Archive for November, 2009

Do you have problems with this blog?

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

This blog is a freebie (free gift) with this site but I know the catagories section down the right hand side does not work, you either get an error 404 or the page cannot be found.

 There is nothing I can do except complain if I can work out who to complain to, either the hosting service or WordPress.

Things are getting worse! I am having problems reading previous entries.


Sunday, November 15th, 2009

The main part of this site has nearly 250 pages. There are a number of ways to navigate the site, you can use the buttons down the side, the text hyperlinks at the bottom of the screen or there is a site navigation page that acts like a contents page for a book. There is also a set of links just under the banner that enable a user to back out of the page to the level above. Sometimes a set of related pages are linked togeter with a forward/backward/up set of arrows.

I would hope this is enough linking to find what you want on the main site. Some of the linking is missing on other parts of the site, particularly the Library. Although the layout is relatively simple, someone may choose to use an aerofoil designed for another part of the plane or modify one for another use. Human Powered Flying, is mostly hyperlinked although it has a contents page.

Although there is no index, Google and Yahoo! (Other seach engines are available) effectively supply an index as this is a way many users find the site.

As always if you have any comments please let me know.


Thursday, November 12th, 2009

As I’m sure you realize this site is written in English. It is written in English English as opposed to American English although Britain represents a minority of visitors. The USA represents about a quarter of visitors and I suspect the majority of other visitors that read English have been taught the American version. My spelling is not that good so I tend to rely on spell checkers that are likely to be American. At some point in the future even the Monarch is likely to be speaking American English.

I don’t know if you realize it but the site also attempts to simplify the use of English so that it is more likely to be translated by the automated translators not to mention I try to make allowances for the intended audience of less technical people so jargon is kept to a minimum. If this is not the case then, as always, let me know.

Back to normal

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

I replaced the power supply in my computer and it is working again! The man in the computer shop said there had been an increased number of computer power supplies failing last week so mine was not the only computer to fail in this way.

Now I have the computer back I can get at all my e-mails and update the web site.


Friday, November 6th, 2009

I have to apologise as the web site will not be updated for any reason for the next few days at least as there has been a death in the family.

I went out for the day on Wednesday and when I came back in the evening I tried to turn on my computer and.. it was dead. It remains dead for some reason and I have yet to find the cause of death.

I initially thought that just the on/off switch had failed and it would be possible to override the switch by shorting out the connections on the motherboard which  had done on a previous computer but this did not work. This is about the limit of my knowledge of fixing computers although The computer has already had the motherboard replaced after I damaged the original one adding some RAM.

I have borrowed my wife’s laptop to write this blog and check e-mail accounts but all the website is on the other computer without a proper backup so that will all have to wait until I have fixed my main computer somehow. Please be patient.