I've continued my renovation efforts this month. A double benefit of retirement is: (A) so much free time; and (2) no work stress sucking up mental CPU cycles. I'm actually not sure which one contributes more to how productive I've been the last couple years or so. Certainly both are huge (and welcome)!
The Baseball section continues to improve. I completed a Python project, HTML Template, which allows me to create the season overviews automagically. (For that matter, I re-did the whole Python section!)
In the past two weeks, I've added a lot of new material! I simply decided to put my mind to fixing this place up, so I've been putting in some time.
There's also that I've been playing with Matplotlib and SQLite in Python. The result is a bunch of new charts! The Baseball section benefits greatly from those new charts. but there's a great deal of other new stuff there, too.
There's also an entirely new section with a lot of charts: Weather. I've always been fascinated by it (both being in it and studying it), and it turns out NOAA has lots of free data! It also turns out to be easy to throw their CSV files into an SQLite database and generate lots of charts off the data. It's all almost too much fun!
And there's a great deal more to come…
Not a fall entry this time! It's… a global warming hot summer, and politics has gone crazy. (But never mind that here.)
The place is starting to look almost sort of respectable these days. Enjoy!
Another fall entry, this one on the Autumnal Equinox! It's the end of summer!
As usual: Work in Progress!
Huge changes this time! (And falling in the fall again, and coinciding with the first entry here!)
I'm leaving VISI (Vector Internet Services, Inc)! It's been 14 years of great service, but they've evolved into an Enterprise service provider (and been bought out by a non-local corporation, OneNeck). My humble website is a bit beneath their radar, so I decided it was time to switch.
Now I'm on Network Solutions. They've been my domain registration provider since 1998 when I got Sonnack.com. I have a lot more disk space here, plus some cool tools, so I may get into this site again.
Here I go again. (A little weird it's the 11th and almost the same month as the last entry!)
So much has changed since the last update. So much has changed in the last decade (let alone since the first entry below). So much has been lost (and there is only more loss ahead).
So… just about everything is going away. The age of websites—especially static, silent ones—is behind us now. (How quickly they blossomed, became a thing, became the thing, and now something much different.)
I almost decided to hang it up and let go of the domain name. Instead, this is now a really personal site where I'm keeping some things I can reference from anywhere. (Most established social sites control much of how content is displayed, not to mention forcing those ads on us all. A website gives me nearly total control.)
So that's the deal. We're closed. Sort of. There's nothing to see here; move along.
Another major site change!! I'm beginning YASO (Yet Another Site Overhaul), which should result in a lot of new material.
First, I'm migrating my Newsvine articles here; I plan to publish new articles here, rather than on Newsvine. Second, I'm going to restore some of the material from the previous version of the site. I'm planning to try to be very selective, so we'll see how that goes.
The entire site (with the exception of the /Sam branch) has changed!
Most of the previous content is gone (some may be restored later or by request), and the site now consists mainly of some things I want to say (before it's too late).
A long time idle, but there is progress.
Doubled the diskspace on the server in preparation of site expansion. Began work on various authoring Tools (primarily publishing). Returned to CGI!
Finally deploying the "new look" I've been working on for so long. It's not done (lots of new material to add), but I wanted to start getting it out there. So enjoy, and watch out for broken links (the edges can be kinda sharp)!
Work begins on a complete revision of the site. There's a lot of accumulated material waiting to be added, and it's necessary for other reasons to change the structure of the site.
This overhaul is long overdue, but I've been busy in the real world.
We have a new home!! Some domain, different server! Hopefully nothing is broken…
Now we live at VISI (Vector Internet Services, Inc). Main reason for the move was that VISI has more reliable USENET service, and I'm an old news hack.
Starting a whole new structuring of the web site.
Wow, check it out!! I'm here at last! I have my own domain name: Sonnack.com
I have a new website to call my own. It's not my domain; it's the one that comes with the ISP account.
But no more ads, and I have much better control over the content. Goes to show: ain't nothin' for free! (TNSTAAFL: There's No Such Thing As A Free Lunch!)
First version put up for free at www.GeoCities.com. It's not horrible,... exactly. But there's these popup ads: yuck! And my poor visitors get the Geocites cookie forced down their throats. Ugh, yuck, blech!! (Plus, no CGI!!!)
And I want my own domain. I'll bet Sonnack isn't taken...nope! Mine, all mine!!
It starts with the idea that, “I wanna website, too!!”