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(HTML by hand?)


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Please note; -This web page is MAINLY here to define "my world" to some degree, and to offer some details of my hobby-life. I have enjoyed setting up this "web page" for this purpose.

Click on the above picture to see a more detailed image of our home site. (That's me standing in front of the garage.) -This will open the picture up in a larger size. Your cursor will have either a PLUS (+) or a MINUS (-) in place of the normal appearance. Click on the + or - to zoom in or out. While the images are deployed in full size, you can use your normal SCROLLING ACTIONS to move around the image.) (When you are finished looking at the linked image, just use your web browser's BACK button to return back here.)



<==What is this "HTML By Hand" image about?

(-See the small image at the LEFT.)

HTML is "HyperText Markup Language." Normally, folks use a special program to "automatically generate" a web page.

In my case, I use a text-editor or a word processor to type the text in HTML language; -In other words, I "MANUALLY" generate my web pages by TYPING the needed HTML text by hand. The following is a small sample of what is needed to make up a small portion of the this web page that is just above the next picture:

(The above is a sample of how this small portion of this web page was generated.)

My web page is generated and maintained "by hand," as I type the HTML "text" by hand. (Hence, the "HTML By Hand" statement at the left.)

HTML is a computer language devised to allow website creation. These websites can then be viewed by anyone else connected to the Internet. It is relatively easy to learn, with the basics being accessible to most people in one sitting; and quite powerful in what it allows you to create. It is constantly undergoing revision and evolution to meet the demands and requirements of the growing Internet audience under the direction of the W3C, the organisation charged with designing and maintaining the language.

The definition of HTML is HyperText Markup Language.

HyperText is the method by which you move around on the web by clicking on special text called hyperlinks which bring you to the next page. The fact that it is hyper just means it is not linear i.e. you can go to any place on the Internet whenever you want by clicking on links there is no set order to do things in.

Markup is what HTML tags do to the text inside them. They mark it as a certain type of text (italicised text, for example).

HTML is a Language, as it has code-words and syntax like any other language.

(BORED, yet..?)



Click on the above picture to see a very large PANORAMIC image, then use the BACK BUTTON to return here; This is assembled from a series of low-grade pictures that I took while I was in the bucket that was in use when the new DB-224E antenna was installed at the top of the then-140 foot tall tower. (I was positioned about ten feet above the top of the tower at this point.)

CAUTION: The full image is almost a MEGABYTE in size! -After it downloads, the full 360 degree image will be displayed, but it will be in a "compressed" form. You can then CLICK on any spot on the picture to ZOOM INTO that portion of the image. -Click again, to ZOOM OUT again. Use your cursor to SELECT, then ZOOM INTO the different places on the picture; -Eventually you will be able to to view the full (360 degree) span picture.

(When you are finished looking at the linked image, just use your web browser's BACK button to return back here.)



DropBox is a great, easy to use utility!

DropBox is a very easy to use tool to store YOUR STUFF in folders that we all have. Sometimes, it is nice to have certain items appear and be available in a folder that is common to all of your computers and devices!

DROPBOX allows this, and it is FREE! -If you drop a draft or document (it can be any kind of a file!) into your DropBox folder, it appears on ALL your other computers and devices! Then, go to the other computer, open the file, and MAKE A CHANGE to the file. -Save the file. Then, go back to the original computer and open the original file there; -Your changes are there, also!

[-For more info about DropBox, click on the DropBox HELP CENTER here.]

If you would, PLEASE use this SECURE LINK to sign up. If you do, I will get added FREE STORAGE SPACE on my account! (I THANK YOU!!) The SECURE LINK (above) will identify ME as the person that had referred you, you see.



Tower damage update number ONE:
The top 100 feet on the self-supporting 140 foot tower was blown down on the evening of September 16, 2006! -This is the tower on the right side, in the first picture on THIS page. [-For more info and pictures on both of these events, see the
"Latest NEWS" menu selection at the left.]


Tower damage update number TWO:
I lost another tower on July 10, 2008; -We had a hell of a storm... Lots of homes, crops, etc. were damaged in our area. My 56 foot Rohn tower was folded over the attached garage in this storm, which pulled down all of my HF (High Frequency) antennas, etc. [-For more info and pictures on both of these events, see the
"Latest NEWS" menu selection at the left.]


Tower damage update number THREE:
We had an ICE RAIN-STORM on the evening of 2-28-2012 [-For more info and pictures on both of these events, see the
"Latest NEWS" menu selection at the left.]