The Planes of Google Earth
Pixpicker Files Hit 6,000
A CDF Grumman S-2T gets the nod as being our 6,000th photo, on 8 July 2008. That's no magic number or any kind of goal, but simply of interest as a plateau; the count of images on our Aircraft pages. Those 6,000 do not include photos on other pages and files, which likely amount to another 1,000. We've never bothered to tally them, but our FTP indicates 7,521 total files, including text pages.
Netscape Heading Down the Toilet|
When we heard that AOL had taken control of Netscape, we knew it was doomed. One of the best of the original 'Net browsers had its plug pulled and it is rapidly deflating.
The sad part is that Aerofiles has been dependent on Netscape for 12 years, and had built our modest operation on their virtual property, as well as being our email system.
Now, as the bugler warms up to play "Taps," we've been experimenting with other browsersSafari, Camino, and Firefoxand all have things going for them, but Netscape they're not and we've got a new learning curve to deal with. To double the problem, Comcast has now joined the fun by dropping their support of Netscape and left us stranded in unfamiliar territory. Mozilla's Thunderbird emailer seemed to be the answer, and it has managed somehow to rescue a lot of our standing emails from Netscape, but not all of them.
Hence we have no idea of how many, or if any, of your emails are getting through the twisted wires to aerofiles at comcast.net. In the interim we're depending on the frail SquirrelMail program at our backup airex.com to shoulder the load. Some, repeat some, emails to aerofiles @ comcast.net are getting through to Thunderbird, but if you don't receive a reply to an emailallowing for some possible delay because of the confusion on this endsend a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org as well.
They promised us things would get easier as we grew older. So, when does it start?
Hangar Sale Sign Taken Down
With too many projects and too little time and a general lack of manpower, our Hangar Sale follows Netscape down the tubes. With so much stuff piled up waiting to be turned into cash needed for Aerofiles' maintenance and expenses, we'll try to find someone, possibly an offspring, to take over and start loading items on Ebay instead.
Standing emails on SquirrelMail (airex.org) will first be dealt with as soon as we get a bit of elbow room.