As per the request of one of the DanceNet readers, here are copies of the past ramblings of the DanceNet Webmaster. The opinions expressed here are those of the DanceNet webmaster only.
I was wearing a button the other day that said "Make my birthday happy: ask for my ID!". I had gone out to dinner with a friend, but does the waitress card me?
Today I went to the supermarket to get some beer to have around the house in case friends show up (I don't drink beer) and what happens? The stupid self-checkout register cards me. :-P
I drove down to Wethersfield, Connecticut to attend a celebration party for Jitterbug Jane whose doctors declared her cancer-free. What a wonderful reason to celebrate. Those of you down that way should make sure to attend her regular swing dance on Thursday, December 18; if you don't know why, you'll find out when you get there.
It's nice to get some vindication on my choices for this website. I had been coding this website according to the HTML 2.0 standard for all these years because I don't assume that everyone has the latest and greatest computers. The other night I found out one of the regional regulars is still on Windows 95 and the appropriate web browser for that era and this website is still showing up as it should on that older machine.
I think that the *information* on this website is what people are interested in and I don't need all whiz-band gizmos that the newer browsers offer. I think that most people are still on dial-up modems so I don't want to slow down their surfing experience by including large graphics, sound files, or animation. A machine still on Win95 with a dial-up modem is probably not going to handle many of the newer features well. Those of you still on MacOS 9.0 can't even use Netscape 7.x.
Oh my God! I just realized that this website has been around for exactly 7 years now.
Some of you folks have the capability to limit your email to people who are currently in your address boook. This is fine and dandy, but you should remember who should be on that mailing list. Someone forgot to put me on that mailing list so my weekly newsletter has been bouncing back to me for the last month. Then he finally got asking "How about an Update?" and of course, the email bounced back.
If I get a bounceback for several weeks in a row, I assume that someone changed their email address without telling and that they don't want the newsletter anymore. I then remove them from the list.