Welcome to the personal homepage of
Russell W. Behne Sr.
Self-hosted on my home Linux box
Proud to be Micro$oft free!


Good news: The Gopher server is up and running now! Scroll down to the Gopher section and read the note on how to access gopherspace from your computer. I used to run a gopher server many years ago, back when dinosaurs roamed the Earth and the Internet wasn't yet invented by Al Gore. ;-) Enjoy the nostalgia!

Welcome back!


  1. My eBook library.
  2. Borrow a book. Donate a book. (Donate books by uploading to the FTP server.)
    To get started check out Suggested topics and Genre

    NOTE: Volunteer Proofreaders needed! Want to help out? It's easy! Just note any discrepancies in the database and report them to me including:

    Additional Library features:

  3. My FTP server.

  4. NOTE: To upload you must use an FTP Client program:

  5. My Gopher server
    1. About gopher Servers:
      Gopher servers were what we had before there were any web pages. Primitive by modern web page standards (no images, only text), but amazingly fast text file transfers! Still great for sharing plain text files. And yes, images can be provided, they just have to be listed in a menu so the user can select one to view.

      NOTE: To access the gopher protocol you must use a dedicated gopher client or a web browser that supports it, (like Lynx for Windows). Firefox used to recognise the gopher protocol, and you can add gopher capability back into Firefox using this addon: OverbiteFF. Add OverbiteFF to your Firefox and you'll be able to reach GopherSpace with ease! (Works on Android too!)

      Other (off-site) Gopher resources can be found here: (HEY, YOU! Read this: These are real gopher links, so you have to read and follow the NOTE in the preceeding paragraph before you can follow these gopher links!)

    2. What is Gopher?
    3. All you wanted to know about Gopher (protocol)
    4. Gopherpedia, the gopher interface to Wikipedia
    5. gopherspace.de - German Gopher Service
    6. U.S. Weather maps and forecasts via Floodgap Groundhog
      (updates occur throughout the day)
    7. News and headline feeds via Flood Feeds
      (updates occur daily/regularly)
    8. Search gopherspace using Veronica-2, (courtesy of Floodgap.)

  6. The Behne Family Genealogy Project
  7. If you're a relative of myself, my wife, or anyone already listed in the database, then join up and add to our family tree!

  8. My Amateur Radio Station, N3GHE
  9. I've been a ham radio operator since about 1989. This page shows some of my radios and other gear.

Future additions:

Here's some more things I want to get installed, when I have the time:

Personal homepage hosting:
Using either PHPnuke or Wordpress. Right now I'm leaning towards Wordpress. Comments welcome. If your login is dave, then your URL will be:

If there's something missing that you think would be nice here just PM your ideas to me on FaceBook.

Memory stick for sale:

I have a 4GB memory stick leftover from upgrading my box to 16 Gigs of memory. Like new, hardly used. PHP2,000 - If you want it then give me a shout.

4Gig Memory for sale

Are you using bittorrent?

Then get Vuze, install the "friends" plugin, then trade keys with me.
Here's my Vuze Friends key:
Now send me yours! I'm waiting for it!

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