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    Re: Admin: text-only messages, annual indexes, author-specific indexes, and more
    From: Robert Eno
    Date: 2011 Dec 30, 09:43 -0500

    Sad news indeed. George was a real gentleman. I had many side-bar
    conversations with him over the years. He was very knowledgeable and an
    interesting man to talk to.
    
    RIP George.
    
    Robert
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "clive" 
    To: 
    Cc: 
    Sent: Friday, December 30, 2011 8:45 AM
    Subject: [NavList] Re: Admin: text-only messages, annual indexes,
    author-specific indexes, and more
    
    
    > Frank;
    > It is with great sadnest that I  should tell everyone on the list that
    > George Huxtable will be unable to respond to all his friends on the nav
    > list anymore.George died on early in December from a protracted illness.
    > He had had a re-accurrance of Cancer earlier in the year that eventually
    > was untreatable and he died at home at Southmoor, Abingdon near Oxford. He
    > was buried there just before Christmas .His wife Joan will still be living
    > at their house but as yet will not be replying to emails.
    > I am and have been a reader of Navlist for many years and any messages for
    > her I will gladly pass on. I can be contacted at
    > 
    >
    > George was born just before the start of the 1939-45 war in Liverpool and
    > we both shared experience of  the Blitz years there. many years later he
    > became a Physicist and worked at Harwell Atomic Research Labs were I met
    > him through a shared interest in sailing. He had developed a passionate
    > interest in navigation and was to became a Fellow of the Royal Institute
    > of Navigation.
    >  His particular interest was in CN, in the practise of Lunars and a great
    > deal of his activity on the list was in this field. Many of you will have
    > shared this interest and will greatly miss his expert corespondance. I am
    > very pleased to be reminded by Frank that his words will live on through
    > the benefit of the list archives.
    >
    > Yours with regret
    > Clive.
    >
    >
    > On 30/12/2011 07:24, Frank Reed wrote:
    >>
    >> There are a couple of people over the years who have requested an option
    >> for plain text delivery of NavList messages. These are now available.
    >> Attachments are listed as links. If any of you would prefer this option,
    >> let me know and I will set it up for you.
    >>
    >> I've added new indexes of full years of NavList messages. You can find
    >> those in the archives section of the message board web site here:
    >> http://fer3.com/arc. The new indexes also permit subject and author
    >> searching though for now this requires a little editing of the URL. For
    >> example, out of the nearly 33,000 messages available, if you would like
    >> to see all 2,683 messages posted by George Huxtable, you would go this
    >> web address (URL):
    >> http://www.fer3.com/arc/sort2.aspx?y=199401&y2=202001&author=huxtable
    >> Or to see all 1,805 messages from Gary L, you would go here:
    >> http://www.fer3.com/arc/sort2.aspx?y=199401&y2=202001&author=lapook
    >> Or to see all 2,973 messages from me, you would go here:
    >> http://www.fer3.com/arc/sort2.aspx?y=199401&y2=202001&author=frank%20reed
    >>
    >> Sorting of messages is now by UT, which should help a bit. Messages are
    >> listed individually and in the indexes by the author's name even over the
    >> course of various email address changes that many of us have had over the
    >> years. Oh and names with diacritics (umlauts and such) display properly,
    >> too. URLs for messages are now "friendlier". This should help with search
    >> engine rankings. As an example, here's a message from George Huxtable
    >> from the year 2000:
    >> http://fer3.com/arc/m2.aspx/Blish-prism-sextant-Huxtable-jul-2000-w2818
    >> You'll notice that it includes keywords from the subject, the author's
    >> name or some portion thereof, and the month and year of the message. This
    >> makes links more self-explanatory. The older method using plain numerical
    >> indexes still works, of course. The new URLs are automatically generated
    >> as messages come in.
    >>
    >> Let me know if you post any bugs or other issues.
    >>
    >> -FER
    >>
    >>
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