Archive for Thank You

World Wide Web’s Twentieth Anniversary

On April 30, 1993, the World Wide Web was born. Today we just call it “the Web”; while other mistakenly call it “the Internet”. The Internet is just the basic tools or platform for delivering the web’s content. (An earlier post stated August 1991 as the birthday, but that version wasn’t publicly accessible. On April 1993, the page was made public.)

And on April 20, 1993, the very first web page was published. Here’s a screenshot:

CERN's first webpage. April 30, 1993.

To mark the anniversary, CERN has republished that page. Though launched in 1993, it was “built” in 1992. Dan Noyes, CERN’s communications group web manager, says this version is the oldest version they can find, but they are looking for an older version.

Back in 1993, the scientists at CERN took out an advertisement in the German Research Network to make the announcement. The researchers invited people to visit the website and test out features like viewing documents, which can be accessed by following links.

“This will give you the very basic line-mode interface. Don’t be disappointed,” the advertisement read.

Mr. Noyes says the line “don’t be disappointed” is crucial because the team knew they had a revolutionary product that looked “rather ordinary.”

By relaunching the first webpage, CERN’s staff hopes to “revive the original spirit in creating the Web”; that is “to give universal access to enthusiasts, in hopes of creating a fair and equal space in the world.”

Few today know, or remember that the first web browsers allowed you to make edits to a page — directly to websites. This is similar to how Wikipedia and some other sites work today.

Visit the first website at:

You may also be interested reading an earlier post.

Top ReTweets on Twitter, and some Thanks

Here are a few items of interest I saw and retweeted on Twitter today. And I’d like to send out a few thank yous, too.

On a non-tech note…

  • I tapped into twitter chat between Steve Keating CSE (@LeadToday) and @JulieKayJKLD where it was said “I think one of the best ways to show we care is to ask someone how we can help and then actually do it.” That’s a fine sentiment if I ever heard one. To which I added, “The best thing you can do for someone is let them help you.”

And for the Thank Yous:

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Lunchtime with Tony’s Pizza. Have One!

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Where have I been! File under #WTF

I’m ashamed to admit I haven’t posted anything since Thanksgiving. Not one post, until now, for the month of December. told me there’d be days like these. Now I just have to see to it I don’t have (m)any more.

Here’s a big THANK YOU to my readers who stayed with me despite the absence of new material. And another “Thank You” to those who took time from their busy lives to ask me if I was alright. It was much appreciated.

Okay, let’s get back to business!

Oh, yes, more highlights: Skylarking (@robertsaunders) now has over 1,200 followers on Twitter.

Help Me Out. Questions Needed.

rfs-facebookHi, folks. Thanks for popping in to read this post. It’s been nice to offer all these special offers and price discount notices here, but I started this blog to answer reader questions. I’m looking to answer your questions on computers, the Internet, and software. I’ll even take your home entertainment system or digital equipment questions for cameras, camcorders, and music players.

In the past I’ve answered several questions on how you can format and print envelopes and labels in Word, connect your iPod to your home stereo system, how to correct wireless router problems, and, of course, your questions about Twitter.

It’s been a while since I received some good questions, so please help me out, and ask me questions. Send me questions from your friends and family, too. You can use the comments space below, or you can use my contact page. Please be sure to include an email address, so that I can ask you questions in case I need more information to answer your question properly.

I always do my best to answer your questions, and you may be surprised to see how fast I answer them.

Thanks! Have a great day, week, month, year!


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Talk to you all soon. And watch out for a new contest here soon. I’ve got some more ideas.

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Thanks to Neenz

I’d like to send a quick thank you out to L.P. Neenz Faleafine who was my contact at Alltop when I applied to have Skylarking considered as an entry on

From her own web site:

Neenz is the “Chief Evangelist for Alltop and founder of the soon to be launched Pono Media company”.  Neenz is based in Hawai’i where she provides live streaming services and support for Hawai’i Public Radio’s tech show, Bytemarks Cafe.  She is also partnered with Grass Shack Events to provide new media services in Hawai’i.