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Message started by Fundibularius on Mar 26th, 2013 at 9:28am

Title: What happened to Hondero's "History of the Sling"?
Post by Fundibularius on Mar 26th, 2013 at 9:28am
Did I miss something? Has the English version of the Historia de la Honda disappeared?

Title: Re: What happened to Hondero's "History of the Sli
Post by Masiakasaurus on Mar 26th, 2013 at 2:16pm
Hmm, both of the wikis are gone.

Title: Re: What happened to Hondero's "History of the Sli
Post by Fundibularius on Mar 28th, 2013 at 3:11am
:'( :'( :'(

Title: Re: What happened to Hondero's "History of the Sli
Post by curious_aardvark on Mar 30th, 2013 at 2:53pm
they're there somewhere - think they were moved.

couple of recent threads I remember.

As I could never find the wiki in the first place - never noticed anything relating to it :noidea:  

But pretty sure it's around somewhere.

Title: Re: What happened to Hondero's "History of the Sli
Post by Camo-sling on Apr 3rd, 2013 at 4:46am
If I recall correctly 4accord translated a lot of those articles, perhaps he still has an electronic copy of the article if it can't be found.

Title: Re: What happened to Hondero's "History of the Sli
Post by Masiakasaurus on Apr 15th, 2013 at 4:01pm
C_A, they were not moved from slinging.org/wiki. A new wiki at slinging.org/wiki2 was made after the first wiki suffered a big spam attack, but only the main page was active. Now both are down and all the content from the wikis are gone including the Peruvian sling tutorial that I liked. :'( You can see that what once were active pages now are blank. http://lmgtfy.com/?q=historia+de+la+honda+site%3Aslinging.org%2Fwiki

Title: Re: What happened to Hondero's "History of the Sli
Post by Thomas on Apr 21st, 2013 at 6:34pm
re: Hondero’s Sling History
I have what I think is the complete English version on separate pdf files. All I need is advice on how to properly email these multi meg files, they are big, beautiful and not in any particular order. It maybe better to load them to a cd and snail them over.    

Tom  

Title: Re: What happened to Hondero's "History of the Sli
Post by squirrelslinger on Apr 21st, 2013 at 6:50pm

Thomas wrote on Apr 21st, 2013 at 6:34pm:
re: Hondero’s Sling History
I have what I think is the complete English version on separate pdf files. All I need is advice on how to properly email these multi meg files, they are big, beautiful and not in any particular order. It maybe better to load them to a cd and snail them over.    

Tom  

Click "attach" then individually email them.
You can email them to me and I will merge and upload to my slinging website.
Or Masika, or someone else.


Title: Re: What happened to Hondero's "History of the Sli
Post by Masiakasaurus on Apr 21st, 2013 at 10:46pm

Thomas wrote on Apr 21st, 2013 at 6:34pm:
It maybe better to load them to a cd and snail them over.    

Tom  

Squirrel, I think they're too large to email. You can upload them to a cloud storage service and share the files with the rest of us by posting the link to each one. I know google drive can do this, but I don't know their privacy guidelines.

Title: Re: What happened to Hondero's "History of the Sli
Post by Thomas on Apr 22nd, 2013 at 1:57pm
 
[/quote]
Squirrel, I think they're too large to email. You can upload them to a cloud storage service and share the files with the rest of us by posting the link to each one. I know google drive can do this, but I don't know their privacy guidelines.[/quote]

Masi

I can’t seem to get my head in a cloud yet, so I will get a fresh cd and put them all in a folder. If my cd burner still works I will send it to a mod, possibly somewhere in Alabama if that’s ok.

Tom    


Title: Re: What happened to Hondero's "History of the Sli
Post by Thomas on Apr 23rd, 2013 at 10:36pm
The English translation by 4accord is being mailed to Masi.

Tom

Title: Re: What happened to Hondero's "History of the Sli
Post by Masiakasaurus on Apr 24th, 2013 at 12:26am
I will both upload them to the forum and put them on a public accessible cloud drive. Should help with security a little.

Title: Re: What happened to Hondero's "History of the Sli
Post by wanderer on Apr 24th, 2013 at 4:11am

Masiakasaurus wrote on Apr 24th, 2013 at 12:26am:
I will both upload them to the forum and put them on a public accessible cloud drive. Should help with security a little.

That is great that they will be available again. It represented an immense amount of work, so it's good to see it saved.

!s the Wiki lost never to be revived?

Title: Re: What happened to Hondero's "History of the Sli
Post by curious_aardvark on Apr 24th, 2013 at 6:59am
I know I've asked this before - but how did one access the wiki in the first place ?
If I knew where it was, I might be able to do soemthing with it - but I can't recall ever seeing a link on any of the pages.

one of the easiest ways to send files is by using mailbigfile.com

I can also store files on my paid for account for download by anyone.

I've also got a history of the sling on my kindle. Don't think it's honderos though, hang on...

nope it's by some guy called Robert E. Dohrenwend.

Actually called: the sling, forgotten firepower of antiquity.

It's not bad. Actually gets the ranges more or less correct which is bloody unusual for an academic.
Also a lot of useful sources cited at the end - which is normal for an academic :-)

pdf attached to this post.

http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?action=downloadfile;file=history_of_the_Sling.pdf (447 KB | )

Title: Re: What happened to Hondero's "History of the Sli
Post by wanderer on Apr 24th, 2013 at 10:48am

Curious Aardvark wrote on Apr 24th, 2013 at 6:59am:
I know I've asked this before - but how did one access the wiki in the first place ?
If I knew where it was, I might be able to do soemthing with it - but I can't recall ever seeing a link on any of the pages.

The wiki used to be accessible via http://slinging.org/wiki, and later (post vandalism) via http://slinging.org/wiki2 both presumably which resolved to some more 'concrete' URL.

Originally there was a link to the wiki (I think in the header section of the Goliath sub-forum) but that went away some time in the past year or two.

I went in search of the translation of Hondero's work - or the wiki - on the wayback machine a few days ago. No luck there except for the wiki front pages.

Quote:
I've also got a history of the sling on my kindle. Don't think it's honderos though, hang on...

nope it's by some guy called Robert E. Dohrenwend.

Actually called: the sling, forgotten firepower of antiquity.

It's not bad. Actually gets the ranges more or less correct which is bloody unusual for an academic.
Also a lot of useful sources cited at the end - which is normal for an academic :-)

pdf attached to this post.

It is an excellent paper.  Still available from www.ipna.ie/documents/History%20of%20the%20Sling.pdf also ;)

Title: Re: What happened to Hondero's "History of the Sli
Post by curious_aardvark on Apr 24th, 2013 at 12:04pm
okay - I'll have to hook up with the ftp client and see if I can find the wiki files anywhere on the server.
Although I've got a vague feeling they were hosted offsite somewhere.

(looks through forum copy on his computer)

got a wiki folder - but no database in it.

Looks like we installed the front end of the wiki on the forum and it either created a database that's gone awol or linked to an external server where the database has gone awol.

We did have database problems last year and I suppose it's possible that one of the ones the server people had an issue with was the wiki database.

I'll keep looking.   :thumb:

Title: Re: What happened to Hondero's "History of the Sli
Post by Thomas on Apr 24th, 2013 at 11:36pm
The history disk is on the way but my pdf files have been made minus as much as six letters deep at the right margin. I don’t remember if this condition was present in the original wiki. :(

Tom


Title: Re: What happened to Hondero's "History of the Sli
Post by curious_aardvark on Apr 25th, 2013 at 9:29am
so are the words/letters actually missing ? or has the text just flowed and split the words ?

Title: Re: What happened to Hondero's "History of the Sli
Post by Thomas on Apr 25th, 2013 at 10:23am

Curious Aardvark wrote on Apr 25th, 2013 at 9:29am:
so are the words/letters actually missing ? or has the text just flowed and split the words ?

CA
All but three pdf files are chopped and the text etc is missing. I also found two more intact pdf’s (7.5mb) that are subject related but not part of that package. I will try to post these directly to this admin forum.
tom


Title: Re: What happened to Hondero's "History of the Sli
Post by Thomas on Apr 25th, 2013 at 11:29am

Thomas wrote on Apr 25th, 2013 at 10:23am:

Curious Aardvark wrote on Apr 25th, 2013 at 9:29am:
so are the words/letters actually missing ? or has the text just flowed and split the words ?

CA
All but three pdf files are chopped and the text etc is missing. I also found two more intact pdf’s (7.5mb) that are subject related but not part of that package. I will try to post these directly to this admin forum.
tom

Not a good idea, since I have no hosting link or posting them directly they are too big.
tom


Title: Re: What happened to Hondero's "History of the Sli
Post by Masiakasaurus on May 11th, 2013 at 7:05pm
Okay, I have the disc of "Historia de la Honda" in my hand. After Mother's Day I will have a computer again and can upload them.

Title: Re: What happened to Hondero's "History of the Sli
Post by squirrelslinger on May 11th, 2013 at 9:10pm
Putting it on my kindle:P

Title: Re: What happened to Hondero's "History of the Sli
Post by curious_aardvark on May 14th, 2013 at 6:55am
thomas I've increased the size of pdf files you can attach to a post. Once you upload it's stored in the main forum attachment directory for perpituity.

So please attach any pdfs you can :-)  

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