General Stuff for my old web site users
I was reading some of the past messages and noticed that my name came up.
a) Unanswered email
Many apologies to the people who were in my "inbox" last November. I not
only took down my web site at the time, I also stopped using email (until a
few days ago). I simply had to "let them go". All outstanding messages were
And apologies to people who might have tried to use the email address(es) in
the software over the last six months. As you know, the email address(es)
b) Paliwords default button "copyright".
I tested Paliwords 4.0 handling in several ways before I released the
software. Due to the fact that a person can switch between "looking up Pali
entries" and "looking up English entries" I found no method better than the
one I finally decided upon - the user simply clicks on the appropriate
button ("Find Pali / Find English").
Since I had to choose a default button, I decided on the copyright button.
This was to:
a) emphasize that the words and software were free and could not be sold and
b) make it easier to find my email address in case a person had questions
about the software (oh well...)
But here is a tip for typers: You will notice that each button has one
letter in the text underlined. This is standard "Windows". If you type
"Alt-p", you "press" the "Find Pali" button. If you type "Alt-e", you
"press" the "Find English" button. I felt that this would let people who can
type easily remember and use the buttons without having to reach for the
mouse each time.
c) The web site
Over the year 2001 I had four web space name changes forced on me by my
Internet Service Provider. There was nothing I could do about it. There I
was, trying to get a quality and reliable web site going. There they were:
forcing web addresses changes.
(Very short form: Oanet had an abuse problem and interface problem which
made them change the address and take down access so, in an attempt to get a
reliable web space, I moved to the huge company Roger's Cable which then
sold their Internet customers to Shaw Cable which was using Excite as web
space host. Excite then filed for bankruptcy which forced Shaw Cable
customers to move yet again. Sigh...)
So, what I am considering is this: would the group like me to post my
software (and the source code?) into the files section of this group?
Right now, this would be (without the source code):
a) Paliwords 4.0 (the electronic dictionary - about 1 Mb zipped)
b) Palitrans 1.0 (the mini-word processor for Pali - about 100K zipped)
c) The 600 little mp3 sound files which are the vocabulary words of Ven.
Narada's "An Elementary Pali Grammar" (about 2 Mb. zipped)
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