Originally Posted by sleepyT
The web site that you added to your post as far as I am concerned should be added to the document section of this forum...
I will PM two of the site team members Lloyd & Mark to see if they can arrange that move...
Hey Rosie (or Tommy?),
There’s an interesting story about that document. I found those photos online after a fair amount of searching and I did the mod as shown in the pics. I had a hunch that the obscure corner of the interwebs where those photos lived wouldn’t exist forever, so I dumped them into a blank document template and added a few notes (including giving credit to the guy who originally posted them and citing my source). I saved the doc as a PDF and hosted it on my own host, flamingsquid.com, and never really gave it a second thought.
A couple of years later I was looking for something in the admin portal of my host account and I flipped to the page that shows the traffic to the site. The number of hits that dumb little PDF gets astounded me. That one file accounts for over 90% of the traffic on that site.
So then I got curious and Googled the file name. It turns out that that file has been saved into so many little nooks and crannies of the web, in all kinds of different sites (RV, 4x4, survivalist, astronomy, and on and on).
I also get a chuckle out of the template that I dropped those images into. I am a technical writer and I’ve written documentation for the software industry since the 90s. When I created that PDF, I just dropped them into a blank template that I was using at the time when I worked for a company called SeeBeyond. I worked there for about seven years and the product documentation that my team wrote was for the very first large scale product that used the new (at the time) Java J2EE enterprise edition. Sun was so excited that we had gotten their Java system to work in a complete enterprise end-to-end solution that they bought our company. Not too long after that, Oracle bought Sun. I haven’t searched lately, but somewhere out there are the docs for the SeeBeyond products and they have the same look and feel as that little satellite mod. But all these years later, the SeeBeyond/Sun/Oracle product is long gone yet my little Satellite Rewire doc still lives on. Pretty funny.
I would be happy to share the file in this site’s Documents section, as long as there is attribution and a pointer back to the original location of the file (in case I make future updates—not likely, but possible).