I discovered that Yahoo’s GeoCities is being shut down today – and with it a few of my fledgling attempts at blogs. I clicked over there to find that only the index page of my first serious attempt remains, with broken links to my hand drawn graphics and 404 pages for the rest.
Back in the day, I used to blog a lot about food which I still do occasionally (see blog roll top right). I was also a bit of a PDA geek and wrote a fair amount about Palms, Psions and iPaqs, which led me to writing a few pieces for the much-missed Happy Palm website, where I met my good friends Chuck, Jason and Roger. I’m not an overly nostalgic person but I’ll miss those first stumbling steps and over-use of all those things we used to think essential in a web site like scrolling marqees and flashing text – a look captured brilliantly by the marvellous xkcd today. I’ll close with the footer from my old site.