What's New
on Sprott's Gateway


Periodic Updates

* A new Fractal of the Day is produced every day at midnight and added to Sprott's Fractal Gallery.
* Statistics on server usage are updated early every Sunday morning.
* The Madison Contra Dance Schedule is updated at least monthly.


Major Recent Changes and Additions

* 5/28/13 The Website server was upgraded to Apache 2.2.22
* 1/11/11 Sprott's Gateway is being mirrored at thor.physics.wisc.edu
* 10/29/10 The Fractal of the Day is now chosen randomly from the 5000 of the past 14 years.
* 6/9/10 The Website server was upgraded to Apache 2.2.15
* 5/24/10 - RAM was upgraded from 1 GB to 4 GB
* 5/5/06 - The Website server was upgraded to Apache 2.2.2
* 4/14/06 - A survey for the Wonders of Physics was added.
* 12/21/05 - The Website server was replaced by Apache 2.0.55
* 12/21/05 - The computer was changed to a 3 GHz Dell PowerEdge 1800 with quad Xeon processors
* 11/1/05 - The seewho.exe CGI program was removed for security reasons
* 9/20/05 - The IP address was changed to 128.104.165.254
* 9/20/05 - The RAM was upgraded from 256 kB to 1 MB
* 7/28/05 - The IP address was changed to 128.104.223.199 (may have happened earlier)
* 7/26/05 - A directory of fractals for sale was added
* 4/19/05 - The uploader has been disabled for security reasons
* 4/15/05 - A firewall has been installed
* 4/1/05 - Saunders Physics Demonstrations video has been added
* 3/28/05 - The Wonders of Physics videos have been added
* 1/4/04 - The links page has been removed because of abuse.
* 5/15/02 - Server software upgraded to Deerfield WebSite 2.0
* 5/15/02 - Sprott's Gateway upgraded to Dell 4400 (1800 MHz P-5) running Windows 2000
* 3/10/01 - A gallery of publication quality fractals was added.
* 3/20/00 - A Sprott family history page was added.
* 3/10/00 - A popular lecture on Radio Communications was added.
* 3/7/00 - A Sprott family tree was added.
* 2/2/00 - A slide viewing program was added.
* 1/12/00 - A collection of sound effects from The Wonders of Physics was added.
* 12/26/99 - Photographs from a 1963 summer in Brazil were added.
* 10/22/99 - A popular lecture on Seasons, Tides, and Phases of the Moon was added.
* 10/4/99 - A tribute to Ragnar Oswald Rollefson was added.
* 9/7/99 - A popular lecture on Simple Chaotic Systems and Circuits was added.
* 3/29/99 - Sprott's home page can be dialectized in Jive or Pig Latin.
* 11/20/98 - The IP address of Sprott's Gateway was changed to 128.104.222.103.
* 7/22/98 - A home page for the Chaos and Complex Systems Seminar was added.
* 7/8/98 - The server is now running under Windows NT 4.0.
* 1/7/98 - Sprott's home page can now be viewed in 6 different languages.
* 12/21/97 - A collection of natural fractal photos was added.
* 11/30/97 - A list of Web kudos has been added.
* 11/26/97 - A directory was set up for MST posters and documents.
* 11/5/97 - A list of Sprott's Spots Awards has been added.
* 11/1/97 - Visitors can now add links to their home pages or favorite sites.
* 10/3/97 - A calendar of Sprott's special presentations and commitments was added.
* 7/12/97 - Sprott's home page can now be viewed backwards.
* 7/5/97 - A viewer test page was added.
* 6/18/97 - A list of technical notes was added.
* 6/16/97 - A random HTML document on the server can now be accessed.
* 6/9/97 - A new server log analysis program was added.
* 6/2/97 - A page was added for the Fall 1997 Plasma Seminar (Physics 922).
* 4/6/97 - Lists of client referrers and browsers are now available.
* 4/4/97 - A survey form was set up to collect answers to questions about the future.
* 3/3/97 - A home page was set up for Physics 505.
* 2/23/97 - A collection of MIDI music files was added.
* 2/19/97 - A directory was set up for Cary Forest.
* 2/14/97 - Sprott's Gateway can now be accessed by anonymous FTP.
* 2/14/97 - The server software was upgraded to WebSite Pro version 1.1h.
* 1/24/97 - A page was added for the Madison English Country Dance Society.
* 12/05/96 - A page was added for Madison Scandinavian Dance Schedule.
* 12/05/96 - A form was created to order tickets for The Wonders of Physics.
* 11/26/96 - The server software was upgraded to WebSite Pro version 1.1g.
* 11/18/96 - Sprott's home page now has a map of where he lives and works.
* 11/2/96 - A cgi program that writes random contra dances was added.
* 11/1/96 - A list of Contra Dances by Marilee Standifer was added.
* 10/4/96 - The Future Project was established to collect people's predictions of the future.
* 10/2/96 - The Wishing Project was established to collect people's wishes.
* 9/9/96 - The server log can be searched for all accesses to a document in the week ending last Saturday.
* 7/26/96 - The server software was upgraded to WebSite Pro version 1.1f.
* 7/14/96 - A new search engine is now being used to speed word searches.
* 7/5/96 - MIDI fractal backround music was added to Sprott's Fractal Gallery.
* 7/4/96 - Twenty-two new fractal images were added to Carlson's Fractal Gallery.
* 7/2/96 - Several VRML (Virtual Reality) files were added to Cliff Pickover's home page.
* 6/28/96 - An HTML version of the manuscript of the book Strange Attractors was added.
* 6/17/96 - A Java applet that searches for new strange attractors was added.
* 6/12/96 - Animated GIF images were added for 19 of the simplest known chaotic flows.
* 6/3/96 - A collection of animated GIF images were added to Sprott's Fractal Gallery.
* 5/28/96 - Several server administration features have been consolidated.
* 5/24/96 - You can now upload a file to the server.
* 5/20/96 - The operating system was changed to Windows 95 and the server to WebSite 1.1e.
* 4/26/96 - The manuscript of an unpublished book Physics Demonstrations was put online.
* 4/5/96 - The manuscript and programs from the book Strange Attractors were put online.
* 3/30/96 - A Java applet was added to Pickover's home page.
* 3/19/96 - A JavaScript scrolling marquee was added to Sprott's home page.
* 1/19/96 - A Gallery of Photographs in JPEG format was added.
* 12/15/95 - A new Server Statistics program is now being used.
* 11/29/95 - The Server Home Page now includes a word search of all HTML documents.
* 11/27/95 - An Index of screen captures from the Chaos Demonstrations program was added.
* 11/25/95 - Figures were added to recent abstracts of Sprott's publications.
* 11/20/95 - What's New on Sprott's Gateway (this document) was added.
* 11/16/95 - An Index of Images and Icons collected from the net was added.
* 10/11/95 - Carlson's Fractal Gallery was established to display the artwork of Paul Carlson.
* 10/7/95 - A RealAudio welcome message was added to Sprott's Home Page.
* 9/25/95 - A home page for Ted Biewer was added.
* 8/23/95 - A home page for the Plasma Physics Theory Group was added.
* 7/26/95 - A home page for the Madison Scottish Country Dancers was added.


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