stayed with him and his family for about 3 weeks, got my own place, working as a project manager for the largest mechanical contractor in the city. Advanced to Senior Quality Control Inspector making a great living. A lot has happened to old Jums since the old days. I got married a year and a half ago to a beautiful (and younger) woman who got me back into church. I've got the band going full swing - we've performed at most of the major casinos up and down the Strip, opened for a few of the big names in country music (Reba, Big & Rich, Dwight Yoakum) and having the time of our lives. I am truly blessed - something I thought I would never be able to say. The other thing that keeps me grounded and busy is that I also accepted the role of a lay minister in our church. I preach at an assisted living center around the corner from our church, and I also perform marriages and funerals. Yup - old Minwax Mac has changed a lot! But for what is the remainder of my life: I wouldn't change it for anything! I built all my backyard furniture (redwood . . . no jummywood in the bunch!) but it still won't hold up to the desert heat with 4% humidity! The hottest it's been since I got here almost 8 years ago was 121. They say it's a dry heat and it's not as bad but believe me . . . my oven is a dry heat and it cooks my food! LOL!
My best wishes and love goes out to each and every one of you. I learned more about woodworking and life from you brothers than I ever did from anyone else. We lost a wrecker a few months back - Tom Rush in Sugar Land. Life is precious ~ it can go in a heartbeat (or maybe just a 1/4 of a finger at a time) I heard from a lot of you guys back when the divorce was severing my life . . . If I ever failed to say it, thank you! Life is good . . . but I'll still never build a spruce goose or talk with anyone that wants to! ROTFLMAO!
Jim McNamara aka Jummy - Jums - Minwax Mac - Former user of Pineywood.
Nahmie can get you the story of the Pineywood that originated in Aussie Land with Brother Phully. Still a fun read! www.brazosriverband.com come see us in Vegas!

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Holy Crap Jummy,
You are making me all teary eyed!
I am very happy for you that everything worked out.
I remember the crappy days way back when, when your world was falling apart.
Take care,
David.
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Well Larry - the "Reader's Digest " version:
Got the divorce. Went half crazy now and then - sold all the sawdust makers, quit my job and moved to Atlanta for about 3 weeks. Visited with my son, looked for gainful employment, and then Harvey (used to frequent the wreck) called me and told me to head for Las Vegas (a place I never even wanted to visit!) Stayed with him and his family for about 3 weeks, got my own place, working as a project manager for the largest mechanical contractor in the city. Advanced to Senior Quality Control Inspector making a great living. A lot has happened to old Jums since the old days. I got married a year and a half ago to a beautiful (and younger) woman who got me back into church. I've got the band going full swing - we've performed at most of the major casinos up and down the Strip, opened for a few of the big names in country music (Reba, Big & Rich, Dwight Yoakum) and having the time of our lives. I am truly blessed - something I thought I would never be able to say. The other thing that keeps me grounded and busy is that I also accepted the role of a lay minister in our church. I preach at an assisted living center around the corner from our church, and I also perform marriages and funerals. Yup - old Minwax Mac has changed a lot! But for what is the remainder of my life: I wouldn't change it for anything! I built all my backyard furniture (redwood . . . no jummywood in the bunch!) but it still won't hold up to the desert heat with 4% humidity! The hottest it's been since I got here almost 8 years ago was 121. They say it's a dry heat and it's not as bad but believe me . . . my oven is a dry heat and it cooks my food! LOL!
My best wishes and love goes out to each and every one of you. I learned more about woodworking and life from you brothers than I ever did from anyone else. We lost a wrecker a few months back - Tom Rush in Sugar Land. Life is precious ~ it can go in a heartbeat (or maybe just a 1/4 of a finger at a time) I heard from a lot of you guys back when the divorce was severing my life . . . If I ever failed to say it, thank you! Life is good . . . but I'll still never build a spruce goose or talk with anyone that wants to! ROTFLMAO!
Jim McNamara aka Jummy - Jums - Minwax Mac - Former user of Pineywood.
Nahmie can get you the story of the Pineywood that originated in Aussie Land with Brother Phully. Still a fun read! www.brazosriverband.com come see us in Vegas!
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Hi Nahmie - thanks for the "tip off" on the old Wrecker Resurrection! This is great.
Jummy
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scrawled the following:

Reading the exchanges between Phully and yourself, it struck me that the everyday vernacular I use talking with my Aussie mates is nothing like the way I express myself in the wreck. Mainly because I don't think anyone other than Aussies, or those like yourself who have spent time in this country would understand it if I did use Aussie expressions.
A typical exchange from when I met up with a former New Zealander workmate/ friend. "G'day you horrible old bastard." ; "Well I'll be buggered, if it isn't the old Kiwi sheep shagger himself." Translation: both of us were saying "Hello old friend, it's really good to see you"
"So, how've you been?" ; "Crook as a dog mate" ; "what a bastard" Translation: So how is your health?; "Not good, I've been quite ill," ; "That's a shame, I'm sorry to hear it."
"So, what's with the bag of fruit?" ; "The missus wants me to go to this bunfight with her" ; "You look as flash as a rat with a gold tooth" ; "Yair, I feel like a pox doctor's clerk" Translation: "I see you're wearing a suit". ; " Yes, my wife asked me to attend a formal dinner with her." ; "It's not often I see you dressed a smartly as that" ; "Yes you're right, I'm not comfortable in these sorts of clothes."
Current Americanised generation of Aussie kids wouldn't have a clue what we were talking about either. "Yo brother, what those two old mother f......'s talking 'bout?"
Going to ring the World Wildlife Fund tomorrow and have myself listed as an endangered species. : )
A culturally endangered diggerop.
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diggerop wrote:

Give us a dinky di rendition of Slim Dusty and The Bushlander's version of "The Dog Set On The Tucker Box Nine Miles From Gundagi", then Mate!
(Last time I heard that I was 500 miles back of the Bourke, in Arnham Land). :)
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Swingman said:

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/SLIM-DUSTY-HIS-BUSHLANDERS-AUSSIE-SING-SONG-CD_W0QQitemZ360187833138QQcmdZViewItemQQptZAU_Audio_CDs?hash=item53dcde2b32
Yes, it's there. Excepting the memory fade...
Greg G.
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Greg G. wrote:

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/SLIM-DUSTY-HIS-BUSHLANDERS-AUSSIE-SING-SONG-CD_W0QQitemZ360187833138QQcmdZViewItemQQptZAU_Audio_CDs?hash=item53dcde2b32
Damn, you're right about memories ... one time I could, and did, sing every song on that album after a few Darwin stubbies!
Reminds of hitchhiking from the Alice to Darwin, back when the bitumen was a trek not taken lightly.
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Swingman said:

Quite a sight, I'm sure. Tempted to buy that dang thing for laughs. Rumour has it the Carlton brewery manager in Darwin was told by his doctor to cut his drinking to 1 stubby a day, thus the 2 litre stubby was born. ;-)

I can see it now - a 6'2" brumby buster staggering down the middle of the bitumen singing 70s Oz cowboy songs by moonlight. The good life. Hope you wore good boots and traveled at night on foot to avoid becoming part of the scenery. (Doesn't that stuff get pretty sticky in the January sun?)
Greg G.
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