Table of Help
- Menus and webPages only show the "tip of the iceberg". You have to go through directories to see most of the webSite.
- Items are listed approximatel in decreasing priority to Bill Howell (sort of), not alphabetically.
(to see the TableOfContents from anywhere on this page - type Control-Home keys simultaneously)
- Content has not yet been prepared for the help items
navigation within a webPage
TableOfContents - type Control-Home keys simultaneously
click to goTo a link in the current window
right-click to open link in a new menu - for example, to keep menus in view while reading through a webPage
find your way around the website
For recent topics that have caught my attention : see Bill Howell's "Blog" (via the "Blogs" menu item). Be warned : "recent" usually means within the last couple of years, as I don't often update the blog. I focus on mid-to-substantive projects that take time, with a sprinkling of "hey look at this" news items of other peopless' work etc.
- web-search themes that are of interest to you (eg duckduckgo.com, which I use). This is much more efficient than browsing. Besides, the vast majority of my webSite content ISN'T described or linked by my webPages. For example search "www.BillHowell.ca pandemics".
- Use the menus (top of the page - Ctrl-Home key combination to get there). As the menus are being rebuilt (starting slowly, Apr-May2020), they will likely fail from time to time. They also are incomplete, as they do NOT including many subdirectories of this website.
- Use the listing of the sub-directories of this webSite root directory (see the list near the bottom of this webPage). This allows you to browse through ALL [files, directories] of this website except the root (which I would like to include some day.
links to images
Clicking on image links (either [HREF, IMG SRC]), of formats [png, jpeg, etc], assumes that your browser shows images and blocks them, using the image viewing program that you have selected as a preference for your browser. I use [pquiv, image viewer] most frequently, but everybody has their own preference.
download parts of this webSite
You can download all or part of this webSite, but the whole webSite is just under 30Gbytes so you may want to be selective. Full links are used, so webPage links should work when downloaded, but these will load up online [webPage, file]s unless modified (see below). While the webSite is available, you may wish to [adapt, integrate] some of it into your work. Please pay attention to the copyright notices if you do, especially for commercial purposes.
Download a webPage or file : Once you have the webPage in your browser, your browser menu probably has an item like "Save page as".
Download the full or major parts of the webSite : I haven't actually tested this yet, other than a quick test to download a directory. The process is well-described by Georgy Blagodatov, where I have substituted oneof my directories for his example. You should change '/home/username/Desktop/' to the directory path where you want the [dir, fil]s stored. :
- Selecting the directory on your system where you want to download the webPage
- choose "Web page, complete"
How to download specific parts of website with wget?
$ wget --convert-links -P '/home/username/Desktop/' 'http://www.BillHowell.ca/Neural nets/TrNNs_ART/'
answered Jun 8, 2020 at 17:49
For greater speed of use, once downloaded you can replace "http://www.BillHowell.ca/" in links with <your subDirectory where you have stored the files>. I have bash functions a 'fileops.sh' library that does this, but it's too much to get into here. fileops run.sh is used to [add, uncomment] specfic functions that you want to run. This is an example only, as everybody probably has their own favourite bash libraries.
Bill Howells videos
Bill Howells book [note, review]s