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July 17, 2004

I haven't made many entries lately.

I've been busy on several fronts.

Last week I decided to re-do my Paul Morphy site.
There're several reasons for this:

1. The original is incomplete. And while it's far more complete than anything else on the web dealing Morphy, it lacks a lot of depth and ends where Morphy returns from England. I also avoided several controversial issues and refrained from making evaluations. I plan to change that.
2. I have more pictures, more information and I understand everything better than when I made the original.
3. I want everything to be faster loading with the information more lineal and easier to access.
4. I wanted to find a new home for it. Angelfire has gone crazy with banners and pop-up ads. Someone even complained because their browser got resized, which wasn't my doing.

This afternoon, as I worked on it, I started thinking how long this is going to take me. I roughly guessed 4 to 6 months. (Remember, this isn't my life, it's just a hobby). So another thought came to me. I found a new host that's ad free. It's limited in storage space, but might be large enough for just the Paul Morphy site. As I've been making pages and changes to the pages, I upload them and re-upload them, etc, to see how it looks online and to make sure everything, such as the game viewer, works ok. I only have about 5 or 6 pages online and I change them constantly, so you might consider them "working drafts". The thought that came to me was that perhaps other people might want to watch my progress. Maybe no one does, but you never know.

So, here's my url:

Visit anytime and you can see how far I've come and what changes I've made. And if you have a suggestion or a criticism, just email me at:

Well, I better get to work. I may have an audience to play to.

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