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PNG's essays are at


-- Arnie Rimmer (, December 22, 1998


He's popular, I got a "page exceeded traffic limit" warning.

-- Robert A. Cook, P.E. (Kennesaw GA) (, December 22, 1998.

And don't you just love the Japanese flavor of the translation of a 404 error: "Access Forbidden". All you gaijin trying to read about our so-called troubles, kinmotsu-des (it's forbidden)...

-- Mac (, December 22, 1998.

404 - That file does not exist.

It seems that the file you are looking for does not exist. Perhaps it has been removed.

-- Diane J. Squire (, December 22, 1998.

Diane - A 404 is essentially a "can't access" error, but the file being removed is just one (albeit a very common) reason. File access rights/permissions is another possibility, along with (as PNG's site explains) traffic being too heavy.

That's why I enjoyed seeing the Japanese version of a 404. Makes it sound like we're "forbidden" to look at the file. Visions of Toshiru Mifune putting his hand on the hilt of his sword and glowering...

-- Mac (, December 22, 1998.

Mac & Arnie,

Question is, does PNG know about it? Yes, I enjoyed the web-site Samurai too.


-- Diane J. Squire (, December 22, 1998.

Gary North posted links to a couple of PNG's essay's, so PNG's page is probably overloaded now...

-- pshannon (, December 22, 1998.

Hmmmm, very interesting. The link worked fine immediately after I posted it. It very well may be traffic-related since it was posted on Gary North's site this morning. Here's the ISP info:
Global OnLine Japan (GOL-DOM)
   Imperial Building 5-3-2 Nishi-Shinjuku
   Tokyo 160-0023,

Domain Name: GOL.COM

Administrative Contact, Technical Contact, Zone Contact: DNS Administrator (DA26-ORG) dnsadmin@GOL.COM +81-3-5334-1700 Fax- +81-3-5334-1701 Billing Contact: DNS Administrator (DA26-ORG) dnsadmin@GOL.COM +81-3-5334-1700 Fax- +81-3-5334-1701

The server is located in Japan, PNG may be creating trouble for his ISP. Or it may just be a normal 'can't get there from here situation that we see every day. Here's the traceroute to the server:
TraceRoute (
network unreachable from time=357 ms
 1    166    166
 2    137    -29
 3    137      0
 4    134     -3
 5    132     -2
 6    139      7
 7    199     60
 8    350    151
 9    175   -175
10    300    125
11    550    250
12    398   -152
13    324    -74
14    319     -5  timed out
15    324      5  timed out
16    534    210  network unreachable not reached
Assume the most reasonable conclusion first (i.e. simple net trouble) unless we hear otherwise from PNG.

-- Arnie Rimmer (, December 22, 1998.

Arnie I was able to access it this morning when you first posted it. Thanks!

-- Just me (, December 22, 1998.

Tried again at 1530 Pacific Time - no problem this time. All the East Coast Northites must have been clogging up the works this morning. 8-}]

Thoroughly enjoyed PNG's takes on "Trouble" and "Dolphins vs. Tuna". The apparent link to a "Y2K" article wasn't active yet.

-- Mac (, December 22, 1998.

Gomen nasai (I'm sorry) My provider shut me down less than 4 hours after uploading. Must have exceeded 1,000 hits/hour limit. Either that or too much "trouble." Today is a Japanese holiday so my provider will be closed. Anyone know a free server with no limit?

Onegai shimasu (figurative speech: please do me a favor) PNG

-- PNG (, December 22, 1998.

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