June 4, 2013
me+ME: On my site(s)
1. On my site(s)
2. On the file types on my site(s)
About ME/CFS


Well... I believe I am still somewhat paying back my walk of 5 1/2 weeks ago, but I also seem to be getting out of it.

Today, I change the subject to something different, though I should notify you that I have made a few small changes in yesterday's file - and no that's not important, except for understanding everything.

And I will now describe some aspects of my site(s).

1. On my site(s)

First, about the plurals: There are two sites of mine, and one is  located in Amsterdam and one in Copenhagen:
The first exists since 1996; the second since 2004. The Dutch one is by KPN (that calls itself "", because it bought that company around 2000); the Danish one is by

They are supposed to be equivalents, but because the "service" of the KPN is truly atrocious, I can't get much information about my Dutch site - for which I am at least as sorry as you are, but that is how it is, and has been so from the beginning that "xs4all" got bought.

I can upload and download, but that is about it. Statistics, there are not (really), and the "help" is so sick that I generally avoid it. Also, it seems - I am not certain, and am only relaying something I read in a paper - KPN is now in fact a company of Carlos Slim, who is the world's richest man.

Also, with my health, there is little I can do about it, except get another site, which I have done in 2004. This is located in Denmark, and is in fact a great lot better than what's available in Holland: I've got statistics; the help is polite and informed; and things generally work or are repaired fast.

Then again, it is not quite a full provider, though for my purposes that doesn't matter much.

Next, here are the facts about what is on my site, currently - and I'll do it with some precision:

My sites currently are around (maximally) 410 MB of files. These are all in my home directories, and all start from one of the above two files. Anything which does not link to that, and is not in either the home-directory, or in one of its sub-directories, has not been put there by me.

The immediate subdirectories of the home directory are as follows:
Of these, the bold ones are the main directories; the italian ones are old directories that have to be removed; and the other four - help, images, mm and zip - either are for help or ought to be removed.

Also, the italian directories only are available in Amsterdam, and should be removed: They contain entries from 2002 or 2003 at the latest. (All duplicated and updated elsewhere, or else useless.)

Next, all of the bold directories in the above give access to more sub-directories, in some cases quite a lot, that usually again have sub-directories, etc. but then again, they all have their main directories, which all have been linked above, that give access to all of them, albeit not necessarily in one click.

Also, I linked the opening
help-file, that does give access to nearly 5 MB of help.

And you get most of the main files here: Directories of the site.

2.  On the file types on my site(s)

Furthermore, for those who want to know more, here are the file types I use on my sites - which in fact is rather important, though not very often considered.

I'll list these by their extensions, and the iinitating dots indicate that the expression that follows them is the name of a file type:

  • textformat 1: .html/.htm

    This is in fact the same, except that the
    ".htm" is the older extension, and the other the newer. Note I generally write these days in html 4 (not in 5). In general, it does not matter whether I use the one or the other, though it needs to be correct if you want to get the file.

    In fact, this is the most important file-extension, as my site is generally written in htm. (Incidentally, the index.htm of the whole site still ends with "htm" because it dates back to 1996, alhough of course it has been updated a lot since then.)

    Also, the html-font of the site is generally Verdana, since 2004.

  • textformat 2: .txt

    This is for totally plain vanilla ASCII. A very few parts of the site are also made in txt, mostly to have a copy as
    Filename.txt of what are or where important files with the filename Filename.htm(l), where the l may or may not be present.

    However, .txt files are generally there for help, and are not meant to be essential.

  • textformat 3: .pdf.

    These are fileformats that are owned by Adobe, and come in diverse sub-formats, depending mostly on the time. Since I myself am an opponent of proprietary files, I do not use them myself, but there is a fair amount of materials downloaded and made available on my site, for the most part in me/ME-Resources.

    Again, .pdf is there mainly for help, and is not meant to be essential, except if made by others.

  • standard formats for images: .gif, .jpg/.jpeg, .png.

    My aim is to have all images in jpg/jpeg (older/newer name)
    and I guess most of the real images is in jpeg-format. Most of the rest is in gif-format, and there also are a few png-formats.

  • rarely: embedded video:

    I do link rather often to videos (since 2009, when I got fast internet) but usually not embedded but with a text-link. But there are a few embedded videos that I linked.

  • rarely used programming language .js

    Note this is JavaScript and not Java is. I did write a few little programs in .js, such as
    Quotations-A2-JS.html  (a quotations- server of which the js is a part); PsychoSpeak.html (a joke but a reasonably well done joke, and there may be more. 

    Since I surf the internet myself with .js switched off, because I think it is too dangerous, I mostly stopped writing in .js.
  • One icon: MM.ico:

    This is what you see in your browser as the red letters MM with blue underlining. It is to be able to easily find the files I wrote, and was made part of the site from 2008 onwards. I think this is the only part that - taken strictly - that I use from MicroSoft (and I made it myself and is and it was free).

  • One zipformat: .zip.

    This is a free zip-format and I use it, very rarely, for very large files.

I believe that is it: Almost everything on my site(s) is in one of the first four groups of formats, that are all public and free.

That is: Almost everything on my site(s) is in htm(l), txt, or in pdf, and most of the last is in ME-Resources and is only made available by me, but was not made by me.

Also, I do not think this will change the coming ten years, in any case, and by that time I'll be 73.

Finally, although this is a Nederlog-file, written on June 4, 2013, I also made it part of the Help-files

Note that it will probably soon change a bit there.


About ME/CFS (that I prefer to call M.E.: The "/CFS" is added to facilitate search machines) which is a disease I have since 1.1.1979:
1. Anthony Komaroff

Ten discoveries about the biology of CFS(pdf)

3. Hillary Johnson

The Why  (currently not available)

4. Consensus (many M.D.s) Canadian Consensus Government Report on ME (pdf - version 2003)
5. Consensus (many M.D.s) Canadian Consensus Government Report on ME (pdf - version 2011)
6. Eleanor Stein

Clinical Guidelines for Psychiatrists (pdf)

7. William Clifford The Ethics of Belief
8. Malcolm Hooper Magical Medicine (pdf)
Maarten Maartensz
Resources about ME/CFS
(more resources, by many)

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