This is a log of changes to my site. The horizontal lines separate sets of changes that have been mentioned in my past newsletters to those who are on my mailing list.
October 17, 2012
Added some new videos to my Video Gallery.
September 11, 2012
At 3:08 UTC, a Google spider bot became the 21,000,000th visitor to my site. The next human being to visit after that was someone in Korea looking for an Eiffel Tower picture with Google image search.
August 30, 2012
Updated my Paris Métro guide.
August 26, 2012
Added a video on the Anne Frank Garden, and a new question on budget to my Paris FAQ.
July 15, 2012
Added a video on the Forum des Halles.
July 1, 2012
Added a video on the lower part of the Champs-Élysées.
May 31, 2012
Added a video on Père Lachaise cemetery.
May 14, 2012
Added a wallpaper image of Père Lachaise cemetery.
April 4, 2012
Added a wallpaper image of the place Dauphine.
April 1, 2012
Added another video.
February 12, 2012
Added MP3 files of the sound of the Eiffel Tower (beneath the tower), and the bells ringing at Notre-Dame.
January 20, 2012
On Wednesday, January 18, a visitor from Bluedot, an ISP in Poland, became the 20,000,000th visitor to my Web site while looking for a copy of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (I have a free PDF of this story on my site here).
February 3, 2012
Hours and prices for Eiffel Tower checked and updated.
January 1, 2012
Added another video.
December 31, 2011
Added new videos.
December 23, 2011
Added a new street scene and wallpaper image.
December 1, 2011
Added some more video.
November 15, 2011
Added a beta version of my new and improved WWV emulator.
November 14, 2011
Added more videos.
October 30, 2011
Added more videos.
August 26, 2011
Added more videos. Corrected references to the Meridien Montparnasse (recently bought by Pullman) and the Montparnasse observation deck (recently ruined by surrounding it with glass).
August 13, 2011
Added more videos.
June 2, 2011
Added more videos, plus more links between the photo and video galleries.
On June 2, at 10:56:57 UTC, a British Telecome customer from the U.K. became visitor number 19,000,000 to my site. He or she came to look at a large photo of the Pont Neuf.
May 24, 2011
Added more videos, and two more questions to the Eiffel Tower FAQ.
April 9, 2011
I've started a video gallery on my site, in addition to the photo gallery.
April 1, 2011
Added a picture of the French National Assembly.
January 23, 2011
Added a screen saver program to my free software page.
January 1, 2011
Published the latest version of my Paris Métro guide.
December 19, 2010
Replaced the DOS window version of my WWV Windows program with a native Windows version.
November 16, 2010
Added a new question and answer to my Eiffel Tower FAQ, and put a simple essay on the tower in my Various Documents section.
October 4, 2010
On October 4 at 13:01 UTC, a visitor from Mesa Public Schools in Mesa, Arizona became visitor number 18,000,000 to my site. It looks like this visitor has been to my site before, judging from the logs, with a first visit on September 30. This represents about 1.49 million visitors per year, a substantial increase from the previous million.
October 2, 2010
Removed my computer blog, since I hardly ever posted to it.
April 28, 2010
Updated prices and hours for the Eiffel Tower FAQ.
February 27, 2010
Added an explanation of the padlocks one occasionally sees on the Pont des Arts.
February 2, 2010
On February 2 at 5:12 UTC, a Google spider became visitor number 17,000,000 to my site. This represents about 1.17 million visitors per year, a tiny increase over the previous million.
November 24, 2009
Began updating my resumes (CVs), which are ten years old.
September 3, 2009
Added a few new street photos.
July 29, 2009
Added Heinz Stucke's Web site URL to the page showing his photo.
July 1, 2009
Added a new question to my Eiffel Tower FAQ, by request.
June 27, 2009
Updated sanisette pages to show the latest generation of sanisette.
June 18, 2009
Installed a new version of my impressionist image of the Eiffel Tower, because I lost the original of the old one.
April 7, 2009
Uploaded the latest update of my Paris Metro guide.
April 4, 2009
Replaced same-page targets with new-window targets for many external links, since many people use tabs in their browsers now.
March 26, 2009
I received my 16,000,000th visitor, although it was actually someone trying to access a photo on my site from another site that contained a blog. The next "real" visitor after that was someone looking at my ESL materials. This corresponds to about 1.14 million visitors per year.
February 4, 2009
Added a computer blog.
January 28, 2009
Over the catastrophic "holidays," my Web server crashed entirely, and had to be completely reconstructed from scratch. As a result, my site was down for about two weeks. It is back up now, although some bugs still have to be worked out over the days and weeks to come.
October 1, 2008
Added some details on the lighting of the Eiffel Tower.
August 27, 2008
Against my better judgement, reinstalled my Paris Blog, and added a Flight Blog.
Updated some photos and added some new photos. New photos are larger than the old ones (now 1002x752 for large versions and 501x376 for small versions), to reflect an increase in the size of user screens.
May 24, 2008
Changed my Guest Book so that I must review all signatures before they are posted to the site. This replaces the automatic system I had before. Constant spamming of the guest book has left me no choice but to check every signature manually before it goes in.
May 17, 2008
Updated my Fast Food page.
May 10, 2008
At 00:30:18 today, a customer of Turk Telecom following a link from a Turkish blog to one of my pictures of Disneyland became visitor number 15,000,000 to my site. This corresponds to 1,755,972 visitors per year; the winter period is somewhat slower than the summer period (which shows about 1.88, based on figures from October, below).
January 28, 2008
Updated Eiffel Tower prices, to account for the annual 10% gouging increase in admission prices.
December 16, 2007
Added a page of aviation links.
November 24, 2007
Added and updated my page of various cool links.
October 15, 2007
At 07:38:14 today, someone surfing my site in search of a picture of the Eiffel Tower became visitor number 14,000,000 to my site. It looks like the person was surfing from a school in the UK, but it's hard to be sure because of the several layers of IP address assignments. Based on the previous turnover in April, this corresponds to about 1.88 million unique visitors per year.
June 11, 2007
Added more information to my tour services page.
May 25, 2007
A lot of updates to my Eiffel Tower FAQ.
April 29, 2007
Minor changes to my Paris FAQ.
April 2, 2007
Today, at 21:18:24 UTC, a Google robot became the 13,000,000th visitor to my site. The first human visitor after that (number 13,000,001) was someone at the Roman Catholic diocese of Phoenix, Arizona, looking for a picture of the Arc de Triomphe, at 21:18:32 UTC.
March 31, 2007
Updated my Métro guide.
March 26, 2007
Added information on bells to my Notre-Dame FAQ.
February 24, 2007
Updated a few pages.
February 20, 2007
Deleted my Paris Journal.
February 7, 2007
Added a French version of my no-smoking sign to the documents page.
February 4, 2007
Valentine decorations and a new aviation wallpaper image.
October 27, 2006
September 3, 2006
At 19:25:05 UTC today, someone in Germany who came to visit my Notre-Dame photo page via a link in my Wikipedia profile became the twelve-millionth visitor to my Web site. This means that I'm receiving just slightly over 2,000,000 visitors per year to my site.
September 2, 2006
Minor update to my Reliable PC page.
August 13, 2006
Updated some of my free documents.
July 27, 2006
Added a link to one of my external link pages.
July 12, 2006
New external link, other minor changes.
July 8, 2006
Minor changes to my tour services page.
July 4, 2006
Updated prices in my Métro guide.
June 18, 2006
Updated some of my free documents.
May 31, 2006
Update some information on the Statue of Liberty.
May 28, 2006
Updated some information on Heinz Stücke.
May 8, 2006
May 5, 2006
Added another site to People I Know links.
April 28, 2006
Minor update to Eiffel Tower FAQ.
April 22, 2006
April 19, 2006
Added more information on the Eiffel Tower.
April 17, 2006
Added a link to the Damn Interesting site, which has all kinds of interesting articles on various subjects.
April 15, 2006
Added a wallpaper image of a kitty in Montmartre Cemetery.
April 8, 2006
Added a new picture of the interior of a Sanisette for wheelchair users.
March 26, 2006
Added some embedded links for excursion boats.
March 14, 2006
Added info to Eiffel Tower FAQ.
March 3, 2006
Today at 22:36:11 UTC, a spider for the Yahoo search engine became the 11,000,000th visitor to my site. Visitor 11,000,001 was the first human being thereafter, visiting from Sympatico / MSN in Canada and looking for information on the Opéra Garnier, and arriving eighteen seconds later.
February 27, 2006
Updated Area 51 sign.
February 23, 2006
Provided a more accurate longitude for the Arago monument plates.
February 7, 2006
Added another question and answer to the Eiffel Tower FAQ.
February 5, 2006
Updated prices for the Eiffel Tower.
February 4, 2006
Price adjustments and other minor modifications for my tour services.
January 27, 2006
Changed my Paris Journal to a Paris Blog and pointed the link to the Blogspot blog I've set up.
January 24, 2006
Added more information on ISPs that reject legitimate e-mail.
January 11, 2006
Added links to my Various Cool Links list.
January 8, 2006
Removed my euro-drawing exercise document because there is a slight error in the spec (the spec seems to have changed).
December 25, 2005
Added more domains to the list of ISPs and business that reject legitimate e-mail.
December 22, 2005
Added an essay on operating systems, and added a new sign, both to my Various Documents section.
December 17, 2005
Updated an essay on computer memory and disk storage.
December 14, 2005
Rewrote and replaced an essay on computer monitors.
December 11, 2005
December 10, 2005
Added a guide to creating Web sites to my site.
November 20, 2005
Added some links to my lists.
November 18, 2005
Added some more phonetic pronunciations.
November 17, 2005
Updated my Paris Métro guide.
November 8, 2005
Added some information to my Eiffel Tower FAQ.
October 31, 2005
Updated ICRA labels, even though I know this is a waste of time.
October 30, 2005
October 17, 2005
Added the old Civil Defense logo to my Various Documents section.
October 13, 2005
October 10, 2005
September 28, 2005
Added a mention of the Louvre's new and idiotic prohibition on photography.
September 23, 2005
Updated prices for Paris Metro guide.
September 17, 2005
September 13, 2005
Added link to Metro site (the newspaper, not the transport).
September 3, 2005
Added another wallpaper image—from Mars.
September 1, 2005
Today, at 17:07:11 UTC, someone using Sprint's network and looking for information on the Bastille became the ten millionth visitor to my site.
August 27, 2005
Added a page that explains why I can't reply to many e-mails I receive.
August 21, 2005
Deleted some documents in my documents section that have become obsolete.
August 16, 2005
Added and updated information about the Eiffel Tower.
August 13, 2005
Added scripting to warn visitors when they have ISPs that reject my e-mail.
July 18, 2005
Added a comment about China's maglev train to my TGV picture caption.
July 13, 2005
July 3, 2005
Added a picture of a vespasienne to the photo gallery.
June 24, 2005
June 12, 2005
Added a section for public ESL materials.
May 28, 2005
Added/updated some links and other stuff.
May 21, 2005
Changed the birthday greeting and replaced Technical FAQ with Site FAQ.
May 16, 2005
Minor changes to some captions to bring them up to date.
May 5, 2005
May 4, 2005
Some updating of external links.
May 1, 2005
Changes to feedback and guest-book pages to help catch typos in e-mail addresses.
April 23, 2005
April 17, 2005
Added and updated some stuff in my Notre-Dame FAQ.
April 9, 2005
April 3, 2005
April 2, 2005
At 18:40:17 UTC today, a dial-up subscriber of Everyone's Internet looking for pictures of the Eiffel Tower became the 9,000,000th visitor to my site.
March 30, 2005
A new cool link, plus other minor changes.
March 27, 2005
March 16, 2005
Placed some pronunciations on the page with a photo of Notre-Dame, added a link to my Various Cool Links, plus other minor changes.
March 14, 2005
March 6, 2005
Various minor changes.
March 4, 2005
Updated my fast food guide.
March 1, 2005
February 27, 2005
Revised my Reliable PC guidelines and various other pages to reflect recent configuration changes.
February 17, 2005
Added a pronunciation key page (/pɹəˌnʌnˌsiˈeɪ.̯ʃn̩ kiˑ/) to which all the phonetic pronunciations on the site will link.
February 14, 2005
Updated some external links.
February 10, 2005
Added /fənɛtɪk pɹənʌnsieʃn̩z/ (phonetic pronunciations) to some of my pages.
Slightly reduced the size of frames and text to adjust for the widespread use of larger monitors and higher monitor resolutions.
February 8, 2005
Switched output encoding to UTF-8 to better support special characters, and replaced all odd character codes with correct HTML escape sequences. This is most obvious for IPA transcriptions when viewed by Firefox browsers (they come out correct—MSIE doesn't render them correctly).
February 6, 2005
Changes intended to fight spam directed to my site and domain.
January 25, 2005
More modification of scripts.
January 23, 2005
Reworked scripts to streamline them specifically for my site and to improve security.
January 20, 2005
At 17:43:25 UTC today, a visiting customer of ISP Fastweb SPA in Milan, Italy became the 8000000th visitor to my site, while googling for a picture of the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland.
January 19, 2005
Updated various pages on the site that had collected some dust and were no longer up to date.
January 11, 2005
Changed all e-mail addresses on my site to pointers to my feedback page, in order to try to reduce spam. The e-mail addresses still work, I just don't explicitly spell them out on my site (although I give hints).
December 25, 2004
The motherboard on my Web server fried a few days ago, and I had to completely replace the server hardware, which took my site down for several days. With help from friends and relatives I scraped up enough money to get new hardware, and the site is finally back online today.
December 19, 2004
The entire size has been upgraded to a new version of UNIX and Apache, which required taking it down for over two days.
November 20, 2004
Added a new wallpaper image of the rue Danton.
November 10, 2004
Removed the Amazon pay box from my site for donations, since nobody is donating to it, anyway, and the conditions imposed by Amazon.com are bizarre.
October 30, 2004
Renewed my Verisign key, even though I don't really use it much.
October 5, 2004
Testing some advertising banners to see if they really work.
At 19:29:43 UTC, a visitor from Belgium (Skynet) became visitor number 7000000 to my site, while viewing a photo of the Grande Arche at La Défense.
October 3, 2004
Made some antispam changes and added a downloadable digital signature of my legal page.
October 2, 2004
Walked external links and cleaned them up.
October 1, 2004
Added a link to a good ESL site and put up Halloween decorations.
September 25, 2004
Added advise on what to wear to my personal tours page.
September 21, 2004
Added a brief explanation of the locked sections of my site to my Technical FAQ page for the curious.
September 18, 2004
Added a (private) repository of ESL materials to the site.
August 18, 2004
Changed pronunciations to IPA instead of "Americanized" approximations.
August 16, 2004
Minor updates to technical FAQ.
August 15, 2004
Updated my Paris subway guide. Removed links to ScreenIt! (movie reviews) because they've decided to start charging for access.
August 2, 2004
Updated some information on skyscrapers in Europe.
July 29, 2004
July 9, 2004
Removed all e-mail links for people signing my guest book in all copies of the guest book in order to reduce the chances of spammers harvesting the addresses for their spam lists.
July 5, 2004
Updated a wallpaper image to correct color balance.
June 24, 2004
Added a picture of the Sorbonne to the wallpaper images.
June 13, 2004
Added another street scene photo.
June 7, 2004
Brought my Paris Journal back up to date with recent photos. Lots of problems and various engagements have prevented me from updating it more promptly.
May 31, 2004
At just past 1:32 AM local Paris time, my counter passed 6,000,000 visitors. This corresponds to a bit over 2.5 million visitors per year, or about 212,000 visitors per month.
Added some new wallpaper images.
Added some comments on appropriate pages pointing out errors in the novel The Da Vinci Code.
May 25, 2004
Minor corrections and updates.
May 12, 2004
Added information on scale models of the Eiffel Tower to the corresponding FAQ.
April 13, 2004
Fixed a few broken links.
April 12, 2004
Updated a few external links.
April 11, 2004
Added The Memory Hole to my cool links section.
April 5, 2004
Moved the photos in my Journals section for faster downloading.
March 27, 2004
Added a new street scene.
March 24, 2004
Updated Eiffel Tower prices.
March 21, 2004
Broken links corrected (thanks Tom).
March 20, 2004
Still more text added to my legal page.
March 19, 2004
Minor text changes, and a new wallpaper image.
March 15, 2004
Put Easter egg decoration on banner.
March 13, 2004
Added a new wallpaper image of the Opera Garnier during the day.
March 11, 2004
March 5, 2004
February 7, 2004
Added another picture of the Eiffel Tower.
January 9, 2004
January 8, 2004
At about a quarter past 5 PM today, Pacific Standard Time, a visitor at an engineering firm in Oregon became the five-millionth person to visit my site.
January 2, 2004
Minor changes in my legal page.
January 1, 2004
Added a copyright notice to every page.
December 27, 2003
Added the URL of each page to the bottom of the page, to aid in referencing for students and researchers visiting my site.
December 21, 2003
Added a press photo from one of the fashion shows I photograph to the wallpaper collection.
December 15, 2003
Added a protected section of my site for downloadable publications (the non-free ones).
December 11, 2003
Guest-book spammers continue to be a problem, and I've made more changes to filter them out. I'm being spammed mostly from Russia and Germany.
December 9, 2003
Added five new wallpaper images, taken from my Street Scenes gallery. Added a password-protected link to my CVs.
December 7, 2003
Updated my PGP public key to eliminate obsolete subkeys.
November 29, 2003
Switched from Thanksgiving to Christmas decorations.
November 26, 2003
Added some new wallpaper and street scenes.
November 25, 2003
Updating my e-mail rejection page.
November 16, 2003
Added some new information on the Seine river.
November 1, 2003
Replaced pumpkin with turkey leg on site banner.
October 11, 2003
Added Halloween pumpkin to site banner.
October 7, 2003
Added a page to the Services section describing my tour photography and guide services (finally!).
October 4, 2003
Added New Bridge Street Consultants to my list of companies that reject legitimate e-mail.
September 30, 2003
Added a link to a photography site.
September 24, 2003
More changes to foil spammers, and a correction of François Mitterrand's name (thanks Andree).
Other minor updates.
September 23, 2003
Changed the guest book logic to foil spammers.
September 16, 2003
Added PGP signatures for my curricula vitæ.
September 12, 2003
Added some new wallpaper.
September 7, 2003
August 28, 2003
Added compuserve.com to the list of AOL Time Warner ISPs that throw away legitimate e-mails.
August 8, 2003
Removed the 640x480 versions of my wallpaper images, after discovering from log analysis that no one is still using monitors this small (over the period I examined, there were no requests for wallpapers in 640x480 size at all). Looks like 1024x768 is the leading monitor size now, with 800x600 coming close behind.
August 6, 2003
Added warnings to some pages pointing out that I cannot reply to messages sent from certain domains because they are blocking legitimate e-mail.
August 5, 2003
Added some new street scenes.
August 3, 2003
Got my mailing list working again.
August 1, 2003
Added an e-mail disclaimer to my Legal Information page because many ISPs nowadays are inappropriately bouncing my e-mails as spam, and so I cannot communicate with certain clients.
Added a new service (résumé writing).
July 29, 2003
Added some more street scenes (at end of gallery).
July 21, 2003
Modified information on La Samaritaine to reflect LVHM's closure of the rooftop observatory.
Added new street scenes.
Added some new wallpaper.
July 16, 2003
Added some new wallpapers.
July 15, 2003
Added a link to People I Know.
July 14, 2003
I've moved the Street Scenes as well. I have had to compress everything very aggressively in order to get it all to fit, so the quality of the images has suffered. This is the only alternative to having extremely slow download times, however, until and unless I can afford real hosting for the site on a system with some bandwidth.
It is still possible to get the original, full versions of the images, by replacing the "www" in the URL of my site with "friends", but the image downloads will be extremely slow.
July 13, 2003
Moved some images files to a different server to improve performance. This applies to most of the Photo Gallery and the Cool Wallpaper, but not the Street Scenes because I didn't have enough room.
Minor updates of some pages.
July 11, 2003
Updated some technical info on Disneyland.
July 8, 2003
Revised the Image Prints section to make it easier to figure out.
July 3, 2003
Moved the Services section up a bit.
June 29, 2003
Added a new picture to the street-scenes gallery.
June 28, 2003
Updated my licensing and print policies.
June 25, 2003
Updated some external links.
June 17, 2003
Added some new wallpaper images.
June 10, 2003
Added a Paris Journal (a blog of sorts, I guess) to the site.
May 28, 2003
Adjusted color of visited links in table of contents.
May 25, 2003
Added a picture of Nicolas Flamel's house.
May 22, 2003
Verified external links.
May 13, 2003
May 7, 2003
Added a link to the Rue Saint Denis Association, by request.
April 30, 2003
Minor changes, added a few links.
April 29, 2003
Minor changes. Also boosted the server count for httpd in order to get past some "server busy" errors that I've been seeing in the logs.
April 28, 2003
Added some new small free programs.
April 26, 2003
Added some new external links.
April 20, 2003
Added another format of CV.
April 16, 2003
Walked external links some more, made necessary changes.
April 12, 2003
Walked external links.
April 10, 2003
Site back on line, in degraded mode (because I can't afford decent web hosting).
April 9, 2003
April 5, 2003
April 3, 2003
Updated my C.V.
March 31, 2003
Minor modifications to a few wallpaper images.
Removed the On Software section, in preparation for something more general.
March 8, 2003
March 5, 2003
March 4, 2003
Added some wallpaper links to the Photo Gallery.
March 1, 2003
Added some photos to the Photo Gallery and the Wallpaper gallery.
February 28, 2003
Added some pictures to the wallpaper gallery. Updated some descriptions and pictures in the Photo Gallery.
February 27, 2003
Added another picture to the Paris Street Scenes gallery.
February 24, 2003
Regenerated and added some wallpaper pages.
February 23, 2003
Updated prices for Eiffel Tower admission.
February 22, 2003
Minor text updates to many pages. Updated the photo of the interior of the southern rose window in Notre-Dame in the photo gallery and added corresponding wallpaper. Regenerated a few nighttime wallpaper images in order to provide the full set of different sizes.
February 19, 2003
Added more wallpaper images. Added a new image to Photo Gallery.
February 18, 2003
Added a few artsy photos to the Cool Wallpaper gallery and some additional photos to the Street Scenes gallery.
February 14, 2003
Added pictures of CRS agents to the main and street-photography galleries.
February 13, 2003
Added more stuff to the Disneyland subgallery.
February 11, 2003
Updated the Introduction page, and added a new subgallery for Disneyland Paris, with some new photos.
February 9, 2003
Updated some of my Services pages.
February 7, 2003
Updated more of my FAQs and essays and some other pages.
February 6, 2003
Updated a photo in the Street Scenes section (143), cropped a little differently.
Updated some of my FAQs and essays, too.
February 2, 2003
January 30, 2003
Swapped the photo of the tunnel beneath the Place de l'Alma with the picture of the Flame of Liberty, since Princess Diana's accident in the tunnel is now old news.
Updated the nighttime photo of the facade of Notre-Dame with a rather lame handheld photo that shows the new lighting. I hope to get a better photo soon.
I tidied up some other stuff, even though nobody can see my site except me.
January 28, 2003
Updated nighttime photo of Moulin Rouge in Photo Gallery and Cool Wallpaper sections.
January 9, 2003
Various minor changes.
December 23, 2002
Added new wallpaper images and updated others. Other minor changes.
December 20, 2002
December 17, 2002
Made some changes in view of turning parts of this site into paying sections, out of necessity.
December 16, 2002
Running a back-up version of my site because I am bankrupt and cannot afford to pay for my normal hosting. I don't know how long this version will be up. Large images are disabled to save bandwidth.
December 14, 2002
Updated some wallpaper images with new scans.
December 13, 2002
Added a street scene photo (62, switched with 159).
December 12, 2002
Updated Holiday Inn information (bad URL and outdated trademark attribution).
Updated the photo of Sleeping Beauty's Castle at Disneyland.
December 11, 2002
Uploaded the new fifth edition of my guide to the Paris Métro.
December 9, 2002
Minor fixes to improve accessibility.
December 8, 2002
Updated some images in the Wallpapers section with better scans (it's not very obvious, though).
December 7, 2002
Updated my PGP public key.
December 4, 2002
Simplified my Image Prints page.
December 2, 2002
Added new pictures to the Street Scenes section (158).
December 1, 2002
Minor updates to the On Software page.
November 29, 2002
Put up Christmas decorations.
November 27, 2002
Minor changes to reflect the fact that AOL bounces all my e-mail.
November 25, 2002
Added more and updated photos to the Cool Wallpaper section, and reworked the section to display a list of thumbnails only, instead of longer descriptions (the page was getting too large to load).
Removed an allusion to having a financial interest in Microsoft from my On Software page, as it is no longer true.
November 24, 2002
Added new and updated photos to the Cool Wallpaper section.
November 23, 2002
Corrected more references to the Montparnasse Tower as the highest building in Europe (it isn't).
Added four new “artsy” wallpapers to the Cool Wallpaper section.
November 15, 2002
Added a new link to the Various Cool Links section.
November 13, 2002
Added a FORTRAN coding form to my Free Documents section (yes, really!).
November 11, 2002
Added a close-up photo of the Eiffel Tower to the Cool Wallpaper section.
October 27, 2002
Very minor updates to a few pages.
October 23, 2002
Took some sections of the site offline.
Added a parody of the Nigerian 419 scam letter to my Free Documents section.
October 7, 2002
Removed the pop-up (it wasn't bringing much in), and reworded the Help My Site! page. I am consdiering banner advertisements on the site, if I can find an advertising distributor that will accept the site.
October 3, 2002
Added an unsightly pop-up to my site to beg for money. No, I don't like it either, but what can I do?
Added a pumpkin to banner for Halloween.
September 29, 2002
Added and updating images to the Street Scenes gallery (140, 141, 144-154).
September 27, 2002
Updated the Eiffel Tower picture again in the main gallery and Wallpapers sections.
September 11, 2002
Added an artsy dusk picture of the Pont au Double to the Cool Wallpaper section.
Checked and updated some external links.
September 3, 2002
Reworked the Street Scenes gallery so that everything is driven from a single PHP script; it makes it easier to maintain. The old URLs to individual photos won't work, however. Added photos 135 through 143.
August 27, 2002
Removed the option to display a visitor's e-mail address from the Guest Book because too many spammers are scanning the site to pick up e-mail addresses. Minor adjustments to other pages as well.
August 19, 2002
Replaced the same night shot of the Eiffel Tower that I replaced in the Wallpapers section in the Photo Gallery as well, and updated the captions.
August 18, 2002
Minor text changes.
August 3, 2002
Replaced the night shot of the Eiffel Tower with something that has higher resolution. Replaced the disposable shot of Notre-Dame with a better disposable shot.
July 26, 2002
Added another wallpaper image of the Seine and Notre-Dame taken just after sunset.
July 24, 2002
Added a new nighttime picture of Notre-Dame to match the standard daytime shot; included a wallpaper version of same.
July 22, 2002
Started putting pictures in my Photo Portfolio section.
June 23, 2002
Added and replaced a few pictures in the Street Scenes section (36, 51, 93, 132, 133, 134).
June 11, 2002
Added a picture of some kitties to the Cool Wallpaper section.
Removed The Counter counter because they wanted too much money to continue tracking visitor counts. I'll maintain the counter myself manually.
June 8, 2002
Added new Street Scenes (29, 59, 104, 130, 131), and added a 1400x1050 version of my Clouds image in the Cool Wallpaper section (by request).
June 3, 2002
Updated the Eiffel Tower picture in the Photo Gallery and Cool Wallpaper sections.
May 27, 2002
Added a picture of the Latin Quarter to the Wallpapers section. Started adding captions to Wallpaper image pages (but not to the images themselves).
May 12, 2002
Rescanned picture of Invalides and Eiffel Tower in Wallpapers section and improved shadow detail.
April 11, 2002
Minor changes to Legal Information and Technical FAQ pages.
April 8, 2002
Updated my photo and wallpaper of Notre-Dame with a new shot similar in appearance but taken from a very high-resolution scan, and added a shot taken by a disposable camera.
Removed Easter decorations.
March 26, 2002
Changed Donations to Help My Site again.
March 23, 2002
March 19, 2002
Added and changed photos in Street Scenes section (10, 50, 57, 71, 88, 92, 99, 103, 104, 108, 120).
March 7, 2002
Minor updates to my Legal Information page.
Added Easter decorations to the site banner.
February 24, 2002
Added a nice picture taken in the Latin Quarter to my Cool Wallpaper section.
February 22, 2002
Added some information on Notre-Dame.
February 21, 2002
Removed Valentine's Day decoration from banner.
February 10, 2002
Removed three links from the Various Cool Links page: a link to the Disney Company, because it is impossible to access their Web site without Flash plug-ins; a link to Airman magazine, the magazine of the U.S. Air Force, because apparently the DoD is too a-scared to leave the site accessible to the public; and a link to the Hoover Dam site, because the entire Department of the Interior was taken off the Web by court order, in one of the stupidest decisions I've hever heard of in the U.S. (I guess it's a good thing the judge didn't order all the DoI bathrooms closed, eh?).
Added an educational document that describes how to draw a euro symbol to the Free Documents section.
February 5, 2002
Added photo references for a few photos in the gallery (the text descriptions contain exact photo references for licensing purposes).
February 2, 2002
Removed the Art Photos page from my site, and added the Photo Portfolio page instead (still under construction).
February 1, 2002
Removed the Music Room page from my site.
January 27, 2002
Updated the page count on my record-breaking Legal Information page.
January 26, 2002
Added a heart with a ribbon to the site banner for Valentine's Day.
Added a picture of the Hôtel de Sens with its courtyard and garden to my Photo Gallery.
January 22, 2002
Corrected a few errors, removed last traces of references to the French franc.
January 21, 2002
Removed an obsolete link.
January 8, 2002
Removed New Year's decorations.
January 7, 2002
Minor typo corrections.
January 2, 2002
Added a guide to the euro for blind visitors to Europe to my Free Documents section.
January 1, 2002
Updated a few pages to reflect the change in year.
Updated the nighttime pictures and nighttime wallpaper of the Eiffel Tower as seen from Trocadero.
December 25, 2001
Added a mention of GeoClock to my On Software page.
December 21, 2001
Added some new links to my Various Cool Links page.
December 19, 2001
Added a PayPal paybox to my Donations page, just in case.
December 17, 2001
Updated the status of Burger King on my Fast Food page.
December 16, 2001
Add a link to Various Cool Links.
Added information on how to disable image compression on AOL browsers.
December 15, 2001
December 11, 2001
Added a nighttime picture of the Pont Neuf to my Cool Wallpaper section.
December 10, 2001
Added Mac instructions to the instructions for downloading wallpaper in my Cool Wallpaper section.
Added more detail to my description of the pont des Arts.
Restored the April picture of Notre-Dame, because it looks better than the picture taken afterwards (it all depends on the season, the weather, etc.).
December 9, 2001
Checked and cleaned up external links.
Added a line showing the last modification date to most pages.
Updated my Technical FAQ (minor changes).
December 8, 2001
Finished HTML modifications started on December 7 (every page on the site had to be changed).
December 7, 2001
Added independent auditing of site visits to my site, in order to get more accurate statistics.
Started shifting a lot of HTML code into common server-side includes in order to save space and time.
December 6, 2001
Updated my Verisign public keys on the site.
Adjusted my Donations page again. I don’t understand what the secret is to encouraging people to leave money!
December 3, 2001
Added a demographic survey to the site.
December 2, 2001
Removed all remaining current references to the French franc on the site, since the franc will no longer be legal tender after December 31, 2001.
Minor internal changes.
November 29, 2001
Internal changes to centralize common code (transparent to visitors).
November 28, 2001
Updated the People I Know page to reflect the marriage of one of the persons listed.
Fixed some minor typos.
November 25, 2001
Removed Salon.com from my Various Cool Links section, since they now expect people to pay for a lot of content.
Replaced the turkey drumstick on my banner with a Santa hat for Christmas.
Other minor changes.
November 24, 2001
Added a search function, courtesy of Google.
Minor changes and fixes.
November 21, 2001
Minor deletions from the Legal Information page. Fixed some bad links, also.
November 19, 2001
Put a turkey drumstick on the banner as decoration for Thanksgiving.
Fixed some typos and missing small graphics, plus some minor rewording of a few pages.
Started putting a link to my Donations page on individual pages in the gallery, out of desperation.
November 18, 2001
Added still more text to my already-long Legal Information page. Other minor fixes for typos on various pages.
Added a link to the Various Cool Links section; not sure how long that site will be out there, however.
November 9, 2001
Scanned and refreshed my link lists.
November 5, 2001
Modified the Technical FAQ to reflect some configuration changes, and to plug FreeBSD and Apache, the software that runs my site.
November 2, 2001
Removed Halloween decorations.
November 1, 2001
Added a paybox to my Donations page.
October 23, 2001
Changed Contributions to Donations to reduce ambiguity.
October 20, 2001
Switched the Contributions page to use Amazon instead of PayPal.
October 13, 2001
Added new photos (2, 9, 12, 17, 18, 26, 35, 38, 39—I was filling in some gaps) to my Street Scenes section.
October 8, 2001
Added an American flag to my Free Documents section.
Fixed a couple of errors.
October 7, 2001
Streamlined the contribution process for the Contributions page.
Removed two signs from my Free Documents section.
October 2, 2001
October 1, 2001
Added new pictures to the Street Scenes gallery (125-129).
September 29, 2001
Added a wallpaper image of the Statue of Liberty on the Grenelle Bridge.
Added pumpkin for Halloween decoration to banner.
September 28, 2001
Added photos of the Grande Mosquée de Paris and the Élysée palace to the photo gallery.
Added a page to the site on which I beg for money to support the site.
September 27, 2001
Added a photo of the rue des Rosiers to the photo gallery.
September 23, 2001
Added a photo of the cour du Commerce to the photo gallery.
September 22, 2001
Minor correction to the Legal Information page.
September 21, 2001
Added a photo of the avenue Foch to the photo gallery.
September 19, 2001
Added photos of Parisian police officers and homeless people to the photo gallery.
September 17, 2001
Walked and refreshed links to external sites.
Added a paragraph to my Legal Information page transferring rights to the contents of any e-mails sent to me to me exclusively.
Miscellaneous housekeeping and corrections.
September 12, 2001
Corrected a typo in one of my papers on photography.
September 7, 2001
Removed a few of the duller pictures from the Street Scenes collection.
Added a sign prohibiting cellphones to my Free Documents section.
August 25, 2001
Updated information on the Olympia to reflect its acquisition by Vivendi Universal.
August 23, 2001
Added another winter shot of the Seine River (this one in sunlight).
August 11, 2001
Added a wallpaper image of the Moulin Rouge.
August 10, 2001
Updated my photo of the Arènes de Lutèce.
I added a close-up of the tablet held by the tiny Statue of Liberty in the Luxembourg Gardens so that anyone wondering about the inscription can see it for himself.
Updated the Eiffel Tower photo, again. Still looking for The Perfect Photo of the tower.
August 6, 2001
Verified and corrected the writing on the tablet in the hands of the Statue of Liberty in the Luxembourg Gardens, in response to many questions from visitors in Germany doing research for a quiz.
August 4, 2001
Removed two pages of information about me from the site.
Replaced the Eiffel Tower picture again, with another Kodachrome shot.
August 2, 2001
Corrected an error on the Statue of Liberty again; the correction for the page with the large photo went in, but I missed the correction on the page with the small photo. It is fixed now.
July 31, 2001
Updated the picture of the Eiffel Tower, for the umpteenth time. This is the first time I have put up a picture of the tower taken on Kodachrome.
July 30, 2001
Corrected an error in my quotation of the inscription on the tablet of the Statue of Liberty in the Luxembourg Gardens.
July 29, 2001
Fixed an error in the HTML on one of the pages in the Photo Gallery.
Moved the picture of Viollet-le-Duc’s change to Notre-Dame to the subgallery for the cathedral.
July 21, 2001
Replaced my picture of the Eiffel Tower, again (I’m trying to get closer and closer to an ideal photo). Replaced the Cool Wallpaper picture of the tower with this new photograph also, and added three new sizes for the photo (for Mac users).
July 20, 2001
Added decorative illustrations to a few pages.
July 19, 2001
Corrected information on the Montparnasse Tower; it is no longer the tallest skyscraper in Europe (still too tall for my tastes, though).
Added an overview photo of the area around the Eiffel Tower to that subgallery in the Photo Gallery.
July 18, 2001
Replaced the Shop Window picture in the Photo Gallery (which was a bit dated) with a new Street Vendor photo.
July 14, 2001
Put a little French flag on the banner for Bastille Day (removed on July 16).
July 11, 2001
Added pictures of the bassin de la Villette, the Sainte Périne park, the Belleville park, the Montparnasse Tower, and the Chapel of the Miraculous Medal to the Photo Gallery.
July 8, 2001
Updated the Verisign key to my business e-mail account.
July 4, 2001
Deleted a few of the most mediocre pictures in my Street Scenes gallery.
July 2, 2001
Increased compression factors on virtually all images on the site in order to reduce download times.
Updated the main picture of the Eiffel Tower in the Photo Gallery.
June 17, 2001
Added eight new photos to the Street Scenes section (117-124).
Changed the Webmaster link at the top of the window to point to my Feedback page, instead of directly to an e-mail address, so that people without e-mail can still send me a message.
June 16, 2001
Added a picture of Viollet-le-Duc’s little change to Notre-Dame to the Photo Gallery.
Finally added Image Prints to the services I offer to visitors, for those who want prints of photos on my site.
June 15, 2001
Added pictures of the Lido, the Jardin Atlantique, the Crazy Horse, the Front de Seine, the Paris Observatory, the Samaritaine, the Tuileries, and some street performers to the Photo Gallery.
Updated various pictures in the Photo Gallery.
May 31, 2001
Updated various pictures in the Photo Gallery.
Added a nighttime photo of the Invalides, and an interior photo of the Orsay Museum.
May 30, 2001
Updated a picture of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in the Photo Gallery.
May 28, 2001
Updated the high-resolution black-and-white photo of Notre-Dame.
May 24, 2001
Moved the general Photo FAQ out of the Photo Gallery and into the main directory of the site.
May 20, 2001
Corrected some typos.
May 15, 2001
Added six new photos to the Paris Street Scenes section.
May 7, 2001
Correct scripting error in Cool Wallpaper section.
May 5, 2001
Changed my primary style sheet to make text on my pages justified.
May 3, 2001
Corrected some typos brought to my attention by a visitor.
May 2, 2001
Added an option to the Guest Book signature page so that visitors signing my guest book can also ask to be added to my mailing list.
Added a travel link to my Various Cool Links section.
Added horizontal lines to this page to mark the sections documented in my newsletter.
April 30, 2001
Fixed a few typos.
April 28, 2001
Minor link fixes.
April 26, 2001
Added a picture of a panhandler to the Photo Gallery.
April 24, 2001
Updated the picture of Notre-Dame in the Photo Gallery and in the Cool Wallpaper sections.
Added a link to a very large black-and-white picture of the Notre-Dame facade for visitors who need to see the facade in detail.
Updated the Paris Fast Food page.
March 23, 2001
Minor updates of a few pages.
March 18, 2001
Updated the caption for my nighttime shot of the front of the Eiffel Tower, since the unsightly AN 2000 sign has now been removed.
March 15, 2001
Fixed code in Cool Wallpaper section to provide an error message if an image is not available in the requested size.
March 14, 2001
Added Easter egg to banner graphic.
Added PGP key fingerprint to the Public Keys page.
March 13, 2001
Replaced RSACi ratings with the new ICRA ratings.
Fixed some minor errors in the Cool Wallpaper section.
March 7, 2001
Fixed some broken links.
March 5, 2001
Updated some price citations in my Paris FAQ.
March 4, 2001
Added server-side scripting to support a black background for display of my Cool Wallpaper images.
Other minor fixes.
February 27, 2001
Made some additional enhancements to my Guest Book scripting for more intelligent handling of URLs, e-mail addresses, and the visitor’s country name.
February 25, 2001
Added a long essay on the technical basis of film photography to my Free Documents section.
Removed a broken link from the Cool Links section.
February 24, 2001
Numbered the photos in my Art Photos and Street Scenes sections to make them easier to refer to in feedback messages.
February 22, 2001
Updated information on my site to reflect the change from Alfa Laval to DeLaval.
Updated my PGP public key.
February 18, 2001
Removed some of the most boring pictures from my Street Scenes section.
Added a photo of the Parc Montsouris to the Photo Gallery.
Added a new subsection to the Free Documents section and added a French keyboard diagram and some do-it-yourself French flags as the first documents therein.
February 15, 2001
Fixed deep-link coding to account for change in frame sizes.
Removed Valentine’s Day decoration from banner.
Updated a sunset picture of the Seine River, and added a picture of Berthillon.
February 14, 2001
Minor typos fixed.
February 13, 2001
Minor typo correction to chess essay.
February 12, 2001
Added additional trademark acknowledgements to Legal Information page.
February 8, 2001
Minor formatting changes.
February 3, 2001
February 1, 2001
January 30, 2001
More adjustments to spacing and the Table of Contents in order to make the site presentation more compact.
January 28, 2001
Removed the link to the Flags of the World site, which seems to have turned into a crassly commercial clone of other crassly commercial sites, rather than a useful reference source.
Added decoration to the banner for Valentine’s Day.
Compressed the vertical spacing in the Table of Contents a bit. Only the Opera browser seems to correctly interpret the CSS in this respect, though. Also modified spacing of other pages, and compressed text spacing, with a switch to fixed font sizes, instead of relative sizes.
Corrected an error in my explanatory essay on chess.
Other minor updates (text content).
January 24, 2001
Correct a caption in the Photo Gallery that did not correctly refer to the picture on the same page.
Updated information in the Eiffel Tower FAQ to reflect a new addition to the tower that increases its height.
January 21, 2001
Added an explanatory guide to chess on my Free Documents page.
January 20, 2001
Removed Visitor Content page.
January 16, 2001
Updated links on People I Know page.
January 9, 2001
Minor update to Paris Fast Food.
Added a new wallpaper image to the Cool Wallpaper section, and four new photos to the Street Scenes section.
January 6, 2001
Minor updates to Photo FAQ and text in Photo Gallery. Removed New Year’s decorations from site banner. Changed and harmonized style sheets for Art Photos and Street Scenes sections.
January 3, 2001
January 1, 2001
Added New Year's decorations to the site banner and updated a few copyrights.
December 26, 2000
Removed Christmas decorations.
December 24, 2000
Updated the Technical FAQ and corrected some links between sections to reflect reordering of the Table of Contents.
Made the hiding of e-mail addresses and last names the default on the Guest Book form, since many visitors seem to prefer that.
December 23, 2000
Swapped nighttime photos of the Eiffel Tower in the Cool Wallpaper section, replacing the old one with the new one taken from the Palais de Chaillot.
December 22, 2000
Added a nighttime photo of the Opera to the Cool Wallpaper section.
December 20, 2000
Other minor changes.
December 18, 2000
Updated the nighttime photo of the Opéra Garnier in the Photo Gallery.
Other minor changes.
December 17, 2000
Added a new picture of the Eiffel Tower taken from the Palais de Chaillot to my Photo Gallery, and updated the picture of department stores at Christmas.
Added a wallpaper picture of the Champs-Élysées decorated for Christmas.
December 14, 2000
Changed the user count back to white in the banner to mark the one-millionth visitor to my site.
December 11, 2000
December 8, 2000
Started up a limited-time contest to award a little prize to the one-millionth visitor to my Web site.
December 7, 2000
Removed the Technical Support section, my FAQ on the subject, because I think it needs to be reworked.
December 6, 2000
Added more pictures to the Street Scenes section, and other minor changes.
December 5, 2000
Added a photo of Père Lachaise cemetery to the Photo Gallery.
December 4, 2000
Deleted one old picture from the Notre-Dame additional pictures in the Photo Gallery, and another picture from the Art Photos section.
Replaced ‘œ’ ligatures with appropriate HTML character entities.
December 3, 2000
Minor corrections and changes.
December 2, 2000
Allowed for anonymous signatures on my guest book, and other minor changes.
Added a description of my Web Development services to the site.
December 1, 2000
Added a description of my Web Presence Services to the Services area of my site.
November 30, 2000
Added new photographs to the Street Scenes section.
Added a privacy enhancement to the Guest Book that allows visitors to optionally conceal their full names and/or e-mail addresses if they choose to sign the book.
Updated my Verisign certificate for my personal address in the Public Keys section.
November 27, 2000
Updated my Digital Photography FAQ to reflect the fact that I actually have more film images on the site than digital images these days.
November 26, 2000
Added a nighttime picture of the Pont Neuf to the Photo Gallery.
November 25, 2000
Changed links to PDF documents in the Free Documents section to erase frames.
Added Christmas decoration to site banner (Santa’s hat).
November 21, 2000
Conformed the entire site to SI, and removed conversions to old-style measurements.
Added some new images to the Street Scenes gallery.
November 15, 2000
Added more nighttime pictures to the Cool Wallpaper section (the Conciergerie and another Louvre photo).
Other minor changes.
November 14, 2000
Exercised, corrected, and updated the links in the Various Cool Links, Reference Sites, and People I Know sections. Deleted the Computer Company Links section.
Changed the size and color of my visitor count in the banner to make it more discreet.
November 13, 2000
Updated the daytime picture of the Pont des Arts with a nighttime picture. Added this same picture to the Cool Wallpaper section.
Updated the nighttime picture of the Louvre, and added a wallpaper version of it also.
Other minor fixes and changes.
November 12, 2000
Updated the nighttime picture of the facade of Notre-Dame. Removed a fair number of pictures from the Cool Wallpaper section in preparation for new images.
November 8, 2000
Added more pictures to the Street Scenes section.
November 7, 2000
Fixed a bug in the Guest Book script.
November 6, 2000
Added new pictures to the Art Photos and Street Scenes sections. Added a link to the Notre-Dame Web site to the Notre-Dame FAQ.
November 5, 2000
November 4, 2000
Added a photo of the Arènes de Lutèce. Changed the name of the photo for the Flame of Remembrance (new name), because it really isn’t an “eternal” flame.
November 3, 2000
Added some new photos to the Street Scenes section.
November 2, 2000
Add screen-size information to the Guestbook form, and modified the script for the form to delete leading zeros in dates (because it looked ugly).
Reworked the Art Photos pages and swapped one photo with the Street Scenes section.
November 1, 2000
Removed the Halloween pumpkin from the site banner.
Added more pictures to the new Street Scenes section, for a total of 57.
October 25, 2000
October 21, 2000
Added a semi-permanent exhibition of Paris street scenes in a new section called (appropriately) Street Scenes.
October 10, 2000
Added a photo of the Sainte-Chapelle to the Photo Gallery.
October 9, 2000
Added a Halloween pumpkin to site banner.
October 8, 2000
Fixed some typos pointed out by visitors.
October 6, 2000
Updated some links to other sites.
September 17, 2000
Added a photo of the Fontaine des Innocents to my Photo Gallery.
September 15, 2000
Updated my Photo FAQ page. Fixed a link on my Cool Wallpaper page brought to my attention by Roy Bryant.
September 13, 2000
Updated my Image Licensing and Technical FAQ pages.
September 8, 2000
Updated my comments concerning eLicense after receiving information from them that would seem to indicate that their product was not the source of my problems with CardWizard.
September 7, 2000
Broken links fixed. Added a picture of the Sunday bird market to the Photo Gallery. Added a new photo to the Art Photos section. Removed a link to eLicense at this company‘s request.
September 2, 2000
Added a nighttime shot of the Opera Garnier to the Photo Gallery. Replaced daytime photo of the Ritz with a nighttime photo.
August 29, 2000
Minor CSS changes for formatting.
August 27, 2000
Minor CSS changes for formatting.
August 26, 2000
Minor changes. Added another link to the People I Know page.
August 23, 2000
Added a new black-and-white photo to the Art Photos section.
August 22, 2000
Added a link to the People I Know page.
August 20, 2000
August 19, 2000
August 18, 2000
Correct various broken links.
August 14, 2000
Updated my On Software section with some new reviews, and revised some others.
August 12, 2000
Updated Paris FAQ with information on where to burn CDs from CF cards in Paris (for digital-photo enthusiasts). Thanks, Andrew! Added photos of Harry‘s Bar, the Conciergerie, the Olympia, the place de la Concorde, Bercy Village, and the Palais de Bercy to the Photo Gallery. Replaced a number of other photos with more recent versions.
August 11, 2000
Added photos of cobblestone streets to the Photo Gallery. Replaced photos of the Bourse and Bibliothèque Mitterrand.
August 10, 2000
Replaced a number of photos in the Photo Gallery after rescanning them.
August 5, 2000
August 3, 2000
Continued work on scripting for deep links and HTML 4.01 conformance. Replaced photos of the Madeleine in the Photo Gallery and Cool Wallpaper sections. I've discovered that my scanner was exceedingly dusty and I'm redoing a number of scans.
July 31, 2000
Continued work on scripting for deep links and HTML 4.01 conformance. Revised the Introduction section to reflect this.
July 30, 2000
Added a photo of the place de la Bastille, the original site of the Bastille fortress, and the July Column to the Photo Gallery. Removed two images in the Art Gallery that weren‘t very interesting.
July 27-28, 2000
Started converting some pages to HTML 4.01 (transitional). Discontinued support for Netscape Navigator 4.x; too few people are still using it (less than two percent of visitors), and it is too difficult to write HTML that works around the thousands of bugs in that particular browser.
July 25-26, 2000
Added scripting to the default page and some other pages to restore my complete frameset if someone deep-links into the site.
July 24, 2000
Corrected some typos.
July 20, 2000
Corrected a few links.
July 18, 2000
Revised style sheets on the site to be more compatible across decent browsers supporting CSS (that is, MSIE 5.x, Opera 4.01, and Netscape 6).
July 16, 2000
Updated information on the Bastille and the Opera Bastille.
July 15, 2000
Fixed two HTML errors brought to my attention by a visitor. Thanks, Bill!
July 14, 2000
Added a photo of rush-hour traffic to the Photo Gallery.
July 12, 2000
Set up a custom icon that will appear in place of the default Internet Explorer icon if a visitor adds my site to his or her Favorites.
July 7, 2000
Added a new section on Services that I provide for money, and added the first such service, Image Licensing.
July 6, 2000
Removed some rarely-visited images to recover space, including most of the 1600x1200 wallpaper images, large versions of several Art Gallery images, and the large version of my picture.
July 3, 2000
Minor link updates.
July 2, 2000
Added a photo of Roland-Garros stadium to the Photo Gallery. Added pictures of the Statues of Liberty near Grenelle and in the Luxembourg Gardens to the Photo Gallery, as well as pictures of the Allée des Cygnes, the Parc Floral, the Château de Vincennes, the Promenade Plantée, the Paris Zoo, the Jardin de Reuilly, and the Viaduc des Arts. Other minor changes.
July 1, 2000
Added a Verisign public key to my Public Keys page so that people can send me encrypted mail or verify my signature at my business e-mail address (firstname.lastname@example.org). Added small graphics to my Notre-Dame and Eiffel Tower FAQ pages. Updated the picture of the Buttes-Chaumont park in my Photo Gallery, and added three other pictures of the same park. Added a picture of the rue Saint-Denis and the Porte Saint-Denis to the Photo Gallery.
June 30, 2000
Added and updated pictures of the TGV in the Photo Gallery. Removed one TGV photo. Other minor text updates.
June 29, 2000
Updated the pictures of the Opera Garnier, the Place du Tertre, and Sacré-Cœur (again) in the Photo Gallery. Other minor text updates.
June 28, 2000
Updated the pictures of the Madeleine and the Moulin Rouge by Day in the Photo Gallery.
June 22, 2000
Added the same picture of the waterfall to my Art Photos section, since it looked kind of artsy. Updated the photograph of the entrance to the Louvre in the Cool Wallpaper section. Added a photo of the Petite Ceinture to the Photo Gallery, and replaced a photo of Sacre-Cœur. Other minor changes.
June 21, 2000
Added a picture of the waterfall at the Buttes Chaumont park to the Cool Wallpaper section.
June 18, 2000
Added index points to gallery index pages for easier navigation.
June 17, 2000
Updated the picture of the Wallace Fountain in the Photo Gallery with new information. Added a picture of Sleeping Beauty‘s Castle at Disneyland Paris to the Photo Gallery. Updated the photo of the Thalys TGV train in the Photo Gallery.
June 4, 2000
Updated the picture of the Opera Garnier in the Photo Gallery.
June 3, 2000
Minor update to Photo FAQ. Added a picture of people relaxing near the Eiffel Tower to the Eiffel section of the Photo Gallery.
June 2, 2000
June 1, 2000
Reprocessed picture of the place des Vosges to make it more pleasing. Added a picture of restoration work on the Pont Neuf. Added pictures of Omaha Beach and the Normandy American Cemetery to the Photo Gallery.
May 31, 2000
Reorganized index significantly in Photo Gallery. It was getting so large that it took forever to download it as a single page. It is now broken up into multiple pages.
May 30, 2000
Revised description of gargoyles in Photo Gallery.
May 29, 2000
Updated Eiffel Tower image in Photo Gallery.
May 28, 2000
Added cloud wallpaper and a sunset photo of the Arc de Triomphe to the Cool Wallpaper section.
May 27, 2000
Added a picture of the pont des Arts to the Photo Gallery.
May 26, 2000
Added a picture of the square du Vert Galant to the Photo Gallery. Added a link to Salon.com in the Cool Links section. Removed skating-rink, Sacré-Cœur, and Champs Christmas picture and updated Pont des Arts and Notre-Dame (Tournelle) pictures in Cool Wallpaper section. Removed file sizes from the descriptions in the Cool Wallpaper section (they were too much of a pain to keep up to date). Updated picture of Notre-Dame from the East in the Photo Gallery.
May 25, 2000
Added more cross-links to the Photo Gallery pages. Update the Notre-Dame photo, as well as the corresponding wallpaper images.
May 24, 2000
Added two new images to the Cool Wallpaper section, and removed two Christmas images, one Parc Monceau image, and the Pont Neuf image.
May 14, 2000
Fixed a few images. Added two new site to the People I Know page.
May 13, 2000
Changed the name of my photo of Disneyland to be more generic. Added photos of Saint Eustace, the Eurostar train, France Miniature, and Parc Astérix to the Photo Gallery.
May 10, 2000
Added a picture of the gardens at Les Halles.
May 4-5, 2000
Minor text adjustments and typo corrections.
May 2, 2000
Added a picture of the Jardin des Halles to the Cool Wallpaper section.
May 1, 2000
Removed two wallpaper images from Cool Wallpaper section, one because it wasn‘t very relevant, and the other because the quality was too low.
April 30, 2000
Corrected some typos and added another vendor to my On Software section.
April 25-26, 2000
Improved CSS conformance of the site and removed some traces of client-side scripting.
April 24, 2000
Removed Easter decorations from site banner.
April 23, 2000
April 22, 2000
The site was down briefly after I put a configuration parameter in the wrong place and messed up the server. A helpful visitor alerted me to this by e-mail and I got it fixed about two or three hours later.
April 20, 2000
On the evening of April 19, 2000, this site celebrated its 500,000th visitor, when a chance visitor from Dragon Internet in Ohio (USA) surfed to the home page of the site and became visitor number 500,000. The site is currently receiving nearly 48,000 visitors per month, and should celebrate its one-millionth visitor sometime around mid-November of 2001.
April 18, 2000
Added several pictures to the picture of the Centre Georges Pompidou. Fixed various text errors and link problems throughout the site.
April 16, 2000
Added an Easter egg to the site banner graphic.
April 15, 2000
Removed the wallpaper images with 256 colors or less from my Cool Wallpaper section. There are so few people running with displays in these modes today that it no longer seems cost-effective to keep these versions of the images out there.
April 14, 2000
Corrected a HTML bug in the Eiffel Tower FAQ, thanks to an alert visitor.
April 11, 2000
Added another version of my picture from the Tuileries Gardens to my Art Photos section, since it looked artsy.
April 10, 2000
Corrected many broken links created by my updates to the Guest Book. Hopefully they are all fixed by now. Added a 1600x1200 wallpaper version of the Hameau de la Reine in Versailles to my Cool Wallpaper section.
April 9, 2000
Minor changes to the scripting and HTML for the Guest Book. Updated the photo of the facade of Notre-Dame in the Photo Gallery. Updated some other stuff.
April 8, 2000
Minor changes and housekeeping. Updating Introduction page a bit. Added Mailing Lists section and made other modifications appropriately. Added a new image to the Art Gallery.
April 7, 2000
Minor changes and housekeeping.
April 6, 2000
Added a new wallpaper image of the Tuileries Gardens to my Cool Wallpaper section.
April 4, 2000
Added an opinion on Fouquet‘s to my Paris Fast Food page.
April 2, 2000
Added picture of tourists in front of Notre-Dame to the Photo Gallery.
April 1, 2000
Updated picture of Notre-Dame Cathedral in the Cool Wallpaper section.
March 31, 2000
Added two pictures of the Salon International de l‘Agriculture to my Photo Gallery.
March 30, 2000
Added more signatures to my PGP public key (I signed it with my older key).
March 29, 2000
Corrected some typos. Forced caching to be turned off for certain key pages so that visitors from AOL and other caching ISPs will be properly counted.
March 16-17, 2000
Consolidated all PICS ratings for the site on the default home page.
March 15, 2000
Added wallpapers of the Champs-Élsyées seen from the Tuileries Gardens, and of the Richelieu wing of the Louvre Museum.
March 12, 2000
Minor text editing on a few pages.
February 28, 2000
Corrected a few broken links and updated pages mentioning the food court at the Louvre (the name has changed again).
February 27, 2000
Added a new wallpaper image (Seine flooding near Notre-Dame).
February 23, 2000
Updated Paris Fast Food and Legal Information pages.
February 22, 2000
Updated Introduction to reflect other changes.
February 16, 2000
Update On Software page. Added new Public Keys page with my public keys for encryption and digital signatures.
February 15, 2000
Removed Valentine‘s Day heart from site banner.
February 14, 2000
Updated information in my Eiffel Tower FAQ and corrected some typos in my Notre-Dame FAQ.
February 10, 2000
Minor update to the texts on my Feedback and Legal Information pages.
February 8, 2000
Additional work on isolating text descriptions with separate error messages.
February 5, 2000
Put up Valentine‘s Day decoration on site banner.
February 4, 2000
Completely revised the Web Security section of the site, in particular to account for cable and DSL connections.
January 29, 2000
Added a review of the movie Bowfinger.
January 23, 2000
Added a nighttime photograph of the Opera Bastille. Added a new list of Paris Links. Minor updates to my Introduction and Technical FAQ.
Last modified on October 17, 2012