Welcome to my "What's New" page!
|September 2, 2012||
There's been a lot of work under the cover, in 2010-2011
I did a nearly total rewrite of the infrastructure for the site.
But it had no changes in content, really, so I didn't mention it.
Today, however, I am adding a bunch of new pages, generated automatically
by a facebook app I wrote, and all under the menu item
Bocas Del Toro. These are the
photo albums that I've created since 2010 :-)
|May 31, 2009||
Posted final webpages for "Rhapsody to Central America", including
Hanging out in Bocas,
a trip to Cayos
Zapatillos and Agua,
and a page
summarizing the trip.
Also reworked the
Main Rhapsody Page and the
Adventure Page as well as the
structure of the entire site to encapsulate the trip and prepare for a
new approach to future webpages.
|January 16, 2009||
Posted four webpages about the first weeks in Bocas Del Toro. The
first one describes my
of Bocas Del Toro, the 2nd,
Christmas in Bocas,
the third describes
New Years Eve
at Playa Mango, and the fourth cover's
to Bocas Del Toro and RHAPSODY.
|December 18, 2008||
Posted the final two pages for the San Blas Islands, one for
Isla Tigre and Green Island,
and another for the final visits to
Nargana and Porvenir,
along with a page for the passage from the San Blas to
Bocas Del Toro.
|December 9, 2008||
Posted San Blas Pages for
The Swimming Pool,
Visa Week to Porvenir and Chichime,
San Ignacio / Tupile.
|November 17, 2008||
Posted six webpages, the first since the Canal Crossing.
First there is one for the two weeks at the
Shelter Bay Marina,
where I had RHAPSODY hauled and her bottom painted. Then we
restarted the adventure by going to the historic town of
Next I spent a pretty uneventful, but rainy week at
before finally making it to the paradise which is the San Blas Islands,
including pages for
and the islands of Uchutupu, the East
including a snorkel trip to dive the wreck at Dog Island, and, finally,
a page for the trip to
Porvenir and Miriadiadup.
|October 18, 2008||
Posted two webpages, the last days in
and the big page for the crossing of the
|September 16, 2008||
Posted the final webpages for our time in the Perlas Islands:
Islas Mogo Mogo and Chapera,
along with a summary for the time in
|September 12, 2008||
Posted a Quick Summary
of Costa West for consistency, but mostly uploaded the webpages for the 1st half
of theime in the Perlas Islands: Islas
Pedro Gonzalez and San Jose,
the anchorage at
Cocos, Esmerelda Village, and Isla Santo Telmo,
and a week at Isla
|September 8, 2008||
After three weeks in the Perlas Islands I finally have an internet connection
so I can post the webpages for out time in
|July 17, 2008||
Very busy in Panama City, barely found the time to create and post previous
Islas Catalina and Cebaco,
and therip around Punta Mala via
Ensenadas Naranjo and Benao and Isla Bona.
|July 17, 2008||
A long time between internet connections, I Posted a number of additional pages
for Western Panama. There is one for
near Isla Brava, Boca Chica and the city of David, another for a
4th of July Party,
back on Isla Gamez, a page for the time spent at
part of the Islas Secas Group, and a fourth page for brief visits to
Ensenada Muertos and Bahia Honda.
I also updated my previous
webpages to reflect my new lifestyle aboard Rhapsody, as well as going back and
correcting the systemic mis-spelling of several proper names (Delfin Solo, Marianne).
|June 27, 2008||
Posted two pages. One for the
including the last days in Costa Rica, and one for the wonderful islands of
Parida and Gamez
|June 10, 2008||
Added two pages. One for the
last days in Puntarenas,
including the experience with Tropical Storm Alma, and another for the four legs
making up the passage from
Puntarenas to Golfito,
with stops in Bahia Herradur, Quepos, and Drake's Bay.
|May 25, 2008||
Added pages for the Gulf of Nicoya, including:
Isla Cedros and Tortugas,
Los Suenos Resort and Marina,
and the Costa Rica Yacht Club.
|May 15, 2008||
Added pages for
Playa Coco and Liberia,
the Bat Islands and Bahia Huevos,
Bahias Carillo and Ballena.
|April 29, 2008||
Added two pages, one for the final days in
Puesta Del Sol,
and one for the passage to and time in
Bahia Santa Elena,
|April 21, 2008||
Added a page for the passage from Barillas, El Salvador
to Puesta Del Sol,
|April 16, 2008||
Added two pages, one for the
and one for
|April 8, 2008||
Added three more pages, two for Oaxaca City:
as well as a summary page for my time in
on the trip so far.
|March 21, 2008||
Added two more pages, one for the passage from
Acapulco to Marina Chahue,
and another for the first week in
including visists to Bahia Tangolunda and Playa Estrega.
|March 14, 2008||
Added two pages for
|March 3, 2008||
Two more pages:
and a second page for
back to Z, and on to Marina Ixtapa.
|February 11, 2008||
Posted a webpage for Las Hadas.
|February 1, 2008||
Yet two more pages:
Ipala and Chamela,
then another page for the great time had in
Barre de Navidad
and Melaque and jammin with Bill and Frosty.
|January 16, 2008||
Two more pages:
Last days in La Cruz and Marina Vallarta,
then another page for
Ipala and Chamela.
|January 2, 2008||
Posted three Rhapsody Webpages:
To La Cruz
and jamming at Philo's, Ana Banana's and seeing Latcho and Andrea,
at Philo's, and celebrating
New Years Eve 2007
at the Bucerias Garden. Also added a quick page for the previous
Christmas 2006, which
I had neglected to do previously.
|December 25, 2007||
Posted two more webpages, one for
San Blas and Mantanchen Bay
and one for the lovely little village of
|December 14, 2007||
Posted two new webpages for
|December 5, 2007||
Added a Rhapsody
|November 30, 2007||
Five more webpages:
To Cabo San Lucas,
To La Paz,
To Isla Partida, Espirtu Santos,
Sea of Cortez to Altata,
Mariner's Notice for Altata.
|November 15, 2007||
Posted the first few web pages for the trip:
the start of the Baja Ha Ha
including the kickoff Party, the first leg of the Baja Ha Ha
from San Diego to Bahia Tortuga,
false start on Leg2
of the Baja Ha Ha when the starter motor burned up and
we had to turn back to Tortuga Bay and spend a week getting it fixed,
Leg2 of the Baja Ha Ha,
since the race went on with out Rhapsody.
|September 20, 2007||
Updated (finally!) the
pages, including putting up individual pages for the
Maiden Voyage, Rhapsody's
Coming Out Party, the
Fourth of July, three Bay Sails, with
Don and Ginny,
Marc, Ron, and Ron, and
Theo, Greta, Kevin, respectively, and the three day
Sea Trial to Catalina with Steve Whittlesey.
For those interested, I also added another page of
|March 14, 2007||
Put up the initial Rhapsody pages.
|August 27, 2006||
Put up the last pages of Mandala Log for the 2006 San Fancisco Sailing Trip.
|June 11, 2006||
Put up a Mandala Log pages for the
Circumnavigation of Catalina Island.
Also put up a Forgotten Space page for our recent
SBM Gig at the San Francisco Marriot Hotel.
|April 10th, 2006||
Reworked the website in mysterious and hidden ways.
The outline is now automatically generated as opposed
to manually entered, so that I can add web pages without
creating new outline entries. Got rid of any notion of
keeping a per-user id, which was vestigal anyways,
expanded and collapsed state, the version numbers of pages viewed,
and so on. Cleaned Up and factored all the perl code
on the site, as well as all my other sites and on my
local machine (deploy.cgi, compare.cgi, sync.cgi) by
creating two perl modules phCommon.pm and phUtils.pm which
provide libraries of common functions. Also provided RedirectMatch
clauses to httpd.conf to remap any moved pages so that if you have bookmarks
to the moved pages, you should automatically be taken to
their new location.
You shouldn't really notice anything. But it really
was a fairly major change to the website.
By the way, these changes will invalidate any existing cookies,
and hence will cause users (you) to lose all their history, and
thus will cause a bunch of items to appear as "updated" that
have not really changed .
Theoretically, when you visit my site, you should only have to click
the red What's New! link to go to each changed page,
in order. Clicking the red What's New link is not the same as
viewing this What's New page ... it actually takes you to the
changed web pages!!. When you have viewed them all,
the red link and all the red exclamation points should disappear.
Then if you come back to the site, and you don't see the red
What's New link then it means that nothing has changed
and you don't have to waste any to see if you've missed something.
So I hope you'll take advantage of this feature. Clear the What's New
status when you have viewed the site today, and when you return, you
should only see new items that I've changed since your last visit.
|March 5, 2006||
Added a page for a recent
Night Sail to the Coronado Islands.
|February 22, 2006||
Added a page for
Improvements that I've made to Mandala since I got her and
a page for a recent
day sail with Don and Ginny.
|January 18, 2006||
Finally found time to add stuff about C.J. and Theo to my
including new pages for Theo's CD's.
|January 18, 2006||
Put up pages for the trip to
Borrego and Ocotillo Wells,
and updated Mandala's log for the recent trip to
|November 20, 2005||
Put up Mandala
and all of it's associated pages, adding
a Sailing page,
and a note on the Travel page.
Please see the Mandala Logs for more
|June 28, 2005||
Put up a pages for the
and my recent motorcylce adventures in
Corral Canyon, and
Also touched my
Other Recordings pages.
|May 11, 2005||
Put up a page for a trip to the
to see wildflowers.
|March 4, 2005||
Finally finished the web page for
my Trip to Alaska. Yee Hah!
|December 26, 2004||
Finally put up a page for the last recording project
Remember Tomorrow, which also caused me to rework my whole
and the Recordings pages.
Also finally put up pages for
and a page for when I went to the opening
day at Petco Park.
Also Put up a page for
I removed the Mailing List from the site on this revision.
|November 15, 2004||
Moved websites to new server at ServerPronto.com.
Just $29.95/month for a 40G dedicated server, way better than
the $100/month I was paying at CIHost. Spent a month
setting up site infrastructure and security.
|June 30, 2004||
Put up a page for the recent trip to
Park and the Stanislaus Forest. Also added pages for two new boxes
that I made: Ginny's
and Don's Lion and Unicorn
|June 9, 2004||
Put up a page for the recent
|July 31, 2003||
Whew. Finished CNL's Wedding Video/Slideshow and sent it out to them,
so finally able to add a page for the last trip to Jamaica for
Chris and Liz's Jamaican Wedding and
Also changed the Friends page to a "links" page
and buried the montage one page deeper
in the hierarchy.
|July 8, 2003||
Added pages for Picture Frames,
the New Trees at our house, and the
|March 9, 2003||
Added a page for the
Walnut and Maple Heart Shaped Jewelry Box.
|February 6, 2003||
Added a page with a virtual tour of
my house, including
my recording studio.
|February 3, 2003||
Added a page for the new
Forgotten Space recording
One Dream Avenue,
added a Furniture page to show the
I made for a friend for Christmas.
|January 25, 2003||
Modified my Band History page to more
accurately reflect the actual members of the band
as I've started reworking the
Forgotten Space site.
|January 5, 2003||
Added pages for the boxes I made for Christmas, including:
the Diamond boxes, and
the Poplar/Oak boxes.
|November 5, 2002||
Dancing Bears Toybox page.
|October 25, 2002||
After a long hiatus I added the
Don And Liz's Boxes page. The real news, however, is that I finally quit my job and am
retired now!! As such I hope to be spending most of my time making music, so look forward
to updates to the band and music pages in the near future!
|May 22, 2002||
Chris's Vacation Box page, but mostly have been diddling with the
very first link on the main page, while wondering what to do about the forgotten
space website. So for now, the main page on phorton.com is still the best
place to find out about the band. I'll probably be working on the forgotten
space website in the near future.
|May 4, 2002||
For all intents and purposes the site is finished!.
I recently completed the Woodworking branch and will
get around to the Programming branch as time
permints on an ongoing basis.
From now on I will be adding new experiences as they
happen, or shortly thereafter :-)
|April 26, 2002||
Updated/created the whole
branch. Still need to do "workshop" and "woodlinks" pages.
Also did some more work on the strategy for handlling
robots, and got some of the "programming" examples ready
for publishing. Done with almost everything but
the "programming" branch.
|April 24, 2002||
Put up some additional
Travel pages, including
a page for my trip to
Jamaica in 2001.
Also put up
Personal pages including
Christmas Pages for
Finally, also added color schemes for most major subtrees
(Rockets, Woodworking, and Personal) and a backend scheme
for generating keywords.
Gettin there !
Not too much more to go before I'm
caught up and can start experiencing life again!
|April 22, 2002||
Put up my
Recordings - Early Works
page, and added some color to the Music pages.
|April 19, 2002||
Put up the
On the Way
Thank You San Diego!
Added links to all recording pages to allow users to play all songs as an album.
Added links to real.com. Added mailto links. Blew off the history again
due to a bug (still trying to keep those pesky robots at bay).
BTW, the site will go "officially" live sometime in the next week or two.
|April 17, 2002||
www.forgottspace.com website is active as
of today ! and
www.phorton.net is working again! Everything
is working. Now I just have to complete the content!
|April 16, 2002||
Ported site to my new dedicated server,
being hosted at CIHOST
located in Texas. Instead of paying $29/month for 500M
from SpeedyWeb up in Chicago.
I'm now paying $99/month for a whole goldarned machine!
It's a 900mhz Althion with a 40gig hard disk .. 8 dedicated IP
numbers, and an unlimited number of virtual domains,
hooked up via a 100mpbs network card to a T1 or OC3 or whatever.
I really recommend CIHOST to anyone looking for a good
deal on a chunk of space. They have their ups and downs,
but they have a 24 hour support staff featuring
online chat AND a person you can call on the phone.
|April 13, 2002||
The mailing list and search pages (and any other straight
cgi scripts) are broken because my ISP
changed their cgi execution scheme last night. I probably
wont fix the pages, but will wait to fix them until I have
relocated the page on my own server, www.phorton.net.
The mailing list and search pages have been removed from
|April 10, 2002||
Initial full deployment.
See how this goes!
|April 4, 2002||
Pretty much finished working out infrastructure issues.
Parts of the site have been deployed and live-tested.
Still working on content standards, aesthetics, and
have a lot of work to do on the content. I'm
hoping to get enough done this weekend to deploy it
by Sunday night ... hah! We'll see -)