- January 14, 1996 - After a particularly busy fall, during which time I couldn't devote much time to these pages, I'm going to try to update the pages to reflect some of the major changes that have come with the new year. Please bear with me as I revise the HPCS, and if you have any ideas, I'd love to hear them.
The HPCS has found a permanent home: the new dedicated Web server at nyx.net. I appreciate all of the offers to host these pages on commercial sites, but I can't guarantee that I can keep the site updated enough to have it sponsored. With this new server, I think many of the downtime and speed problems have been resolved. Please make note of the new primary site URL, effective immediately, and update your links: <URL:http://www.nyx.net/~esasaki/hpcs/>.
The mirror server situation has also changed. Until last week, Georgia Tech's Web service had been limited to a makeshift series of student-run daemons on various campus machines and port numbers. However, Georgia Tech now offers a dedicated staff/student Web server, which I will used as a backup site. Please use this site only if the primary server at www.nyx.net is down or if you are a Georgia Tech student or faculty member. I request this because excessive load on this server will result in limiting access to on-campus users only. The URL for the backup server is <URL:http://www.prism.gatech.edu/~es52/hpcs/> and supercedes all previous gatech.edu server URLs, including acmey, acmex, acmew, and ec131.
- August 31, 1995 - My direct Internet connection (ec131.residence.gatech.edu) will be going down permanently this Tuesday, September 5. Due to the growth of the Georgia Tech residential Ethernet network, Tech will be taking down the network for two weeks, allowing time for additional equipment installation and reconfiguration. New IP addresses will be assigned during this time.
Therefore, the ec131 mirror will cease to function Saturday, forever. I will resurrect the mirror when the network is back up, but at a different IP address and server name. I will let you know the URL when it is available. All other servers (nyx10, acmex, and acmew) are unaffected.
I would appreciate it if you would remove any links you may have that point to ec131. If you have any questions, please ask me. Thank you!
Since my primary link to the world will be down for at least two weeks, I'll probably use this downtime to make some major changes to the HPCS. If you have any suggestions, I'd love to hear them!
- August 15, 1995 - After three days of downtime, nyx10.cs.du.edu, the primary server, appears to be up and running. I have not heard an official explanation as to the cause of the crash, but we had been having sporadic outages in the past month. If you have difficulty reaching the primary server, please feel free to use any of the mirror servers. I apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced.
I also revised the Packing List (welcome) page, adding solid horizontal rules to break up the text and to make the entry button more visible. I also reworded some of the paragraphs to make them clearer and less confusing.
Finally, I will be out-of-town August 17-20, 1995 and will not have access to e-mail during that time. Still, please feel free to send in your comments and suggestions. I will read them and reply to you the following Monday.
- August 13, 1995 - I've been experimenting with different page designs to create a more visually appealing (yet fast- loading) identity for the HPCS. As a first step in this "remodelling," I've created a new embossed graphic that will appear at the top of every page. Please let me know what you think of it!
- August 5, 1995 - Added a Postscript page containing notes and credits, linked at the bottom of the main HPCS page.
- August 1, 1995 - HPCS officially announced globally; Imagemaps, Forms, and CGI Tips category added to Eric's Tips for Web Authors.
- July 14, 1995 - In response to concerns that the background texture led to unreadable text under Mac Netscape on certain displays (greyscale) and resolutions (16.7 million), I changed the HPCS main page background to a plain white, and adjusted the background of the masthead graphic accordingly.
- July 13, 1995 - Asked for feedback and suggestions in an announcement to Angel Networks' Web Design mailing list; updated most of the HPCS pages in response to suggestions from list subscribers and others.
- July 8, 1995 - URL announced on several Georgia Tech newsgroups.
- July 7, 1995 - Added a gateway/welcome page since the servers I'm using are not dedicated or supported; included links to the Set on the acmew and nyx10 Web servers.
- July 5, 1995 - Cosmetic changes to the pages; added the link to this What's New page from the main page; added a new tips category (Server Structure); wrote a bunch of new tips.
- July 3, 1995 - HPCS placed on Georgia Tech's acmex Web server; URL announced on the SNAG mailing list.
- July 1, 1995 - Rather than the jumbled list of assorted tips that I was going with, I've decided to rearrange the tips in a (hopefully) logical series of categories for easier reference.
- June 30, 1995 - I'm beginning a massive revision of the Set and am adding new and updated content to these pages. After months of stagnation, I've been spurred on by a few impatient inquiries from InternetLand (and the beginning of a four-day holiday weekend).
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