Website: Walter Gregg

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Walter Gregg's Home Page (Juneau)

Contact Information

You're welcome to phone, email, text, postal mail, or fill out the web form at Walt.Gregg.Juneau.AK.US/x/send-comment/. It's necessary to put this on a separate page to arrange at least minimal protection from businesses, corporations, governments, organizations, phishers, pollsters, scammers, and spammers.

Mar. 20, 2018. Load Floppy Disk Files. You can read 5-1/4 inch floppy disks on aging Intel PCs.

Mar. 24, 2018. "Bans on assault weapons" are "fairly supported by the historical tradition of prohibiting the carrying of 'dangerous and unusual weapons.'" -- Scalia, U.S. Supreme Court Ruling limiting the reach of the 2nd Amendment, quoted in theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/mar/17/second-amendment-nra-corey-brettschneider.

Nov. 2016. diy-install-venetian-blinds. Never do anything yourself.

Mar. 2016. make-lynx-acceptable.

Apr. 2016. make-random-bytes. Or maybe not.

Dec. 2016. os2-access-cd-folders.

Dec. 2016. os2-make-gpg-keys. PGP? What's that? It's not even forward secure.

Oct. 2016. os-2-detect-changed-cd-dvd.

Dec. 2015. pmshell-fix-startup-hang. When you boot to the OS/2 command line first.

Mar. 2016. setup-open-wifi. OpenWiFi? It's WAY safer than letting your virus-infested visitors join your private network.

Dec. 2015. make-htaccess-redirect. Huh?

Other Collections

Gregg.Juneau.AK.US - Was Dad's website.

Pinboard.in/u:WaltMG - I'd forgotten. Public bookmarks can avoid reliance on browser and search engine synch and works from everywhere without signing in. Should I use this again?

W-Gregg.Juneau.AK.US/oldindex - My old website, preserved because it was there and I didn't want to break links. I was thinking of doing something with it before I move to a Pioneers Home. That's looking less likely, isn't it?

Author Blurb

I live in Juneau near my sisters and have six nieces and nephews, many of whom have their own children. And no, I will not send you money to get them out of jail. I enjoy family gatherings, within reason; walking; shortwave listening (I hold a general class amateur radio license), music, reading, playing piano, and tinkering with computer and website coding. I have done elementary programming in Fortran (IBM 360); BASIC (MBASIC-CP/M; QBASIC-OS/2; GWBASIC-Win); IBM Rexx (most platforms); and have, when unavoidable, dabbled with JavaScript.

JavaScript now infects nearly every page on the web. It's why ads flash and videos play even when you expressly asked them not to. NoScript, an add-on for the Firefox browser, is the best invention since sliced bread. NoScript.net. Don't browse the web without it.

Work? To the lunatic type A's: I am not a goal driven organism, thank you very much. What's more, my work is done. It ranged from book store clerk to installing mountaintop repeaters to networking Data Generals with a Univac computer before the dawn of the internet to being a bookkeeper and legal assistant. It also included being a primary caregiver for my father and his second wife, both of whom had long lives but died from dementia. My lifetime hunting and fishing license has now been obtained. Goals? Goals are for people who have nothing better to do with their lives than sitting in their mahogany foxholes filling out performance reviews. We do the work God assigns. Goals, like pride, are practically evil. Here ends the lesson of the day. There was going to be a point to that. I'll have to get back to you on it.