What is The Web Corner and these tips from Charles Oropallo?
The idea started long ago as Charles Tips. Then Charles had an opportunity to put together a small article that would appear weekly in The Monadnock Shopper News. The Monadnock Shopper News, much like CharlesWorks, is a truly local business in nearby Keene, NH. When referring to The Monadnock Shopper News as “truly local”, that means The Monadnock Shopper News is physically located in Keene, NH, The Monadnock Shopper News’s employees work in Keene, NH, and The Monadnock Shopper News does its own website hosting in Keene, NH. So all of the main aspects of The Monadnock Shopper News’s business are truly local.
Charles decided to call The Monadnock Shopper News’s series of articles The Web Corner. One might think of The Web Corner as just a little corner of Charles Oropallo’s web. In The Monadnock Shopper News, USMC veteran Charles Oropallo (owner and founder of CharlesWorks in Peterborough, NH, in 1998) deposits various tidbits of information for consumption later as needed by whomever. The goal of The Web Corner is to remain easy to read and understandable. Charles’s goal has always been to present short, easy reads that hopefully inspire web topic conversations among The Web Corner readers.
The Web Corner articles written by Charles Oropallo started appearing in the The Monadnock Shopper News as well as here on this site starting on October 3, 2018 and ran through March 27, 2019. Going forward they will continue to be appearing here on a weekly basis and perhaps intermittently in The Monadnock Shopper News.
Which Charles Oropallo is writing The Web Corner articles?
There are numerous individuals on the planet named Charles Oropallo. That came as quite a surprise to this particular Charles Oropallo! Growing up, Charles had never found another Charles Oropallo.
This Charles (shown to the left) is the Charles Oropallo from Peterborough, New Hampshire who will be supplying the tips in this site. That Charles Oropallo is the same Charles who was initially involved with the July 1998 founding of CharlesWorks, the web development company that’s also, coincidentally, located in Peterborough, NH.
Hopefully, there will be something you find of use here. As most of you already know, in addition to useful materials on the web, there is a lot of pretty useless stuff out here. Most of the useless material is geared at selling a lot of worthless junk that – in Charles’s opinion – most folks are just better off without.
Some of the stuff found on the web is amazing just based on the sheer uselessness of it. If you’ve studied people over time, as Charles Oropallo has, this really starts to make sense.
The web in general reminds Charles of one of his favorite sayings by George Carlin. It went something like: “This is America, where if you nail any two things together, some schmuck will buy it.”
George was so right! And as an aside, oh, the fun he’d have had with the politics since 2016…
More about this Charles Oropallo
In November 1977, this particular Charles Oropallo authored and implemented a Bulletin Board System (BBS). He called it called Access-80. The BBS operated on a Radio Shack TRS-80 Model I, Level II microcomputer. There were only a limited number of such systems online devoted to public use on the entire planet at that time.
Access-80 provided personal messaging for local computer enthusiasts. It originally went online from Charles’s residence on Ridge Road in East Greenbush, NY. Access-80 was a hobbyist endeavor Charles did while running Oropallo Construction & Electrical Contracting full time.
A 300 baud modem and home brewed auto answering device connected it to dial-up over phone lines. Relative speed and technological changes have been immense – today’s dial-up (if you can even find it at all) at its fastest speed is 53,000 bits per second compared to 300 then!
Access-80 was also concurrently placed online in Schenectady, NY. It was operated there by a friend of Charles’s who worked at Ellis Hospital.
In 1982, Charles moved from the Albany, NY area to April Drive in Nashua, NH, and so did Access-80. Charles’s original Nashua Access-80 setup is shown at http://Access-80.com.
Before long Access-80 was concurrently online in Londonderry, NH as well as Nashua, NH. Access-80 remained online until 1987.
Charles Oropallo founded CharlesWorks in June of 1998 in order to provide reliable and affordable hosting and web development solutions. During the initial stages of Charles’s work he was only providing Internet connectivity for several personal and organizational websites at very low speed.
Over time, Charles’s desire to provide reliable (as well as still being affordable) Internet (website development) solutions moved CharlesWorks into more commercially oriented markets. Despite focusing on business websites, Charles’s team still helps individuals get personal sites and blogs on the web.
Let the CharlesWorks team get you out here onto your own web site today! Email us at Websites@CharlesWorks.com or just visit http://CharlesWorks.net for an affordable solution coupled with the best customer service in the field.
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