Kagnew Page News
February 6, 2014
2014 is here, another year has come and gone, and I will be completing my 18th year doing this page this summer...unbelievable! As usual, I have had computer problems and will shortly be replacing my old computer. With all the files I have these days this will take some time, in addition to "trying" to keep up with emails and updates. Having recently retired, I'm hoping to spend a little more time on the page, up to the limit that the family starts yelling at me for spending too much time in the basement! I can never than everyone enough for your support and contribution of items for the page. Without you, there wouldn't be much of a page.
Thanks to my good web hosts, I can again report the Kagnew page hosting has been very stable with rare short server downtimes. Whenever there is a problem that I'm aware of, the response time from them is amazing and the problems get sorted out quickly. It is still possible you may see errors when accessing the page. If you can't access the Kagnew web site and can still access other sites, it's likely there is a host problem so try again later. No shared hosting I know of can give you 100% uptime, but my host has been very close. I have a monitoring service that emails me when it is down so you won't need to. If you see a problem with one page while the rest of the site is working for you, please contact me immediately and I'll get it corrected as soon as possible. In the past many have helped out here and I need and appreciate the input.
As I report every year, the web site continues to grow. This year I hope to expand on the technology, along with the constant addition of new items. I have unlimited disk space available to me with unlimited bandwidth. What this means to you is I can keep adding with no problems and I don't have to worry about downsizing pictures to make sure I don't go over the limit. These larger pictures give you a greater detail you just can't get with a downsized image. Again, THANKS to the sponsors for being there with me. I absolutely could not do it without you.
Over the years, the time I spend on the page daily goes up and down according to the time I can find to devote to it. As I said above, my retirement might help me make some big improvements this year. Some days I'll spend and hour, but there are also nights I'll spend 8-10 hours working on projects such as adding Gazelle pages. I hope everyone appreciates the results.
On the sponsorship side, as always, a huge "Thank You" goes out to ALL the sponsors because I absolutely could not do this without them PERIOD! I'm locked into about $75.00 in monthly expenses to maintain the page, and last year's sponsors allowed me to finally update my computer and some software (which I'll be putting in place in the next month) that was 5-plus years old. I'm always trying to keep up with new software, so you can see how important everyone's support is. I'm sending out a "special thank you" to Jack Hill for his support and to John Sims (63-65, ASA, Ops. Co., C Trick) of Adamsville, AL for their continued "mega" support! When you get a chance, send Jack and John an email and thank them for helping. (Special Note: John Sims is dealing with health problems that have taken away some of his physical ability, but I'm sure he'd love to hear from fellow Kagnewites just to hear a "hang in there" message). This type of friendship in my book is priceless (thanks Jack and John). For anyone who would like to continue to help support the Kagnew page, you can check out the details below.
For those of you who visit the Kagnew page regularly, why don't you take a minute and send someone on the sponsor list an email and thank them. This growth truly would not be happening without them. Last year I started eliminating using email links on people's names as I update, instead using an encrypted type of link. This will take a long time to get to everything. If you don't see a link on a sponsor's name, just look them up in the roster and email them a thank you.
Thanks again to the sponsors for helping support the cost of doing this page. I get comments every day and "newguys" coming in all the time and that makes it worth it. Especially when I hear the stories of finding a lost friend of 30-40 years ago.
Here are the updated sponsorship details:
If you have any questions about anything you've seen on this
page, or any questions at all about the Kagnew page, don't hesitate to at any time. I like hearing from all you, it never gets