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This version of the "BBC News Ticker" was found years ago on the blueyonder page; it's not served any more.
Disclaimer | ©

This applet "Lunar Phases" is courtesy of Gary Nugent (shareware version is available here). [nb: The images of the four major phases were re-arranged to match reality.]


Here is a short table of the major phases of the moon during the current year xxx (courtesy USNO, Astronomical Applications Dept).

Actual weather, courtesy yowindow.com, presently without a specific landscape:

Screen Saver
YoWindow.com Forecast by yr.no


Color Test

Using red text on a dark surface is said to facilitate viewing, to make it less tiring. Have a go and see for yourself...

Color Names

The following table shows the 16 colours (in alphabetical order) which can be referenced by their names (instead their of RGB hexadecimal number equivalents) in HTML/CSS definitions:

aqua | -- ff ff black | -- -- -- blue | -- -- ff fuchsia | ff -- ff
gray | 80 80 80 green | -- 80 -- lime | -- ff -- maroon | 80 -- --
navy | -- -- 80 olive | 80 80 -- purple | 80 -- 80 red | ff -- --
silver | c0 c0 c0 teal | -- 80 80 white | ff ff ff yellow | ff ff --

Here are the same colours, in different grouping (dim … bright):

black | -- -- -- black | -- -- -- black | -- -- --
navy | -- -- 80 — | -- -- c0 blue | -- -- ff
green | -- 80 -- — | -- c0 -- lime | -- ff --
teal | -- 80 80 — | -- c0 c0 aqua | -- ff ff
maroon | 80 -- -- — | c0 -- -- red | ff -- --
purple | 80 -- 80 — | c0 -- c0 fuchsia | ff -- ff
olive | 80 80 -- — | c0 c0 -- yellow | ff ff --
gray | 80 80 80 silver | c0 c0 c0 white | ff ff ff

Table layout has been achieved using an internal style sheet. More colours (and their names) can be found at e.g. W3Schools.


Testing for JavaScript

Check whether JavaScript is enabled in your browser's options/preferences:
[The following two sections were encoded using Dodo's HTML Encoder.]
 

This snippet of code written in JavaScript displays part of the Standard ASCII table (the main printable characters); values 0..1F hex have been skipped as they are all control codes (for details see these tables provided by InjoSoft, or check the relevant table U0000 from Unicode Standard 5.1, or see this vintage quick-reference card found at Wikipedia). The last value shown (code 7F hex) is also a control code, DEL (for "Delete").
[Colours were chosen to mimick a vintage monochrome monitor screen: amber and green on an almost black background, simply for reasons of nostalgia.]


Special Characters

Here's a list of some letters/characters (excerpt from the IBM Extended ASCII table, DOS Code Page 00437); in most editors you will be able to insert them by holding down the [Alt] key while typing the decimal equivalent on the number keypad with [NumLock] set to ON.
To the right you will also find the HTML coding according to Unicode table U0080 (Latin-1). [Table is sorted by column 'U0080'.]

                                                               
  dec oct hex      bin  chr  U0080   HTML       Description    
  --- --- --- --------  ---  ------  --------   -------------  
  038 046  26 00100110   &   &  &      ampersand      
  060 074  3C 00111100   <   &#060;  &lt;       less than      
  062 076  3E 00111110   >   &#062;  &gt;       greater than   
  064 100  40 01000000   @   &#064;             at 
  126 176  7E 01111110   ~   &#126              tilde 
                         …   &#133;  &hellip;   hor ellipsis   
                         •   &#149;  &bull;     bullet         
                         –   &#150;  &ndash;    en dash        
                         —   &#151;  &mdash;    em dash        
                         §   &#167;  &sect;     section        
                         ©   &#169;  &copy;     copyright      
                         ®   &#174;  &reg;      reg tm         
  142 216  8E 10001110   Ä   &#196;  &Auml;     A umlaut       
  153 231  99 10011001   Ö   &#214;  &Ouml;     O umlaut       
  154 232  9A 10011010   Ü   &#220;  &Uuml;     U umlaut       
  225 341  E1 11100001   ß   &#223;  &szlig;    sz             
  133 205  85 10000101   à   &#224;  &agrave;   a grave        
  160 240  A0 10100000   á   &#225;  &aacute;   a acute        
  131 203  83 10000011   â   &#226;  &acirc;    a circumflex   
  132 204  84 10000100   ä   &#228;  &auml;     a umlaut       
  138 212  8A 10001010   è   &#232;  &egrave;   e grave        
  130 202  82 10000010   é   &#233;  &eacute;   e acute        
  136 210  88 10001000   ê   &#234;  &ecirc;    e circumflex   
  148 224  94 10010100   ö   &#246;  &ouml;     o umlaut       
  129 201  81 10000001   ü   &#252;  &uuml;     u umlaut       
                                                               

Local (System) Time

This analog clock / calendar
(Flash Applet) was found on
The NoSpin Group, Inc
Free PC Tech web site.
 
And this is its digital counterpart:
 
 
 
 

Official U.S. Time is found at: www.time.gov

Aviation Weather

Martin (bird)   These used to come via teletype fed by ticker tape:
actuals and forecasts.
(Will take some time to load, be patient.)
 
The photos are
Copyright © Ruth Dewitz and used with permission.
Todos los derechos reservados.
Duck (bird)

Download Section

System Files
cdrom.sys  BenQ universal CD-ROM driver  6 KiB  download  (zipped)
 
Files for Connection Speed Tests
test.txt  Download test file  51 Bytes  download  (text)
Some former executables — they have been disabled and won't run anymore:
corrupted0.exe  Download test file  14,246,243 Bytes  download  (former executable)
corrupted1.exe  Download test file  15.5 MiB  download  (former executable)
corrupted2.exe  Download test file  92.3 MiB  download  (former executable)
corrupted3.exe  Download test file, not of much use either...  148.1 MiB  download  (former executable)
 
Miscellaneous Files
[ ... ]
 
Siemens SpeedStream 4100 (ADSL Modem & Router)
ssn4100cfg.pdf  SpeedStream 4100 Telnet Server Command Reference: cfg
(slightly modif raw session log – Firmware v004-D240-B25)
  62 KiB   download  (PDF; 15 pages)
ssn4100clear.pdf  SpeedStream 4100 Telnet Server Command Reference: clear  10 KiB  download  (PDF; 1 page)
ssn4100do.pdf  SpeedStream 4100 Telnet Server Command Reference: do  10 KiB  download  (PDF; 1 page)
ssn4100show.pdf  SpeedStream 4100 Telnet Server Command Reference: show  10 KiB  download  (PDF; 1 page)
 

Content Management Demonstration

This is text which is meant to be updated by Content Management Software.
This specially tagged section has been added via Web Update Client (WUC) from XemiComputers.
Access is somehow restricted to keep things simple. (No fancy text formatting.) Anyway, within those limits it seems to work fine...

One more text section to demonstrate restricted updating.
This line was added after the page layout was changed.
And another line... Playing around...


Remote Access

  Team Viewer is free for non-commercial use …

Site Search

FreeFind Site Search Engine – FreeFind adds a "search this site" feature to your website, making your site easier to use. FreeFind also gives you reports showing what your visitors are searching for, enabling you to improve your site. FreeFind's advanced site search engine and automatic site map technology can be added to your website for free. On the results page (besides some sponsors' links) you'll find links to the site's word index, to search tips, and to the advanced search feature.


   

Last modified on 2017-02-16 08:43 UTC