Keywords: Java, Lake Applet, Townsend Tennessee, Topsail Beach North Carolina, James River Virginia, TN, NC, VA, Photography, Panorama Applet, David Griffiths
This page ("lakes.htm") contains 3 images utilizying David Griffiths' clever 'Lake' Java applet. There is more information about Mr. Griffiths at the bottom of this page.
About the Bear: We frequently visit Switzerland, though there is nothing on this page about that country. Our home base when we visit Switzerland is in the canton of Bern. This bear is the symbol for both the canton and the capital city of Bern. The name means 'bears'.
Copyright © Notice: All images on this site are MINE. You may use them for any purpose if you credit me (Ralph Walker) and include the name of my main website, 'GRUETZI.COM'.
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READ THIS IF YOU CANNOT SEE THE ANIMATED IMAGES BELOW: Microsoft used to furnish a copy of their "MSJVM" or "Microsoft Java Virtual Machine", also known as a "JRE" or "Java Runtime Environment", with Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows XP. They were sued by Sun Microsystems for violating their patent on the Java language and finally lost in court in 2007. If you have a Windows computer newer than that, or if you allowed Microsoft to update Windows XP with "Service Pack" 1a or later, Microsoft took the opportunity to remove their offending software from your computer. Now you cannot view any Java content on any website, including this one.
All you have to do to fix this situation is to do what I did -- visit the official Sun Microsystems web page at JAVA.COM and download the official Java Runtime Environment. It's quick and safe. If you do not want to click through my link, just type "java.com" and read about Java before deciding whether to download it. You used to have it. All you're doing is restoring the capability.
Swinging Bridge at Townsend, Tennessee. You've been to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, right? There's a good chance you drove right past this bridge and didn't see it, even though it was only a few feet off the road. I was born in this area in 1944 and my father used the bridge as a boy. The River is called 'Little River' and runs through the park. Sadly, the authorities tore down this bridge in 2001 because, well, because that's what authorities do . . . .
Topsail Beach, North Carolina, January 1999. Photo by Andrea Walker.
David Griffiths no longer maintains a web site, but his 'Lake' applet software is still available. Check any search engine. Mr. Griffiths is also the author of the 'Panorama' applet which lets you display a big panoramic photo in a window. See my Panorama website below for examples and more information.
This website was started in July 2002. It is little changed since then, and was last updated February 21, 2009. The counter below was installed August 4, 2007 and I have no record of the visitor count before that.
To contact me please send me e-mail.
--Ralph Walker, Arlington, Virginia, USA
Links to all my websites:
Photos of Switzerland, with an emphasis on transport.
360° Panoramas: of Switzerland, with notes on the 'Panorama" Java applet and my technique.
Zweisimmen.com: Photos of the MOB (Montreux Oberland Bernois) narrow gauge railway in Switzerland, plus information on G (garden) gauge model railroad projects of mine.
Schau.Biz: Swiss shooting medals, beer coasters, etc. for sale.
BernBear.com: Our log cabin in Greene County, Virginia, and examples of the use of the Bern Bear heraldic symbol on decorative objects.