Steve's Domain

Website of Tasmanian ICT teacher Steve Brookes

Lis Dillon Beach

This website is now nothing more than a test site that I will use to experiment with new code and ideas.

I started the site more than 15 years ago as a means of learning how to host a site and how to do some basic HTML. It then evolved over time to include a heap of stuff and grew into something of a monster that tended to consume far too much of my time.

So it has now returned to its former role as a test site; I have retained the photo gallery (Gallery2) as that is something used by my family but have ditched the family tree, MediaWiki, music database and weather page.

The family tree information is now on Ancestry.com so there is really no need to host a duplicate site; anyone interested in delving into their own family’s history will no doubt use Ancestry anyway.

The music database (Subsonic) was restricted to family only and I now use that only on my local network; the need to have it accessible outside my home network has gone.

The weather page was linked to a weather station I have at home but it was problematic most of the time. I still use the weather station (which works really well) but no longer post the data to a web page.

MediaWiki has served me well for many years but, again, it consumed a large amount of my time in keeping the information updated. I may introduce a knowledge base type addition to the site if I feel it may be of some value.