Some time ago, I received the criticism (quite well deserved, actually) that is was difficult to tell just what on my web page had been newly posted.  (This thing is getting *HUGE*!) So, I started thinking about an "updates section." -Well, here it is! :)

10/16/04 Saturday

      I was finally able to post my page about Chena Hot Springs.

11/9/04 Tuesday

      Ever wonder what a grad student party is like? Well, wonder no more.  :)

11/28/04 Sunday

      Updated the grad student party link.

12/02/04 Thursday (barely)

      Updated Rosie's picture gallery.  :)

2/5/05 Saturday

      Fixed the link to Janis's page.

2/12/05 Saturday

      I was able to *FINALLY* post the link to the Forest Fire Season of 2004.

2/26/05 Saturday

      I was able to post a link with some very funny "Alaska pics." WARNING! STRONG language and "thematic elements."

3/3/05 Thursday

      I was able to fix the "permissions problem" with Rosie's Picture Gallery.  I loves Rosie.  :) :)

4/10/05 Sunday (Web page "work" is not actual work.  :)

      I was--FINALLY--able to post Alaska IV.  For some reason, it took an almost surrealistically long time to finish that link. . . .

4/24/05 Sunday

      Update(s) to Rosie's picture gallery---namely, Comfy dreams, GORGEOUS profile, Guarding the sleeping Daddy, Happy Doggie!, Helping with the new bathroom :),

How DARE you suggest I work at Taco Hell?

, I think I'll take a break---right here. . . ., One from Laura: Is my head too big? :), PLEASE can I go OUT?, RHINO--dolphin--DOG--fish. . . ., She loves her dad-dy III, and Valentine's Day--2005.  :)

      I was also able to post this updates page.  I am really curious---just what happens when one links a page to . . . itself.  :)

      Hmm. -That was boring.  :)

5/23/05 Monday

      Added a banner to Rosie's page.  :)

6/20/05 Monday

      I was !!**FINALLY**!! (after almost a year (!!!!) :P :P :P :P ) able to post my link about the 2004 Red Green River Regatta.  :)

6/21/05 Tuesday

      I finally able to post my page about the 2004 AGU Conference in San Francisco.  Please note that this is a very politically correct link.  ;)

6/30/05 Thursday

      Updated Rosie's picture gallery.  :) I was able to add several pics, namely: Does my head look too boxy?, Helping with the new bathroom, Look what Rosie did [to the can], Mmmph. III, Playing with her buddy Chulo, Rosie is very good with kids, Rosie under the swing, Rosie with kid-dude, She's a-door-able, So close and yet so far, Strange behavior, and Stange behavior explained.  I was also able to put Rosie.gif in the correct alphabetical order.  And I was able to fix the weird "problem" with the color of the punctuation, etc.--when one returned from a linked picture that that page.

      I was also able to add a LARGISH (over 1 MByte) animation to the RHINO!! link---and generally clean up the colors, etc.  :)

7/28/05 Thursday

      I was able to update my "Alaska IV" link.  What actually happened, was that I accidentally put the latter pictures for that page in my "Alaska V" development folder, and--as the pictures were named hexdecimally by date, and listed in folder alphanumerically--the error wasn't discovered for some time. . . .  (If that made sense, you've probably spent too much time working on computers, 'n stuff.  :) )

8/12/05 Friday

      I was finally able to finish and post the link of when I took care of "Bubbles" in the summer of 2005.  :) This has got to be one of the most *HYSTERICAL* links I have ever done---rivaling, perhaps, even "The Wildebeest Incident." (!!) :) :) :) :)

8/22/05 Monday

      I posted the various raves I got about the above page.  :)

8/31/05 Wed-nes-day :)

      I updated one of the restricted links---http://www.fifedrum.org/rhinohug/restricted/restricted2.html.  If you don't have the password, there may well be a very good reason for that---the username is "beerfarts." :)

9/22/05 Thursday

      Perhaps the most tedious link I have ever made--yet interesting nonetheless--check out MULTITUDES. . . .  :)

10/31/05 Monday---Halloween :) :)

      I was able to update Rosie's picture gallery, specifically: A little bit of heaven (found under the Parsons' porch :) ), But what about what I want? ( :) ), Dog Descending a Staircase, Expecting a treat, HEY! -Where's the picnic basket, Just waiting for the kitty to come down III, Rosie in the hippie hut, Rosie meets FUTURE DOG (He had flashing lights on his collar.  (!)), Rosie with an insect sting, The Dogfather, The Dogfather II (I'm gonna' make you an offer you can't refuse.  :) )---and, perhaps against my better judgment, an alteration (submitted by Laura) of Comfy dreams. . . .  Also, I have taken to adding the dates that the pictures were taken.  If you have any feelings (one way of another) about me doing this, please email me about it, 'n stuff.  :)

12/30/05 Friday

      I was able to add a link about the remarkably cerebral play "RHINOCEROS" (by Eugéne Ionesco) to the rhino page.  :) :)

1/12/06 Thursday

      Althought the gallery(ies) had(have) been up and functional for some time, I was *FINALLY* able to get both the aurora picture gallery and Photography of the Far North linked to the main page.  :)

2/20/06 Monday

      I was *FINALLY* able to get my "notes on auroral photography" page up.

2/23/06 Thursday

      I was able to update Rosie's picture gallery.  I was able to add the following pics: A taste of winter; A taste of winter II; A taste of winter III; I think I'll shelve this---right here. . . .  :) ; Rosie on the coffe table :) :) ; Strong enough to kick in the front of the chinchilla pen; What's this, and where's the sushi; INDESCRIBABLY cute ( :) :) ) Valentine's Day--2006; (A little . . . grisly :P :P ) Yep. -She's a carnivore I; and (Also a little . . . grisly :P :P ) Yep. -She's a carnivore II.

3/7/06 Tuesday

      I was able to update the aurora picture gallery, and change the icky color scheme on "notes on auroral photography."

8/3/06 Thursday

      Between the last entry above and today the only thing I have been able to accomplish web page-wise was adding a few pictures to Rosie's picture gallery (not mentioned in this updates page).  I think I am going to call this lapse, something like, "The Great Desert."  -Serves me right---for pursuing a PhD. . . .  Today, I was able to add a link that I find positively ASTOUNDING: http://www.fifedrum.org/rhinohug/ASTOUNDING.html.

8/7/06 Monday

      There was a *FANTASTIC* (and most unexpected) auroral display this morning.  This has to be the earliest visible aurora of the season EVER.  :) As the first gallery was gettin' kind'a' full, I added the Second Aurora Picture Gallery.  :) :) And complimentarily to this, I was able to add the second "notes on auroral photography."

8/14/06 Monday

      I was able to post my Ohio link.  -One of these pictures has to hold the all-time record---for waiting to get posted on one of my links. . . .

      I also managed to update the Unexplained photography link. . . .

9/23/06 Saturday

      An incredibly sad Puffy link. :( :( :( :(

9/25/06 Monday

      I was able to post the link about my winning "Zangband 2.7.3": Alia.  I also created the "various obscure (and perhaps arcane :) ) accomplishments directory.  I moved my HA!! link to this directory.

10/4/06 Wednesday

      I was able to update the most touching sad Puffy link.  :( :( :( :(

10/14/06 Saturday

      I was able to update the more pics 4 link.  :)

10/15/06 Saturday (barely)

      I was FINALLY!! able to get my 2005 "Red Green River Regatta" page posted.  Please note that we WON.  (!!!!)---Grand Champion.  :) :) :) :)

10/24/06 Tuesday

      I was able to update Rosie's picture gallery.  I was able to add the following pics: Rosie looking harmless II, Rosie looking harmless III, MEMERIZED by 4 chinchillas in a cage, MEMERIZED by 4 chinchillas in a cage II, Rosie---with a background of late-June snow, Rosie with her Dad-dy on the tundra, Rosie with Yuko, Surveying her domain II, and Look what Rosie did to the can II.  :)

10/30/06 Monday

      I was able to update the Second Aurora Picture Gallery---and my notes on auroral photography II.  Hardly worth mentioning--I added the "II" in notes on auroral photography II---in the index file.  :)

11/1/06 Wed-nes-day :)

      Some awesome photography I can take so credit for whatsoever.  ;) I was able to add the Two Tigers in Snow link.  As this is linked from the travels link, I ended up updating that as well.  :)

11/27/06 Monday

      I was able to update notes on auroral photography II.  :)

12/4/06 Monday

      I was able to update the Second Aurora Picture Gallery and notes on auroral photography II.  Please note that one of these pics (from the ones taken 11/30/06 Thursday) is actively being considered for an Astronomy Picture of the Day.  (!!!!)

1/11/07 Thursday

      I was able to update Rosie's picture gallery---namely, I was able to add [A] Snow-Covered Ro-Sie.  :) :) I was also able to update notes on auroral photography II.

1/23/07 Tuesday

      I was *FINALLY* able to post/finish my "notes on auroral photography." At this point, all of my "aurora photography stuff" is up to date---let's try and keep it that way, eh?  :)

1/29/07 Monday

      I was able to update Rosie's picture gallery---namely, I was able to add Just_a_head.  :)

2/19/07 Monday

      I was able to add the link How to Forgive.

3/13/07 Tuesday

      I was able to update Rosie's picture gallery---namely, I was able to add Daddy got me a new fluffy II, WHAT could be cuter than THIS, and WHAT could be cuter than THIS II.  :)

4/3/07 Tuesday

      I was able to update Rosie's picture gallery---namely, I was able to add Lurking for a chicken heart, and "Sometimes, Rosie has a Tough Life." :)

4/12/07 Thursday

      I was able to update Rosie's picture gallery---namely, I was able to add Happy Easter 2007.  :)

4/19/07 Thurdsay

      I was able to add a link about how I won [zangband] with a SPECTRE.  (!!) :) :)

4/28/07 Saturday

      I was able to add a movie to Rosie's page.  :) :) :) :) -Be sure and turn on the sound if ya' got it.  :) :) I was also about to "embed" a movie from "photobucket" on her page.  :) :)

6/4/07 Monday

      I was *FINALLY* able to update the "accomplishments page"---namely, I was able to add a link about breaching the "Programmer's Room II", and one about beating "Pitfall!" (!!!!) :) :) (Oh, of note, the "Wikipededia link" on the "Programmer's Room II" page has some *REALLY* cool links on Warren Robinett (near the end).  :) :) (!!))

      I had been wondering for years--whether it was true that Atari didn't know about the "Programmer's Room" . . . until the game had shipped.  Only today, do I learn that it was/is entirely true.  :) :) :) :)

8/11/07 Saturday

      I had my camera, this time!!  :) :) I was able to photograph, and post [pictures of], PMC's (polar mespheric clouds)---also know as "noctilucent clouds." :) :) :) :)

8/20/07 Monday

      I was *FINALLY* able to post a link on "Dirt Biking on Murphy Dome." I believe that this site is a humdinger---and I've made few.  :) ;)

8/22/07 Wed-nes-day :)

      I was able to add a third Aurora Picture Gallery.  Similarly to before, there are some "notes on auroral photography III." :) These pics rule.  :)

8/28/07 Tuesday

      I was able to post pics of a lunar eclipse---the same day it that happened, 'n stuff!  :) ([It was] Quick and dirty html, indeed.  ~:) )

8/28/07 Tuesday

      I was also able to update my Third Aurora Picture Gallery---as well as "notes on auroral photography III." :) -Waiting for the aforementioned lunar eclipse, an absolutely beautiful auroral display broke out.  :)

10/3/07 Wed-nes-day :) :)

      I was *FINALLY* able to get both my Second Aurora Picture Gallery and my second "notes on auroral photography" updated.  It only took--what?--like SEVEN MONTHS??!!!!  :P :P :P :P



Graduate school *SUCKS*.  :P :P :P :P



10/10/07 Wed-nes-day :) :)

      I was *FINALLY* able to find the time to fix my "restricted link." This was broken--as an "artifact" (for lack of a better thing to call it)--of the server being swapped over.  Please note that that was something like 3 YEARS AGO!!  (!!) -Oddly enough, no one has complained. . . .

      I won't tell you what the password is (those of you who truly know me should be more than able to guess :) ), but the user name is "beerfarts"--one word, all lower-case. :) -Enjoy!  :) :)

1/7/08 Monday to 1/18/08 Friday

      For only the second time that I can remember, the site had a problem.  All updates on this page prior to 4/3/07 (Tuesday), were lost.

      Fortunately, I keep VERY good records, and was able to restore everything.  (Except, however, if anyone signed up for the aurora alert list, during that time.  That has to be done over, 'n stuff.  :P :( ) It was a LOT easier the second time around.  :) Actually, pretty much everything was caught up in the first week---the only thing I fixed in the second [week] was the "restricted link," and that was, like, on Friday, 'n stuff.  :)

1/22/08 Tuesday

      I was able to update the third aurora picture gallery--along with the third "notes on auroral photography."

3/3/08 Monday :) :)

      I was able to update the third aurora picture gallery--along with the third "notes on auroral photography."  For perhaps the first time ever, I am completely "caught up" with my aurora galleries---let's try and keep it that way, eh?  :) :) ;) ;)

3/15/08 Saturday :) :)

      I was able to update the third aurora picture gallery---as well as the third "notes on auroral photography."  For reasons unfathomable to me, this was--perchance--the most TEDIOUS (both in terms of writing the "English" (which never seemed quite right (. . .)) and cutting the html) link/update I have EVER performed, 'n stuff.  (??) -Enjoy it, though; it's a gem.  :) :)

4/17/08 Thursday

      "EVERYBODY DANCE, NOW!"  :) :) I was *FINALLY* able to post my "Alaska V link."  (!!!!) Please note that this link is dedicated to a one DOCTOR Kim Nielsen.  He RuLz!!  :) :)

      I do believe that this is the largest, most involved link I have ever posted.  Stephen King made a comment to the effect of [about "Wizard and Glass], "It is a mammoth work---and I lost sight, somewhere in the middle, of whether it was a good book or not."  -Now, most certainly NOT to liken my work to Stephen King's (!!!!), I feel pretty much the same [way] about this one, 'n stuff.  It's *HUGE*---and I honestly don't know--really--whether it is any good, 'n stuff.  :) ;) -Well, enjoy!  :) :)

4/21/08 Monday

      I was able to update my "Alaska Range photo gallery."  (It really needed it.  :P ;) ) It was easy.  :) :)

4/29/08 Tuesday (Joey - Dude's birthday :) :) )

      I was able to update my "aurora III picture gallery"---and the corresponding notes on auroral photography (III).  :) I also realized---that I had never posted my Alaska V link on my "Travels" link.  I like, fixed that, 'n stuff.  :)

5/27/08 Tuesday

      I was FINALLY able to get my "2007 Whirlwind Mine Fire Tour" link posted.  :) :) -Dudes and dudettes, this is probably one of the coolest mine fire links ever.  :) :)

5/29/08 Thursday

      I was *FINALLY* able to post Rosie Art.  :) :) :) :) These were sent to me over a period of years by a one Laura Stripp---and it took me years to post them!  :O :) :O :)

6/18/08 Wednesday

      DEEP in "thesis coma" ( :P :P :P :P ), I was still able to do a little updating of Rosie Art.  :) :) Click on "birth of baby bubbles" at yer' own risk.  It's kinda' . . . BLASPHEMOUS. . . .

      :( :( :( :(

9/10/08 Wednesday

      I was--*FINALLY*--able to finish my COSPAR 2008 link.  This is really nice link.  :) :) -It has pictures of lots of VERY interesting sites/things in Quebec [Province].  :) :)

9/12/08 Friday

      I was able to join all the "scientific meeting links" onto one link: scientific conferences.  :) I think I'll probably be doing more stuff like this in the future---to, like, save space [on the main page], 'n stuff.  :)

10/6/08 Monday

      I was *FINALLY* able to add my one link to the Red Green Regattas.  :) :) It just blows my mind---that it took me over 3 years, to add a direct link to the 2005 Red Green Regatta.  (!!!!)

10/21/08 Tuesday

      I was FINALLY able to post my bush-bashing page.  (I've been told more than once that I should've posted it much sooner.  (. . .)) -Enjoy!  :) :) Warning: Mild language, and this page goes . . . comfortably beyond "political satire."

      :O

      ;)

11/3/08 Monday

      I was able to update my "Light Pillars Gallery."  I also performed a (much overdue) update of my Inversions Gallery.  I was also able to add my Fourth Aurora Picture Gallery. and the "notes on auroral photography IV."

      Busy day.

12/9/08 Tuesday

      I was *FINALLY* able to win zangband 2.7.5pre.  I don't know if anyone else has ever won 2.7.5pre; if they have, I haven't heard about it.

2/11/09 Wed-nes-day :) :)

      I was able to add my link on Box Huckleberry Mania.


      This may well be the coolest link I have ever posted.


3/11/09 Wed-nes-day ( :) :) )

      I managed a small update to the "Snow" link.  I consider the link now "fully finished."  :)

4/7/10 Wed-nes-day ( :) :) )

      I'm supposed to be working on my thesis---however, I wanted to DO something with some form of actual "closure."  So, I decided to do some aurora linkin'.

      :) :)

      Check out my Aurora Picture Gallery V, notes on auroral photography V, and auroral anecdotes V.

      :) :)

The Aurora *RuLz*!!

3/10/11 Thursday

      Something to make you chuckle: SPC_Schwarz.html. ( :) ;) ) (Please note that this link is (at least) "PG-13," 'n stuff—due to language, and what we'll politely call "thematic elements," 'n stuff.  :) ;) ) -Enjoy!!  :) ;)

3/14/11 Monday

      I FINALLY was able to add my entire (to date) my Sixth Aurora Gallery, Notes on Auroral Photography VI (which is not all that different from Notes on Auoral Photography V ( :) ;) )), and Auroral Anecdotes VI.  -Enjoy!!

      :) ;)

8/3/11 Wed-nes-day :) :)

      I was able to update the accomplishments page with two winds of Nethack 3.4.3: wizard and valkyrie.  :) :)

      Was able to create my EXTREME weather link ( :) :) )—and add the entries from 6.13.11 and 7.1.11.  (!!!!)

      I somehow managed to lose the date on this [update] (which is VERY unlike me. . . .).  A positively AMAZING noctilucent [polar mesopheric] cloud display.  Please note that one of these picture was nominated for Astronomy Picture of the Day.  (!!!!)

      Along the same lines, I performed an update to my PMC Album. . . .

10/5/11 Wed-nes-day :) :)

      I was asked to make the following changes:

There's so much more to write. But I suffer pretty much troubles with my schedul
ing. One more wish I would have. On your website: http://www.fifedrum.org/rhinoh
ug/notes_on_auroral_photography_III.html
You mention me as "German PostDoc". That is very neutral and very polite. I woul
d appreciate if you could refer to me a "fellow/friend with German roots". I car
ry a German passport and I am born as a German. I don't feel anymore German.

      So, I did.

      :) :)

10/5/11 Wed-nes-day :) :)

      I got clearance to link the page, so—please enjoy my local, Web Wolf shrine.

      :) :) :) :)

10/6/11 Thursday

      I was able to add my Seventh Aurora Picture Gallery—as well as Notes on Auroral Photography VII (pretty much no change from last season :P ;) ) and Auroral Anecdotes VII.

      :) :)

10/6/11 Thursday

      I was able to post a win of an archeologist to my accomplishments link.  Note: For players of nethack, this is a really cool–and FUNNY (!!)–link.

      :) ;)

3/7/12 Wed-nes-day :)

      My PhD Defence, 'n stuff.

5/6/12 Sunday

      A bit of an . . . odd link for my Page: Pro Bass Shops

8/9/12 Thursday

      I was able to post both my highest scoring nethack character of all time: priestess_II—and some nethack humor.  :) ;) (Warning: Mild Language. . . .)

8/13/12 Monday

      NOT for the kids—Gerbil Man.

8/29/12 Wed-nes-day :) :)

      A(nother :p ;) ) with of Zangband 2.7.5pre: Leggy Guano

9/17/12 Monday

      My very first knight ascension.

10/5/12 Friday

      I was able New England [Photo] Study.

      :) :)

to add the first installment of my New England [Photo] Study.  This was an attempt, at letting one know what it is actually like, to be in New England, during the autumn. . . .

10/6/12 Saturday

      I managed to lose the date [of just when this happened, 'n stuff], when I moved the file, 'n stuff.  –But here is my very first Cave(wo)man Ascension.

      :) :)

11/23/12 Friday

      I was able to up my New England [Photo] Study.

      It's finished now.

      :) :)

7/18/13 Thursday

      I performed an update to the RHINO page.

      :) :) :) :)

11/7/13 Thursday

      Added a REALLY cool link: Scurvy Grass.

1/22/14 Wed-nes-day :) :)

      She had been up as an "orphan"—since something like 1/8/14; feedeback was positive—so I linked her: Phase IV.  This also entailed the posting of my 'Web tribute to kickin' movies, 'n stuff: Mike's Movies

      Also worth noting, is that I have (slightly) changed my policy about updates to this page.  –If I just do something minor (like finding some error in spelling/punctuation, fixing a broken or malfunctioning link, or some such)—I don't log that in the updates link anymore.  –It was just extra work, 'n stuff.

      Party on, Dudes and Dudettes!!

–John - Dude                

1/23/14 Thrusday

      Mozart morning—this entailed (FINALLY) posting the directory Why I LOVE the Internet.

      :) :)

4/9/14 Wed-nes-day :) :)

      I was able to post a (seriously) heartwarming link: Child World.

      Was also able to perform a (significant) update of my Phase IV link.

8/30/14 Saturday

      It took me an age—but I was *FINALLY* able to finish my MADNESS! —Driving the Alaska Highway in Winter link.  I was also able to add my Riverside, Iowa—The Future Birthplace of Captain Kirk! link.

      :) :) :) :)

9/9/14 Tuesday

      I was able to post my link on Zardoz.

      :) :) ;) ;)

10/28/14 Tuesday

      I was able to post a link on a VERY powerful movie The Reflecting Skin.

10/30/14 Thursday

      A quickie link about a noteworthy Indie: Ink.

2/2/15 Monday

      I was able to post my link on The Blizzard of 2015.

3/4/15 Wed-nes-day :) :)

      I was *FINALLY* able to add my link about the bit on stackoverflow—perhaps THE funniest "geek link," I have ever encountered. . . .

       :) ;)

5/13/15 Wed-nes-day :) :)

      I do believe it took me over a DECADE (!!)—but I *finally* fixe my Unusual Signs link.

       :) :)

6/16/15 Tuesday

      I was *FINALLY* able to post/finish my Barton Fink link.

      :) :)

3/5/16 Saturday

      Managed to perform an update to my links page, 'n stuff.  –Don't become a scientist!

9/5/16 Tuesday

      I was FINALLY able to update my The Blizzard of 2015 page.

11/26/16 Saturday

      June 14th 2016 was a REMARKABLE DAY.

12/13/16 Tuesday

      I was FINALLY able to post my Cheer Bar link.

       :) ;)

12/13/16 Tuesday

      And I was finally and to finish and post my Japan II link.  View at your own risk.

1/22/17 Sunday

      Started a link about my 2010 Subaru Impreza—which I couldn't be more happy with.

       :) :)

1/30/17 Monday

      I was able to add my Twilight of Industry link.

2/8/17 Wed-nes-day :) :)

      Fixed an enduring problem with the Webmaster's obsession with "hotlinks"—on my Barton Fink page.  (The link to the spoiler "art" now works, 'n stuff.)  SEE the movie, before one clicks on the spoiler.  (!!!!)

3/27/17 Monday

      I was able to add my New Hamster 2017 link—still under construction. . . .

(very early on) 4/3/17 Monday

      I was FINALLY able to finish, and post my link—on the Top 10 Movies of ALL Time.  I consider this, perhaps, my finest link.

5/21/17 Sunday

      Suffering from brutal insomnia, I was able to perform a hefty revision to my The Reflecting Skin link.