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Maintenance Mania

January 22, 2009 – by Per Christensson

Sharpened.net is a relatively large website with several thousand pages. When a site has thousands of Web pages to maintain, it is inevitable that some pages will get neglected. These poor pages fall through the cracks and don't get updated for months or even years. It is a sad but true reality of being a webmaster of a large site. Therefore, I make a point to occasionally go through the different sections of Sharpened.net and update pages that have fallen out-of-date.

Most recently, I covered the Resources section, which had been dormant for quite some time. I updated several sections and added a bunch of new and exciting information. Well, at least new informaton. One new page I added is an FTP Commands Reference, which contains a list of commands you can use when accessing an FTP server via a command-line interface. While I realize that many FTP programs are available with nice graphical user interfaces (GUIs), it can be helpful to know some basic FTP commands. After all, who knows when you'll be stuck working with a terminal interface, needing to download crucial files from an FTP server? I've seen it happen in movies, so that means it could happen to anyone.

I also made some cosmetic changes to some other pages to make the site look more uniform. It is amazing how easily things can get out of control if you start using too many colors and different layouts in a website. While I realize most of these changes won't be obvious to the untrained eye, hopefully you can at least appreciate the effort. But even if you don't care (and why would you, really), I'm still glad you visited. ;-)

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