The Lactose Intolerance Clearinghouse Has Moved.

My old website can be found at I am no longer updating the site, so there will be dead links. The static information provided by me is still sound.

For quick offline reference, you can purchase Planet Lactose: The Best of the Blog as an ebook on or or or a whole lot of other places that Smashwords is suppose to distribute the book to. Almost 100,000 words on LI, allergies, milk products, milk-free products, and the genetics of intolerance, along with large helpings of the weirdness that is the Net.

I suffer the universal malady of spam and adbots, so I moderate comments here. That may mean you'll see a long lag before I remember to check the site and approve them. Despite the gap, you'll always get your say. I read every single one, and every legitimate one gets posted.

Monday, June 29, 2009

The Lactose Intolerance Clearinghouse Has Moved

I set up Steve Carper's Lactose Intolerance Clearinghouse way back in 1997. The site was as primitive as a site could be. The connection was primitive too, CompuServe's Ourworld Homepages.

The site grew a tiny bit more sophisticated as I learned better html. It's still basic, but I hope readable. I've had compliments on how clear and straightforward it is. No flash animation to navigate, no babbling videos, no tricky links.

In a sign of how the web has changed, CompuServe is dropping support of hosted webpages entirely. As of June 30, the site will be gone forever.

The site will live on. I've moved it to my own domain. Every page on lactose intolerance can now be found at

The only change is that my science fiction pages now have their own section,

The URLs of the individual pages have also changed in another way. CompuServe still limited file names to 8 characters, just as if the clock had never ticked over from 1997. I've put the full page name into each URL. For example, the Milk-Free Bookstore is now The Product Clearinghouse is now And so forth.

Those of you who have bookmarked any pages in the past will have to change those bookmarks now. Because the CompuServe service is being discontinued I can't even redirect you from the old pages to the new.

However, I moved the Links section here on the blog to the top of the left hand column. Those have the new links in them. From them you can go to any part of the Clearinghouse that you want.

The new site is completely up and running. Well, I say completely, but there may be a bug or two in the links. With over 100 pages, way more than 1000 page links had to be changed. I'll be clicking on links to doublecheck for any errors, but if you find any please let me know.

You can leave a comment here. Or you can still do that at my old CompuServe email address, That hasn't changed and it's not going anywhere. Yet. Who knows what changes the future will bring?

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