4-2022 over 101,000 total site views - EAW information available hereafter from the European Air War Help Site (EAWHS)

Gorbachev book
Get this book at Goodreads.com ~ Mikhail Gorbachev

weblog note: This is the first time I have posted a non-EAW advertisement on any of my sites! So I hope visitors will understand the Gravity of the present situation. It is unprecedented.

BBC News - live Ukraine updates Posted at 6:58
Russian troops have seized the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, the Ukrainian authorities say.
"Operational personnel are monitoring the condition of power units," a local authority said on social media, quoted by Reuters news agency

2022-3-3 - from BBC.com: Fire at nuclear plant extinguished:
Ukraine Emergency Services say they've managed to extinguish the fire at the nuclear power plant. "At 06:20 (04:20 GMT) the fire in the training building of Zaporizhzhya NPP in Energodar was extinguished. There are no victims," the State Emergency Service wrote on their social media accounts. Radiation levels at the power plant are reported to be within a normal range. No victims reported.
To recap, Ukraine said in the early hours of Friday that a Russian attack on the nuclear plant caused one of the buildings at the plant - a five-storey training facility - to catch on fire. The plant itself was not affected.

2022-2-24 - EAWonLinux absolutely denouncing Putin and Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Calling on the Allied UN / NATO wake up to reality. Now is the moment to immediately begin assembly of significant forces into Europe and related theaters to block any further Putin expansions. IMHO this attempt to rewrite the boundaries of Europe by Putin are just the beginning. A move such as this can only be equated to the events prior to ~ at the beginning of WWII.
Frankly there is little to stop Putin's empire expansion unless the world public (including the Russian people themselves) wake up to reality and the fact that allowing Putin's aspirations can lead to events that could result in a third World War. You have to understand the Ukrainian $622 Billion dollars (US $) GDP (see Ukraine - Wikipedia ) is part of what Putin intends to use to futher fund his personal pocketbook for his empire building plans. Thereafter he will likely try to gain further territories and assets to build his war machine to Stalinist / USSR era levels.
And who will stop him? Good wishes? UN Talk? Sanctions? No! Sanctions alone will never stop rolling tanks, or the likes of Hitler, Putin, etc.
The objective of sanctions is a 'soft war'. These sanctions are supposed to slow down the material and financial acquisitions and movement of logistics to limit force increases. They apply political pressure also from within. In the hope the populace and internal political forces will then begin to dis-empower the position of the Dictator in question and eventually dispose him.
The problem is that they could actually aggravate the situation as Putin like other figures in history simple will attempt to make the common population suffer from the sanctions while he takes assets of unconventional sources in an 'end around' type of maneuver. Invariably it is the poor people and minorities or minor states with little political power that will suffer the most. Not the dictator. he will still be eating caviar, in one of the most extravagant palaces in the world, with his elitist oligarch cronies. And even he needs money he might get it from oil barons, Iran, Assad, drug cartels and barons and a number of other states and bad actors.
Also it should be noted that with the emergence of many Crypto-Currencies one does not have to solely depend on the conventional banking institutions for money flow. And then of course there is the old-school style of blood diamonds and gold, etc. which can be transported anywhere in the world. Also Russia / Putin has record cash stash on hand of some $600 Billion dollars US.
Now I am no expert in this area. My comments above are simply my own limited opinion. And I am not saying that sanctions do not have some effect or should not be used. Of course they should and do. But only to a limited extent. Again I reiterate the position stated above. Example of how sanctions do not always stop dictators and cause regime change is Assad / Syria and Kim Jong-un / North Korea and in the past Fidel Castro / Cuba and others.

The above said now I would like to say I am not against the Russia people or noble Soviet warriors in general. And I believe We, that is the former WWII allies have no aspirations for their territories. If you notice in my page illustrating the 179 aircraft represented in the Planes Skins of OAWunified you will see in OAWunified a gaming expansion for EAW the former Soviet pilots are well represented. And in EAW in general the Pilot combatants of all sides (only who did not commit war-crimes that is) are respected and not demeaned in anyway. There is no other agenda here in our mind against the Russia people or real heroes of WWII and historically. And I do not believe there was any in the minds and hearts of the WWII Pilots and Aces. Most all who were military men of reason. Most knew that the enemy force Pilots were just military men doing their sworn duties to their country.
It is only sad and disgraceful that actually many of the Soviet Hero Aces of WWII even those awarded Russia's highest honors and medals were later imprisoned and killed by Stalin and his evil henchmen.
All for now.. the author

2022 - EAWonLinux 5+ years 95,000 views

2021-10-21 | 84,872 views - Continuing minor page mods. Daily view rate ~ 74.

2021-10-5 | 83,681 views - Fixed the Flight School index.html again after switching to another PC and realizing images did not center on all sizes. The hopeful remedy? w3schools.com ~ How to center an image - Page still imperfect but I'm leaving it as is.

2021-10-2 | 83,249 total views - Recoded Flight School index.html to use modern image map html as best as I care to using code from an online map generator at www.image-map.net Minor tweaks to some other pages + footers markup.

2021-10-1 - Made new!Linux Adventure EOS 3.9

2021-9-30 | 82,713 total views - Last post.. Maybe.. Its an insider joke.
A little history is needed - you can read some at EAWHS - Codegroup Patches
Actually I have to commend "Mr. Jelly" (The White Wizard.. lol) for his long work with OAW and now UAW. Although I may have been on the other side of the camp as far as many development issues, hindsight is 20-20. I now see that really the UAW is @ the pinnacle of EAW Development.
Just as a body lives, to keep a game 'Alive' it is critial keep new blood flowing in. People not just packages are needed. In the case of Flight Sims, Online flying; the ability to connect pilots in realtime, is the "Life-Blood", to paraphrase EAW Ace 'Knegel'. Later WWII Flight Sims like IL2, certainly capitalized on this.
The other half is user developers I think not just onliners. They come and go. It is the consistant users who bring "Food to the table" so to speak, not just an online snack. EAW benefited from many these, including myself, who were often offliners.
Looking back, we were just chasing what earlier Developers like Charles Gunst with ECA "Enemy Coast Ahead" Addon package for EAW had tried to do.
Like many games EAW ~ European Air War is best exploited using expansion packages.
The last missing piece is always the control of the source code and ultimately the the technical limits of the era of the game or platform it runs on. At some point comes the end. In EAW we reached for the so-called "Grail", and some thought they grasped it having code now in hand. But they should have to watch Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade again. You see the Grail is elusive. Grasping can be a problem. All for now.

2021-9-29 - Added some Linux News. Hits abouts 400 since last. Britts are out of fuel. Reminds one of North Africa. Whatever happened to Torch addon I was going to make? I ask myself, years later.. The problem with EAW was the tools came too late. Alchemy was what we used to create the magic. Lost arts of wizards nowadays.. Yet the The White Wizard remains - click his image to visit.

saraman-ww.png The White Wizard of OZ

2021-9-23 - Tried to fix Flight School entry page to line up table row so no gap. This is old html 4.01 transitional combined with css2 I redid from the original MP version for standards compliance. Changed the top but table still looks the same. I could convert the page to xhtml 1.0 or html 5 and redo the Image map with Gimp, but I am not motivated. lol. Leaving Lorem ipsum at bottom since I noticed on another monitor there is not enough to fill the vertical and it looked odd so just fill it.. lol. Daily view average about 70+.. Fall is here. Stay safe!

2021-9-15 - Made "News" post about distros I am trying on Linux page. I think I may soon be archiving this EAWonLinux site. Since I developed this website around EAW, it is problem of being a webmaster that it can be rather locked in to the genre ~ name that one begins with. My interest in EAW has waned after 20 years, although it remains a classic. I am Considering developing another site geared towards other blogging interests including Linux.

2021-9-5 - Minor fine-tuning to some pages markup and images.

2021-8-30 - Fine tuned the EAW Page. Feel a bit awkward about the last trivial weblog post in light of the tragic news from Afghanistan. I will probably cease the weblog hereafter.

2021-8-26 - Minor changes to the offsite links.. and then...
Salt. Sodium Choride. Sometimes it is worth its weight in gold. What do I mean..?
Well earlier this evening I had extreme watering nose and eyes for about an hour and needed a quick anti-histamine here at home. It was too late to go to any store so So I searched and found a page which among other foods list Salt. Quickly I added a fair amount of Himalayan salt to about two ounces of water stirred and took a drink. Thankfully it seems to have ended the problem after about 30 seconds!
I usually have no problem with allegies so maybe I need to add some histamine protein fighting foods to my diet.
Mark this page Best Natural Antihistamines - FYI, "How Do Antihistamines Work? Simply put, histamine is a particular protein that will trigger inflammation throughout the body. When histamine is released, it binds to H-1 receptors and causes a chain reaction that increases blood flow while releasing other chemicals that contribute to the allergic response. Allergic symptoms include itching, sneezing, nasal congestion, and headaches..."

2021-8-24 | 79,281 total views - Made minor changes to the EAW Page

2021-8-18 | 78,664 total views - average is @ 55 per day now. Making small markup experimental changes to site you may notice here and there.
..pm - after tinkering with my markup tweaks the site this page is done for now.. the views are now 78,873 views. That puts the average more in the 70's. All for now.

2021-8-6 | 77,931 total views - average of 70 views per day since last noted. Now it has been about 5 years since I switched to Linux Mint and created this EAWonLinux site.

2021-7-16 | 76,458 total views -Made available RAF_Roys_Vintage_Menus_for_EAW1.28.zip for modders. It gives vintage style aircraft selection menus for EAW 1.28b? (I think - see the notes included.) and possible later versions. eaw.exe and Menu_eng.CDF included - you provide the rest.

2021-6-29 | 75,317 total views - 75317−73953 = 1364 / 18 = @ 76 views per day since last update

2021-6-8 | 73,640 total views - 18 days since last login the viewerage is 73640 − 71834 = 1806 / 18 = @ 100.33 views per day. Changed css for this page, adding some inline so style3.css request should not be needed anymore. This should give a tiny performance boost to page load in browsers.

2021-5-20 71,834 total views - Making site web color and format changes to the main pages. Edited some old rants. Traffic has definately overall increased. 71834 (today 5-20) − 70977 (as of 2021-5-15) = 857. They could be robots anyway..

2021-5-15 70,977 total views - Well site page views are 1789 since last post. Apparently the huge spike noted previous was temporal. Still overall the views have doubled on the average from previous years. However, I estimate from my downloads and stats from my EAW websites over the last 15+ years there are only about 50 or so real part-time enthusiasts of this game, about 20 of those forming the core. Most likely former contributors and testers. Additionally a total of @ 100 - 150 people worldwide occasionally return to download and play it over the years. Probably for the nostalgia of it. As for new people they are few and far between. It is my opinion that most people who have any interest in EAW are middle-age or older long-termers from the PC Flight Sim era of the late 80's - late 90's who had an interest in WWII from childhood and probably had a relative that was in the war.

2021-4-25 69,188 total views - The site page views has major increased. On 4-21 total was 67,265 views. 4-25 69,188 that is a 1923 increase in a week. 3585 since the post of Planes Skins of OAWunified. Glad you like them as much as I do.. even if you are robots!

2021-3-23 | 65,603 views

Finished final project for EAW Planes_n_Skins_of_OAWunified
Views on the site are way up. But seriously I'm gone. Too many hours and not enough appreciation. Still I'll always love this old game!

2021-3-22 | 64,760 views - worked on final project for EAW - Planes Skins of OAWunified

2021-3-17 | 64,157 views

Well depending on your viewpoint it is celebrated St. Patricks day. Or some may remember the death of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, Roman Emperor, General, Statesman and Philosopher AD 180. He was much famous. But how many this day even know his name? Yes indeed all fame is fleeting. But worse, so is knowledge and education. A vast majority of people in our modern age think themselves so capable and well-informed. However the fact is hardly a present day leader would be on the level of education and depth of understanding as such a man as Marcus Aurelius was. Of course I am not saying he was a saint, certainly he was not. Yet he is most remembered from his writings (journal) 'To Himself' aka 'Meditations'. Everyone should read these writings and reflect on the fact that the modern world, after some 18 centuries has not really advanced.

2021-March-1 | 63,003 views

churchillt.png I am appalled...
Tonight I watched the BBC News and learned that millions in Yemen will soon die unless the UN countries make more aid donations. They need about 3 billion more dollars for food and supplies this year. See Yemen conflict: UK cuts aid citing financial pressure from Covid

Why am I posted this you wonder?
While I have only posted mainly EAW related material here, I cannot simply ignore that as many as 500,000 Yemeni children will die of starvation in the next few weeks unless WE take action. Yes that's from a professor the BBC interviewed in the US. Its not fiction. And the total Yemeni deaths from could be as high as 16 million. And why? Due to the Saudi blockaid. So while we in the U.S. prepare to spend 1.9 trillion (yes that's trillion with a "T") we sure could spare a few billion to save like 16 million people (and probably half that are children!).

2021-feb-25 | 62,395 views EAW 1.28 version is now available at GOG.com
I have not tried it yet. See my recent post at the SimHQ EAW forum thread for a look at the 4 standalone versions I offer and the possibility for upgrades to the gog version.
The Gog version for Windows contains some useful wrappers for the game and other features, see details of v1.28 GOG at EAWHS

2021-feb-25 | 62,198 views
Site restored!! Hi all, I decided to restore my site. I'll probably add some new content soon. After 1 year the Covid I hope all are safe and well.
Thanks to Neocities Neow! which is excellent and free and can even restore your site. All for now! Cheers!

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P-51P-51 here
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P-38P-38 Mainscreen here

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