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Information Page About The Logics Website
Copyright©2007-2013 Updated March 31, 2013
The Logics Information Page
About the Website:
The Logics is a hobby-creation by Larry Neal Gowdy. The website is not directly affiliated with nor does it support any ideology or social organization. New pages and updates will be frequent.
This site makes use of the Goudy Old Style and Segoe UI fonts (included in Microsoft® Windows® and Office suites). If your computer or mobile device does not have the Goudy Old Style and/or Segoe UI fonts installed, then you will either see Times New Roman, Arial, or whichever default serif and non-serif fonts that your device is capable of displaying.
Update March 13, 2013: I am currently updating all of the pages' code to enable a more uniform appearance while still maintaining compatibility with most all browsers.
Update March 26, 2013: I have decided to only aim the website towards compatibility with modern browsers, and to not give much attention to obsolete browsers and the miniature screens of mobile devices. Most mobile devices will still be able to read most text down to a 350 pixel screen width, but the layouts may overlap and not give the best possible experience for the individuals who insist on using miniature devices that were never intended to be used for reading. The increasing number of different mobile devices — with each having their own unique method of interpreting websites — now counts into the hundreds, and has greatly exceeded all previous difficulties that we had throughout the past 15-plus years of having to format for a few different Internet browsers. Roughly 99% of all visitors to The Logics use modern browsers that are displayed on screen sizes of at least 1024x768, and I have chosen to not degrade the user experience of the 99% just to appease the 1%. If a person is wealthy enough to afford a mobile device, then the person is wealthy enough to purchase a real computer or a large tablet that is suitable for reading text. Each new page on The Logics website is verified to be 100% error-free by W3C HTML 4.01 and CSS3 standards, and if The Logics website does not display perfectly on your device then it is the device's fault, and the blame rests solely on the individual having purchased a product that does not have the function that the owner wants.
About the Website Design:
The Logics website design is an experiment to toy with and to observe the effects of combining the influences of quality classical music with quality art within an atmosphere of classical western philosophy. While creating the site's original pages, the predominate background music listened to was Alessio Benvenuti's excellent violin and piano at ClassicCat.net, various Bach and Beethoven podcasts from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and a mixture of Andrea Bocelli's Aria, Claudio Arrau's Chopin, Hilary Hahn's Bach Concertos, and Natalie Dessay's Italian Opera Arias. The latter pages were created while listening to personal favorites from Sarah Chang, Sarah Brightman, Constance Demby, and numerous other artists. Music creates emotions, emotions color thoughts, mental patterns blend with the rhythms of emotions and music, sentence structures are written within the patterning and rhythms, and it is best for the reader to use similar background music as what accompanied the creation of each web page. It is the author's opinion that the website is well viewed while listening to Vivaldi's Four Seasons by Sarah Chang.
As of June 11, 2008, thelogics.org changed to a new hosting service. Speed and reliability are dramatically improved.
As of March 13, 2013 most all modern browsers can now accurately read HTML, but I prefer to not yet jump to HTML 5 until the standards are set in stone a few years from now. A sizable number of individuals from other countries use older computers while visiting the site, and for as long as we continue receiving hits with the older browsers I will continue to aim the coding to be compatible for as many visitors as is practical. Nevertheless, I strongly recommend to everyone who is using an old browser to upgrade to the latest versions if at all possible. I have upgraded all of my computers to Windows 8 along with Internet Explorer 10, and I myself no longer find XP and other operating systems to be as attractive as I used to: it is now 2013, and it is time to leave the 90s behind.
March 31, 2013: As I continue updating pages there will occasionally be a misplaced title or layout that was copied from a different page but not yet updated with the current page's data. This is a hobby site, it earns me no money, I do all of the work for free, I have no one to proofread the pages, and if a typo exists then it will be corrected when I have time to proofread each page.
About the Website Topics:
The information presented in The Logics website is drawn from my own personal base of firsthand knowledge. The topics span a small portion of what I feel to be useful information. The Dialogues of Nodin and William are a means of expressing a concept within a fictitious story-line that includes sequencings of Nature-based logic. The non-fiction articles reflect how some of the concepts within the Dialogues of Nodin and William apply to real-world life. Please recognize that the articles are for entertainment purposes only and are not intended to be comprehensive: I knowingly and purposefully omit the most important information from all topics; some things are simply best left unspoken.
September 12, 2009: Relatively minor changes have been in progress for the past several weeks. Due to numerous reasons, some of the topics will be given a different approach.
March 05, 2010: After almost three years of The Logics being online, the website has achieved all of the purposes it was designed to do, and it is now time to progress back to what the author feels are the more useful of topics. The website's layout will become more condensed, while some of the current pages may be deleted due to their no longer serving a useful purpose.
March 13, 2013: I recently deleted the WordPress® blog due to an insane quantity of scam posts and attempted hacks. I replaced the blog with a simple HTML page that I can maintain much faster and easier than with a content management system. As time permits I will repost all of the blog articles that were previously popular.
About the Graphics:
Special thanks are given for the several graphics that are courtesy of the WebMuseum, Paris and are being used under the WebMuseum License Agreement. Some of the graphics have been resized to fit smaller screen resolutions. As time permits, the WebMuseum's graphics may be replaced by the author's own. March 6, 2010: Additional graphics may be used from the excellent website Museum Syndicate.
How to Contact:
The author can be contacted through the contact page.
All photographs, graphics, and text used throughout this website are either my own original copyrighted creations, the copyrighted creations of other's, or the copyright of the WebMuseum (as noted at the bottom of each page), plus numerous public domain photographs. The author retains all legal rights to all personally created content and use. Permission is given to copy/quote portions of The Logics web pages for non-profit use (e.g. in a blog, forum, or for school use, but never for commercial or financial gain) if the quote is accompanied with the author's name and the URL address that the quote was taken from. Use Intelligently - Don't Abuse Ignorantly. 07-17-2009: If you want to use a public domain photograph (those marked (PD)) on your website, then simply right click on the photograph, save it to your hard drive, and then upload the photograph to your website's server. Linking the photograph from thelogics.org consumes the author's bandwidth, and it is considered as theft to rob the author of his paid bandwidth. Some of the public domain photographs on thelogics.org now have the website name on the photographs themselves so that visitors to the thieves' websites will know where the photographs were stolen.
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