aww - alt.www.webmaster

Here you can find a list of all the regulars in AWW. That is, if I didn't accidentally miss anyone. If you notice any absent regulars, please tell me, and I'll add them.

Sally Thompson described the AWW-effect quite well, when she introduced herself to AWW after having lurked for some time:

"Reading AWW has been a bit like travelling on a train, always looking into other people's houses and learning a lot about them but not being part of their lives. I know you all, where some of you live, whether you are married, what you do, what you like. You all feel like my friends."

The initial idea for this list isn't mine, all credit for that goes to Judy, who set up and maintained this page since some long time ago (before I even had heard of Usenet). Thanks Judy!

Alfred Molon [ web site ]

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In early August 1999 I travelled to SE Asia, planning to spend two months visiting Thailand, Malaysia, Laos and southern China. At the end of August, as my Thai visa was expiring, I travelled to Malaysia, thinking of staying two weeks before heading back north.

Beauregard T. Shagnasty aka 'bts' [ web site ]

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I have activated these web spaces and placed this index.html page so something shows up. Do not expect to ever see a complete web site here. I intend to use this space simply for testing new ideas ... or posting a page of opinions. :-)

Big Bill [ web site ]

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You wouldn't spend money creating an exquisite brochure then bury it in a drawer where no-one can see it. That's what you're doing with your web site if you don't optimise it. This is the opposite of what you need to do;

"...failing to be seen on the first page of results means that over 40% of potential visitors will not find your site." this from the iProspect Search Engine User Attitudes Survey, April 2004.

Blinky [ web site ]

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Blinky was born when I read that some sharks don't blink. It was obvious that there should be one that does, and I decided to shoulder that responsibility, myself. Then I realized that sharks don't have shoulders. Hell, they don't even have bones - just cartilage. So I was forced to simply take on the responsibility without the metaphor. That seemed a lot less classy, but it had to be done. As it turns out, some sharks - besides me - do blink, but by the time I found out about that, I was already Blinky.

Brian Cryer [ web site ]


Welcome to my Home Page. My name is Brian Cryer, I am a keen software developer, part time DBA (both on Oracle and SQL Server systems) and occasional IT Manager. The items I have collected together on this site reflect a combination of my professional IT interests. I hope you find something interesting and useful to you here.


Brian's web resources [ web site ]

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This site is dedicated to providing on-line tools, information and resources for web surfers and webmasters.
Please follow whichever of the topics below are of interest to you or try searching for what you are looking for.

Brian 'GreyWyvern' Huisman [ web site ] [ Orca Ring ]

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Welcome to, the personal playground of GreyWyvern and all of his web adventures.

Over the years this site has been a lot of things: a showcase for my music, a repository for some drawings I did, and even an archive holding much of my writing. Over those same years I learned a lot of things too; mainly that those goals were best attempted offline. So now, the site is simply a cache of all my online endeavors.

Brian Wakem [ web site ]

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It's not exactly a homepage, but it is the only place on the web Brian seems to advertise as his own ;-)

Chaddy2222 [ web site ]

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This online project has been established by Mr Chad Kelly to help people with getting their community group or organisation "online"...

Charles Sweeney [ web site ]

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Judy (a.k.a. Technohippie) in her AWW observation: "Charles is one of my favorite webmasters from Scotland ... in fact, I don't think I know any other Scottish webmasters. Since I can't find any personal stuff on his website, I think he's a developer/speculator and I hear he does quite well. Sadly, he was too busy to run his hosting business, AbleInternet, and now I can't wait to see what new projects he's up to."

Chris Hope [ web site ]

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The Electric Toolbox site is a programming resource for a variety of programming languages and server applications including PHP, Apache, MySQL, Sendmail, Linux Systems Admin etc.


Linux CD Mall [ web site ]

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Linux CD Mall is an Auckland, New Zealand based online shop for Linux and BSD based distributions on CD and DVD and is the place to come when you want to buy Linux for your PC.


CJM (Chris) [ web site ]

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Based in the Southlands Centre, Middlesbrough we offer independent advocacy services throughout the boroughs of Redcar & Cleveland, Middlesbrough, Stockton and Hartlepool.

Free, independent and confidential advocacy support is available to people aged sixteen and over who have a learning or physical disability, older people and carers.

David Dorward [ web site ]

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This is David Dorward's personal website, which is currently in the process of being migrated to a new (homebrew) CMS.

David Hennessy [ homepage ]

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Take control of your online business with a Maidix-made web site powered by osWiki CMS! Add, edit, and delete search-engine-optimized web pages -- right in your web browser. With the advanced built-in editor, you don't even need to know HTML.

Disco Octopus [ web site ]

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Choice Beef Jerky is a delicious snack, nutritious and full of flavour, low in fat and high in protein. Choice Beef Jerky is made from the leanest MSA graded Australian Beef, marinated and dried producing a lingering taste sensation. A great travel food to take fishing, camping, boating, hiking, biking, golfing or anytime while relaxing or travelling.

Duende [ web site ]

wipkip screenshot is gone, is a blog by more than one person, and the only online page I know of that still resembles the old familiar Wipkip website, "the mudwrestling party", seems to have disappeared as well :-(

Dylan Parry [ web site ]

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Electric Freedom is your guide to progressive rock bands and albums. We currently have 134 progressive rock artists and 2062 progressive rock albums in our database. We also have loads of reviews for our listed progressive rock albums that you can read or contribute your own thoughts to!

Ed Jay [ web site ]

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AES is a full-service investment banking and real estate consulting firm specializing in Japanese business' capital requirements and business/real estate transactions. An unrivaled combination of experience, talent and expertise, AES is well versed in every aspect of business necessary to attaining our clients' goals.

Els [ web site ]

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"The title Locus Meus is Latin and means 'my place'.
And that's what this site is all about. My place on the web, where I can experiment with webdesign, show off my kids and my photography, and maybe some day even have a blog."

Well, some things have changed. The experimenting with web design has turned into a profession, and yes, I've finally started a blog!

Gordon Hudson [ web site ]

gordon-hudson screenshot Ltd provides web hosting and Internet domain name registration services to customers in more than fifty countries from operation centres in the UK, US and Canada.

The business was founded in 2000 with the aim of providing reasonably priced, but reliable, web hosting services when most providers were still charging large amounts for this sort of service. The company has gradually evolved and now provides a range of services under several different brands.

Heidi [ web site ]

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This website will constantly grow and evolve as long as I am alive. It will speak of my interests, my thoughts, my dreams. I will share as well my writing, my photography and anything else that is of interest.

Perhaps you too will share in some of my interests and if so perhaps you will find some joy in the site contents.

Heidi also posts the AWW FAQ in AWW every Thursday.


AWW FAQ [ web site ]

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Welcome to alt.www.webmaster (AWW). Thank you for taking the time to read this information. This FAQ is not meant to be a set of rules. It is simply a guide to help new users become acquainted with how the group operates, some useful information, and some of our favorite links.

Hug [ web site ]

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The Hug-Gorilla Software site is currently undergoing redesign, so please bear with us. If you are potentially interested in our products or services, please join our mailing list.

Jerry Stuckle [ web site ]

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Since 1990, JDS Computer Training Corporation has provided high-quality programmer training courses to customers throughout the United States and in Asia and Europe. Our comprehensive courses and knowledgeable instructors have become recognized as providing above-average training at an affordable cost. We provide only technical courses - we do not train end users.

Jodi "jmc" [ web site ]

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On these pages you will find thousands of images of Great Britain, Ireland, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and of course the United States, as well as a page dedicated to Meep "the TravelCat" who has been on many of our adventures.

The "Australia" button will take you to my original site, which has some older pictures of England as well as pics of Australia and New Zealand.

John Bokma [ web site ]

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My name is John Bokma, and this is my personal web site. I am a freelance Perl programmer, born in the Netherlands, but currently living in Mexico with Esmeralda. I keep a journal called MexIT.

Judy 'TechnoHippie' DeNeal [ web site ]

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Judy is the one who started this AWW regulars list and maintained it for a good couple of years, before she 'retired' and asked me to continue. Her current site is in blog-form, so I decided to take the following words from her blog profile instead of an excerpt from the latest entry.

"Aging TechnoHippie proactively practicing civil disobedience and demanding freedom and peace for all."

Karl Core [ web site ]

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Karl Groves is a Master CIW Certified Designer. This site is his personal website and contains his resume and portfolio of past work, as well as a bunch of PHP scripts that might just come in handy.

Kim André Akerø aka NeonNero [ web site ]

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Why a website?
I'm usually a quite shy person, especially around other people. I tend to sit among others, listening to their conversations and watching their reactions rather than participating. With this presence on the web, I get a chance to share my thoughts and opinions with the rest of the world at my own leisure, instead of forcing myself into speaking up in public at times I don't really want to. I really don't care how many people read the articles on my website, as long as I have somewhere to blow off some steam. If I can get people to read and react to it, as well as participate in discussions about those topics, then so be it!


(Kim also recently ressurrected the AllMyFaqs website)

All My FAQs [ web site ]

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As there have been no significant updates since around 2003, and to protect the existing integrity of the site, I've decided to make this version of the FAQ read-only. If you, however, want to suggest updates to any of the FAQ entries, you can contact me.

I hope this FAQ continues to inform webmasters as All My FAQs has been doing previously over the years.

Big thanks to the original All My FAQs owner, Jerry Muelver, for providing me with all his backup files for this website.

Leonard Blaisdell[ web site ]

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I have been retired for a couple of years with only my wife and starving artist web service to keep me going, so if you're an employer in the Reno/Sparks area, I'd be happy to send you an online resume. My proficiency is in all areas of manufacturing, unrelated to any form of marketing, with a bit of the World Wide Web thrown in for lagniappe.

Makrobicz [ web site ]

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Team Makrobicz are international web consultants serving the corporate sector. Our high performance web solutions are both accessible and affordable, ensuring an outstanding return on your investment.

Marc Bissonnette [ web site ]

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InternAlysis is a Perl CGI and MySQL Database programming firm.

We specialize in automating tasks within your website to reduce the time and money you spend on programmers updating content.

Competitive websites today need regularly updated content. We create tools that you only pay for once, which allows you to focus on your content, rather than the programming around your content.

Mark Goodge [ web site ]


Welcome to the Orange Hedgehog, a small but hopefully useful part of the World Wide Web where you can find some tools and resources for use when constructing a web site.

Mark Parnell [ web site ]

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I graduated from High School in 1999, with a UAI of 90.7. In 2000, I attended JMC Academy, where I completed a Certificate IV in Digital Production and Multimedia, graduating with a Distinction average.

Martin Harran [ web site ]

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Harransoft specialise in developing solutions based on Microsoft Access and Microsoft SQL Server, including MSDE.

Matt-the-Hoople [ web site ]

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I've always been one to take things apart just for the challenge of putting it back together and having it still behave as desired when I'm finished. Some of those efforts, of course, have been more successful than others. For instance, my dad was not very pleased with me when, at 9 years old, I dismantled a mono tube amp that he had built and turned it into a smoke generator.

Matthew 'Matt' Probert [ web site ]

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The Probert Encyclopaedia - It's Not The Same!

Search or browse through over 235,000 fully inter-linked articles to discover specific information about everything imaginable, whether it's a famous actor or a particular warship, revolver, phobia or medical complaint.

mbstevens [ web site ]

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Think of these new pieces as tiny wearable sculptures. They have a rough, brutal form that contrasts with the refinement of finished stones and pearls. The smooth machined shapes of commercial jewelry, and even most studio art jewelry leave me cold. The precious metals are highly workable -- I want my jewelry to express this instead of hiding it.

MGW [ web site ]


Welcome to my site — I hope you find it helpful. If this is your first visit, click here for a guide to the site. This site is named after the book Uniquely Gifted: Identifying and Meeting the Needs of the Twice-Exceptional Student, edited by Kiesa Kay. Twice-exceptional children (that is, intellectually gifted children with special needs such as AD/HD, learning disabilities, Asperger Syndrome, etc.) have a hard time of it in our education system - because their giftedness can mask their special needs and their special needs hide their giftedness, they are often labeled as "lazy", "unmotivated", "not trying".

Red E. Kilowatt [ web site ]

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History is the witness that testifies to the passing of time; it illuminates reality, vitalizes memory, provides guidance in daily life and brings us tidings of antiquity.
Cicero (106 BC - 43 BC)

Red also maintains and updates the AWW-FAQ site.


AWW FAQ [ web site ]

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Welcome to alt.www.webmaster (AWW). Thank you for taking the time to read this information. This FAQ is not meant to be a set of rules. It is simply a guide to help new users become acquainted with how the group operates, some useful information, and some of our favorite links.

rf [ web site ]

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Many new images have been added, especialy of the contstruction (dining room) and the cross country races. Our complements to those who loaned the us these pictures.

Those images that were blurry (Lee Avards XC training session) deblurred.

Roy Schestowitz [ web site ]

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I am a Ph.D. student at The Victoria University of Manchester, expecting completion in 2006. I work on a MIAS IRC research project at Imaging Science and Biomedical Engineering, which is a division of the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy. I am employed on a casual employment basis at Manchester Computing and I also retain some duties at HoRNet support. Prior to this I studied software engineering at the Department of Computer Science (home of the "Baby", headed by my project supervisor, Prof. Chris Taylor OBE) where I was involved in a couple of projects and where, as an external student, I still perform many of my experiments with AART/MARS.

Sally Thompson [ web site ]

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We offer bed and breakfast near Ludlow for those seeking peace and quiet in our Border Oak half-timbered home: no television, no noise, no motorways, no stress - just birdsong, the sheep in the next field, and the sound of water trickling into the pond welcome you.

Sam a.k.a. Swampy Bogtrotter a.k.a. Fat Sam [ web site ]

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When the doors to your high street shop close at 5-pm, and all your staff head of home for the evening, your business stops earning it's keep.
However, when 5-pm comes around, your ESHOP keeps on earning for you. Sales through your ESHOP can come in at any time of the day, and statistics have in fact proved that the majority of your ESHOP sales actually happen in the evening, through the night and at weekends.


Sam is the webmaster for the Norfolk Lupus Group [ web site ]

Norfolk Lupus Group

The Norfolk Lupus Group is a regional support group for people who are living with and learning to live with Lupus, and is part of the national registered charity, Lupus UK. We're a friendly bunch, so come on in and make yourself at home.


SpaceGirl [ web site ]


digital:harmony provides a fresh, creative approach to web design while being able to offer a complete solution.

We offer a range of services, from innovative front end design and programming, to hosting and server support.


If I'm not mistaken, Miranda's favourite band is Garbage and this is the fan site she did for them:

Garbage Fan Site [ web site ]


to the garbage fan site. the one-stop trash pile for everything relating to the band garbage, shirley manson and the boys.


T.J. [ web site ]

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The UK Small Business Directory provides a free service to small UK Business enabling them to publicise their online presence, and a free service to the public to help locate local businesses. Both user friendly and search engine friendly, the UK Small Business Directory provides a brief description of the service provided, contact details of the service provider and a hyperlink to the business website. Registering is a simple 5 minute process via the appropriate links to the left of this page.

Toby A Inkster [ web site ]

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As a long time web user and self-proclaimed HTML guru, I have a small section on what I feel is the "best practice" for creating web pages. It includes a (half-written) tutorial for newbies and some more in-depth looks at particular aspects of web design, such as navigation. There is also a page full of add-ons, hints and tips for my favourite web browser Opera, including the ever-popular w3-dev menu.


AWW Statistics [ web site ]

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Toby also keeps track of the alt.www.webmaster statistics.


Tony [ web site ]

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By using Foldera, you invert the sorting and filing paradigm. Our proprietary technology does the sorting and filing for you, and Foldera does this while you work, not afterwards as you do now. You'll be amazed at how much time this saves an individual, let alone an entire business.

William Tasso (There's only one ...) [ web site ]

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What's this site for then? I know you're beside yourself with curiosity.

Not another vanity site? Possibly, but I promise you - there's no sickly pictures of family and pets. Well not yet anyway.

A blatant attempt at self promotion then? A little of that too - you may find there's stuff about work and such like.

Yorkshire Pete [ web site ]

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Welcome to my homepage! My name is Pete and I am from Yorkshire, as you can see in the photo of me above. It was taken last year during the annual pitchfork contest. You can see the Dales behind me. Beautiful they were.

Yorkshire Pete's doppelgänger [ web site ]

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I once had to jump into the mud with an anchor. I sank to my waist and had to carry the anchor while dragging 100lbs chain and 150ft. of net through that mud as far as it could stretch — it was a very long struggle, and I collapsed before I reached the end of the net and drowned!

The following people are regular contributors to AWW as well, only I couldn't find their web sites (or am in the process of adding them):

  • Andy Dingley
  • Baho Utot
  • Doc O'Leary
  • Doobie Do
  • Viper
  • saz
  • auggie
  • Wÿrm

General AWW information sites: