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by Paul
Mon Dec 19, 2011 10:18 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Wayback Greekgeek Pharr Key has disappeared
Replies: 13
Views: 10005

Re: Wayback Greekgeek Pharr Key has disappeared

Hello again, Adelheid -

Nice to hear from you, too. :D

And great to see that some folks from "back in the day" are carrying on at Textkit!

Cordially,

Paul
by Paul
Mon Dec 19, 2011 1:39 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Wayback Greekgeek Pharr Key has disappeared
Replies: 13
Views: 10005

Re: Wayback Greekgeek Pharr Key has disappeared

All, Yes, both I and my website did "disappear." I've been away from these boards for about 4 years now. The greekgeek.org website went away about one year ago. It was a typically dumb thing: the e-mail @ associated with my website was, unfortunately, tied to the broadband provider. When I moved I c...
by Paul
Sat Nov 03, 2007 10:53 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Perseus slow? Try Diogenes.
Replies: 49
Views: 21238

Re: Diogenes

That Greek text reader that paul made was really cool except for the perseus delays. This is much more satisfactory in some ways. Maybe we could get the best of both worlds and have it look the word up in diogenes. Is that possible? Hmm...it sounds like I might be able to modify AGTM to resolve lex...
by Paul
Fri Aug 24, 2007 2:51 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: GTSS Working?
Replies: 38
Views: 29340

Hi Everyone, At my ISP's instruction, I updated the authoritative nameservers for greekgeek.org. This update should be effective within 24 hours (I think I did it around mid-day yesteday) Worldwide nameserver percolation should take not more than 48. I am finding that I can now get to my website fro...
by Paul
Thu Aug 23, 2007 2:18 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: GTSS Working?
Replies: 38
Views: 29340

I tried to find it using the Search dialog box but no success. Hi Bert, Perhaps your "My Computer" (aka "Windows Explorer") is set to hide system files. Launch "My Computer" and do this: Tools -> Folder Options Click on the View tab Under the entry "Hidden Files and Folders" click on the radio butt...
by Paul
Wed Aug 22, 2007 7:52 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: GTSS Working?
Replies: 38
Views: 29340

Will: I am pretty sure this is a so-called "DNS hijack." My domain registration is up-to-date. All: My ISP is looking at the problem; they seemed quite concerned about it. Also, if you are behind a caching proxy server, then the HOSTS file workaround won't work. I am unable to reach greekgeek.org (t...
by Paul
Tue Aug 21, 2007 7:00 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: GTSS Working?
Replies: 38
Views: 29340

Thanks Adelheid. I will do as you suggest.

I am curious about the hack's m.o. It seems to me that the canonical name servers for my site must have been compromised, replacing the proper domain->ip mapping with another one.

Does anyone know what such attacks are called?

Thanks.

-paul
by Paul
Tue Aug 21, 2007 1:30 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: GTSS Working?
Replies: 38
Views: 29340

Hi All, Quelle drag. I became aware of this issue two days ago. On one computer the "blond girl" page showed up; on another my website showed up. Today I get blond girl on both machines. Sounds like it was just a matter of nameserver percolation. So now what? whois shows me still the owner of the si...
by Paul
Thu Jul 26, 2007 3:25 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: GTSS Working?
Replies: 38
Views: 29340

Thank you Bert and Maria. I am most grateful for your efforts. In fact, neither I nor my ISP knows what caused this. But I do know that my code hasn't changed in many months. Hence *something* must have changed at the ISP. I am sorry to all GTSSers about this hiatus. Let's hope this is last of such ...
by Paul
Wed Jul 25, 2007 9:50 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: GTSS Not Working
Replies: 5
Views: 1300

Thanks. Are you able to publish a lesson?

-pb
by Paul
Wed Jul 25, 2007 7:55 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: GTSS Not Working
Replies: 5
Views: 1300

Hi All, Could some folks from an active group, e.g., pharr-d, please see if GTSS is now working? For several weeks now it has been failing with a "403 Forbidden" error. It might be best if you first emptied your browser's cache, sometimes known as "deleting temporary internet files." Please let me k...
by Paul
Wed Jul 25, 2007 7:54 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: GTSS Working?
Replies: 38
Views: 29340

GTSS Working?

Hi All, Could some folks from an active group, e.g., pharr-d, please see if GTSS is now working? For several weeks now it has been failing with a "403 Forbidden" error. It might be best if you first emptied your browser's cache, sometimes known as "deleting temporary internet files." Please let me k...
by Paul
Tue Jul 10, 2007 1:51 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: looking for ideas/input for textkit
Replies: 82
Views: 23149

Hi,

I am intrigued by some of the ideas in this thread. I will take a hard look at them and see if I have something to contribute.

Cordially,

Paul
by Paul
Tue Jul 10, 2007 1:50 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: GTSS Not Working
Replies: 5
Views: 1300

GTSS Not Working

Hi All,

My ISP has munged its CGI. Heck, even their "help desk," powered by a Perl script, doesn't work (made it difficult to report the problem).

But I have just contacted their CTO and I hope to have problem fixed shortly.

Sorry for the hang-up.

Cordially,

Paul
by Paul
Sun Jun 17, 2007 7:11 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: ATTN: GTSS Users
Replies: 1
Views: 778

GTSS is up and running again.

-pb
by Paul
Fri Jun 15, 2007 7:35 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: ATTN: GTSS Users
Replies: 5
Views: 4409

Thank you, Klewlis. But I think I got some good news today. My ISP experienced some significant hardware/software problems. They have 10 people working on it right now. The CTO hopes that it will be solved by this afternoon.

I am also promised that "no data will be lost."

Cordially,

Paul
by Paul
Fri Jun 15, 2007 12:33 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: ATTN: GTSS Users
Replies: 5
Views: 4409

Ed, You are most kind; I am glad you like GTSS. I am getting a worried feeling about my ISP. Things remain suspended and I am unable raise anybody who knows what's going on. Who knows? Perhaps all of the wonderful and helpful work done by the many GTSS users has disappeared for good! But I hope not....
by Paul
Thu Jun 14, 2007 3:46 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: ATTN: GTSS Users
Replies: 1
Views: 778

ATTN: GTSS Users

It would seem that my ISP has allowed its domain to expire. Attempts to access GTSS return a "suspended page" error. I hope this is mere oversight, one that will be corrected shortly. In the meantime, I apologize for any inconvenience. I will keep an eye on the greekgeek.org website and let you know...
by Paul
Thu Jun 14, 2007 3:46 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: ATTN: GTSS Users
Replies: 5
Views: 4409

ATTN: GTSS Users

It would seem that my ISP has allowed its domain to expire. Attempts to access GTSS return a "suspended page" error. I hope this is mere oversight, one that will be corrected shortly. In the meantime, I apologize for any inconvenience. I will keep an eye on the greekgeek.org website and let you know...
by Paul
Sun Jun 03, 2007 6:33 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Pharr group... let's join in!
Replies: 94
Views: 50345

Hi,

I got PMs from Gonzalo and mega_yiannakis. I will establish and e-mail their login tokens on Monday.

Thanks.

Cordially,

Paul
by Paul
Fri Jun 01, 2007 7:41 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Pharr group... let's join in!
Replies: 94
Views: 50345

Adelheid,

I have e-mailed liumx and Alex Green their login tokens. But I have not yet heard from Gonzalo or mega_yannakis.

Cordially,

Paul
by Paul
Thu May 31, 2007 10:33 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Pharr group... let's join in!
Replies: 94
Views: 50345

Hi All, Sorry for my recent absence. I have added three new users to the pharr-d GTSS group. I now need to send them their login userids and passwords. Adelheid, can you ask the 3 new members to private message their e-mail addresses to me via Textkit? Thank you. Cordially, Paul P.S. - see http://ww...
by Paul
Thu May 10, 2007 2:09 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Pharr group... let's join in!
Replies: 94
Views: 50345

perispomenon wrote:
Paul wrote:Generous soul, indeed!
So easy to be generous if then no-one takes you up on your offer :-) (or were you being cynical? I am not quite sure)
I meant quite sincerely that you are a generous soul!

Cordially,

Paul
by Paul
Sun Apr 29, 2007 8:28 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Pharr group... let's join in!
Replies: 94
Views: 50345

My Pharr-d group has kind of dwindled.. I have - some - room. But only for a limited group, which would be ok with corrections only once a week on Saturdays. Since I took on a new job recently, I have to limit the number of any new group members to tutor. I say, for me, right now, the limit is 5 me...
by Paul
Sun Apr 29, 2007 4:48 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Pharr group... let's join in!
Replies: 94
Views: 50345

See if you can get 8-10 people for your Pharr group. As I earlier hinted, you'll probably lose half of them. The guides you seek are typically senior-ish members of textkit. Each and every one of them is aware that your group will need a guide. Each, including me, is probably casting about for reaso...
by Paul
Tue Apr 24, 2007 1:42 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Pharr group... let's join in!
Replies: 94
Views: 50345

Gonzalo,

Many at textkit have considerable experience running such groups. You needn't worry about that for now.

What you need to do is:

a. find enough people to participate (there will be attrition)
b. find someone (or two) to serve as guides

We have study group software, etc.

Cordially,

Paul
by Paul
Mon Apr 23, 2007 1:04 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Sunday thread!
Replies: 12
Views: 2299

Today: a. lawn work. I am decidedly NOT a fanatical suburban "lawn dad." But for mowing, this is the first lawn work I've done in 14 (count 'em) years. b. Dewars 12 year-old scotch on the rocks (lawn work is hard) c. two glasses of red wine (lawn work is hard) Ah, but yesterday I translated the firs...
by Paul
Sun Apr 22, 2007 1:49 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: font size
Replies: 15
Views: 3821

Klewlis, Can we try another approach? Let's prevent web pages from specifying their own fonts and, instead, try to force a font of our choice. Thus, in 2.0.0.3: 1. Tools -> Options -> Content 2. Click Advanced under Fonts & Colors 3. UNcheck the box labelled "Allow pages to choose their own fonts, i...
by Paul
Sat Apr 21, 2007 8:45 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: font size
Replies: 15
Views: 3821

Hi,

What release of Firefox? Use Help -> About Mozilla Firefox.

Thanks.

-pb
by Paul
Sat Apr 21, 2007 7:19 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: font size
Replies: 15
Views: 3821

Try this in Firefox (I am using 2.0.0.2): a. Tools -> Options b. in the resulting dialog, click the 'advanced' button in the middle fieldset entitled 'fonts and colors' c. ensure that the checkbox labelled 'allow pages to choose their own fonts, instead of my selections above' is checked d. OK-butto...
by Paul
Sat Apr 21, 2007 2:57 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: font size
Replies: 15
Views: 3821

I don't know why it takes Gentium automatically. I would like to know why Textkit picks up Gentium automatically, too. The tip Ed gave is a good workaround, but I would like to fix it once and for all. When I helped Jeff with enabling Unicode, I provided for post contents this CSS font-family tag -...
by Paul
Sun Mar 11, 2007 2:09 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: 300 watch the trailer if you are brave enough
Replies: 63
Views: 17649

Saw it last night. Visually stunning. A bit over the top in places, but we are dealing with a Frank Miller comic book, er, pardon me, graphic novel here. There were a few nods to historical accuracy, e.g., the character Ephialtes and the Phocians guarding the hidden pass. I was, however, surprised t...
by Paul
Thu Mar 08, 2007 2:31 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: GTSS & Firefox 2.0.0.x
Replies: 5
Views: 1461

That's great news. Thanks Ed.

I've done some simple tests with 1.0.2 and things seem OK.

Cordially,

Paul
by Paul
Wed Mar 07, 2007 9:29 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: GTSS & Firefox 2.0.0.x
Replies: 5
Views: 1461

Hi All,

I think that I have fixed the problem.

I would be grateful for feedback on this. Specifically, can any Firefox 1.0.2, 1.5, and 2.0 users who are presently in a GTSS group let me know that all is cool?

Thanks.

-pb
by Paul
Wed Mar 07, 2007 3:25 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: GTSS & Firefox 2.0.0.x
Replies: 5
Views: 1461

Hi,

It's safe to use GTSS again. But the Firefox issue is not yet solved.

I have some insight into the cause of the problem, but have more work to do.

Cordially,

Paul
by Paul
Tue Mar 06, 2007 6:42 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: GTSS & Firefox 2.0.0.x
Replies: 5
Views: 1461

Hello again,

GTSS may exhibit some anomalous behavior in the next several hours. You might want to avoid using it for now.

I will post here when it is again safe.

Cordially,

Paul
by Paul
Tue Mar 06, 2007 4:13 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: GTSS & Firefox 2.0.0.x
Replies: 5
Views: 1461

GTSS & Firefox 2.0.0.x

To all GTSS users:

The latest versions of Firefox no longer work with GTSS. I apologize for the inconvenience. I will try to get the problem solved within the next 24 hours.

Cordially,

Paul
by Paul
Sun Feb 25, 2007 5:01 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Hansen and Quinn "Greek an intensive course" answe
Replies: 10
Views: 14213

Dimitri,

Did you ever hear from Prof. Hansen?

Cordially,

Paul
by Paul
Mon Feb 12, 2007 2:15 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Iliad 3:195
Replies: 6
Views: 5051

Hi Bert, Nice summation of the dative, by the way. The long and the short of it is; I can’t see how oi( in line 195 can be a dative of (dis)advantage nor an ethical dative. What I meant by If oi( is a dative of disadvantage then 'his' is not in the text but is assumed. is; I took oi( as a datie of...
by Paul
Sun Feb 11, 2007 3:51 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Iliad 3:195
Replies: 6
Views: 5051

Bert wrote:"His armour is laying on the rich soil"

If oi( is a dative of disadvantage then 'his' is not in the text but is assumed.
Hi Bert,

I don't understand what you mean; can you flesh it out for me?

Why is use of οἱ in 3.195 any different from its use in 1.104?

Cordially,

Paul