[seqfan] Re: All 170 or so links to Erich Friedman's pages are now broken

Nick Ham nicholas.charles.ham at gmail.com
Sat Aug 8 05:20:00 CEST 2020

Dear Sequence Fans,

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Nick Ham

On Sat, Aug 8, 2020 at 10:51 AM Neil Sloane <njasloane at gmail.com> wrote:

> I was wrong.  Even though many of the titles to the  links to Erich
> Friedman's pages are the same, the actual URLs are mostly different. I
> counted 98 different pages. I'll be happy to send a list to anyone who
> would like it.  I have written to Erich.  (I hope he kept copies)
> Here is a typical OEIS entry (I give the internal format):
> %I
> %S 1,1,2,3,5,8,11,17,22,31,38,52
> %N Number of linear n-celled polyominoes, those with the property that a
> line can be drawn that intersects the interior of every cell.
> %H E. J. Friedman, <a href="
> http://www.stetson.edu/~efriedma/mathmagic/0301.html">Math. Magic</a>
> %K hard,nice,nonn
> %O 1,3
> %A _Jason Earls_, Apr 18 2001
> Although we have many links to his Math Magic pages , it is the link to
> 0301.html that is unique.
> Best regards
> Neil
> Neil J. A. Sloane, President, OEIS Foundation.
> 11 South Adelaide Avenue, Highland Park, NJ 08904, USA.
> Also Visiting Scientist, Math. Dept., Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ.
> Phone: 732 828 6098; home page: http://NeilSloane.com
> Email: njasloane at gmail.com
> On Fri, Aug 7, 2020 at 7:52 PM Neil Sloane <njasloane at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Dear Sequence Fans,
> >
> > Bill Gosper just informed me that with no warning, Stetson University
> > has stopped hosting web pages.  Here is his message:
> >
> > From: Erich Friedman <efriedma at stetson.edu>
> > Date: Fri, Aug 7, 2020 at 5:37 AM
> > Subject: Re: Erich: No more
> > https://www2.stetson.edu/~efriedma/packing.html
> > ??
> > To: Bill Gosper <billgosper at gmail.com>
> > my university, in its infinite wisdom, decided without warning that it
> > would no longer host personal webpages.  sorry.
> >
> > perhaps this material will appear somewhere else someday.
> >
> > erich
> >
> > ----
> > We seem to have  about 176 links from OEIS entries to stetson web pages,
> >
> > Fortunately there do not seem to be too many different links.
> >
> > All except these two have Erich as author, I think:
> >
> > %H A053392 Lars Blomberg, <a href="
> > https://www2.stetson.edu/~efriedma/mathmagic/0200/PDSC.pdf">Notes (2011)
> > on Problem of the Month (February 2000).</a>
> >
> > %H A098092 Math Magic <a href="
> > http://www.stetson.edu/%7Eefriedma/mathmagic/0403.html">Problem of the
> > Month (April 2003)</a>
> >
> > I will ask Erich if it will be OK if we put local copies on the OEIS
> > server.
> >
> >
> >
> >
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