Disclaimer, Liability & Copyright etc,
For pages pointing to this page, usually with this
Some (but not necessarily all) of which may have been
authored at least in part by
- Author of this
page is a Freelance
Internet, Unix & C, & systems engineering
consultant, Business enquiries are
- Pages that point here with their Copyright footer, have
usually been created by me, or assigned or
entrusted their copyright to me (Though of
course any page on the Internet could point at this
disclaimer so there's no guarantee I wrote some page pointing
- Some pages that point here may have been created on
behalf of others.
- This author
reserve all Copyrights etc, to pages pointing with a
copyright type footer to this page.
- Do not blame me for content of every last page on the
Internet that might point here: I can not stop others
pointing here too, should they choose to for their
- The author of this footer page is associated with various
commercial computer consultancy companies etc, including Vector Systems Limited
- The author is a member of various
technical & social clubs in Munich etc.
The author usually avoids using HTML features that may annoy
or break for some etc (OK, a few valign have slipped through
- Shrug). (Unless a paying customer wants a particular
feature, but then that's on their site & domain, not my
There's no cookies on Berklix
there never were any, even before I noticed 2014_02_12 that
EU now required people be able to turn them off. Some other
sites love cookies. Her'es some background reading on
No, there's no frames.
No, there's no Java or Java script either.
Yes you can use a simple text browser such as lynx on most
No, there's no damn annoying eye catching flashing
No, there's no paid adverts. All links are free, unpaid,
usually there just 'cos I felt reader might find them
relevant, & occasionally cos I was doing a favour
pointing to a friend's page.
No, the pages do not have Google Analytics (or equivalent)
embedded in them (which would slow access & feed google
as well as page owners.
No you'r not being logged, I'm too busy to care who or how
many etc !
But if you want to know (some of) the info you give to every
page on the web you visit, Try My Printenv
Timezones: A lot of pages have reference to Europe, Munich,
London, etc, people there may be
asleep while you are wide awake,
don't always expect to
phone them or get a quick email reply.
- There's always some, lack of time to check & fix! If
you report one: Thanks! Please quote both the exact URL you
were currently at, & the one you were clicking on that
failed, as I have too many servers & files to search
Spelling & polite phraseology & Style Sheets etc
I have too
to maintain all spellings & URL pointers
& phraseology to perfection.
Yes I could spell better, No I don't have time. Yes I have
a spell checker. Yes some of them are just typographic
errors, No, they're not all typographic, some are genuine
errors on my part. Yes I speak foreign languages, No, they
don't all spell the same word quite the same, (& then
there's the permuted trade names similar to words in natural
human languages, to add more confusion. Yes I know how to
spell some errors here correctly. As you doubtless don't want
to pay me to spell check all pages, don't waste time
suggesting I do it.
Yes some things could be phrased better, No editing web
pages is not the purpose of my life, & I'm not paid to
tweak non business pages.
Web ornamental style ? : Same answer applies.
Want more HTML features &/or style sheets etc ? Not from
me, unless you want to be a paying customer.
If you are not paying, just be grateful I took the time to
type information at all !
Why did I write this ? Too many with nothing better to do
used to want to waste my time.
Yes I know my written German grammar is poor. If you are a
native German speaker, you are welcome to send improvements.
You will also find Mailman Lists
already works in German. I read English German
& some French, etc. I see illogical inconsistencies in
what is `correct' English grammar, as well as defects in
German etc. Human languages are not designed, but thrown
together, & it shows. I'm not motivated to spend time
learning illogical constructs. I look forward to the growing
global mass of future non native English speakers with
similar attitude ironing out illogical constructs in English,
to improve the language.
Factual corrections are welcome, but please include the URL
(web reference) , as I have too many servers & files
accept transient URLs (web refs) to forum comment (aka tweets
etc) that time expire, just static references.
Concerning data & links in & under directories
containing my home page, &
organisation pages maintained for eg BIM, MECC, Beer Gardeners etc,
- I make no recommendation for or against, & disclaim
liability for people, companies & organisations
referenced by URL or otherwise. Links are there because
they might be interesting or have some relevance to the
text. I might approve, deplore, or have no opinion of the
linked page (which content may have also changed
- Occasionally you may even find a URL points to some
domain that's been sold to someone else with different
content. I disclaim that too. I also won't know to correct
it unless you Mail me
- I disclaim liability for local copies of information
provided by others, the local copy is merely for my
convenience. Go search for & read the original
- If information is misleading, wrong, obsolete, etc please inform
me. I make no particular effort to maintain
information, what was once true may well no longer be etc,
& vice versa. It probably merely was thought to be
true, when I wrote it, or was sent it.
- NO I don't check everything I write or get sent. It
might be wrong or misleading, Check it yourself if you want
to rely on info.
- No I don't keep a log of old pages & changes. I
could do that on pages I was paid to write for customers, I
won't do it on stuff I write free.
- Web server sites & associates are not liable for
information provided or referenced within my web directory
- I disclaim all liability for any wrong translations. I'm a qualified computer
consultant, not a language professional.
- I disclaim all liability for information not being
available if servers crash, configurations break, power
failure, or other human or machine error. Data is made
available on a best effort basis, & is on multiple
redundancy servers, but if you want real reliability, you
must pay me for professional service.
- I disclaim any & all other possible &
conceivable & inconceivable responsibility !
- Some law court apparently came up with a really foolish
ruling that URL pointers need to be disclaimed, else are
considered to be reccomending remote content as agreed with
by the source pointer. Doubtless similar daft rulings have
occurred in more than one country by now, & hopefully
been overturned by more sensible & more senior judges
elsewhere. Such a ruling is farcical idiocy, it could kill
the web, local pointers have no control of changing remote
content, expiring domains then bought by random advertisers
of objectionable or illegal products & services (it's
happened to me too, I once found by chance, one of my
computer science links had become a porn site, as domain
owner had not paid renewal fee I guess, & domain had
then been bought by some porn outfit), plus many web
authors have no time to thoroughly check remote content
which may only contain some limited relevance, depending on
views of writer & reader, plus web pages writers like
me have better things to do in life, unpaid, than
constantly check where all their links point. Readers are
lucky when URLs exist at all, when writers have even
bothered to write a page in the first place, let alone
adding links; readers can always use a search engine
instead/ as well if they want (though one wonders if judges
emitting daft rulings realise search engines too work by
cruising & pre indexing links, under automatic
criteria, Not with human intelligence), or use a public
library censored perhaps by your local government, &
paid for perhaps by your taxes, if you want to be
`protected' by the `Nanny knows best' state ;-).
I hereby formally disclaim all my URLs ! Any content the
far end of click-able links may interest you, or may be
stuff you, I or both of us think inappropriate wrong, or
offensive, or criminal. Neither of us will know until we
look again, as the domain or page owner or content may
have changed. Stupid that some combo. of laws/ lawyers/
judges/ public or private prosecutors want the blatantly
obvious stated else they'll assume what they choose to be
most bone headed damaging to web authors.! Most domains
expire each year, unless renewal is paid, those domains
can then be bought by almost anyone on the planet, &
then who knows what nasty content might be put there. At
2011_08 I have 34,500 web refs; 29,200 if one excludes to
berklix; 23,600 if one also excludes # local refs, 22,800
if one excludes a few other trusted domains
As calculated by eg:
No one pays me to maintain all those links. Probably many
do not get checked for years on end. Caveat Emptor. &
You paid nothing & are entitled to nothing. Do not
use my links if you don't want a risk of a jump into the
blue. If you do find some link that seems wrong, please
know the Exact URLs (web refs) From & To, so I
can correct it.
find . -type f | xargs grep href= | wc
find . -type f | xargs grep href= | grep -v berklix | wc
find . -type f | xargs grep href= | grep -v berklix| grep -v # | wc
find . -type f | xargs grep href= | grep -v berklix| grep -v # | grep -v findbesttreatment | grep -v mhlclinics | grep -v consol.de | grep -v bsn.com | grep -v bsd.org | wc
- Laws, courts, rulings in different countries, vary over
time. Some have contempt laws. As on old maps: There be
Dragons. One can only hope certain foolishness is rectified
- I disclaim all recommendation of all my URLs, and every
site I point to, even other parts of my own. The pointers
are merely there because the remote content may or may
not have some relevance or accuracy to pointing
section, but I can't guarantee all content is up to date,
no time & not paid to. In fact, more accurately, I can
guarantee some is Not up to date.
- My views are mine, (unless I've changed them & not
updated my text), my views don't represent my employers,
customers, fellow drinkers, neighbours or their dogs ;-) ie
use common sense.
- These pages are not legally definitive, not offers of
- 170+ Foreign National & Unenforceable Legal Systems
? or 1 international Copyright convention ?
Some aggressive money grubbers at a map service in
Germany, claim that even setting a URL pointer to part of
their site is not allowed & a breach of copyright (some
contest that). Doubtless there are similar fools elsewhere
also claiming black is white. What German, British,
American & Chinese etc law might say or not say about
such a claim I don't know, but most except Germans
operating in Germany won't even care. It won't have any
relation to eg how Australians constructing a tour guide
web site of Europe might see
their Australian law. The web is full of idiots who seem to
think their petty national law is of wide relevance to
others, when it's not. Another petty national example: the
USA's aggressive Millennium act. No relevance outside the
USA. The World Wide Web is global, any web page on earth
can point at any other web page on the planet, served from
any point on the planet, edited by any national (or
stateless person) from any other country on the planet, or
in international waters. Get the drift ?! What concerns
many, me included, is to respect International Copyright
conventions, not 170+ national sets of weirdness.
- Many jurisdictions assert no contract exists until
money changes hands. No web reader has ever paid me any
money for what I write (except corporate pages paid for by
companies) , & I expect never will, & I owe no
responsibility to anyone to create or maintain accurate
information I personally choose to publish unpaid, (though
I do welcome factual corrections).
- English law applies. Legal venue is Tunbridge Wells,
England, United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern
Copyright Of Web Pages Pointing To This Page
- Copyright Julian H. Stacey, Munich 1995 -
Applies to all pages that bear a URL pointer to this
statement, (EG: most pages accessed from below a ~jhs/ or
berklix URL + some others.) Copyright also for pages where
the data is in a subdirectory, but I've written or generated
the holding directory or index etc.
- I will likely grant any copy request free of charge, but
I do not formally grant the information to the public domain.
In particular, I would be unhappy with wholesale theft for
competitive sites etc, or people misusing my resume for other
than the intended purpose (encouraging job offers ), I would of course object to my data
being twisted out of context, or misrepresented etc.
- Other than that I'm not trying to withhold anything,
clearly the information is there to be accessed.
- If in doubt, mail me.