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The Shadow in Review -- goodbye
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John Olsen
2015-10-08 16:14:43 UTC
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"The Shadow in Review" website is gone. Comcast, who hosted the site,
is no longer providing personal web space for its customers. So after
nineteen years, "The Shadow in Review" site has closed down.

Thanks to the many visitors to the site over the years. Reading the
entire run of the pulp stories (twice) was a lot of fun, as was
reviewing them. Remember to keep peering into those dark corners, and
if you hear a whispery laugh... The Shadow knows!

John
j***@verizon.net
2015-10-09 00:19:04 UTC
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Post by John Olsen
"The Shadow in Review" website is gone. Comcast, who hosted the site,
is no longer providing personal web space for its customers. So after
nineteen years, "The Shadow in Review" site has closed down.
Thanks to the many visitors to the site over the years. Reading the
entire run of the pulp stories (twice) was a lot of fun, as was
reviewing them. Remember to keep peering into those dark corners, and
if you hear a whispery laugh... The Shadow knows!
Thank goodness most of the reviews (I assume) are here--and thank you for doing it!
Joe Pfeiffer
2015-10-09 15:48:22 UTC
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Tried to email you, but got a bounce from your email address. Send me
an email?
Post by John Olsen
"The Shadow in Review" website is gone. Comcast, who hosted the site,
is no longer providing personal web space for its customers. So after
nineteen years, "The Shadow in Review" site has closed down.
Thanks to the many visitors to the site over the years. Reading the
entire run of the pulp stories (twice) was a lot of fun, as was
reviewing them. Remember to keep peering into those dark corners, and
if you hear a whispery laugh... The Shadow knows!
John
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"Erwin, have you seen the cat?" -- Mrs. Shrödinger
Chuck
2015-10-10 19:18:39 UTC
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"The Shadow in Review" website is gone. Comcast, who hosted the site, is
no longer providing personal web space for its customers. So after
nineteen years, "The Shadow in Review" site has closed down.
Thanks to the many visitors to the site over the years. Reading the entire
run of the pulp stories (twice) was a lot of fun, as was reviewing them.
Remember to keep peering into those dark corners, and if you hear a
whispery laugh... The Shadow knows!
John
I will miss the site. Hopefully you will still continue on Usenet.

I wonder if the Comcast personal web space is a regional thing? I haven't
used mine in years but my web page is still there.

Chuck
John Olsen
2015-10-10 20:12:58 UTC
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It might be a regional thing, but the email they sent out sure sounded
like it was Comcast in general. I got the email on July 16, 2015 and
its subject was: "Service Update: We're discontinuing Personal Web
Pages". It said service would be discontinued on October 8th.

Maybe they haven't wiped their servers, yet, which could account for you
web page to still be active. Try refreshing the page. Maybe what
you're seeing is just a cached version?

Good old Comcast. They reduce my service, but don't reduce my monthly
bill. Pay the same for less. That's capitalism, I guess.

John
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Post by John Olsen
"The Shadow in Review" website is gone. Comcast, who hosted the site,
is no longer providing personal web space for its customers. So after
nineteen years, "The Shadow in Review" site has closed down.
Thanks to the many visitors to the site over the years. Reading the
entire run of the pulp stories (twice) was a lot of fun, as was
reviewing them. Remember to keep peering into those dark corners, and
if you hear a whispery laugh... The Shadow knows!
John
I will miss the site. Hopefully you will still continue on Usenet.
I wonder if the Comcast personal web space is a regional thing? I
haven't used mine in years but my web page is still there.
Chuck
Joy Beeson
2015-10-11 02:35:42 UTC
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On Sat, 10 Oct 2015 15:18:39 -0400, "Chuck"
Post by Chuck
I wonder if the Comcast personal web space is a regional thing? I haven't
used mine in years but my web page is still there.
If you try to upload something to the site, you will find that it is,
indeed, gone. They just haven't gotten around to purging unused files
from the servers yet. Since taking a page down costs time and money,
I imagine that each page will disappear when the space it occupies is
allocated to something else.

My pages -- or at least the one I just checked -- are still up too.
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joy beeson at comcast dot net
http://wlweather.net/PAGEJOY/
The above message is a Usenet post.
I don't recall having given anyone permission to use it on a Web site.
Chuck
2015-10-11 13:21:31 UTC
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Post by Joy Beeson
On Sat, 10 Oct 2015 15:18:39 -0400, "Chuck"
Post by Chuck
I wonder if the Comcast personal web space is a regional thing? I haven't
used mine in years but my web page is still there.
If you try to upload something to the site, you will find that it is,
indeed, gone. They just haven't gotten around to purging unused files
from the servers yet. Since taking a page down costs time and money,
I imagine that each page will disappear when the space it occupies is
allocated to something else.
My pages -- or at least the one I just checked -- are still up too.
Guess I should try to find my FTP program and download the files before they
disappear. It's been so long, I forget what it is called.

Chuck
Joy Beeson
2015-10-12 02:29:22 UTC
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On Sun, 11 Oct 2015 09:21:31 -0400, "Chuck"
Post by Chuck
Guess I should try to find my FTP program and download the files before they
disappear. It's been so long, I forget what it is called.
FTP won't work, but you might be able to save-as them with a browser.
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Joy Beeson
joy beeson at comcast dot net
http://wlweather.net/PAGEJOY/
Chuck
2015-10-12 04:01:20 UTC
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Post by Joy Beeson
On Sun, 11 Oct 2015 09:21:31 -0400, "Chuck"
Post by Chuck
Guess I should try to find my FTP program and download the files before they
disappear. It's been so long, I forget what it is called.
FTP won't work, but you might be able to save-as them with a browser.
That's how I used to do it. Upload and download. I can save it with my
browser but I have to do each page individually.

Chuck

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