TOM'S PERSONAL PAGES
Hi! This is at this time a very simple page just to give me a place to put some images up. If you were after much more than that, and remember the "old" page that was here you can drop me a note and I'll direct you to the new URL at BMEzine.
This site was an adult informational site, however Yahoo!/GeoCities does not really like content that is for much over a 12 year old level, so if one wants content that is not aimed at sixth graders one needs to go elsewhere.
There was also a MAJOR problem shortly after Yahoo! took over GeoCities in that they included the following in their Terms Of Service:
By submitting Content to any Yahoo property, you automatically grant, or warrant that the owner of such Content has expressly granted, Yahoo the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive and fully sublicensable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such Content (in whole or part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed.
Well, as you might guess there were more than a few people who were not willing to give away all rights to their copyrighted property to Yahoo! for their own uses. I was one of those and removed ALL content from this site.
Yahoo! has since changed their GeoCities TOS due in large part to a tremendous amount of pressure from their users, and also from a mass migration AWAY from GeoCities. The matching section of their TOS now reads:
Yahoo does not claim ownership of the Content you place on your Yahoo GeoCities Site. By submitting Content to Yahoo for inclusion on your Yahoo GeoCities Site, you grant Yahoo the world-wide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, modify, adapt and publish the Content solely for the purpose of displaying, distributing and promoting your Yahoo GeoCities Site on Yahoo's Internet properties. This license exists only for as long as you continue to be a Yahoo GeoCities homesteader and shall be terminated at the time your Yahoo GeoCities Site is terminated.
This seems to be a much more acceptable agreement that the previous short-lived one they posted, and that's why I'm back and re-establishing my site. Thanks.
I welcome comments and suggestions about site content, Yahoo!/GeoCities' aborted TOS, the weather, the MAC OS, UNIX, legwear, reading or viewing SF, me, you, or whatever. If you'd like to comment or even just pass the time, go ahead and drop me a note.
IF YOU ARE GOING TO LINK TO OR BOOKMARK THIS SITE PLEASE USE THIS PAGE AS THE URL: It is the only URL here NOT subject to change without notice.
(I'll be adding more pics back into my site as time permits.)