I was doing a search, and saw this post from 2010, and thought it would be interesting to compare what was happening then with the state of play as to what's happening now:
EXTRACT FROM MY OCTOBER 2010 POSTING:
Following the shifting of approx 25,000 files (no kidding!) I advise:
1. Corregidor Then and Now (aka corregidor.org) has been rearranged, redefined, call it what you will.
2. The 503rd PRCT Heritage Battalion, which involves the history and heritage of the premier paratroop unit of the PTO, is now at 503prct.org .
3. A new website involving the Battle of Manila has been created at battleofmanila.org -- some assistance with caption writing would be appreciated. Thanks to John Tewell for unrestricted access to his collection.
4. The Fort Drum website formerly run by the late Richard Johnsen, is now being entirely reworked and will appear at concretebattleship.org after a short delay. Presently the website at that address is as Richard Johnsen left it. The new site is presently in Beta. (What it is doing in Tennessee, I have no idea.)
5. The websites involving the Coast Artillery of Manila and Subic Bays seeks a sponsor to allow it a separate web address.
6. The website involving the Leathernecks at Corregidor seeks a sponsor to allow it a separate web address.
7. Web hosting is now by godaddy.com who -- early reports indicate -- seem to deliver signal faster than the former guys. It's anecdotal.
8. Special thanks to Paul D. Whitman of Sydney, Australia -- who is not me -- for his assistance, without which none of this could have been accomplished.
9. Thanks to those who deserve them, always.
10. I am still seeking the voluntary talents of someone with Expression Web experience able to create pages to a standard layout.
When it comes to sponsors, no one presented themselves. Our hosting is partly paid for by income earned from the sale of membership maps, much thanks Martyn Keen. When that gets thin, I kick in myself. I also thank some good friends who assist (and put up with) me when I am in the Philippines.
Corregidor.Org is more than twenty years old. Given that the average website lifespan is 2 years 7 months (Actually it was 2.66 years which is 2 years, 6 months and 27 days, but close enough), that's an achievement I can be proud about.
The website domain 503prct.Org has done well. It's been going more than seven years now. I am proud that it hosts the 2/503 Vietnam Newsletter, of which there are more than eighty issues. Along the way, I have been recognized, officially, as an honorary member of the 503d Infantry Regiment.
There still isn't a website called "Coast Artillery of Manila and Subic Bays". When it came to anyone accepting the responsibility of creating a domain, nobody stepped up to the plate.
No one was found who admitted any expertise with Expression Web, let alone volunteered any.
I completed the rebirthing of concretebattleship.org website myself, with the moral support of Richard King and Shawn Welsh who assisted in the transfer of the domain and with mucho images. (I have't added to it in a long time.)
Leathernecks at Corregidor died stillborn.
The offer for permanent (30-year guarantee) hosting made by Roderick Hall / Filipinas Heritage Library/ Ayala Museum looks dead in the water. I won't give up trying, because it means a lot to those who have supported us through the years, and who have been so badly treated by the Photobucket Disaster.
The sites, all of them, need refurbishing, and at this point I am unable so to do. My priority is transferring their materials into book form. If you are interested in preserving some aspect of what is on my websites, I suggest you copy it all to your hard drive and start getting familiar with self-publishing.
What's all this say about the "personal interest" internet website phenomenon? Essentially, that we have lived through its golden days. Individually developing and maintaining a website that might pass for professional, is no longer possible. Website technology is now too complex for one person to master. As soon as you learn to cope with one web technology, another comes along to supplant it. Or worse, because like the way that automobile manufacturers made backyard home mechanics redundant, the software companies are making individual website creators dinosaurs of their own domains. The pun is intentional.
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Mar 29, 2022 5:50:43 GMT 8
fortman: I hope that this is the right thread. Does any one know how the 155m GPFs were moved on to the panama mounts? Were special ramps used or were they lifted on using a crane?
Jun 7, 2022 2:14:03 GMT 8
fortman: I hope that this is the appropriate thread! Does anyone know how the 155mm GPFs were moved on to the panama mounts? Were ramps used or were they lifted by crane? Thanks. Fortman
Jun 7, 2022 2:16:21 GMT 8
EXO: OK GUYS - I HAVE REDUCED OUR MEMBERSHIP DOWN TO 82, ON A "LESS IS MORE" BASIS. THERE WAS TOO MUCH DEADWEIGHT. ANYONE WHO HASN'T MADE THEIR FIRST POST WITHIN A FEW MONTHS MAY HAVE THEIR MEMBERSHIP DELETED.
Jun 16, 2022 16:38:46 GMT 8
batteryboy: GPFs were mounted via ramps to the Panama Mounts. No need for cranes
Jun 16, 2022 16:38:46 GMT 8
fortman: Hi Batteryboy. Thanks for the feedback on the panama mounts. It is as I thought, but have never seen a photo of the ramps being used. Regards.
Jul 9, 2022 22:57:31 GMT 8
one50: Good to see everyone..it's been a while.
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Nov 18, 2022 5:48:29 GMT 8
one50: Peter, please register as a user for this forum and we can share info with you. I may have a photo with Chris in it. This "shoutbox" is not the place. Thanks
Nov 18, 2022 11:34:41 GMT 8
BusterS: Did anyone know my father, Harold Stanley, he was in D Bty, 462d, Headquarters Det I think? He passed many years ago and I have very few stories from him.
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May 25, 2023 18:37:45 GMT 8
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May 30, 2023 23:34:35 GMT 8
Whitney Galbraith: POW historians: I would like to invite your attention to this volume of my father’s World War II memoir which I self-published in 2018 and edited in 2020. Col. Nicoll F Galbraith, GSC, US Army was General Jonathan M. Wainwright’s G-4, Logistics, staff off
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