Though the content is long since gone (I think), I found a reference to what I was publishing on the web 10 years ago. Look on this page for 'jzawodn' and you'll see this:

UFO, Alien Page.

Ahh, the good old days in college. That's also roughly when I learned Perl. :-)

The wayback machine doesn't have it anymore, but it does have a snapshot of the old home page from 1997 (I was probably the first student to put a personal machine on the Internet there). Linux 2.0.0 all the way, baby!

Amazing. They even have old access stats from 1996 on that box. And the disclaimer page. Heh. All sorts of memories are coming back now.

In April of 1997 that box was upgraded to a Pentium 133 and a 2.0.29 kernel. I still have the hardware. It still runs Linux.

Then in 1997, I was out of school and working in my first Real Job. I had a revamped home page. It's interesting to see how some things changed. I never went back to school but I did eventually get my pilot's license (7 years later!).

In 1998, I had moved into a new place with Brandt and began using more tables on my home page. Later that year I bought a house and updated my home page again (and began using CSS).

Then in 1999, I got my cats and added pictures to my growing picture gallery. That was my first digital camera, a Kodak DC-210.

Strangely, the wayback machine has nothing interesting for 2000. Anyway, if you're really bored you can check out all the other variations.

Okay, I'll stop now.

Anyone else wanna showcase your ancient web sites? The more ugly and personal the better! :-)

Posted by jzawodn at December 09, 2003 04:52 PM

Reader Comments
# Kirk said:

Haven't looked at my old web pages for ages. They were the original web pages. Interesting to see configuration instructions for Win 3.1. Ah, Trumpet WinSock, where are you now?

on December 9, 2003 10:13 PM
# Kirk said:

That should read "the original *helpdesk* pages. Want to get that in before Jeremy points out he was part of the group that wrote the original main pages.

on December 9, 2003 10:42 PM
# Alden Bates said:

The wayback machine doesn't have any of my old sites. :(

I do have several zip files full of Netscape cache snapshots from circa 1996 which are quite scary though.

on December 10, 2003 12:30 AM
# Charles said:

I have an old ~1994 website on disk somewhere. I was taking a Japanese class, Netscape 2 just came out with Japanese font support, so I decided to sit down with AltaVista and manually scan through ~10k vague hits to find every Japanese newspaper with a website. IIRC, I found about 20. I wanted to set up a special session with my Japanese class, to go to the computer lab and show them how to get an unlimited supply of reading material to study. The lab monitor had a fit, how DARE I even THINK about installing such a FRIVOLOUS application as a WEB browser on their machines, this was a serious academic computing facility, and this web thing was obviously a waste of time. I only got permission on the provision I deleted Netscape immediately after the demo.

on December 10, 2003 01:33 AM
# Mike Groeniger said:

OMG the memories! Windows 95/NT project...ahh the good old days. It's amazing that was 6 years ago already, but then again it seems like ancient history in tech terms ('cause it is).

Vive la pizza!

on December 10, 2003 06:51 AM
# Chris said:

I'll post the links at my blog - instead of gumming up your comments with links to really ugly design. I had my first site up on 12/31/1995 - however Wayback has nothing before 99. That is probably a good thing.

on December 10, 2003 07:18 AM
# Arcterex said:

I've been doing the personal journal thing for a while now. I have archives back to 1996 (some entered into my MT blog). Sadly the way back machine doesn't have my first webpage, but some looking finds that if I type in the right magic I can find my linux page, some lame logos and my humour page. Guess direct never cleaned off their server, as all that stuff is 1994-1998 era I think...

on December 10, 2003 07:59 AM
# Jeremy Cole said:

Haha Jeremy, good stuff. :)

They still have your typos from 1996 as well, on your disclaimer page:

"Don't do anything stupid. If you have to ask, don't bother. Use your hear."

And, I'm still not sure how to use my hear. :)

A fun one from my past is, a site we created at my old job because we all hated our job. :)

And you would find some nice things about me under the "Our Crew" link. ;)

on December 13, 2003 01:59 AM
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