I know visitors to Cinerdistan have been experiencing problems for many months now, and I owe you an explanation.
First, Microsoft discontinued the programme (Front Page) I used to build Cinerdistan. This was not in itself an immediate
problem, nor was their decision to discontinue support for XP, the latest computer operating system in which I could
get Front Page to operate successfully. The final straw, however, was the fact that the software used by the Hosting
Company (whose computers Cinerdistan ran on) was updated, and no one saw any need to continue to support Front Page,
which needed special software facilities. The result was broken links all over the place, particularly affecting pictures.
I had been aware of this approaching problem, but struggled to find any solution or helpful advice. I did try setting up an
alternative using the dot com version of the Cinerdistan address, but that didn't work. I finally found someone who felt
Cinerdistan could be transferred to an entirely different software package, Joomla!.
Inevitably, because of the special features of Front Page, the transfer was only partially successful, with many broken links
remaining. I then had to get to grips with the new software (this is not my forte by any means, I have to say!), and begin
the massive task of trying to replace all the missing pictures and links, working in a test environment. This was the point at
which I was suddenly hospitalised, comatose, with kidney and lung infections plus two nice kidney stones, which still have
to be sorted. The priority was pouring intravenous antibiotics into me in an effort to stop the infections causing the release
of my vast projector collection onto an unsuspecting cine market.
It took a surprisingly and frustratingly long time to recover, but I was finally able to resume my labours to update
Cinerdistan. I have come to realise that if I wait until it's all fixed before going live with the new website, it may never
happen. I also actually miss the opportunity to add my latest (sometimes mis)adventures with cine on a current basis.
I have decided therefore to go live with the site in it's present state while I continue to work on it - at least you will be able
to see the problems I face. The new site will probably use both the .com and .co.uk versions of the address; you will see
various differences, mostly the linking of some groups of pictures. There are already a couple of new items - try searching
for precisvox or Eumig PIII. My apologies for all this: -
Normal Service Will Be Resumed
As Soon As Possible
I thought I had outsmarted myself with this business of splitting this page into separate sections so there is a
quicker response, 'cos I numbered the pages wrong, going from 1 (the present) to 5 ( the dim and distant past).
So I had this wizard wheeze; why not re-set the clock to zero and then go +1, +2 etc. I have now
to the current page, follow the latest link below.