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net.goth desk, Whitby Gothic Weekend II - 1st November 1997

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At the second Whitby Gothic Weekend (31 Oct - 2 Nov 1997), several people from the uk.people.gothic mailing list arranged a technical helpdesk stall at the Bizarre Bazaar (Saturday 1 Nov). The purpose was to encourage offline goths to come online and strengthen the net.goth community. With broadband, GPRS and WiFi not yet hitting the mainstream, and a temporary ISDN connection too expensive (although it was considered), the solution was to create an offline static repository of some representative websites and a couple of text files. These were loaded onto laptops which had been loaned for the day.

Photos of people at the event:

Pat Hawkes-Reed at the top of the picture,
Roy and James Savage (CountB) at the bottom.

Pippa Tarry

John Hawkes-Reed top centre,
James at the bottom the picture.

Lisa Dis.Order and myself

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Top James "CountB" Savage, December 2006

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James Savage BSc. (Hons), aka Count Bryce or CountB, was the joint author of the Usenet uk.people.gothic FAQ, and well-liked website administrator during the early days of the web. He suffered from Spinal Muscular Atrophy and his stretcher-wheelchair was a familiar sight at goth gigs in the south west of England from the mid 1990s through to the mid 2000s. Sadly he died of breathing complications in December 2006. This archive is his website, (previously ), exactly as it existed in December 2006. Note that the broken images are "as is" at that point in time.

Top - 1998-2008

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Nam-Vets was a mailing list for a group of friends from Cheltenham (Cheltenham-Veterans), who had met through Cheltenham & Gloucester College of Higher Education and through the Heaven & Hell indie / goth / industrial music night at Gas Nightclub. Nam-Vets ran from the 12th of March 1998 until the 5th of June 2008. The website contained a gallery of members, a social diary and some news feeds (screen-scraped using CGI, as RSS hadn't been invented). An archive of all posts is available as a password-protected .zip file (email ).

Top - 2004-2010

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(note that included .php files are actually plain .html files)

In particular, you may be looking for my Throttled WiFi Hotspot and PPTP VPN Howto which you can read in full, without downloading the archive .zip file.

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