For many, many years, I have operated and used The Home Place as a custom internet start page. Back in the very early days of the web, it actually got a little press, as being cutting edge.
Not so much anymore, but I still use it, as do various family members and friends. As I noted the other day, however, things are changing around here. I’m moving Newsome.Org to WordPress.Com (the hosting company; I’ve been using the WordPress blogging platform for a long time). This will save me a lot of money. I like money.
The move makes it impossible to keep The Home Place at Newsome.Org. Without too much nerdity, the reason is because WordPress.Com does not allow you to have custom named web pages in a custom location in your web directory. So, I have set up The Home Place at another location.
Here is the new address:
If your company, like mine, annoyingly blocks cloud services- in this case Dropbox- and I know you, email me and I’ll send you a zip file with the web page files in it. You can unzip them onto your computer, and set your home page (via Options or Preferences in your browser) as the local (e.g., on your computer) jknstart.html file. I have to do that at work, and it works fine.
Sorry for the inconvenience.
Update: OK, so none of that worked well. In fact, it sucked. So The Home Place is back, new and improved. It does have a new web address:
Set that address as your browser home page (via the Settings or Preferences in your browser) and you’ll be all set.