Why does Derksen update ever so infrequently?
Today, let's explore the path a file must travel to reach your screen!
- First, Derksen must move the file from his computer's hard drive to a 3.5" floppy disk. He must use the floppy and not FTP as he has no home internet access at this time.
- Then Derksen must take his floppy to a public library, where he must upload the files, and e-mail them to himself as either text or an enclosure because the public library's security system will not let him FTP directly to the TUG server.
- Now Derksen must go to his office at work, log in, download and save the attached files to that machine's hard drive. He can not simply bring the floppy in to work, as the office machines have no disk drives.
- Once this has been accomplished, Derksen may finally FTP the files to the TUG server.
- Using the magic of the internet, and the browser of your choice - you can download these files from our server, and view them on your computer!
Needless to say, this involves quite a bit of driving from place to place - and if at any point a file chooses to become corrupted, it usually means starting right back over at step one again.
This sort of thing can become very frustrating, very fast.