Saturday, September 06, 2003

OH dear

a black eyed neutered sheep WETHER WEATHER

or a goat ?

Allen Boer Goats Home Page:

"There will be approximately 75 March-June wethers. Lots of color, reds, blacks, paints, and traditional. They will be banded, disbudded and vaccinated. Wether buyers should come in time for the breeding stock part of the sale as the nursing wethers will be selling with their dams. "

RootsWeb Message Boards - Message [ Wrenford ]

to see if
at org.apache.jasper.servlet.JspServletWrapper.service(

is cured

RootsWeb Message Boards - Message [ Wrenford ]
did the blog work ?

forbidden tag < h t m l >
The wether got so dark that I had to put the light on to see the keyboard

then a peal of thunder so switched the machine off because I am frightened of it getting ruined by a magnetic impulse for a nearby lightning strike.

Happened to some country friends of mine in USA . . . .

I was pretty tired having gone to bed at 400 am after hunting WRENFORD which is a very rare surname having died out in the UK and surving only in Australia where the black sheep of an ancient family of clergymen
begat sons who begat more sons. In fact only one daughter per generation I have been told.

My connection is though Herbert St. John Edmondson Wrenford

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He was artistic enough to compose music and words to a song so I wonder what he really was like

Fair Devon :
song / words and music by Rev.H.S.John Edmondson Wrenford.
- London : W.Morley , 1---. - 5p : music ; 34cm. (Record no: 30668) in the county library.

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In a message dated 06/09/2003 08:27:37 GMT Standard Time, AOL Help writes:

I understand from your recent email that you have a problem with the AOL software.

no problem with AOL software I use AOL 8 everyday

UK adsl  does not work with Win2000 SP4

so I uninstalled that and use WIn2000 SP3with the small security updates

I am a member of the UK Beta group and have access to good help

Thailand AOL9 not yet working with UK ADSL oin this platform


The help people do not know what a DNS error is  (see subject of email)

so YOU have a staff training issue


or better


gives a better result

Searched the web for DNSResults 1 - 100 of about 7,980,000. Search took 0.25 seconds

Computers > Internet > Protocols > DNS

The Domain Name System (DNS) is a distributed Internet directory service. DNS is used mostly to translate between domain names and IP addresses, and to control Internet email delivery. Most Internet services rely on DNS to work, and if DNS fails, web sites cannot be located and email delivery stalls.


whiich is what happened in Seattle when

reconfigured their peering arrangements causing

not to be available to me (and a few other users in USA and UK )

so I had to leave home and go to town to use a strange computer for my other email.

The  connection is restored but runs very slowly at steam modem speeds instead of adsl


Start button >> Run >> tracert  >> click OK

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Your slow router []

I use


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StateProv:  VA

PostalCode: 20191

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AOL glitch bars users from MSN

MSNBC - 2 Sep 2003

... According to the Road Runner representative, the outage came as AOL was updating

its routing tables and Microsoft was doing some routine maintenance as well. ...

was also unavailable for - I guestimate  - 36 hours  to  me at my home



and this too

have a nice day

Hugh W

Im beginning to make a weB LOG every day

PS stiil the same

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Friday, September 05, 2003

From my email re AOL

In a message dated 05/09/2003 05:35:47 GMT Standard Time, writes:

the recent connectivity probelems pointed at Seattle

how interesting. I just had this visit from my husbands cousins wife who lives in Seattle, and I cant get my emails through to her, nor to her son who lives there too.

Emails from her to me are bounced, so are mine to her and this morning to her son too.

She has a free email server called Juno Com ---- Value-priced Internet Service Provider - ISP - Free, low-cost and HiSpeed Internet Access

and her son one called prodigy net. the only thing left seems to be letters and telephone. Surt. SOUR

Prodigy - Home

now linked with YAHOO

did they run out of $$$$$ after this court action ?

BBC News | SCI/TECH | US backs net free speech: "The public would not be well served by compelling (an ISP) to examine and screen millions of e-mail communications, on pain of liability for defamation."

found via
Google Search: Prodigy Services Co

ONE good idea is to learn to use the text search in Acrobat Reader
via FTM 10
I have just uploaded an all in one tree of about 1400 names

which at first glance appears to be unusable
but zoom in to 600%
and do a seach (binocular icon )

which started off on this list as a lacuna in my research
Wrenford, H St. John S? copied from my grandfather's nineteenth century MS birthday book. source ref AHWBB
and turns out to be an extinct? name in the UK
including several nineteenth cnetury clergymen and only known in Australia today.

He is in FreeBMD Home Page: "PLEASE NOTE: WE HAVE NOT YET TRANSCRIBED THE WHOLE INDEX. A breakdown by event and year can be viewed here . "

Births Dec 1860--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

WRENFORD Herbert St John Edmondson Newport M 11a 166

which is verified by the 1891 image in E. tho'

Have you got WRENFORD as a middle name or maiden name anyone in your stuff?

And upon which I constructed a quick and nasty web researched tree
which led to an email from one Vicky SANGSTER nee WRENFORDto whom I sent one of my "senile and rambling" emails outlining my rough and ready findings.

>> Hi Hugh

I am overwhelmed with your help.

Thank you ever so much for replying - you have obviously been a very dedicated genealoger.

My desperation in tracking people down is that I can find NOBODY that I am related to on the WRenford side that is alive and interested in our family name...that is apart from the descendents of my grandfather ...I will wade thro that 2002 database, but I have been checking phone books since 1970's for someone with the name WRenford ANYWHERE in the world Yes there are a few middle names or even first names and I have contacted most of them.
<< snipped

now I suspect ALFRED HENRY WATKINS (2 years younger )
August 13, 1864 Llanvair Kilgeddin, Monmouthshire AMW BB or 1863
January 2, 1935 Usk Mon

and the above Herbert might just have been at Hereford Cathedral School together
based on the single fact that oldest brother
1847 Llanvair Kilgeddin
July 1934 Trouville, Pontypool Road, Mon
(yes it is the name of a place in Monmouthshire and a former GWR junction station)

went there according to an attachment to an email from a new third cousin
who found me via this Google search WATKINS TREBINSHUN

and added 35 new names to our tree.

Features of the War, 1919: "WASHINGTON,
Document No. 952

Office of the Adjutant General
Washington, August 22, 1919

The following report of Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig on the 'Features of the War' is published for the information of all concerned.
[062.1 A.G.O.]

By Order of the Secretary of War:
General, Chief of Staff
The Adjutant General.

Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig on the 'Features of the War.'TRANSCRIPT.
[From the Fourth supplement to The London Gazette of Tuesday, Apr. 8, 1919.]
[We are departing, in this instance from our usual practice of publishing extracts from dispatches only in this supplement to Royal Engineers Journal and reproduce below Part II of Sir Douglas Haig's final dispatch, since it furnishes a general review of the whole war.---EDITOR, R. E. Journal
*.......*.......*.......*.......*.......*.......*.......*.......* "

a review of the logistics of death


Thursday, September 04, 2003


I like the honesty of this - AOL have nothing like it

FIRST mega soup since the summer


garlic chopped
ginger grated
HOT red bell pepper
bay leaves

Balti spices
chicken stock Knorr

thin beans instead of Okra or Ladies Fingers
(I have to go 10km to get those )
sliced stir fry vegetables with bean sprouts

pressure cooked 10 mins and left for 2 hours while I take a nap

will be best tommorrow

should be served with rice but I will use toast being lazy

using up odds and ends

AOL Transit Data Network:

What is the AOL Transit Data Network (ATDN)?

"ATDN has been a well-kept secret within the ISP community. From humble beginnings, ATDN has quietly evolved into a global network with a 10 Gbps (OC-192) backbone in the US. In Europe, the ATDN backbone is 2.5 Gbps (STM-16) and growing. "

there is more to AOL than meets the eye
the recent connectivity probelems pointed at Seattle
AOL Transit Data Network: Network Map

map of the other Wolrd Wide Web

a VPN ?
or physically separate ?

Wednesday, September 03, 2003

Stinger is a stand-alone utility used to detect and remove specific viruses.

Thank you AOL and McAfee

my machine was clean anyway

AOL's Miller Hopes to be Always with You :: AO: "Our research shows that people who use the Internet regularly watch less TV than before. "
and that's me I dropped cable TV for AOL DSL
Current local time in Phoenix - Arizona - U.S.A.

which BLOGGER uses

MST Mountain Standard Time UTC-7 hours Phoenix all year
Got told off at Solihull College's Website IT shop in Chelmsley Wood
were I am studying EXCEL for ECDL module 4

because I logged on to to field an Email from Andrew a new third cousin

Road Runner glitch bars users from MSN | CNET

Glitch Blocks Road Runner Users From MSN, Hotmail:

"'There was no breakdown of the system,' the spokesperson said, noting that maintenance has not led to this sort of problem previously.
'We can't resolve it just internally because it doesn't seem to have been initiated internally,' the spokesperson said.

However, as of 10:30 a.m. EDT, the spokesperson said Road Runners engineers felt the problem would be resolved within about an hour.

'Our guys seem pretty optimistic that it will be resolved shortly,' he said. "

I am still waiting

Current local time in New York - New York - U.S.A.: "Wednesday, September 3, 2003, at 12:14:57 EDT "
Hare Krishna - The Founder-Acarya - Hare Krishna

part of the Oxford Street London scene in the fifties when I was a student

vegetarians who make music all day in praise of god - not harmful

Tuesday, September 02, 2003

msn 6 also still down about 10 hours now
Hotmail seems to be down too

I only wanted to get my mail

"The numbers are startling. Microsoft said that in the year ended June 30, it lost 400,000 subscribers of MSN.
Still, that's a smaller decline than America Online, which lost about 850,000 subscribers in its past quarter (AOL says its customer base still is the nation's largest at more than 25 million; Microsoft remains No. 2 with about 8.5 million subscribers). "

Rocky Mountain News: Columnists


Microsoft Windows Update: "Steps to Protect Yourself from the Blaster Worm

To protect yourself from the Blaster Worm and its variants, users of the following products: Microsoft Windows® 2000 Service Pack 2 or greater, Microsoft Windows XP, and Microsoft Windows Server(tm) 2003, should install 'MS03-026: Security Update for Windows XP (823980).' Microsoft Windows NT4 users are also vulnerable and should click here for more information. "

One can criticise any big business but I like this engineering.


seen on a BBC TV documentary CAHOKIA

if I ever get to St Louis USA this is my must see

Interpreting Cahokia

Cahokia Welcomes You: "According to archaeological finds, the city of Cahokia was inhabited from about A.D. 700 to 1400. At its peak, from A.D. 1100 to 1200, the city covered nearly six square miles.

Houses were arranged in rows and around open plazas, and the main agricultural fields lay outside the city.

The site is named for a subtribe of the Illini - the Cahokia - who occupied the area when the French arrived. Archaeological investigations and scientific tests have provided what is known of the once-thriving community."

Neue Seite 3 photos in Austria just like the tv show

An ideal place for a city at the junction of two great rivers

why did it perish in such a short time ?

Was it because they did not have the wheel ?

FamilySearch Internet Genealogy Service

CANT sleep doing a NIGHT BLOG

searched the above because a sleepless Danish friend just wrote to me

>> havent got anything older than Johan Harding, married 2nd time to Maren Nielsdatter in Tårnborg, neighbouring parish to Korsør, on 23 march 1783<<
but of Welsh descent

what we call a stray in the genealogical trade

Links for Welsh Family History Archive

there are Scottish - KINGO
English and Irish strays in Denmark
and lots from neighbour countries

The process has being going on since Viking times at least.

What is there to do on the web in the small hours ?

well in Australia NZ they are at work and posting on USENET

news:misc.writng for example news:misc.writng
or Google Search: misc.writing

Davida Chazan - The Chocolate Lady for example

tends to post several hours before the BRITS

like Alan Hope
and Ejucaided Redneck
who as well as being a writer is a damned good musician

MW is a frightful pottage of right wingers in USA , and games players with an ethnic Jewish tinge.

If I criticise USA or Israel I get spanking, the group runs at about 200 postings a day and can easily take over your life

nearly all are published writers who like to relax after work or if blocked
and so conversAtions might well turn to CATS because writers are so isolated working from home AND their pets can be a very important part of their life
Google Search: cat group:misc.writing.* group:misc.writing.* group:misc.writing.*

They also meet off line mostly innUSa but aso in UK there are WREVELS ie WRITERS REVELS

before joining in do read the FAQ
the most important rule is don't post work, only an URL pointing to it, and especilaly not POETRY because Google Search: "Steve Pritchard" HAS A bad poetry allergy and come out in LUMPS of FLAMING PROSE

the current time in
New York, United States

12:58 AM
Tuesday, September 02, 2003

bit late for CHAT on AOL
but thats whats next on a sleepless night

BYEEE for now

Monday, September 01, 2003

BBC - Proms - Homepage: "The Berliner Philharmoniker and Simon Rattle perform Strauss's Ein Heldenleben and the UK premiere of Goebbels' Aus einem Tagebuch."

on just now
Now you see it now you don't

BLOGGER all is forgiven

sort of delayed in the works

see AOL and below

I think it is so important for personal happiness to have mood changing devices in place, other than drugs and violence.

5 minutes reading Terry PRATCHETT Interesting Times on the loo with the cloacical pleasures so basic to young and old alike - loo reading, even a bookshelf in the smallest room seems quintessentially english - because of a lack of fibre in the diet may be ?

google suggests bookshelf loud speakers too ;;-)

BBC - BBCi Homepage - The home of AUNTY on the internet

BBC - Radio 3 - Radio 3 homepage


BBC - Proms - Homepage: "The Berliner Philharmoniker and Simon Rattle perform Strauss's Ein Heldenleben and the UK premiere of Goebbels' Aus einem Tagebuch."

Google Search: Goebbels' Aus einem Tagebuch

Translated version of

>> In Pizzikatogewittern
New pieces of Pint and Goebbels
Berlin the new is still new? In the habit course of German concert nature the subscribers pass over notorious Urauffuehrungs-Viertelstuender long experienced. For it the new is not new.

In a metropolis such as Berlin, satisfied with contemporary music, that cannot be different. Here at the most the names of the Uraufgefuehrten are more prominent - admits however not yet in such a way like the music property produced by them.

Two premieres current star of the new music market rang out now in the citizens of Berlin Philharmonic Concert Hall. Matthias Pint (32), stage-established beautiful spirit under the Avantgardisten, has, then it admitted, never a as large step made as in the approach on "EN sourdine". Here it is with imaginary theatre, which it favored so far, past. The Solist is not here Protagonist, but soft mediator.

Frank-Peter Zimmermanns of elegisch meditatives Violingeflimmer draws klangsensitiv the orchestra bell course under the conductor Peter Eoetvoes. Absorbed Klanglichkeit, overtone Gefitzel in Pizzikato thunderstorms, which twitches and ignition ELT still for a long time, after everything is clear.
<< and never never use computer translation except for quick reference
Gwlad - "Tommy Vile
A massive servant to the club whse international career, despite only 8 caps, spanned 13 years between 1908 and 1921. Vile captained Wales on his final game against Scotland."


damn blogger farted and failed to post a really nice blog

which being a real man I had not backed up

as the saying goes

Tom Vile used to visit Trebinshun Farm

Dwelling: Trebinshun Farm Census Place: Llangasty Talyllyn, Brecon, Wales
Source: FHL Film 1342314 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 5461 Folio 38 Page
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
William WATKINS M 49 M Llanvair Kilgaddid, Monmouth, England
Rel: Head
Occ: Farmer Of 20 Acres Employing 1 Laborer

I am told by a possible distant cousin

The BBC Prom is restoring my good humour with the Big Brahms variations on a theme of Haydn Live on radio 3

I used to love playing bassoon in that, almost as much fun as the Enigma variaitions | Home Page

Well thats my current UK ISP

I gave up TeleWest Cable TV and phone to get it
been OK so far

Today I'm all aches and pains
a bit too active last week
Bit like after a good game of rugger
but as a mid-teenager the wounds healed overnight, at 68

that could be me in the second row of the scrum - a prop

a physical sport, worst I got was a broken finger, but collar bones and arms snapped fairly regularly.

Ended up in Warwick St, Leamington yesterday where my granny was at the Ladies College 103 years ago, having a birthday lunch with an old friend and daughters whom I haven't seen for 30 years. Their late father was a fellow glider pilot at Lasham.

DavidWilliams makes his first flight in glider
I used to be an a casual assistant instructor and tow truck driver there when the glass fibre birds were a rarity.

You see why I love living on the seventh floor watching the big planes go by from BHX

the rules Birmingham International Airport

>> Takeoff Runway 15:
Climb straight ahead to 1 nm DME or 500 ft QFE whichever is later then turn right to track 170 degrees MAG. The NPR ceases at either 2 nm DME or 4 nm DME depending on the route

which means when the wind is NW or N they fly past my kitchen window at a distance of 1 or 3 nautical miles

Closer at hand the starlings are getting ready to fly south

DK: "Starling
Generally abundant, Starlings form dense, noisy flocks: no other small bird (apart from shoreline waders) creates such vast flocks that look like clouds of smoke at a distance."

they dive off the roof parapet past my windows around sunrise

Captured in Flight

there is only one pair of magpies that seem to live down to the right of my window

Migration - changing with the seasons


starling: "The history of the introduction of the European Starling into North America is summarized by Kalmbach and Abrielson (1921).
After many attempts from 1872 to 1891, the introductions of 1890 and 1891 in Central Park, New York, resulted in the permanent establishment of the species.

None involved in this introduction could have anticipated that within a century the starlings would number in the millions in North America and be resident from coast to coast and from Alaska to Mexico.

The European Starling is well known for its flocking behaviour during the nonbreeding season. From late summer until the onset of the nesting season in the spring, the starling feeds in flocks of a few dozen to a few hundreds. Beginning as early as late June, large numbers gather to roost. The most spectacular aggregations occur at communal roosts during the winter months. "

revenge for the grey squirrel ?

Sunday, August 31, 2003

blogging the blog

WOtta lotta typos

GROUNDFROST aka hoarfrost

HOSPITAL corners used by soldiers and nurses to make a bed which looks very rectangular for inspection by Matron, or the Corporal in charge of that barrack room.

stage 1

stage 2 of process

from Household Workers Training Project. in the New Deal Making a Bed

New Deal Network: The Great Depression, the 1930s, and the Roosevelt Administration: "an educational guide to the Great Depression of the 1930s. "

COLD BEDROOMS in the coal fired warmed english house,
bedroom fires were only lit in case of illness, so one always slept in a cold bedroom often with the window open down to freezing point

Therefore pyjamas of flannel, hot water bottles, heated bricks, bed warmers of copper, dressing gowns , fur lined sheepskin sleepers. . .
robot wisdom weblog

woke up with the sun streaming in warming my shoulders and I'm feeling good.
An area of high pressure with the characteristic high cirrus clouds so only a lsight loss of warmth.

The last two nights have been clear and cool with patches groundfast up north in Scotland,
so I no longer can sleep with the windows open, I get chesty below 19 or 20 degrees C like a smokers cough but not so thick or a mild asthma from dust.

Then I have got out the winter quilt out very cheap plastic but warm from IKEA IKEA | Catalogue online

BTW lousy web site deep web not googlable. Big "designer" graphics OK on DSL but a pain with a modem.

and Swenglish -- who goes into a shop and asks "have you got some bed textiles please?"

IKEA | home | textiles | bed textiles

I have reinvented bed making, I thought until I stayed at a Danish hotel with the same system, I have a thin quilt in a quilt cover underneth me In my case I use a soft cotton filled sleeping bag from ARGOS. as well as the largest possible quilt on top, even on a single bed !!!

So I am really snug and warm, but as soon as I start to sweat in bed in the spring, it's away with the winter quilt and on with a a thinner one - or another old opened up sleeping bag - until it gets really hot then I sleep naked under a quilt cover or a sheet - which was enough for the last six weeks

So I am free from english blankets and sheets, and hossital corners and tucking in and tucking up.

The USAians call a quilt a comforter . . does that mean they suck one corner ?

Weather Underground: Coleshill, United Kingdom Forecast

this weather station is about two miles away so I dont need an outside thermometer.

In england we say the days are drawing in
and we still have 13h 43m of sunlight
but the Danes would say the day is reduced by 3h 7m - from the longest day

Now some email to do

Mornin' all !