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Where did the name come from?
One day during the late summer or early fall in 1998, I was walking along
the beach north of Lavallette, New Jersey. As I was passing by Monterey beach, I noticed a flock (herd?) of sandpipers
working along the edge of the water. I noticed one seemed to be lagging behind the rest. As I got closer,
I realized he was holding one leg up, and hopping for all he was worth on the remaining good leg. I assumed
he must have injured it some how. He was almost keeping up with the rest, and was just enough
slower that he would be up to his tail feathers in water as each wave came in. Knee deep ... and just
a little behind. I simply had no choice.
Why is there pictures of a church?
That's where most of the work on the Sandpiper is done. It's the
former home of the United Methodist Church Of Attawaugan, built in 1870. It's currently my home
and is undergoing extensive renovation. Read more about the history of the church in a multi-part
feature beginning in|
#20 - 03-28-99 - 20 Issues And Counting.
Where do all of the pictures come from?
I take most of them with any of four different
Some photos are contributed, The bulk of those are prints that are scanned with either of three
Issue #31 has the first pictures taken with a
More pictures are being contributed all the time.
Send yours in.
Why is there an outhouse in the Piper Geographic page?
If you've seen the movie Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, you might remember
the grandfather character striding off towards the outhouse with a copy of the National Geographic
magazine, dressed appropriately for whatever adventure he was off on. "I'm off to India to have a spot
of tea with the Maharajah ..."|
That's his outhouse. See how the outhouse was created in
#25 - 05-10-99 - It May Oar May Knot Get Warm.
What kind of computer do you use?
Do you use any special software?
Every software package used is "off the shelf", and some are freeware, or shareware. I don't use any
HTML generators like Microsoft Front Page, just a text editor, and Word 97 for spell checking. The biggest problem
is handling the volume of digital photos that are gathered for each issue. As few as six hundred and
as many as two thousand are reviewed for each issue. All of the photo software I've reviewed so far
has fallen short performance wise, when it comes to large numbers of images. Look at the
Software section of the Publishing Page.
Where is this website written?
The Sandpiper is published in a corner of the band practice room of the
former United Methodist Church Of Attawaugan, Dayville, Connecticut, within
earshot of the Five Mile River. The bulk of the planning work and layout is
done in Lavallette, New Jersey, about one-hundred fifty feet from the crest
of the beach. Look at the
Where section of the Publishing Page for a picture of world headquarters.
Where did the graphics come from?
What company is the host for this site?
Can anyone contribute?
Yes. If you're reading this now, you can contribute material to the Sandpiper.
Send it in. Any form of input is welcome. I can't promise it will go in right away, or even at all, but usually
all the contributed material makes it in the issue being worked on when it's sent. I try and email you
a link to the page it's on so you can preview the format, and make comments or suggestions. You get listed in the
Credits Page as well. Learn some details about contributing material from the
How To Contribute Material page.
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