The new page is not as exciting, and I am convinced I need to do something better, but I don’t have time to sink into some gigantic mess of flash and photoshop wizardry. I really just want to work on narrowing down and focusing what I have on the site, which is why a lot of stuff is now gone. But I like what I have. Or at least I like what I have as seen in Safari 5 on a Mac. I’m always worried that a copy of IE 2 for Solaris will turn the whole thing into an unholy terror due to some rendering problem.
I was thinking about this, and this is maybe my fourth iteration of the root page on Rumored, and I think there were at least a couple of iterations on speakeasy from 1995-1998, a brief home on plan9.spry.com in 95, and then a couple of iterations on bronze from 1993-1995. I also had a hyplan (what we used to call homepages) back on cs.indiana.edu in 1992-1993, but it consisted of two .au files, one of Cannibal Corpse, and one of Bill Perry yelling “will you shut the fuck up?” That’s 18 years of homepages. EIGHTEEN YEARS.
The www as we know it is only 7000 days old. I’ve been here for about 6500 of them. Christ.