Latest Updates



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October 2017

Bristol: Anchorites and Hermits - page created
Bristol: Avon Gorge - section updated and converted to 2014 style
Bristol: Castle 1 - page updated
Bristol: Castle 6 - page updated
Bristol: Early Photography - page updated and converted to 2014 style
Bristol: Help 1 - page updated
Bristol: Help 3 - page updated
Bristol: Lead Working - page updated
Bristol: Ma Pugsley - page updated and converted to 2014 style
Bristol: Yeamans - page updated and converted to 2014 style
Dad's Navy Days: HMS Chevron - page updated

September 2017

The HMS Gambia website is taking up a lot of time at the moment. I thought it might take a couple of weeks but I've been working on it for nearly 8 months now.

Bristol: 1893 Exhibition - section updated and converted to 2014 style
Bristol: Bristol Castle - section updated and converted to 2014 style
Bristol: Help 1 - page updated
Bristol: Polar Adventures - page updated
Dad's Navy Days: HMS Chevron's Bell - page updated
Dad's Navy Days: HMS Warrior - The Crew - page updated
Dad's Navy Days: HMS Warrior - The Ship - section updated and converted to 2014 style

February 2017

Bristol: Paul Plumley's Evacuation - Paul Plumley's wartime experiences in Bristol and evacuation to Bugle, Cornwall. Page created

August 2016

Bristol: Help 2 - page updated
Dad's Navy Days: HMS Chevron - page updated
Dad's Navy Days: HMS Gambia / HMS Phoebe Collision - page updated

May 2016

Dad's Navy Days: HMS Gambia / HMS Phoebe Collision - section updated and converted to 2014 style

March 2016

Computers: Public Domain and Creative Commons Resources - updated
Optical Illusions: Vision & Depth Perception 3 - updated

February 2016

Bristol: Help - section updated and converted to 2014 style
Optical Illusions: Vision & Depth Perception - section updated and converted to 2014 style
Web: Video - updated

January 2016

A new Windows 10 Intel i5 PC with 8GB RAM and a 1Tb hard drive is now the new "Server in the Cellar." It went online on January 16 and replaces the Dell with Fedora Linux I've been using since 2005. It had Fedora 11 installed on August 28, 2009 and Fedora 13 on August 28, 2010 running Apache 2.2. That computer was later updated to Fedora 15. Now it's running Apache 2.4 and PHP 5.6 installed with WAMPServer.

Homepage - updated
Bristol - index page updated and converted to 2014 style
Bristol: Links - updated
Bristol: St. Mary Redcliffe - section updated and converted to 2014 style
Computers: Free software - updated
Dad's Navy Days - updated and converted to 2014 style
Dad's Navy Days: HMS Gambia's Crew - section updated and converted to 2014 style
Ray: Graduation - updated
Utils: About - updated
Utils: Links - updated
Web Stuff - index page updated

September 2015

Bristol: Links - updated and converted to 2014 style
Bristol: Polar Adventures - updated
Utilities: Links - updated and converted to 2014 style

July 2015

Computers: Public Domain and Creative Commons Resources - updated

February 2015

Bristol: Help 3 - updated and converted to 2014 style
Bristol: Polar Adventures - web page created
Computers: Index page - updated and converted to 2014 style
Computers: Batch files: Pauses and Delays - web page created
Computers: Batch files: Finding the drive letters from volume labels - web page created
Computers: Free Software - updated and converted to 2014 style
Computers: Public Domain & Creative Commons - updated and converted to 2014 style
Dad's Navy Days: HMS Warrior's Crew - updated and converted to 2014 style

November 2014

Optical Illusions: Index page - updated and converted to 2014 style
Optical Illusions: This or That? - updated and converted to 2014 style
Terre Haute: Index Page - updated and converted to 2014 style
Terre Haute: Early Explorers - updated and converted to 2014 style

October 2014

Ray: Injuries - updated.
Utlities: Webrings this site belongs to - updated and converted to 2014 style.
Web: Close blocked web sites - page created.
Web: Incrementing Letters - Using JavaScript and ASCII / UTF-8 character codes - page created.
Web: Referer Spam - page updated.
Web: Speed Tips - page created.
Web: Video - updated and converted to 2014 style.
Web: Webrings - page created.

September 2014

Main Index Page - updated.
Sitemap - updated and converted to 2014 style.
Ray: About Me - updated and converted to 2014 style.
Ray: Graduation - updated and converted to 2014 style.
Ray: Injuries - entire section updated and converted to 2014 style.
Utilities Index Page - updated and converted to 2014 style.
Utilities: About This Site - updated and converted to 2014 style.
Utilities: Contact Me - updated and converted to 2014 style.
Web Index Page - updated and converted to 2014 style.
Web: Referer Spam - page created.

I rearranged the Computers and Web Stuff files so that they now make a little bit of sense (to me at least).

May 2014

Bizarre Postcards - index page updated and converted to 2014 style
Bizarre Postcards: Animal Oddities - updated and converted to 2014 style
Bristol: Virtute et Industrial - updated with new information from Andy Dowden and Peter Shelton both writing about "ut." The page was also updated to the 2014 style. I have also started renaming some of the pages and putting redirects in the server configuration file. The old name for this page was bvirtute.htm but it has now been changed to virtute.htm.
Dad's Navy Days: HMS Chevron 1 - updated and converted to 2014 style
Dad's Navy Days: HMS Chevron's Bell - page created
Dad's Navy Days: HMS Warrior: Crew - updated
Terre Haute: Links - updated and converted to 2014 style
Terre Haute: Postcards 117 - updated and converted to 2014 style
Utilities: Latest Updates (this page) - updated and converted to 2014 style. Information added from the Credits page.
Utilities: Useful Links - Error in menu link corrected.

I used Xenu Link Sleuth on the site to find broken links. There are a lot of them. Xenu reports 25,158 links on the pages of which 6,399 may be broken. Where I can, I am using server 301 redirects to automatically take people to the correct page for broken internal links. When these work properly they are completely transparent to the visitor. The broken external links, I am going to have to check individually which may take some time.

April 2014

Dad's Navy Days: HMS Warrior: Crew- updated
Terre Haute: Index Page - updated
Terre Haute: Sin City Page 1 - updated
Terre Haute: Sin City Page 2 - updated
Terre Haute: The Trial of Donn M. Roberts Page 1 - created
Left hand menu background color changed from 66FF99 to B2FFCC to increase contrast.
Background color of most pages changed from 66CCFF to E7F8FF to increase contrast.

October 2013

Bristol: Help Wanted 3 - updated
Dad's Navy Days: 1953 Spithead Review - updated

January 2013

Bristol Index - updated
Bristol: Help Wanted 3 - updated
Bristol: St. George - Old Georgians - page created

October 2012

Dad's Navy Days: Other Ships - updated and converted to new format
Optical Illusions: Vision and Depth Perception - converted to new format
Ray Injuries 3 - page updated

July 2012

Computers: Public Domain & Creative Commons resources and sources - page updated

June 2012

Bristol: Avon Gorge (2) - page updated
Computers: Public Domain & Creative Commons resources and sources - page created

May 2012

Bristol - page updated
Bristol: Avon Gorge - page updated
Bristol: St. George - page updated
Dad's Navy Days - page updated

January 2012

Bristol: Old City - page updated

December 2011

Computers: Batch Files - pages started
Computers: Free Software - page updated
Holidays: Norway 1982 - pages added
Holidays: Paris 1980 - pages updated

November 2011

Holidays: Paris 1980 pages updated

October 2011

Holidays: Germany 1982 added
Holidays: Russia 1981 added
Holidays: Paris 1980 added

September 2011

Bristol: Avon Gorge - updated and converted to new format
Bristol Help Wanted - pages updates
Bristol: Hotwells - page updated
Bristol: Seals and Arms - page updated
New England 2011 holiday pages updated
Paris 2008 holiday pages added to the Holidays section
Russia 1981 holiday pages added to the Holidays section
Western States 1995 holiday, more photos digitized and added to Holidays section

August 2011

Holidays section added
New England 2011 holiday digitized and added to Holidays section
Western States 1995 holiday digitized and added to Holidays section
Information for Gose House on the Terre Haute Postcards page updated

June 2011

Fowler family history - converted to new format

March 2011

Another long break. I got a website writing contract in the autumn of 2010 which took a lot of time, then a very good friend of mine died and I lost interest in the site for a while.

Bristol Breweries - page created
Bristol Help Wanted - pages updated
Computers: Free Software
Links - page updated

December 2010

Computers: Free Software - page updated

September 2010

I've been busy the last couple of months. Between my job as Classroom Technician at Ivy Tech and rewriting a website on contract for Indiana State University I've been working around 60 hour weeks and haven't had a chance to update my own websites.

House: Basement remodelling - page updated and new page added
House: Pool Rebuilding - page updated and new page added
Ray: Biography - page updated
Terre Haute: Postcards - page updated
Terre Haute: Sin City - page updated and new page added

July 2010

Computers: File Archives - page created
Computers: Free Software - page updated
Computers: Web Templates - page created
House: Manworthy Road, Bristol - section started
House: Basement remodelling - page updated
House: Pool Rebuilding - pages created

June 2010

I've been busy with other stuff this month and so no new updates for this site were done.

May 2010

Bristol Main Page - updated
Bristol Help Wanted - pages updated
Bristol - St. George - pages updated
Bristol - Virtute et Industrial - page updated
Bizarre Postcards - updated, number of pages increased from 16 to 21
House Renovations - cellar pages updated
Terre Haute - Sin City - new page

April 2010

Bizarre Postcards - updated, number of pages increased from 3 to 16
Bristol Books - updated
Bristol - St. George - updated, new page added and converted to new format
Floods of 1913 - updated, number of pages increased from 1 to 2
Floods of 1913 Postcards - updated, number of pages increased from 26 to 27
House Renovations - cellar pages updated and new pages added
House Renovations - yard page updated
Terre Haute Postcards - all pages updated

March 2010

Bizarre Postcards - new section created
Bristol Books - updated
Bristol UK Postcards - all pages updated, number of pages increased from 49 to 50
Exaggeration Postcards- new section created
Floods of 1913 - updated, number of pages increased from 20 to 26
House Renovations - cellar pages updated
Terre Haute Postcards - all pages updated, number of pages increased from 277 to 280
Wabash River Postcards - all pages updated

February 2010

Bristol Help Wanted - page updated
Bristol History: Blackbeard - page updated
Bristol UK Postcards - all pages updated, number of pages increased from 46 to 49
Floods of 1913 - updated
Floods of 1913 Postcards - all pages updated, number of pages increased from 9 to 20
Terre Haute Postcards - all pages updated, number of pages increased from 274 to 277
Wabash River Postcards - all pages updated, number of pages increased from 33 to 34

January 2010

Bristol Help Wanted - updated
Bristol Photographers - updated
Bristol UK Postcards - all pages updated
Floods of 1913 - New section started
Terre Haute Postcards - all pages updated, number of pages increased from 267 to 274
Wabash River Postcards - all pages updated, number of pages increased from 31 to 33

December 2009

Awstats installed on server
Bristol - Blaise Castle - updated and converted to new format
Bristol Bibliography - updated
Bristol Help - updated
Bristol UK Postcards - all pages updated, number of pages increased from 37 to 46
Terre Haute Postcards - all pages updated, number of pages increased from 257 to 267
Wabash River Postcards - all pages updated, number of pages increased from 29 to 31
Webalizer installed on server

November 2009

Bristol Books - updated
Bristol Homepage - updated
Bristol Lead Working - updated and converted to new format
Bristol UK Postcards - all pages updated, number of pages increased from 33 to 37
Bristol Virtute & Industrial - page updated
Bristol's Seals, Arms and Logos - page created
House Renovations - various pages updated
Links - Links checked with Xenu Link Skeuth - broken links removed or remade
Terre Haute Postcards - all pages updated, number of pages increased from 241 to 257
Wabash River Postcards - all pages updated, number of pages increased from 28 to 29

October 2009

Bristol Books - updated
Bristol Photographers - updated
Bristol UK Postcards - all pages updated, number of pages increased from 28 to 33
House Renovations - various pages updated
Terre Haute Postcards - all pages updated, number of pages increased from 231 to 245
Wabash River Postcards - all pages updated, number of pages increased from 22 to 28

September 2009

Bristol Books - updated
Bristol College Green - updated and converted to new format
Bristol History - updated and converted to new format
Bristol Parish Boundaries - updated and converted to new format
Bristol Placenames - updated and converted to new format
Bristol Riots - updated
Bristol UK Postcards - all pages updated, number of pages increased from 8 to 28
Terre Haute Postcards - all pages updated, number of pages increased from 229 to 231
Wabash River Postcards - all pages updated, number of pages increased from 17 to 22
Webrings - page updated

August 2009

Bristol Castle (3) - updated
Bristol Hotwells - updated and converted to new format
Bristol UK Postcards - section started
House Renovations - various pages updated
Terre Haute Postcards - all pages updated
Wabash River in Postcards - all pages updated, number of pages increased from 5 to 17

July 2009

Beadcrumbs - Text of this page updated to reflect a change in the main JavaScript file for the entire site
Terre Haute Postcards - all pages updated, number of pages increased from 219 to 229
Wabash River in Postcards - new section started

June 2009

House Renovations - section started
Terre Haute Postcards - all pages updated, number of pages increased from 216 to 219

May 2009

Terre Haute Postcards - all pages updated, number of pages increased from 210 to 216

April 2009

Dad's Navy Days - 1953 Spithead Review - page updated
Terre Haute Postcards - all pages updated, number of pages increased from 203 to 210

March 2009

Terre Haute Postcards - all pages updated, number of pages increased from 201 to 203

February 2009

Bristol - Virtute et Industria - updated and converted to new forma
Terre Haute Postcards - all pages updated, number of pages increased from 193 to 201

January 2009

Terre Haute Postcards - all pages updated, number of pages increased from 192 to 193
Web Site Basics - updated

November 2008

Terre Haute Postcards - all pages updated, number of pages increased from 180 to 192

October 2008

Terre Haute Postcards - all pages updated, number of pages increased from 153 to 180

September 2008

Faces section of Optical Illusions - updated and converted to new format
Terre Haute - Other Items - updated and converted to new format
Terre Haute Postcards - all pages updated, number of pages increased from 145 to 153

August 2008

Bristol Redcliffe - pages converted to new format and updated
Terre Haute Postcards - all pages updated, number of pages increased from 133 to 145

July 2008

Google Maps "Postcard Tour of Terre Haute" created
Terre Haute Postcards - all pages updated, number of pages increased from 112 to 133

June 2008

Ray's Injuries 3 - page created
Terre Haute Postcards - all pages updated, number of pages increased from 56 to 112

May 2008

Search Engines - page updated
Terre Haute Links - page updated
Terre Haute Postcards - all pages updated
Terre Haute Postcards - pages 53 - 56 created
Web Forms - page converted to new format and updated

April 2008

Brislington Bristol - page converted to new format and updated
Bristol Castle - pages 1 and 6 updated
Bristol Help - all pages updated
Bristol Photography - page converted to new format and updated
Free Software - page created
Terre Haute Postcards - all pages updated
Terre Haute Postcards - pages 42 - 52 created
Utilities - Yahoo internal search engine added
Webrings - page converted to new format and updated
Windows Web Server - pages converted to new format and updated

March 2008

Terre Haute Postcards - all pages updated
Terre Haute Postcards - pages 22 - 41 created

February 2008

Bristol Help 3 - updated
Bristol Blitz pages - converted to new format and text updated
Bristol Riot 2 - text updated
Terre Haute Postcards - all pages updated
Terre Haute Postcards - pages 13 - 21 created
Terre Haute Union Hospital page - converted to new format and text updated

January 2008

Almost Real - converted to new format and updated
Injuries 1 and 2 - updated
Optical Illusions Home - updated
Perception of Faces - updated
Terre Haute Home - converted to new format and text updated
Terre Haute Links - converted to new format and text updated
Terre Haute Postcards - all pages updated
Terre Haute Postcards 12 - created

March 2007

Web Basics - Text updated
Graphics - New subject added

February 2007

HTML Frames - Converted to new format and text updated
Images for the Web - Converted to new format and text updated
Menu - Broken links corrected
TH Differences - Converted to new format and text updated

January 2007

Wow - has it really been 6 months? Well, I'm back with more updates and plans for more pages.

Web Basics - Text updated

July 2006

Four Wheelin' - This section of the site now moved to http://icehouseoffroad.com or http://ihor4x4.com
Injuries - Page updated

June 2006

Icehouseoffroad.com - Created from the Four Wheelin' section of this site
Injuries - Page updated

May 2006

Four Wheelin' Bronconator - Page updated
Four Wheelin' "The Ho" - More pages added
Test Pages - New pages added

April 2006

Four Wheelin' Bronconator - More pages added
Four Wheelin' "The Ho" - More pages added
QBasic Index - Converted to new format and text updated
QBasic Bits - Converted to new format and text updated
QBasic Directories - Page created
QBasic Downloads - Converted to new format and text updated

March 2006

Four Wheelin' Bronconator - Pages updated
Four Wheelin' Dave - Page updated and Page 2 added
Four Wheelin' "The Ho" - Section created

February 2006

Bristol Books - Text updated, page 3 created
Bristol Castle - Converted to new format and text updated
Bristol Help - Updated
Bristol Index - Converted to new format and text updated
Bristol Links - Text Updated
Bristol Old City - Converted to new format and text updated
Bristol Riot - Converted to new format and text updated, page 2 created
Perception of Faces - Text updated
HMS Gambia / Phoebe - Converted to new format and text updated
HMS Warrior Crew - Converted to new format and text updated
Indiana Indians - Converted to new format and text updated
Link Back - Text updated
Moab - Created - this page was deleted on 21st March 2006 when we had to regrettably cancel our Moab trip
Oops - Created
Optical Links - Converted to new format and text updated
Troopers Hill - Created

A friend of mine was trying to find my site, by entering "brisray" into Google they found a lot of the old hosts I used to use but have since abandoned. I realised that as the site was an ongoing project and people were seeing old pages I wrote a redirect page for all of them. Because it would be a long and tedious job rewriting each page to go to the same page on this site I merely redirected them to the sitemap, which itself needs changing to the new format. The hosts changed are 0Catch, 150m, BravePages, ExactPages and O-F.

January 2006

Bristol Books - Converted from the old style to the new and text updated
Bristol Links - Converted from the old style to the new and text updated
Christmas Steps - Converted from the old style to the new and text updated
Statistics - Link to the Webalizer statistics for brisray.com added
Utilities - Link to my UPS pages added.

December 2005

The GBP sign (£) wasn't always displaying properly. This was because I used "£" in the code which wasn't being reproduced properly in all browsers, it usually came out as a "?". I used BK ReplaceEm to do this and changed the £ to £. I could have also replaced it with £ 36 files were altered, mostly in the Bristol section of the site. See Alan Wood's site for more information. On a Linux machine I could have used awk, gawk, sed, grep or perl to achieve much the same thing.
Link Back - Text updated

November 2005

Fedora Boot Problems - Text updated
Fedora Deleting Unwanted Kernels - Text updated
Four Wheelin' Bronconator 3 updated, pages 4, 5 and 6 added
Four wheelin' Links - New links added
Latest updates (this page) - Created
Link Back - Text updated
Web Basics - Converted from the old style to the new and text updated

October 2005

Bristol Help Wanted Pages - Converted from the old style to the new
Cable modems - New page
Can you believe your eyes? - Converted from the old style to the new
Deleting Fedora Linux Kernels - Text updated
Fedora Linux - Text updated
Four Wheelin' - Section added
Links - Converted from the old style to the new
Multi-Page Menu - Implemented
Perception of Faces - Converted from the old style to the new
Search Engines - Text updated
Terre Haute Postcards - Converted from the old style to the new and new pages added

The following was remade from various other files including credits.htm

31st January 2004 - Due to increasing bandwidth problems, my site was disabled by Lycos for 24 hours on 30th January, the only server that carries any multimedia or downloads is the "Server in the Cellar."

15th October 2003 - Added a page about the 1893 Exhibition to the Bristol section. Finally started putting "This page last updated" information on the pages.

7th September 2003 - More added to the K & M class submarine page in the Miscellaneous section.

5th September 2003 - Search Engine page in Web Stuff added.

29th August 2003 - More added to Optical Illusion pages.

26th August 2003 - More added to Dad's Navy Days.

21st August 2003 - More added to Dad's Navy Days and Web Stuff pages.

19th August 2003 - More added to Bristol, Dad's Navy Days and Terre Haute pages.

17th August 2003 - More added to Dad's Navy Days and Bristol pages.

16th August 2003 - More added to the Code, Lycos and Server pages in the Web section.

12th August 2003 - The site is now available at 0Catch, 150M, Bravenet, ExactPages, Fateback, Lycos UK and O-F. As well as the registered domain names brisray.com, brisray.net, brisray.org and brisray.us. Another page added about my home server pages.

8th August 2003 - The site is now available at 0Catch, Bravenet, ExactPages, Fateback and Lycos UK. Not only that but I registered the domain names brisray.com, brisray.net, brisray.org and brisray.us. I've added a page onto the Web Stuff section explaining how these sites are all hosted from a server in my cellar.

27th June 2003 - Uploaded the site to 0catch. The site is now also at http://brisray.0catch.com/.

25th June 2003 - I'm not very happy with three free servers I've put the site on. Bravenet and Fateback limit the file sizes I can use. Bravenet and Lycos UK have too many ads, Lycos UK messes up the browser navigation and Fateback is pig slow. Various articles added to the war stories and optical illusions sections.

22nd June 2003 - Various pages updated, my injuries page added. I've just run Xenu's Link Check against the files again. It appears I've got over 100 invalid links to external sites. Looks like I'll be busy for a while checking them. I've introduced a system of checking the links on the site. Any I find broken I'm putting an asterisk next to. This is because the servers may be down when I test the links, rather than the site just gone. Three asterisks and I'll remove the link.

21st June 2003 - I've been busy studying recently. I opted to take four classes towards my degree(s) over the short summer semester and it hasn't left much time for anything else. The pages in the Web Stuff section have been updated. I've also put the site on a new server at Fateback. The site can now be found at  Bravepages, Fatback and Lycos UK (http://members.lycos.co.uk/brisray/).

18th March 2003 - Thanks to Chris Marshall for sending me a photograph he took for the Optical Illusions, Faces page.

16th March 2003 - Thanks to Carlos Rufino another two pages for ARA Independencia added.

15th February 2003 - Seven more pages added to the Terre Haute section. My thanks to Jerry Proc for information which let me update Dads Navy Days.

13th February 2003 - The Terre Haute Snow Rollers page added.

9th February 2003 - Thanks to Carlos Rufino another page for ARA Independencia added.

12th January 2003 - Thanks to Ray Holden and Victor Driussi who both sent me more photographs the Dads Navy Day's Other Ships, HMS Liverpool and ARA Independencia pages updated. Lycos page updated.

8th January 2003 - More photographs from Victor meant that I've now made separate pages for ARA Independencia.

7th January 2003 - Victor Pedro Driussi very kindly sent me of the ARA Indenpendencia, ex HMS Warrior, which was uploaded to Dad's Navy Days. Bristol pages updated.

31st December 2002 - The site was uploaded to the Bravenet host as well as Lycos Tripod UK.

30th December 2002 - Lycos UK problem page added.

29th December 2002 - Bristol, USA pages updated.

21st December 2002 - Vic Flintham sent me information on the Vampire jet that flew under the Clifton Suspension Bridge and about the planes carried by HMS Warrior.

19th December 2002 - Anita Neads sent pictures of her father, Denys Powell for the HMS Gambia and HMS Cook pages.

17th December 2002 - Michael Synge sent an interesting story about WWI bi-planes flying under Clifton Suspension Bridge.

16th December 2002 - More pictures about HMS Warrior's planes added to Dads Navy Days - courtesy of Albert Gauthier. More Bristol and Links articles added.

15th December 2002 - HMS Liverpool page added to Dads Navy Days - courtesy of Ray Holden, also more information about the collision between HMS Gambia and HMS Phoebe in 1950 - courtesy of Ken "General" Booth.

13th December 2002 - Spithead Review page 2 added to Dads Navy Days - courtesy of David Killelay.

12th December 2002 - Page on Bristol's in Canada added.

11th December 2002 - Oops, it seems it's been longer than I thought since I last updated this page. Over the last couple of months the site has had quite a bit added to the various sections. I've also added a complete new page of images of the Virgin Mary in the Optical Illusion, Faces section. There is also a new section called Web. The purpose of this isn't to provide a complete guide to HTML or JavaScript etc. but to add only those parts that I've found useful.

30th August 2002 - more Bristol stuff added.

1st August 2002 - More Dad's Navy Days pages added, more QBasic added.

19th July 2002 - Bristol, USA section added, more Bristol, QBasic and Dad's Navy Days stuff added.

28th June 2002 - Faces page of Optical Illusions added.

6th June 2002 - After being ill for a while I'm back. More information on Bristol, Dad's Navy Days, Optical Illusions and QBasic added.

25th April 2002 - More Dad's Navy Days pages added, courtesy of Ray Holden and his pictures of HMS Chevron, more of Bob Goddard's programs added to the QBasic pages. Devizes to Westminster canoe race added to Miscellany. More on Terre Haute added. Xeno used to clean the links.

23rd April 2002 - More QBasic and War Stories added. My thanks to Bob Goddard for allowing me to put some of his programs on the site.

17th April 2002 - More Bristol and Terre Haute pages added. My thanks to Karen Payne for giving me permission to use some information she provided.

13th March, 15th March, 2nd April & 9th April 2002 - More QBasic pages added. More problems with the server and the page counters.

3rd & 9th March 2002 - More Bristol, Terre Haute and QBasic stuff added. More problems with the Lycos / Tripod servers over the last couple of weeks and the site hasn't been available for days at a time. The forum, chat and guestbook aren't as popular as I'd hoped. Still, it's early days yet and I don't intend to remove them. College is taking up most of time so I'm not doing quite so much work on the site, still got lots of ideas for it though.

28th February 2002 - Added a forum to the Messages / Guests page.

21st February 2002 - More Bristol stuff added. Most of the recoding finished.

10th February 2002 - The Lycos / Tripod servers for this site are all over the place this week, not all the images are loading and the site is pig slow to load. Hopefully they'll sort this out soon. More QBasic added.

4th February 2002 - Finally got fed up with GoStats multiple page counter giving erroneous figures so have changed them for the Lycos / Tripod ones. I'm still using GoStats for the statistics though.

1st February 2002 - More QBasic stuff added.

30th January 2002 - Thanks to Ray Holden an entire page dedicated to the Review of the Fleet at Spithead in 1953 added to Dads Navy Page. More Optical illusions and Bristol stuff added. The site has been down for a week as Tripod / Lycos are doing something to the servers, so I took the opportunity to tidy up the file system. Lycos / Tripod changed the site URL, so all the links to the webrings and some other stuff had to be changed. The web counter is not at all accurate and jumps from 200 + to 3 for some reason. The stats at GoStats seem to be accurate though.

23rd January 2002 - Whilst looking through the site I realised that FrontPage does not produce HTML code that is tidy, so I've started going through the site seeing where improvements in the HTML can be made. On average I'm reducing the page sizes by around 10%, which should mean the loading times for some of them should be improved.

20th January 2002 - The text file used for my own JavaScript site specific search engine is now well over 1Mb in length and takes forever to load, so I've added a PicoSearch site search engine. I've also added a site counter and site statistics from Gostats. While I was at it I added a guestbook and javachat from Bravenet.

17th January 2002 - Mr Paul Stanley very kindly sent me a photograph of the cooks on Gambia stirring the Christmas pudding. Dad's Navy Days updates and more on Terre Haute added.

8th & 10th January 2002 - Thanks to Mr. Ray Holden and Mr. Des Johnson more information added to Dads Navy Days. More Terre Haute added.

20th December 2001 - Terre Haute pictures added.

13th December 2001 - many thanks to Mr. Paul Stanley. Not only did Mr. Stanley live in Bristol but he also served on HMS Gambia. More Terre Haute added.

9th December 2001 - American Indians added to links page, more Terre Haute added.

5th December 2001 - The Fowler family history added, more Terre Haute added.

27th November 2001 - Thanks to John Mitchelmore for more images for my Optical Illusions. Thanks too to Ray Holden for his picture and text for HMS Gambia in Dad's Navy Days.

22nd November 2001 - Flags added to Miscellany and Links pages.

15th November 2001 - More Indiana / Terre Haute stuff added.

6th November 2001 - More Bristol stuff added.

1st November 2001 - My thoughts on the war in Afghanistan added to the Miscellany page.

29th October 2001 - My history of Terre Haute pages started.

21st October 2001 - Webrings page rewritten due to the webrings being taken back by WebRing from Yahoo. The site hyperlinks now being checked by Xenu Link Sleuth.

10th October 2001 - Many thanks to Steve McAllister for emailing me about his grandfather Alan "Striker" Goodwin, and for sending me information and pictures for Dad's Navy Days. More books added to the Bristol Bibliography. More links added. Because I have moved to the US now I can't edit the Freeserve or FreeNetName sites myself anymore so the Tripod site is now the only up-to-date one.

14th August 2001 - Some of dad's old shipmates have emailed me so Dad's Navy Days have been updated. More Bristol stuff has been added as well as more links.

29th July 2001 - More Bristol stuff and War Stories added.

17th June 2001 - More Bristol stuff added, Miscellany page added.

3rd June 2001 - Broken links repaired, more Bristol and Optical Illusion pages added.

16th & 30th April 2001 - New Bristol and Dad's Navy Days pages added, new links added.

1st April 2001 - Search Engine links added, other links checked.

25th March 2001 - My central heating boiler decided not to work anymore (just in time for the coldest part of the year - which meant sitting in front of a PC probably meant freezing to death), work and other commitments have all conspired to keep me from adding much to the site recently, but I've added more Bristol pages and more links.

4th March 2001 - more Bristol stuff and links added, Patty's birthday gif added.

4th, 18th & 25th February 2001 - more Bristol stuff and links added, broken links repaired.

20th January 2001 - more QBasic pages added.

3rd, 10th & 31st December 2000, 14th January 2001 - more Bristol stuff added.

19th November 2000 - Thanks to Tony Pearce on the origins of some of the photographs Dads Navy Pages have been updated. More links, Bristol pages added.

12th November 2000 - More Dads Navy Days, QBasic and Bristol pages added.

5th November 2000 - more Bristol pages, Optical Illusions, Dads Navy Days, War Stories, Webrings reorganised and Links added.

15th October 2000 - New items added to Bristol pages. Webrings reorganised again.

10th October 2000 - Some new items added to the Bristol pages. Webrings reorganised.

8th October 2000 - The nice people at Tripod have increased the user web space to 100MB, the full site content is now available on both this server and at brisray.co.uk. More Bristol pages added. My thanks to Mr. Keith Hallett, who provided the information for Page 2 of the Old Market pages.

17th September 2000 - I created the Virtute et Industrial webring for sites about Bristol. More Links, Bristol pages and Optical Illusions added.

10th September 2000 - More of a maintenance update than anything, more links added and I've updated the webrings page as Yahoo are now administering the rings.

28th August 2000 - More Bristol and QBasic pages added.

6th August 2000 - More Bristol pages added. As usual thanks to Patty for spell and grammar checking these pages.

31st July 2000 - My Freeserve site has now run out of room as well. Brisray now contains all of the site, Optical Illusions, War Stories, QBasic, Dads Navy Days, Bristol and the Site Search. The Freeserve site now contains Optical Illusions, War Stories, QBasic, and Dads Navy Days. Losing Bristol and the Site Search. The Tripod site contains War Stories, QBasic and Bristol, losing Dads Navy Days, Optical Illusions and the Site Search.

30th July 2000 - More Bristol pages added, a new page added to Dads Navy Days for the inclusion of information on the ships before and after Dad served on them.

23rd July 2000 - After a break of nearly two months I'm back. More Bristol stuff, Illusions (thanks Mark and Patty), QBasic and Links added.

29th May 2000 - More QBasic pages added.

21st May 2000 - More Bristol and QBasic pages added. Earth Mysteries links added.

13th May 2000 - My Tripod site finally ran out of room, the site search feature and my War Stories pages have been removed from their server. The full site can still be found at brisray.co.uk or on the servers at http://www.manworthy.freeserve.co.uk. You are looking at this site on one of these two servers. The WebRing links have been changed to point to brisray.co.uk

7th May 2000 - More Bristol pages added. Thanks to an email from Peter Shearn, a fellow Bristolian, who reminded me of the cafe at the bottom St Michael's Hill, more Optical Illusions added. Thanks to Patty for correcting the spelling.

1st May 2000 - More Bristol pages added. Maths links added.

24th April 2000 - More Bristol pages added. Thanks to an email from Tom Spowart, providing information on the "V" type destroyers, Dad's Navy Days updated. Tom served in the Royal Canadian Navy and his adventures can (could) be seen at Up Spirits. Links for Fonts, Air and Rail Travel added. More Optical Illusions added (thanks Patty).

30th March 2000 - More Bristol pages added.

20th March 2000 - Spelling mistakes corrected, more Bristol pages added, more Links added.

13th March 2000 - More Bristol pages added, more spelling mistakes corrected - I think I can type faster than my brain can work, it's a good job that other people check my typing at work before it gets to the printers.

27th February 2000 - Broken links repaired (thanks Andy), some grammatical and spelling mistakes corrected, more Bristol pages added.

26th February 2000 - More Bristol pages added, more webrings and links added.

20th February 2000 - More Bristol stuff added. New search engine written and added. Little icon thingy (favicon) added for IE5 users when they add the site to their favourites.

14th February 2000 - More Bristol stuff added. More links added. URL to one of the webrings has changed.

6th February 2000 - More links added, spelling corrected. One of the servers carrying this site is down to 2Mb free user space - started to plan how this site will be split. Javascript search engine written and added. More Bristol stuff added.

29th January 2000 - More pages added to Bristol pages, old ones amended. More links added. History weblinks added.

22nd January 2000 - More items added to Links page, 40lb weight problem added to QBasic, Bristol pages started.

29th December 1999 - More pages added to Optical Illusions.

26th November 1999 - New pages added to Dads Navy Days. Games links added. Broken links and spelling corrected.

18th November 1999 - New site opened at http://www.brisray.co.uk

17th November 1999 - IQ tests and Brain Teaser links added.

31st October 1999 - More links added. More pages to Dads Navy Days. More pages added to Optical Illusions.

21st October 1999 - Links to other sites page added, broken links repaired, some spelling mistakes corrected.

15th October 1999 - More pages added to Dads Navy Days - 3rd album now complete. A copy of the original Freeserve site (http://www.manworthy.freeserve.co.uk) put on to Tripod (http://members.tripod.co.uk/brisray).

14th October 1999 - More pages added to Dads Navy Days - 2nd album now complete.

10th October 1999 - More links added, pages added to Dads Navy Days and Optical Illusions.

31st August 1999 - More pages added to Dads Navy Days. Broken links repaired.

1st August 1999 - More pages added to Dads Navy Days. More pages added to QBasic.

23rd July 1999 - First album now complete. More pages added to Dads Navy Days. The only search engine that seems to be carrying this URL is UK Plus. Re-uploaded because site ceased to work with Netscape. Internet Explorer is unfussy about backslashes / forwardslashes in links but Netscape expects all links to be forward facing.

11th July 1999 - Some of the maps redrawn - the first ones were horrible. More pages added to Dads Navy Days. This is going far more slowly than I first thought it would.

20th June 1999 - Dads Navy Days pages started, but still less than a quarter complete.

12th June 1999 - Links now complete. Directory structure organised and links amended (again). 200+ files in one directory was leading to some confusion, especially as more pages are planned.

11th June 1999 - More images for Illusions added, photos of me in Biography page added. Started to improve the links between pages, when clicking on the thumbnails, some at least, should take you to the appropriate page and display the larger graphic. More to do on this though. URL submitted to UK Plus search engine.

6th June 1999 - Site URL submitted to Alta Vista, Excite, Lycos and Yahoo search engines. More images added to Optical Illusions. The larger GIFs converted to JPGs.

5th June 1999 - This site was first uploaded and again about two hours later when I realised how case sensitive the Web is. ie GIFs not displaying etc. Uploaded again after sorting out some minor errors and adding more images to Optical Illusions.

This page created 5th June 1999, last modified 24th October 2017


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