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Hi,
Welcome to my world.
My name is Fred.
I hope you're having a good day.
I am . . . . . . Thanks.
(please scroll down)
I am way, way, out
in your future.
I sometimes build virtual worlds for fun.
Now, you can't inhabit my worlds the way my friends can.
But I can send crude aproximations back in time to your internet.
My friends and I send them cuz we can,
and . . .
Well . . . Out here in the future many of us have a soft spot for your cartoons.
We often use a style like that to tell each other stories.
My friend NaN and I decided to partner up
on some stories for you.
'Paying it Backwards' if you like,
and we hope you do.
Whether they're fiction or not,
our stories are often pretty goofy, with oblique (yet jaunty) plot turns, and childish double entendre. We think such silliness can be fun, and can spur deeper thought.
And, it looks like plenty of you would benefit from more fun, and deeper thought.
Unfortunately,
your many different operating systems and browsers handle basic aspects of web pages in different ways.
If you have a variety of methods with which you can access the internet, read the following, then think about switching to a different device or browser.
The SVG art and JavaScript animations used in this site run best on Apple, Linux, or Windows desktops or laptops in the Opera browser.
Google's Chrome will display this stuff nearly as nicely.
Safari and Firefox should be acceptable, but some images may not be as crisp, and movement may be less smooth.

High end Chromebooks running Chrome will be fine.
More ordinary Chromebooks will make the site's animations stutter some, but are about equal to a good tablet and better than just about every phone.

If you aren't particularly picky, tablets and phones running the Chrome browser will display this site well enough.
Safari will work on iPhones and iPads, but even on those devices Chrome is better.

Microsoft's Edge will not play nice with this site. Internet Explorer mangles it badly.

I apologize for hitting you with all that technical stuff so quickly.
I have just four more quick tips for you.

On any device:
1) When you scroll, scroll slowly.
2) If the animations stutter unpleasantly, you might fix that by maximizing your browser window, and closing any sidebars. If the animations still stutter, you can try closing any other open browser tabs, and all other open programs too. Clicking the reload icon in the top right corner can help too, especially if you're seeing strange black rectangles in the page.
3) The 'www.fredsent.com' near the top edge, or left edge is always a link
to the Home Page / Table of Contents.
4) Click the reload icon if you'd like to re-run the page you are on from the beginning.
You will figure out the rest easily enough.
And now it is on to NaN, who is waiting for you with:
a short preface,
a short prelude,
a short story,
and more.

glow glow saucer a frog's body frog's head
frog's arm frog's arm
a frog keyboard

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