The Original Website cvining Wed, 07/24/2013 - 11:19

The very first website ever was created at CERN in 1989. Here is their official recreation of that original site:

and, for the record, a CNN article about the website

English, Please cvining Fri, 09/04/2009 - 12:38

A friend in Saskatchewan recently bought a computer and called me for help. "How do I change the language of this thing to English?  Everything's in French on this new machine!"

Helpful as any tech support guy I reply without hesitation: "haven't a clue."

"Then why did I call you?"

After a bit of googling and some back and forth we determine several things.


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Time to summarize my quest for the perfect host for my various websites.  None of my sites get particularly heavy traffic, but I manage some "community" services which place certain demands on the hosting company.  A couple years ago I outgrew and I've not really found the pefect hosting company yet.  This post is an attempt to summarize my experiences, mainly so I won't forget why I made the moves I did.  Perhaps one or two other folks can also benefit from my experiences.

Internet Growth cvining Wed, 11/29/2006 - 12:49

Internet GrowthIn 1993 the number of internet users was a trivial percentage of the world population. Today there are over a billion users, nearly 17% of the world population[1], and some 440 million host computers on the internet [2].