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The greatest thing about the internet...
Posted by: thrill
Date: November 03, 2011 06:11PM

Is that it has a very long memory..

So if I were to link http://www.linkedin.com/in/bobwtsn and quoted this as his accomplishments:

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Designed and implemented a 3 layer high availability network using VLANs and converted a large single collision domain network to a more manageable segmented network.

Which actually he did no such thing.. I should know since I am the one who re-designed and implemented these things during my tenure there between 2001-2004, this will now forever be etched into the Internet's memory banks.. regardless of how he decides to edit his 'accomplishments'.. oh, and I am very curious to find out what 'security' he used to secure his 'secure wireless network' during that time since only WEP was available then.. maybe it was a super-hard-to-guess-password(tm) technology that I am unaware of.. ha!

Now.. the one question I do have though is: What were the 3 layers? Chocolate, vanilla and.... ??? I can't think of what it could have been.. ;)

--thrill

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It is not the degrees you hold, but the mind you possess. - thrill

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Re: The greatest thing about the internet...
Posted by: Skyphire
Date: December 13, 2011 05:46AM

Not sure if it is forever. I think most things will be gone in a timeframe of about 10 years. I did try to find things I wrote back in 1999 and they are all gone. I try to look up sites I made in 1999 and they too are gone, including in archives up to about or around 2002.

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Re: The greatest thing about the internet...
Posted by: Gareth Heyes
Date: December 13, 2011 08:02AM

@Skyphire

That's cause you prevented the waybackmachine from spidering your site :P I remember

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Re: The greatest thing about the internet...
Posted by: Skyphire
Date: December 14, 2011 07:49AM

@Gareth,

Haha, true. But no, that was before my that site. Sites like geo-cities are completely gone for example. And I also had angelfire websites, those are gone too but I never closed them. :) also comments on other sites are either removed or Google has a certain feature when it prunes very old data, which seems plausible otherwise they cannot compete with real-time information like twitter.

btw, suddenly this forum is riddled with spam?? 0_o



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 12/14/2011 07:50AM by Skyphire.

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Re: The greatest thing about the internet...
Posted by: Gareth Heyes
Date: December 14, 2011 08:37AM

@Skyphire

Yeah true, I miss geo-cities :( it is like an old tv show. You don't really like watching it but you'd like the option at some point.

We need a search engine that can search the past that would be pretty useful and keep a full copy of everything, I guess the difficulty is providing server side features that are no longer there.

Spam :(

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Re: The greatest thing about the internet...
Posted by: infinity
Date: December 14, 2011 01:57PM

@Skyphire

a big part of the GeoCities content has been available as a torrent file from a group called the Archive Team and maybe you can still download it. The file was huge, about several hundred gigabyte. I didn't download it, because I don't have enough space and downloading it would take ages with my slow connection.

On http://reocities.com/ you can browse through some of the old pages and sites, but many things are broken now, missing images.

I don't really miss GeoCities, but I miss the interesting time on the web in the 90s. :-(

Thanks to the friendly ghost of the forum for removing the spam.

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Re: The greatest thing about the internet...
Posted by: Skyphire
Date: December 15, 2011 02:23AM

Nice...infinity.

Out of sentiment I was looking for my first browser bug ever and what I wrote about it, but that wasn't hosted on GC. It was a page with an image that loaded an executable in MSIE. Realy sweet, and very naive times. If we knew back then what we know now it would have been a very, very, very insecure place.

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Re: The greatest thing about the internet...
Posted by: Skyphire
Date: December 15, 2011 03:02AM

Good stuff: http://archiveteam.org/index.php?title=Main_Page

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Re: The greatest thing about the internet...
Posted by: thrill
Date: December 17, 2011 10:19AM

Well, there's a lot of things from my infancy that I don't remember, but I know that as I've grown older my memory has improved tremendously, I'm counting for the same thing from the interwebtubes.. :)

--thrill

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Re: The greatest thing about the internet...
Posted by: Ivan
Date: December 25, 2011 07:33PM

Thanks for http://reocities.com/ and Archive Team ;) I hope that I will find some losted tutorials ...

http://www.security-net.biz/

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Re: The greatest thing about the internet...
Posted by: infinity
Date: July 10, 2012 06:15PM

It looks like geocities.com is not completely dead:
http://www.google.com/search?q=site:geocities.com

And there is still some cool stuff online:

Joan Stark's ASCII Art Gallery:
http://www.geocities.com/spunk1111/

an Atlas of Cytopathology and Cytology:
http://www.geocities.com/jcprolla/Cytopathology_Atlas.html

Star Trek - The Original Series - Web Site:
http://www.geocities.com/area51/3253/

Cryptogram Corner:
www.geocities.com/cryptogramcorner/
very nice ... but it redirects to
http://cryptogramcorner.org/

I always have the impression that in the past webpages and websites were written with a lot of love. And I love the playful and simple designs of old websites, this was a lot of fun.

@Skyphire Yes, with a time machine we could wreak havoc on the web ... but I would never do such a thing :-)

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Re: The greatest thing about the internet...
Posted by: Gareth Heyes
Date: July 11, 2012 03:41AM

I miss the animated guy with the type writer that everyone used, oh and spinning globes. Geocities rocked.

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