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TonyW

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What has happened to Bruce Lindbloom and his web site
« on: April 03, 2017, 12:55:25 PM »

As the title suggests what has happened here.  The website http://www.brucelindbloom.com/index.html just displays

All things must pass,
All things must pass away.
  óGeorge Harrison

Perhaps it is just a natural progression and the site can no longer be maintained but a shame as it was a useful resource.  I hope things are OK for Mr Lindbloom
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Re: What has happened to Bruce Lindbloom and his web site
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2017, 03:36:51 PM »

A VERY useful resource.  I hope Bruce is ok.  I am sure there are many people here who would be willing to host the material if a way could be found to contact the rightful owner.
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Re: What has happened to Bruce Lindbloom and his web site
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2017, 04:22:14 PM »

Perhaps it is just a natural progression and the site can no longer be maintained but a shame as it was a useful resource.  I hope things are OK for Mr Lindbloom

Hi Tony,

That's too bad. It was a very useful resource. The 'Wayback machine' site has some of the (older) pages stored, in case you're looking for something specific.

Cheers,
Bart
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Re: What has happened to Bruce Lindbloom and his web site
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2017, 04:40:19 PM »

As the title suggests what has happened here.  The website http://www.brucelindbloom.com/index.html just displays

All things must pass,
All things must pass away.
  óGeorge Harrison

Perhaps it is just a natural progression and the site can no longer be maintained but a shame as it was a useful resource.  I hope things are OK for Mr Lindbloom

Tony the site can still be accessed here http://www.brucelindbloom.com/  (thank goodness!)

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Re: What has happened to Bruce Lindbloom and his web site
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2017, 04:44:36 PM »

Tony the site can still be accessed here http://www.brucelindbloom.com/  (thank goodness!)

ave

That link leads to a little poem saying it's all gone.

But the resource Bart mentioned is incredible. Just went there. It is useful up to March 17 of this year. When you click on that date there will be a "Not found" message. Don't stop there. Click on one of the tabs under the Bruce Lindbloom title and it all comes up. Fantastic!
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Re: What has happened to Bruce Lindbloom and his web site
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2017, 04:48:52 PM »

That link leads to a little poem saying it's all gone.

But the resource Bart mentioned is incredible. Just went there. It is useful up to March 17 of this year. When you click on that date there will be a "Not found" message. Don't stop there. Click on one of the tabs under the Bruce Lindbloom title and it all comes up. Fantastic!

That's strange, it works for me.
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Re: What has happened to Bruce Lindbloom and his web site
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2017, 04:52:34 PM »

That's strange, it works for me.

There's something funny going on here. I was using that site just last night via Google Chrome and it still works for me this morning using that browser. However if i use another browser it goes to that strange quote.

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Re: What has happened to Bruce Lindbloom and his web site
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2017, 04:53:47 PM »

That's strange, it works for me.

That really is strange because it hadn't worked for two friends of mine in the US since early this morning before this thread was started, nor for me here in Canada. Could it all be shenanigans of some kind? As you just said, perhaps "something funny going on" that is not so funny.
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Re: What has happened to Bruce Lindbloom and his web site
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2017, 04:57:52 PM »

There's something funny going on here. I was using that site just last night via Google Chrome and it still works for me this morning using that browser. However if i use another browser it goes to that strange quote.

Probably some data is still lingering in your browser's cache, while it lasts.

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Re: What has happened to Bruce Lindbloom and his web site
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2017, 05:01:51 PM »

Probably some data is still lingering in your browser's cache, while it lasts.

Cheers,
Bart

I thought of the browser cache but then dismissed it as many people have them set to empty with every close-out. But you have a point - could be. That would be nicer than a conspiracy theory, but still leaves open the question of "whither Bruce Lindbloom?"
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Re: What has happened to Bruce Lindbloom and his web site
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2017, 05:08:43 PM »

Probably some data is still lingering in your browser's cache, while it lasts.

Cheers,
Bart

Yes Bart, I think that's it. When I "open" the site, I can still use parts of the site that I used yesterday but others go to the strange quote.

So yes, whither Bruce. Perhaps his site has been hacked?

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Re: What has happened to Bruce Lindbloom and his web site
« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2017, 06:33:20 PM »

Hi Tony,

That's too bad. It was a very useful resource. The 'Wayback machine' site has some of the (older) pages stored, in case you're looking for something specific.

Cheers,
Bart
Hi Bart

Many thanks I was looking for his excellent CIE Colour Calculator and had never used The Wayback machine and I am sorry to say the maths behind these calculations escapes me  :'(
Thankfully the calculator is preserved here.

Talking about missing web sites are you going to be reviving your old web site anytime - lots of useful info there as well  :D Of course some of your writings are now preserved on the Wayback.
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Re: What has happened to Bruce Lindbloom and his web site
« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2017, 06:45:06 PM »

Talking about missing web sites are you going to be reviving your old web site anytime - lots of useful info there as well  :D Of course some of your writings are now preserved on the Wayback.

Yes, I'm working on them (HTML5 and more Mobile/Tablet responsive, restyled a bit, updated where needed, and new pages).

Cheers,
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Re: What has happened to Bruce Lindbloom and his web site
« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2017, 08:19:56 AM »

The site http://www.brucelindbloom.com seems to be back on line now.

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Re: What has happened to Bruce Lindbloom and his web site
« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2017, 08:45:27 AM »

That's a relief; thanks Francisco.
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Re: What has happened to Bruce Lindbloom and his web site
« Reply #15 on: April 07, 2017, 12:14:24 PM »

Thanks Francisco.  Good to see him back  :D
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Re: What has happened to Bruce Lindbloom and his web site
« Reply #16 on: April 07, 2017, 04:51:49 PM »

The site http://www.brucelindbloom.com seems to be back on line now.

It's back online, but not all the previous content is there.  One thing missing that I found especially useful is the Companding Calculator.  This was useful for finding density from L* values (and vice versa).
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Re: What has happened to Bruce Lindbloom and his web site
« Reply #17 on: April 08, 2017, 01:08:13 AM »

It's back online, but not all the previous content is there.  One thing missing that I found especially useful is the Companding Calculator.  This was useful for finding density from L* values (and vice versa).

Looks like all the stuff that required Java has been removed...you can still find what WAS there at https://web.archive.org/web/20160304025714/http://brucelindbloom.com/ then click on Calc. The old "Companding Calculator" is there but it fails on Safari...
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Re: What has happened to Bruce Lindbloom and his web site
« Reply #18 on: April 09, 2017, 09:36:08 AM »

Looks like all the stuff that required Java has been removed...you can still find what WAS there at https://web.archive.org/web/20160304025714/http://brucelindbloom.com/ then click on Calc. The old "Companding Calculator" is there but it fails on Safari...

A blank generic screen displayed on Firefox as well.

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Re: What has happened to Bruce Lindbloom and his web site
« Reply #19 on: April 09, 2017, 10:04:25 AM »

It works fine on Firefox, just tried it. In the archive version of the site the front page is blank, except for the menu buttons. Click any one of them and the content comes up. In the regular direct access to the site all works on the latest Firefox I'm using with OSX El Capitan.
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