Welcome

(Contact Info: larry at larryblakeley.com)

Important Note: You will need to click this icon to download the free needed to view most of the images on this Web site - just a couple of clicks and you're "good to go." For reasons why - go here.

A listing and access link to all:
song lyrics and mp3 audio files http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/ (all of which are a part of this Web site) can be accessed simply by selecting the "htm" file for the song you want;

poetry http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/poetry.htm;

quotations http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/quotations.htm; and

essays written by Larry Blakeley http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/articles/articles_larry_blakeley.htm,

all of which are used to tell the story in this Web site, can be accessed by going to each respective link set out above.

My son, Larry Blakeley http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/larryblakeley_photos_jpeg.htm manages this Web site and the following Web sites:

Larry Blakeley (Contact Info: larry at larryblakeley.com)

Leslie (Blakeley) Adkins - my granddaughter

Lori Ann Blakeley (June 20, 1985 - May 4, 2005) - my granddaughter

Evan Blakeley- my grandson

Major Roy James Blakeley (December 10, 1928 - July 22, 1965) - USAF (KIA)

When I was young my dad would say
Come on son let's go out and play

No matter how hard I try
No matter how many tears I cry
No matter how many years go by
I still can't say goodbye

- "I Still Can't Say Goodbye," Performer: Chet Atkins

MP3 audio file/lyrics http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/still_cant_say_goodbye.htm

For a larger image click on the photograph.

File Name: email_to_r_rojas20041022.txt

Subject:
."..Mr. Blakeley's site require a special browser plug-in..."
From:
Larry Blakeley <larry@larryblakeley.com>
Date:
Fri, 22 Oct 2004 15:09:00 -0500
To:
"Rae V. Rojas" <rrojas@lizardtech.com>

."..Captain Blakeley received both a Distinguished Flying Cross for his effort to save his damaged aircraft and a posthumous promotion to Major. He is buried in Rotan Cemetery, Rotan, Texas.

His son, Larry Blakeley, operates a personal memorial site for his father; the photos above and the letter were obtained from his site. However, be advised that many of the photos and documents on Mr. Blakeley's site require a special browser plug-in..."

- http://www.virtualwall.org/db/BlakeleyRJ01a.htm

Ms. Rojas - some sort of "break" on the Express Server (much more than the reseller price) would seem like a good starting point - don't you agree?

I have previously forwarded to you image files reflecting the amount of traffic this Web site http://www.royblakeley.name is receiving. I have had numerous people claim they cannot view the photos. And, that does not include the "AOL" customers that don't have the proper browser flexibility to download the DjVu plug-in for viewing.

You guys better "hop-to-it" if you want to spread the news about this relatively unknown format.

Also, I want to let you know that your "support group" leaves a lot to be desired.

Regards,

Larry Blakeley
Dallas, Texas
214-351-5504


File Name: email_to_r_rojas20041012.txt

Subject:
[Fwd: [Fwd: [Fwd: Re: DjVu Web site Presentation]]]
From:
Larry Blakeley <larry@larryblakeley.com>
Date:
Tue, 12 Oct 2004 08:25:53 -0500
To:
"Rae V. Rojas" <rrojas@lizardtech.com>

Mr. Rojas - any chance of discussing this matter, soon?

I have attached the last 7 days of total bytes/hits between the heavily laden DjVu (personal Web site/digital library at http://www.royblakeley.name and the knowledge and information Web site at http://www.larryblakeley.com

Mr. Rojas - I direct your attention to the difference in the "bytes" that my Zeus Webs server is pushing out between these 2 Web sites.

Also, why don't we finalize this stage of discussion for bear in mind everything I do, everything I provide on both of these Web sites is absolutely provided to others with the reward of giving back.

What that means is "I don't have to pursue anything with LizardTech" to accomplish what I am doing because DjVu is quite frankly - "a spoke in the wheel."

I like the product, I have referred to the product as "outstanding" - even though I do not promote products from a "commercialization/marketing" orientation to make "profits" for myself, or anyone else.

So, please "free me up from having to re-write to you, again" - and, just tell me to "take a leap," or let's work something out for the good of the poor folks that in the not-to-far-off future are going to be sending the bits and bytes of JPEG images all over this planet - not knowing a thing about "DjVu."

Larry Blakeley

Attached Files:

Directory: http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/articles/monthly_articles/

File Names:

zeus_total_hits_7days20041012.png

zeus_total_bytes_7days20041012.png


File Name: email_r_rojas20041001.txt

Subject:
[Fwd: [Fwd: Re: DjVu Web site Presentation]]
From:
Larry Blakeley <larry@larryblakeley.com>
Date:
Fri, 01 Oct 2004 09:14:46 -0500
To:
rrojas@lizardtech.com

Rae - I'm waiting on you - the ball's in your court for contact.

Thanks.

Larry

Subject:
[Fwd: Re: DjVu Web site Presentation]
From:
Larry Blakeley <larry@larryblakeley.com>
Date:
Wed, 29 Sep 2004 08:55:51 -0500
To:
"Rae V. Rojas" <rrojas@lizardtech.com>

Rae - I have attached some images that give you an idea of what I am talking about.

I don't know what all this means, but a new occurence is what I'm seeing for hours that you and I are sleeping - so possibly, other countries are accessing the Web sites.

You can readily see the difference per hit ratio between larryblakeley.com and the DjVu Web site royblakeley.name
I have known this for a while, but the volume and time periods of the traffic is becoming more consistent throughout the 24-hour clock (GMT).

It's 8:50 AM here in Dallas, Texas - and I need to run to get some coffee, but will be back, probably before you are up and running for the day on the West Coast.

Why don't you call me since my day may be more flexible. I'll be here throughout the day.

Best Regards,

Larry Blakeley

P. S. - a few DjVu reference on my Web sites below:

Historically, libraries have been the unparalleled collectors of content. But others in the content market now provide syndicated and scoped content with personalization features that make their content very attractive to an ever more demanding information consumer. The Online Computer Library Center's 2004 Information Format Trends Report examines the unbundling of content from its traditional containers (like books, journals, CDs) and distribution methods. The report concludes that format now matters less than the information within the container, that consumers are "format agnostic" and don't care whether the information they want is in a book, blog or Web site. Libraries, the report suggests, should move beyond the role of content collector and organizer to establishing the authenticity and provenance of content and providing the imprimatur of quality in an information-rich but context-poor world. "What is needed is context," says the report. "There are plenty of efforts being made to address this gap by companies that see the need and, quite rightly, we predict, see the context challenge as the next 'big thing.' A contextual search tool might work like an invisible librarian, searching the Web and retrieving in real time news, book and article links, relevant Web sites, and any documents and e-mails related to the topic," then delivering it all to the consumer's digital workplace, wherever it may be located.

- "2004 Information Format Trends: Content, Not Containers," OCLC (Online Computer Library Center, Inc. http://www.oclc.org ) Marketing Staff, http://www.oclc.org/info/2004trends

Directory: http://www.larryblakeley.com/Articles/monthly_articles

File Name: 2004infotrends_content (6,515 words)

Post Date: September 27, 2004 at 9:30 AM CDT; 1430 GMT

Note: I have placed the PDF and DjVu version for viewing of the charts, etc.

What I would like for you to pay particular attention to is the difference in file size between these formats for the same viewing experience. The PDF file is 3x larger than the DjVu file.

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Why this Web site is kept "simple" - "Top Ten Mistakes in Web Design," Jakob Nielsen, http://www.useit.com/alertbox/9605.html.

What do I need to view this Web site? You will need LizardTech's free DjVu plug-in for your Internet Explorer (or Mozilla's Firefox) to view the incredible images of photographs contained in this Web site.

Why did I convert most of my scanned photographs and some of the PDF files to LizardTech's DjVu image format? It's nothing short of outstanding, just like my father - nothing less for his life's story.

Will it harm my computer? Not a bit. It is a harmless browser plug-in available free from a reputable company that sells the conversion software.

Where can I go to learn more about DjVu? You can go here.

How do I get the plug-in? Just click on the icon below, then follow the simple instructions contained there.

http://www.royblakeley.name

File Name: index.htm


File Name: email_to_r_rojas20040928.txt

Subject:
RE: DjVu Web site Presentation
From:
"Rae Rojas" <rrojas@lizardtech.com>
Date:
Tue, 28 Sep 2004 16:12:25 -0700
To:
"Larry Blakeley" <larry@larryblakeley.com>

*This message was transferred with a trial version of CommuniGate(tm) Pro*

Hello Larry,

I just left you a voicmail. Please give me a call when you have a moment.

Thank you,

Rae V. Rojas
Inside Sales
Document Express with DjVu

LizardTech
1008 Western Avenue, Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98104

p 206-902-2560
f 206-652-0880
www.lizardtech.com/solutions/doc

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Larry Blakeley [mailto:larry@larryblakeley.com]
Sent: Tuesday, September 28, 2004 2:59 PM
To: Rae Rojas
Subject: DjVu Web site Presentation

Mr. Rojas - at the present time I am supposedly a "reseller" of DjVu, but my Web sites at http://www.larryblakeley.com and http://www.royblakeley.name are "free," educational Web sites. I push DjVu heavily on these Web sites.

Is there some other kind of arrangement that we could work out. As, you
can tell from the image files the activity is getting heavier on these
sites - and, is increasing everyday.

Let me know.

Larry Blakeley
Dallas, Texas
214-351-5504