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NYS DEC Relaunches Website

May 5th, 2007 · No Comments · News

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Pete Grannis has announced the unveiling of DEC’s redesigned website.  The new site completely replaces the old one and has a new address – – all old links now redirect briefly to a really ugly 404 page.

According to DEC, the 10 year-old website enjoyed “9.2 million new and returning visitors” and featured more than 33,000 files.  I’ve always been impressed with the range and quality of the information the NYSDEC provides and the new site is much needed to transition to some new web technology.  But, again this has killed all previous permalinks.  Crap.

In my years of providing a variety of travel and recreation information, the DEC pages have proven to be invaluable.  All the tagging, bookmarking, linking etc. are now merely a figment of internet history.  Aesthetically, the site is an improvement.  As with any new thing, I have found numerous bugs throughout – search doesn’t work, improperly coded image links, dead links, etc.  In other words, searching for the new location of the old resource is nearly impossible.

So, independent man that I am, I humbly apologize for any dead links and appeal to my readers new and old for assistance.  If you find any defunct linkage, please forward the page you found it on, the resource you are seeking, and the correct URL, if known.  Thanks.

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Skip Blogspot and Blogger

May 2nd, 2007 · 2 Comments · Miscellania

If you serious about blogging, leave the spam services behind.

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Adirondack Daily Enterprise News Archives

April 10th, 2007 · 5 Comments · News

Update: Since this post was originally written, the archives of the Adirondack Daily Enterprise are now Permalinks.  They are now the Best Newspaper in the Adirondacks!

Question: Are there any permanent archives of ADE articles online? Thanks.

Answer: Not at this time.

Migrated to recently. Pretty sweet handle. All the imported bookmarks were not shared so I’ve had to go through each one. Laborious, but interesting. Somehow I never noticed that the Adirondack Daily Enterprise only has articles online for 14 days. No archives. How lame is that? The above Q/A is from an email exchange with the “Webmaster”.

It is a real shame that some of the best reporting about the region is lost after 14 days. Not to mention the serious loss of Adirondack search engine mojo. How can a newspaper in the Adirondacks, specializing in Adirondack news, rank lower than this site for Adirondack News?

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