Using the utterly wonderful WayBackMachine at http://web.archive.org, I have spent a while walking down memory lane. On the internetz everything becomes old fast, and revisiting playgrounds brings back memories. Or, well… I hadn’t heard of Google yet back then.
This is what you would get if you pointed your browser to Facebook.com in 1999.
The up-and-coming Hewlett Packard features a modern website with an easily accessible drivers section. HP support hasn’t changed much since 1996 though.
Apple, 1997. The not-yet-full-white apple launches a bold new look with integrated Internet functions, while BMW offers free CD-ROMs.
And also, my very first homepage, from 1999. I remember feeling smug about the Loading Time Indication Diamond System. The missing GIFs are “Under Construction” signs, of course! There were still people on the internet who thought these things were cool. Or I did, at least.
The address was short and simple: http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Nova/9565 (though later I found I could use the redirect go.to/vetlemakt just by adding one more ad to my page!). GeoCities.com closed down earlier this year, taking my baby with it.
Available from the “Pages” menu on the right, my Picasa photo album.
Picasa is owned by Google, and is a very popular free photo album/editor, but also features an online album service, free to a certain extent. I’ve got some 260 pictures hosted on my free Picasa web account, and I’m only using about 8% of available disk space. Highly recommended for the average user.
It’s been awaiting a change for years, and to be honest, it’s not really what I had in mind, but it will have to do. For now.
The old website has retired here
I came across Wordpress.com looking for a blog solution for my employer, the ambulance service of Sør-Trøndelag county. Playing around with a test blog hosted through Wordpress.com, I found that uploading the package to my own server gave me many more possibilities. And with the thousands upon thousands of themes, plugins and work-arounds for this system, it would be hard not to get a decent website out of it.
I’ve been posting links, videos and articles on Facebook and Twitter for a while, but I might have them posted here instead. I have a feeling though, that there are plugins available that’ll enable me to feed this site through my Facebook and Twitter accounts, so I might not have to quit one for feeding one. I’m still a noob to this, but given time I am fairly sure I can get it going.
Do visit again!