About 10 years too late to the 3Com Audrey hacking party. I was
only $1 plus about $10 to ship. eBay post said it was froze at the
boot screen “might be remedied with a ROM flash”.
Well it worked with it’s original software and with a custom
Linux OS. Nothing to fix here. Biggest challenge was finding some
files to load it with since most of the Audrey enthusiast sites are
about 10 years old and full of dead links.
Going to try and get it to stream the 24/7 playlist of mp3 files
that run in the background here.
Some pictures and a little background on the machine will show up
in the Computer Projects section soon
Colossus Of Gold Returns To You Tube
December 11th, 2011
Progress marches on taking out my simple recording setup to clip
the great Snick Farkas
presentations of the comic
at Pacific Grove city council meetings.
All was not totally lost, for progress also put full video on
demand from the city’s web site. Only no one tells you if there is a
COG show in the stream and where it occurs.
Fret not, fans of COG. I’ve found a free program that really does
what it says it will do called SDP
Downloader. It captures the stream and I can clip Colossus and
once again make it easy to follow.
Noticing how companies are calling employees ‘associates’ so often. I
may feel that title does not really communicate the fact that the
employees are hard working, dedicated men & women giving their efforts
for a salary. Workers. Employees. Staffing titles all tell me that they
are trading physical and mental skills for a living. Associate hides the
message too much for me.
New Old Stuff
September 30th, 2011
I wiped out a directory of pictures that was created for family &
friends. No one used it, I guess
Facebook took the place.
New addition to the
music pages a small collection of newspaper clippings relating to
the local KFAT-KHIP-KOCN-KPIG radio stations.
Life Changes - Cutbacks
August 10th, 2011
Sometimes I like it when things are complicated, sometimes I don’t. I
currently have more essential things to do in life than maintain
websites that were really not much more than ‘art’ projects with few
This month I’m shutting down a few sites and will not look back. The
domains will expire and be available for someone else to pick up.
Contact me if you are interested in purchasing or transferring any Last
Home Town Network domains.
New material will be here on barovelli.com – computer projects, music
hobbies & car enthusiastic items.
Overhaul of site DONE
Sun, 13 Dec 2009
Nearly all the legacy pages are back in the new template. A few
formatting adjustments and I’ll be happy.
December 12 2009
Nearly all the legacy pages are back in the new template. Now it's like
solving a puzzle, checking internal and external links for errors. Once that
stuff is done I want to tinker with some of the CSS settings and perfect the
December 11, 2009
It's been a re-learning experience bringing back the old website. Got just
enough CSS knowledge to change the page colors and fonts. I kind of miss the
'Training Wheels' from MS Front Page, mostly the live updating of stuff.
when I see an error I bring up a local copy, edit it, start Filezilla, log
in and replace the file. TV pages are back.
The MPTV page needs some
updating, I've collected a few snips of MPTV life since that was made
(1999?) Music pages all updated. New play lists and the same old story.
Working on the totally remodeled Projects section. Old car projects are up,
have a couple of new ones that were previously made for message boards.
Adventures In Web Pages
December 6, 2009
Another overhaul and change - maybe the 4th one in 8 years. Usually because
I get mad at something that does not work right and that is the reason this
time. Tried using a CMS, I liked the search engine optimizing, but putting
adsense ads was a pain, as was adding pictures. Eh. Back to static old web
New - Home Page used to be a big long blog. Now it's a 'home' page of
things about my home town. The blog-like stuff is here, the blog.
New - CSS.
finally got a grip on it. Kind of. Using an old copy of Microsoft Expression
Web for WYSIWYG edits and HTML validation. One goal is to be accessible to
most all browsers. Most barovelli.com pages are text and photos
and are simple to standardize. When you put tables and other sins of past
HTML editors in the mix not so. I loaded the Feast Of Lanterns comedy page
into it and Expression just about barfed.
New - Photo albums. The old
Pacific Grove parades with their hand coded slides are gone. This time I
threw some nice gallery pages on the site with JAlbum.
Same - Music play lists. Export iTunes play list, clean up text and post it.
Same - Project pages. I reorganized but the same photo rich computer and car
Same - Radio page favorites. QSL Cards. Microphone
schematics. None of the old URLs were saved so links from other sited were
broken. I learned some redirect features of the .htaccess file and built in
Same - Family photos private gallery. Planned - scanner frequency
lookup. Learn to upload a flat file into SQL and query same file. I'm
thinking about buying a script for it or trying to learn the trick to DIY.
Thanks for reading.
Fri, 04 Dec 2009
barovelli.com/blog is the basement of barovelli.com, a website I've had for
9 years, based on material from a dialup BBS before that. The material began
as static pages in early html with heavy use of the pre tag. Home pages from
Prodigy, AOL and Mindspring all came together in a mishmosh of
I briefly used a blogging/CMS package but quit because I liked
more control over the site. So all the old content and new content was
refreshed and once again posted in static form.
godaddy.com domain registration. Cheap, fast.
hostingzoom.com for site hosting. Cheap and fairly reliable. Great customer
service for me.
Comcast Internet. Not cheap, but fastest connection for the
money in P.G