I have had a Web site online continuously
since the 1980s when we had to use Notepad to write the html code and
test it in a Unix browser. Later FrontPage came along and then everyone
was going online. My original use of the page was primarily for my
students; I was one of the first teachers in NYC to be using the Web for
homework that was submitted using forms, and creating and posting
PowerPoint presentations of the classwork for absentees. I ultimately
created a complete "distance," or "independent learning experience"
system in the school. The first, I was told, in the city. I never got
much credit for any of the work I did, but I did get to teach one less
class and leave early.
I remember going online
using a Wyse terminal and the school's intercom system to dial out. Four
science teachers crowded around the little green screen as we browsed
the Unix based Web.
The Flash Video, "Sohn.Org" has been on the site since near the
beginning, and I have a hard time parting with it. I tried to open it in
Adobe Flash CS3 Professional, and it told me it could not read the file.
I did get it into the Flash Encoder, but it said it couldn't encode the
file because it was damaged. Now I do remember that I made that Flash
video in a program that just might have anteceded Adobe owning Flash (of
course, I cannot remember the name of the program, it was quite a while
ago). I was having a problem with the .swf in IE 10, but after I
reinstalled IE 10, the problem is no more. Everything old is new again.
The background is a picture I shot while flying in USAF pilot training,
or UPT. There are a lot more of these and videos on the 69-03 site that
is linked above. Well, the site tree-menu is in the upper left, go have
a look, or don't.