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Thu, 5 Nov 2015 Spelling blitz...
Corrected a large collection of spelling and typographical errors in the website news section. Thank you proofreaders for bringing this to my attention.
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 Adding more anti-spam measures.
Due to continuing abuse, the web server is integrating more and more anti-spam measures. All my mail is DKIM signed, a mandatory policy for the houweling.com.au domain, do more fake emails... A number of other things have been implemented, but details will have to remain private. I don't want to spoil the surprise...
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 fh.dropbear.id.au is gone.
A month ago, the DNS records for fh.dropbear.id.au were removed.
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 Fixed the feedback form.
I noticed the feedback form was broken, 3 depreciated functions fixed, tested, all working again.
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Mon, 22 Sep 2014 Server updates.
Recently added Creative Commons icon, Facebook like, share, pin it and google +1 icons. As well as authorship information.
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Mon, 22 Sep 2014 About to decommission the old fh.dropbear.id.au domain.
fh.dropbear.id.au is so old school, I have setup a 301 redirect to houweling.com.au. I will be deleting DNS server records in the near future.
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Fri, 20 Jan 2012 Server rebuild.
The website is being rebuilt on a new server, slowly all services are being relocated.
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Tue, 23 Feb 2010 General Update.
Hi All, Obviously the website relocated (physically) without any problems. A fair bit of activity has started on my XNA Game project; you too can contribute if you want. http://www.houweling.com.au/r/game/mediawiki, So check it out.
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Fri, 20 Nov 2009 Website about to relocate.
This website is about to relocate its physical location and will likely be offline till about the 30th of Nov 2009.
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Wed, 8 Oct 2008 Website planned changes
I plan to make some cosmetic changes to the layout of the website over the next month of two. I also plan to add more technical content (Once I write some more).
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Wed, 8 Oct 2008 Oh no, why are there ads...
I have decided to try adding some limited ads to my website, this is mainly to improve website exposure as I work on it over the coming 6 months. I had resisted placing ads for about 10 years; I'll try to limit how it impacts on the look and feel of the website.
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Wed, 8 Oct 2008 Fred's now a full time student
It's been a long time since I published "new" news; I have just completed a 2 year contract working for a local council assisting implementing an ERP system. This has now finished and I have decided to try full time study for a year of 2, the idea is to finish my degree as soon as possible.
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Tue, 26 Jun 2007 Server relocation and rebuild.
Hi Everyone, The server is now back online after moving physical location and ip address. The server hosting configuration is with a new provider and as such the domain name required maintenance to effect this change. It was decided to rebuild the server at the same time to restore a critical reliability issue in a buggy operating system release. So far it seems a lot more stable and the intermittent reboot has not reoccurred. On the down side the UPS has died and is waiting for available time (And money) to repair it.
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Wed, 28 Mar 2007 It's been a long time since my last update.
Hi All, This past year has been very very busy, I have been occupied with university, my youngest daughter was diagnosed and treated for a Wilms tumour of the Kidney (A type of cancer), I have changed employer and we are in the process of trying to sell our Home. In between all this the website has suffered, but for that I'm not sorry because family comes first. Things are slowly creeping back on track and I will hopefully soon be able to start focusing on areas like my website.
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Tue, 25 Apr 2006 What's Fred been up to?
Since my last news item back in February I have started a university undertaking through the University of Southern Queensland majoring in Computer Systems Engineering. This has kept me very busy, hence the lack of changes. I'm currently studying 2 subjects, Computer Engineering and Engineering Problem Solving 1.
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Sun, 5 Feb 2006 Update to Web Links
The web link visit count where being skewed by search engine indexing processes, changed to use forms to select the button of interest.
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Tue, 17 Jan 2006 Major Server Upgrade
After much work I have upgraded the server both hardware and operating system, rebuilt the support framework (Apache, PHP, Postgres) and restored the data. This will provide a better framework for some interesting project's I have in mind.
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Thu, 1 Dec 2005 Added the Family Members Section
I added in the Family members section off the main page.
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Thu, 3 Nov 2005 Added some programming information (PHP/SQL)
Added some example code I write to search and display database table's.
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Wed, 2 Nov 2005 Added back the feedback form, old domain moved.
Added the old feedback form to the website. The old website www.fh.dropbear.id.au has been moved over now.
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Mon, 31 Oct 2005 More work on the Web links feature + more.
Added a random site feature to the web links section. Also added an explanatory graphic in relation to electrical storm season and the website being offline during them. Added the URL to Yahoo, Google and MSN Search pages, they should be indexed and listed in the next fortnight or so. Also trying to move my old domain over (fh.dropbear.id.au). Also completed backend work. Quite a lot really.
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Wed, 26 Oct 2005 Brought Web links Feature Back Online.
I have restored the Web links feature and it is ready for use. Add your Fav. Sites today.
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Tue, 27 Sep 2005 More Updates
I added back the docs subsite, created graphics for it and disabled the kinda broken page counter. (It looked kinda dodgy if your browser can't view the file type it sent.)
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Sun, 25 Sep 2005 Doing some more work on the Programming Sub Site, Page counter.
I have been adding a few additional scripts and code I thought may be worth a look at. Also I noticed the page counter is broken at the moment for some browsers, this is because of the mime type it is sending out, I will have to investigate alternate formats.
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Mon, 12 Sep 2005 Reopening of original website, reworked somewhat...
This News is now database driven.
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Thu, 4 Aug 2005 Registered houweling.com.au.
I registered my surname to migrate the fh.dropbear.id.au, this was motivated by a recent DNS problem making the entire id.au domain non visibility.
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Fri, 12 Sep 2003 Server taken off line due to broadband/ISP issues, costing me too much money as I paid by the MB.
Server taken offline and Temporary Home Page (Domain) parked at Island Internet. http://www.island.net.au/
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Thu, 19 Jun 2003 Lots of Updates going on, In a constant state of disorder at the moment.
I have to apologize to everyone viewing this website especially for the exposed PHP code, but it's just too risky running the old version of Apache I had installed. This site is undergoing a number of changes that are just too numerous to complete quickly with my limited resources (Both time and money). Changes will include a switch to Broadband, Addition of a Firewall layer and a OS & Server upgrade. I expect these changes to be complete by Mid Aug 2003. (If you want it completed sooner donate me a Stable (Won't crash) Workstation/Server of at least PII400 with 128Meg Ram (no HDD's, KB, Monitor or Mouse required). Email me at fred@fh.dropbear.id.au
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Sun, 16 Mar 2003 Added a technical documents section to the website.
Mainly for me, There are some documents I have created to help me with various hobbies. Mainly programming and electronics.
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Wed, 15 Jan 2003 Correct a number of spelling mistakes.
Thank you to my anonymous friend (Kim??) for pointing out that I am still a terrible speller, Apparently her 10 year old daughter spotted them. I have used a word processor to try and fix some of them up, But as mostly I edit my work in raw HTML format the text editor I use does not pick them all up. I have never pretended to be good at spelling and I appreciate your time to help me improve my site.
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Mon, 26 Aug 2002 Sick of SPAM, Other notes.
I have finally had enough of SPAM, I have just completed installing SPAM filtering software and it seems to work well (Although very difficult to setup) will keep you posted. There have not been many online changes recently this is mainly due to a busy schedule of late. Upcoming planned changes include improvements on the PIC subsite (Adding circuit schematics) and a few changes to the Family Tree sub site. But for now, Good night.
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Tue, 9 Oct 2001 Recovered after disaster strikes.
Due to either Hardware Glitch(Unlikely), Software Glitch or A Successful Hacking This Web Server was 90% Destroyed. I will be investigating the issue in more detail once service has been restored. Currently everything is at about 85% of its former self.
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Mon, 1 Oct 2001 Disaster Strikes.
Due to either Hardware Glitch(Unlikely), Software Glitch or A Successful Hacking This Web Server was 90% Destroyed. I will be investigating the issue in more detail once service has been restored. Currently everything is at about 85% of its former self.
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Thu, 27 Sep 2001 Major Server Software Upgrade.
It may seem as if I have been a bit quiet of late, But in reality I've been very busy upgrading every component of my server. I have already noticed a speed gain in some of the pages, Particularly the PHP pages accessing databases. The server is back to 95% of its former self. And I finally brought back my archive of the old site.
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Sat, 7 Jul 2001 PIC Page, Work in progress.
Since the 24 June I've been up to some things of interest in the PIC field and have posted a picture and source code and a HEX for it, I plan to go into a lot more detail on this page, But I think people that know the PIC will find what is available now of interest, I plan to take the reader through the tools/steps needed to get into PIC development. Please have a look here.
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Sun, 20 May 2001 Website submit form really is now functional.
After a lot more head scratching, I have finally fixed the submit form, The other problem was the script was set to use an old table name, Email confirmation added. Also fixed spelling mistake in the feedback thank you message.
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Wed, 11 Apr 2001 Website submit form now functional.
After a lot of head scratching, I have finally fixed the submit form, The problem was because the database required a reindex.
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Sun, 25 Mar 2001 Added A Subsite for a Game I may develop.
I have wanted to create a game for a long time, This may be the first step on a long journey, If you would like a look please visit the Game's Subsite.
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Fri, 23 Mar 2001 Added A Programming Subsite.
I recently wrote some sample code for a friend, So I thought I would share it with the world. If you would like a look please visit the Programming Subsite.
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Sun, 4 Feb 2001 Setup GenePro browsable Family Tree.
An update to GenoPro allowed me to publish my family tree, Including pictures.
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Mon, 1 Jan 2001 Power Failure, 2 days down time.
At 7:07 power failed forcing a server shutdown (Yes it's got a UPS), This lead to some minor problems which kept Apache down for another day. Exact date forgotten.
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Wed, 24 Jan 2001 Added a browse able family tree, Also spelling corrections.
Work on my family tree has been converted to a browse able format. Ops A few spelling mistakes have been corrected, There are sure to be more (Tell me via feedback include the URL in question).
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Mon, 8 Jan 2001 Created a subsite for my Family Tree Project. Plus other changes.
This is mainly in an effort to solicit information from anyone who may hold the missing link in my Houweling part of the tree, But will also cater for interested relatives, Especially more so in the near future.
Randomized the image in the navigation bar to pick various subsites at random.
Also started a PIC Micro controller Subsite.
Migrated Site Statistics and created link in main page.
Some minor other changes e.g. Browser Target changes for some links.

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Wed, 3 Jan 2001 Created a furniture subsite.
This is dedicated to furniture made by my brother in law, He wishes to sell them via the Internet.
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Thu, 7 Dec 2000 Fixed the feedback form, It now works.
I have redesigned the feedback form; It now arrives in a much better format making it easier to read.
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Tue, 5 Dec 2000 Multiple updates
Changed the layout of the main home page a little bit, Added a search and feedback button to the top bar. Started work on a feedback form. Migrated and added a link to my contacts database, Also corrected a small error. I still have a bunch of work to do.
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Sat, 18 Nov 2000 Go Live Today, Family Tree...
Decided to bite the bullet and update my domain names, Making this my new default home page, Although there is a fair bit to do yet... Also I added the start of my family tree section.
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Fri, 20 Oct 2000 Search, Web Links, More...
Added a site search, Still needs some work, Also enhanced my Web Links scripts to allow for the add form, Also next/prev page navigation added. Soon to come Feedback section, Guest book, Stats and More.
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Sat, 14 Oct 2000 NetParty icon.
Created image for NetParty, part of a page I will develop dedicated to, well Net Parties (LAN Games).
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Mon, 10 Jul 2000 More work, Updated my domain name and started segregating the site.
I have started working on a member login scripts, This will be required to perform a number of actions on my site such as adding additional web sites and using the (Soon to be created) guest book, This is to ensure there is a bit of data integrity and to limit senseless garbage turning up in the databases. User details will be kept confidential. Also at no time will the user data be sold or added to spam type mailing lists.
The fh.dropbear.id.au Domain has been updated to add this new site as a virtual server.

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Sat, 1 Jul 2000 My latest creation, a user rated website index
After a little bit of database work and a bit more PHP scripting I have now created a Usage rated Website index. It is still being worked on, But it is useable, Currently you can't add sites but it is coming...Visit the new Web links page
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Sat, 3 Jun 2000 Work continues...
This new look is still being worked on; (This item of news will be replaced with something more news worthy.)
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Sun, 12 Mar 2000 New Look for website.
After little thought and much stuffing around, I have finally put together the new look for my website. The old one was starting to become cluttered.

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