Most of the items here are old (including the visual design, but informaiton is still information), the only active updates (as of late 2016) are in the Wordpress section.

April 2017: Added a section that preserves the meteorobs and visualdeepsky (Internet Amateur Astronomers Catalog (IAAC) or Net Astro Catolog) sites that used to be hosted on one of my old (now defunct) servers. The meteor observations span from 1996 to 2016. The Net Astro Catalog of visual observations of deep sky objects spans from 1996 to 2014.

Direct links to a couple of things:


This website gives me an opportunity to try out different packages on a public server and remind myself how to play Linux admin. I've had a public Linux server of my own since 1996 and just can't imagine not having one. I also host some club websites and email for some friends. And yes the site is just simple html stuff. Amazing how quick things load!

Since anonymity on the net is pretty much impossible (unless you go through life wearing a tin-foil hat, except of course nobody actually uses tin-foil any more) I decided to go for the obvious domain name.

The round device at the top is an illustration of a Buckeye governor, used to regulate the speed of steam engines. The illustration is from the I.C.S. Reference Library "Steam Engines & Steam Pumps," 1904. Here's a larger version of it (without the colors).


How to reach me by email: brewster a t