Here is a copy of my monthly article detailing what is new in the Florilegium this month.
You will find that the HTML version of most of the new and updated files for this month and last are much better formatted than the previous files. I have also added some new features such as making the list of related files at the top of most files into HTML links and changing any links in the files to pickable HTML links. I have also instituted some primative anti-spam harvesting measures with folks' email addresses. These improvements have been made through recreating my programs which translate the rather ugly Word generated HTML code into something better for this use. The original version of this program was lost in my disk crash last year.
For those who might be interested, sine of the web statistics for the Florilegium site can now be found at this link: http://www.timecastle.net/stats/florilegium.org/
Reading the statistics on this page you can see that over 500 different web browsers were used to access the Florilegium site in a month. There is no way I can test the Florilegium site or the HTML code generated by my new program with all of these browsers. So, if you find a problem with the new file formatting, please let me know and tell me any details I can use to track down the problem.
Please feel free to let your local newsletter editor know of this monthly article. I send out this article to the print editors on my list several weeks before I send this out to electronic publications so they can meet their various publication deadlines. They simply need to contact me and provide some info if they wish to be added.
If you have any suggestions for improvement of the site or the HTML code which my program generates, please let me know either my email or perhaps at Pennsic.
A Blending of the Past and Present
Over the past fourteen years in an ongoing effort, I have been collecting bits of useful information from various newsgroups, mail lists and articles submitted to me by their authors. In order to make this information available to others, I have placed this information in a series of files I call Stefan's Florilegium.
The Florilegium may be viewed by clicking on the header above.
I am always interested in new articles. If you have written an article that would be of interest to others in the SCA, please send it to me for possible inclusion in the Florilegium. Contact me for more details.
I am also interested in volunteers who might be interested in helping me maintain the Florilegium. Everything from collecting materials, editing and web work is needed. Again, please contact me for more details.
THLord Stefan li Rous
stefan at florilegium.org
Here are the new files for this month:
crossbows-lnks - Links to information on medieval crossbows by Dame Aoife Finn of Ynos Mon.
Is-it-Pizza-art - "When is a Pizza not a Pizza?" by Helewyse de Birkestad
under PERFORMANCE ARTS:
music-lnks - Links to medieval music and instruments by Dame Aoife Finn of Ynos Mon.
The-Society-art - "Atenveldt At Thirty-Three" by Duke Arthur of Lockehaven, MSCA, OL, OP.
royal-deaths-msg - Stories of the best SCA royal deaths.
And this month?s updated files include:
cherries-msg - Period cherries and cherry dishes. Recipes.
cooking-oils-msg - Period cooking and food oils.
fd-Greece-msg - Food of medieval Greece. references.
pizza-msg - Period pizza and similar items.
porridges-msg - Period porridges and gruels.
punishments-msg - Period tortures, executions and punishments.
rice-msg - Period rice. Recipes.
Copyright 2004, Mark S. Harris.
Permission to reprint in SCA-related publications is hereby granted if the contents are left unchanged and the author is notified of the publication. Notification may be by email and reformatting is allowed.
THLord Stefan li Rous
Barony of Bryn Gwlad
Kingdom of Ansteorra
Mark S. Harris