1. On my site(s)
2. On the file types on my
Well... I believe I am still somewhat paying back my walk of 5
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
"xs4all.nl", because it bought that company around 2000); the Danish
one is by One.com.
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
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
MB of help.
And you get most of the main files here: Directories of the
On the file types on my
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
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:
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
- textformat 3:
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
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
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:
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
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
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
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.
ME/CFS (that I prefer
to call M.E.: The "/CFS" is added to facilitate search
is a disease I have since 1.1.1979: