Day: 2009-11-17

Yes, that is an advertisment

After much to-ing and fro-ing on the matter of accepting ads to cover the costs of this site (readers have been generous with donations, but if I can cover the costs without asking you to dip into your pockets, I’ll be happier with that).

Alas, poor geocities: I knew it well

I know, I’m several weeks late on this. Just catching up on the news that Yahoo has pulled the plug on geocities last month does give me a pang. Although I never actually made myself a geocities page, having fallen in with net-purists at a very early stage of my online habit: they scoffed, and thus so did I. Still, those blinkenlight pages were an important stage in the evolution of electronic self-publishing.