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Although this is technically a blog, the content is not generally in a time-based sequence. You can find interesting items throughout. Down the page some is an alphabetical word cloud of keywords used here. A great way to dig in is to look through those topics and click anything you find interesting. You'll see all the relevant content.

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Address Change

Sometime around 6:40 AM this morning my ISP changed my IP address.  They do this without warning, and for no apparent reason.  There is nothing I can do since the pocketwatch serial number data site does not generate enough revenue to pay for a fixed IP address.

I created an automated script that checked the address every night and sent me an email if it changed, but the web site I used to tell me the address went off line.

I just updated the DNS services, so the Elgin data should be available again real soon.

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