06 March 2020

Now we're HTTPS

Having great success with Infinity Free web hosting. With their help nearfuture.info is now HTTPS. At last we may start to get listed by Google... And some visitors...

Live - a second time

Last year 000webhost deleted my website due to inactivity. When I tried to get to the files they were still there, that was December.

So I tried to start a new account and tie it up with my website files. I opened a new account easily. When I tried to create a new website with the original name, it said it was taken. So, defeated, I started another website. Copied in a load of pages and tried go connect to my domain. Sorry, that connection is already used...

I contacted their help, which is done in an odd way, and they tried to give me instructions to do what I've already tried. I tried again. Back emailing help again. They try something else; I try again. No luck.

Emailing 000webhost help again, I tell them what the problem is. They say there is a wait for technical assistance. They've put me in a queue but it is likely to take a while, you may like to find another host! Can you believe that?

Welcome to Infinity it said. Completely free web hosting - unlimited storage, 99.9% uptime etc.

I thought "What have I got to lose?" And it was easy. Editing my domain, I point to their servers. Done. I upload my files, much quicker than the last lot as Infinity's FTP site worked first try in ES File Explorer. Brilliant!

So yesterday I went live again. Today I refined my upload, which was complete from my first attempt. So easy. Will it stay that way? Only time will tell.

22 June 2018

NearFuture.info goes live!

At last I have found a cheap (FREE) web hosting service (000webhost.com) and connected it up to NearFuture.info.

NearFuture.info was populated on the night of 7/8 June 2018.

In the subsequent fortnight:

  • the _protect folder was protected with username/password and populated;
  • the king family tree had the living people moved to _protect and the entries in the king folder adjusted to hide the details of the living.

So at last I have published my website; the site that I have been working on for 15 years! Actually, parts of the website were held in stand-alone documents many years older than that. It is only when I was able to carry around a mini computer (then a monochrome pocket pc) that I brought all the documents that were important to me together as a coherent website, and it became a useful way to add important notes and thoughts.

Research into my family tree began in earnest in 2003 when my father died and this was soon added to the website with the aid of the Legacy family tree program (and a little, cleaver HTML knowledge to really tie the pages in). The main king family tree took nearly 10 years to bring together - about five years ago now.

During this time I continued to work on the future section of the website. Bringing together the original documents that I had written as part of the Dave/Colin group and expanding them into the rough format that still exists today. Finally understanding the full realisation of this work around the same time - about five years ago now.

Part way through working on the future section (about 2007), it became apparent that England was in for a dunking, literally. And this, together with an urge to retire and do something different, led me to think about emigrating when I retired. This quickly led to the France section of the website where I started to gather together information that I saw as important to know (and therefore keep). Within two years the France section was huge and I realised there was nothing like it on the web at all!

It was sometime during the early build of the France section that I realised I had enough important stuff gathered to warrant the thought of publishing to the world. I had serious problems letting my family know what I had discovered about the future and about the family tree. There was no place I could hold my website other than locally to me - I mainly worked upon (and held) it at work but carried as reference on my pocket pc and eventually my phone. The only thing I could do was to send small files on floppy disk to Bev to view.

The website didn't see the outside world until I had a smart phone and used Google accounts as backups of my data. Originally I was against this but it became apparent that the only logical way forward was to use external storage - and that meant either downloading to a pc or being held in the ether.

I saw a cheap sale of .info web domains five years ago and brought NearFuture.inf, it wasn't until I accidentally found a link for free web hosting that it got published. It could easily still be waiting...

05 August 2017

Doing things right

I must start to post links to news items that I read. I get so many supplied by Google Now that I read them, save some of them and never get to add them to the website. If I'd posted links at least you both can read them too...

26 July 2017

The Sun's twin

When I started my research the subject of the sun's twin, Nemesis, was confined to the outer fringes of science. Now it's been confirmed that all stars are born as twins, ours included. The chances are that Nemesis drifted away millions of years ago as there has been a detailed search for it recently, but if it's out in the Oort Cloud now it may have been missed.

More on this on the website soon...

28 June 2017

Coming true

I have some pdf news stories that begin to corroborate some of the possibilities I have collected. Watch for changes to my Foretold page...

Slowly but surely science is agreeing with the stories I have collected.

It has to be coming - there's no other logical conclusion to draw!

New Google Web site

I've made good progress in creating a website in Google Sites. Follow the link here: https://sites.google.com/site/nearfutureinfo/

Finally a chance for the world to read what is coming!