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Internet in the early 2000s

I’ve been publishing on the Internets for a very long time. I think my first Geocities site went up in 1996. I was using Netscape’s WYSIWYG application to build my site. Creating links was pretty much all done manually. By the time I was blogging (or what I called my daily “rambles”), I created archive pages and linked new and old updates grouped by month. It was time consuming. But I was in high school and college, so I had a lot of time on my hands.

Thanks to the Wayback Machine, these treasures can still be found in bits of pieces. This was a scan of a self drawing (where are my hands?) that I used for my website’s splash page. Forbidden Donut is a Simpsons reference, for anyone wondering. 

By the time I moved to California after college, I was digital photographing everything in sight. Here’s some Photoshop magic for my website’s splash page circa 2003. Look at that sweet drop shadow action!

While my daily rambles were literally today’s Twitter in long form, I had some great pieces of information saved, like a running list of all the DVDs I owned (I spent so much money on DVDs) and my favorite Strong Bad Email quotes from HomestarRunner.com.

This is Internet GOLD! This is when the Internet was peaking! I must still be living in the hey day of early 2000s Internet; I mean, check out my lappy. Seriously. Check it OOOT. 

Flash may be a thing of the past or barely puttering about, but the magic the Chaps Brothers created in their Homestar Runner toons has entertained my friends and family since the early 2000s. I follow @StrongBadActual on Twitter and Homestar Runner on YouTube for quick hits. The toons they’ve made over the years never get old.

Thanks for walking down memory lane with me for Day 16 of NaBloPoMo! Who’s been following my blogging since the early days? Stop lurking, folks. Leave a comment, will ya? In the mean time, I’ll be catching up on H*R toons old and new. It’s soooo good!

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