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HISTORY

This Website is run by singer-songwriter Earl Reinhalter (bio), who has performed under the stage name Electric Earl since 1983.   Hence the domain name ElectricEarl.com.   (For more about the name, see: Why "Electric Earl"?)

The Discography page contains the complete catalogue of Electric Earl music, including audio clips, lyrics, chord changes, musician credits, album cover art, etc.

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The site began operation on April 20, 1997, and switched to a new server on June 28, 1997.   Due to a technical glitch, the hit counter on the homepage shows visits since July 15, 1997.   Ancient copies of this site can be found at The Internet Archive.

According to Web traffic analysis site Alexa.com, ElectricEarl.com is ranked 1,530,320th worldwide and 362,280th in the US* out of more than 555 million Websites in the world.

* As of January 21, 2012.


HOW TO ADVERTISE ON THIS SITE

It's EASY! Just click on the "Ads by Google" link in any ad on the site.


LINK REQUESTS

I DO NOT "TRADE" LINKS!   I add links solely on merit.   Any link request that talks about "page rank," SEO, and other schemes to manipulate Google search results will be automatically sent to my SPAM folder.   (You should concentrate on building a good Website that other sites would want to link to, instead of CHEATING!!!)


TECHNICAL INFO

The HTML code is written from scratch using WordPad or Notepad.   Photos are taken either from video using an Intel Smart Video Recorder III video capture board, scanned on a UMAX Astra 3400 scanner (which replaced the previous UMAX Astra 600S scanner), or transferred from a digital camera.   Images are "edited" using Adobe Photoshop.   Animations are created using Microsoft's GIF Animator program, which can be downloaded for free (and worth every penny).


LA-cam

The Webcam view is the downtown Los Angeles skyline as seen from a hillside residence in Silverlake (or Silver Lake), which is about 5 miles northeast of downtown, and a few miles east of Hollywood.

The original image comes from a camcorder sitting on a tripod, and the frame-grab is done using Intel Smart Video Recorder III video capture card.   A software program called ISpy uploads a new photo at the top of every hour.

Webcam updates were originally done only during daylight hours.   Since September 2006, when a better camera was installed, the Webcam image is updated 24 hours a day.

On rare occasions, the camera has been pointed a little to the left (i.e., more to the east) in order to capture a rainbow, a sunrise, or fireworks over Dodger Stadium.

By the way, the vantage point is not a balcony, as many people believe.   What looks like a railing at the bottom of some pictures is a power line.

The LA-cam Archive Photos page has some notable images from the past.


EARL'S PLEDGE TO YOU...

This site contains:
  • NO FRAMES
  • NO CLIP ART
  • NO COOKIES
  • NO JAVA
  • NO POP-UP WINDOWS
  • NO REDIRECTS
  • NO DRUM SOLOS





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ElectricEarl.com · P.O. Box 3761 · Hollywood, CA 90078-3761 · USA

This page established: May 17, 1997
Last updated: January 21, 2012

© 1997-2012 Earl P. Reinhalter. All Rights Reserved.