Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Comment regarding Technical Notes

Subject: Technical Notes

Read with interest some of your issues. Love what you're doing.

Suggest you upgrade to Adobe Photoshop CS2, at least. This version opens up new opportunties not found in the previous "eight" versions.

I've been using the software in my work. Much easier to work with – especially in restoring old photos.

Best wishes.



Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

We're planning (subject to sticker shock) to upgrade to the latest version of Photoshop once the Intel multiprocessor Macintosh desktops are available from Apple and Adobe gets around to releasing an Intel native version of Photoshop for the Mac which also takes advantage of the extreme Core Image acceleration which is possible by using the much more highly parallel architecture of the graphics card. With lots of RAM installed this should be an amazing combination for instant image processing, especially of large high resolution files, such as maps.

7/26/2006 6:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From: Holly Dunn ""
Subject: Reporting a corrupted link in the railroad game

I'm writing on behalf of Easy Peasy All-In-One Homeschool, a free, online homeschool curriculum found at We link to your website for one of our Modern History transcontinental railroad lessons and a parent reported to us today that one of the links in the is corrupted and redirects to an adult website.

This link is on this page, and it's for Theodore Judah.

I'm not sure if that link will go directly to the page. It's the Central Railroad page that starts, "CPRR Crew - We need money!"

When I click the Judah link, it starts to go to but then redirects. It's something different each time - domain name for sale, pictures of girls in lingerie, inflatable sex dolls, etc.

I have included the message I received from a parent with her pictures. I'm hoping you can fix this link quickly, as our school year is just starting up and this is in our third lesson of the year.

Thank you,
Holly Dunn
Easy Peasy All-In-One Homeschool

8/24/2021 4:16 PM  
Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

We are most grateful to you and the alert mother for spotting this distressing random sounding redirect on that other website and bringing it to our attention. Certainly unacceptable!

We were not able to reproduce this unfortunate corrupted link behavior, so can't determine whether this it was a problem with that linked page about Theodore Judah, a hacked server, or even perhaps advertising malware infecting the mother's computer.

WE HAVE REPLACED OUR LINK so that it now shows the linked page as it was two decades ago, using the internet archive, instead of the current third party page online that you reported as malfunctioning.

We sure hope that this change fixes the issue. Please check if this game page correction has been successful on your computer, as well as on the computer of that alert mother, who we hope you will thank for us, and please do let us know if you ever find that this type of very distressing internet redirect happens again. (When checking, be sure you have first cleared the browser history, to see the current updated cp3 page showing today's revision date of 8/24/2021.)

Most appreciated! Something, after two decades, that we have never experienced before.

We hope that the Interactive Game continues to provide a useful resource for your educational program about the Transcontinental Railroad.

Unfortunately, effective internet protection is not simple or easy, but you might be interested to know about countermeasures that we use ourselves in addition to advertising blockers, in an attempt to protect from the "Wild West" of the internet, such as the Quad9 DNS service explained at,
Use of such a curated DNS lookup that excludes malicious hosts likely would have blocked this from happening. (Our inability to reproduce seeing the reported redirects could be due to our countermeasures in place having been effective to block our computer from receiving that unwanted material.) For further internet protection countermeasure details see our CPRR Museum Privacy policy, especially the links with item "(15)".

Thanks, again, very much for the alert!

Central Pacific Railroad Photographic History Museum - Photographs, stereoviews, engravings, maps, and documents illustrating the history of the first transcontinental railroad.

8/24/2021 4:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From: "Holly Dunn"

Thank you! That archive link worked. I did check the original link again on a different device and it was still redirecting for me. If you try, I think you'll see the same issue. It looks like that website may have failed to renew it's domain name (possibly?). But the archive link is working for me. Thank you for replacing it. I'll let that parent know.


8/24/2021 7:33 PM  

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