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    Re: George Huxtable
    From: Fred Hebard
    Date: 2012 Jan 2, 14:24 -0500

    This is to just chime in that I had great respect for George Huxtable.  He was 
    patient, but not too patient, with new comers, and respected by all the pros. 
     And he had a great heart and kind disposition.
    
    God speed George.
    
    Fred Hebard
    
    On Dec 30, 2011, at 9:07 AM, Andres Ruiz wrote:
    
    > All of us have lost a friend in Navlist
    > 
    > -- 
    > Andr�s Ruiz
    > Navigational Algorithms
    > http://sites.google.com/site/navigationalalgorithms/ 
    > 
    > 
    > 2011/12/30 clive 
    > 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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