I CRACKED IT!
It was really very simple and I feel quite stupid over it all but...
Even though html page only require directories to be executable to make
cgi's work (or at least for counter) the directories need read
permissions as well.
Don't I feel silly
Timbo (alias Gargamel) Sadler | Trust because you are willing
email@example.com | to accept the risk,
firstname.lastname@example.org | not becuase it is safe
A mere student... | or certain.