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#1 jedimatt42 OFFLINE  


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Posted Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:34 AM

Is there a known backlog of issues for the usability of the primary file site?

I have pretty bad luck understanding what I am looking at when browsing around...

For instance: Geneve/9640news/CAT10

In that folder most of the files are named ___.ARK.
Most of the files are not Archiver ARK files, but just single xmodem/TIFILES.

I'm not trying to complain, or ask anyone to fix a bunch of stuff few care about..

What I would like to see is guide to using the site and a list of gotchas - in one place.

Another one I remember... Tons of floppy images under a folder called 'videos' - nothing to do with videos

Anything others know about?


#2 Lee Stewart OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:05 AM

It would be nice if the file, sitelist.txt (in the root directory), got updated on a regular basis—monthly, perhaps.  Right now, it gets updated only upon request.  It is currently 17 months out of date.



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Posted Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:18 AM

Yes, the nomenclature on TIFILES and ARK got heavily mixed up in the earlier times, maybe because TIFILES packaging only appeared for transfer, and the format delivered by the Archiver was similar to this format.

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Posted Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:00 AM

I can request it be updated (sitelist) so will do that.. I also have access to the site to fix issues so if you guys want to log them I'll get them fixed "sometime"

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Posted Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:58 PM

The files under the 9640News directory with the CATxx subfolders originated from GEnie back in the day.  The original CD I distributed with that CD had a FILES.BBS file for each folder with a file description of the contents of that folder from the original 9640News BBS I had up during the 90's.


At one point in time, Don and I had a mysql database that had the source path, filename, and any file description that may have existed so one could do a search and download from a web interface a bit easier than what is there now.  I think that has been long discarded in the past 10-15 years.  I know there were quite a few things I had also uploaded to Whtech for preservation purposes that look like it disappeared.


Anyways, when I go to look for something "old", I use the sitelist.txt file and do a search for a word or partial word/string to try and find what I am seeking.


It is, what it is.  


Now, I am pretty sure, the CYC with Cadd99 has a complete file breakdown of at least the contents of the 9640News CD I distributed that I gave Mike permission to distribute with Cadd99.  If you were looking for a specific file from before 1997, that is probably the only complete resource I know for those files.



#6 jedimatt42 OFFLINE  


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Posted Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:56 PM

Yep, I spend hours looking at the site list files.

Can't tell from file names, what a thing is. Unless you already know of the existence of the thing, and what cute name it had.

I guess that is what the micropendium stack is for...


#7 blackbox OFFLINE  


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Posted Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:54 AM

I have a search box for the whtech site on my TI search page at:

Searching on 9640 News gives me results starting with the following which in the search are of course links to the named content... one line per result....
Index of /Geneve/9640 News disks v1-3/pc99 disks - Description.
Index of /Geneve - Description
Index of /Geneve/9640 News disks v1-3/v9t9 disks - Description
FIX LIST V1.21 NOTE: Before using MDOS 1.21 with any Horizon ...
Filename Type Size Diskname PC Filename . (list of files from TonyZ)

also links to newsletters mentioning 9640 News - in pdf format.


There is a 1987 Profile of Beery on whtech to look for....





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