So it's June, 2013, and I'm editing this page for the
first time in 10 years.
It's hard to get over the
absurdity that sometime around 2000, I thought Amazon
needed pimping on my little home page. Or, the hubris
that this page would be of any use at all in finding what
you were looking for on the web.
As tempted as I am to just scratch this, instead I'm
going to tidy it up just a touch, and leave it as an
unassuming monument to what a
page was before the days of
search engine optimization.
This trip down
got me to thinking about the first time I looked myself up
on the web, probably around 1994, on something like
I distinctly remember that the first thing that popped up was
a comment from an
archive, saying what a good idea a small thing I'd written
It's too bad the code is such rubbish, so I've
rewritten it here. ---a well kmown emacs developer
History seems to have been kinder to me as I can't find either the original bad code, or the rip on it. The oldest
reference I can find to it is quite a bit
In the dark ages, the second hit was me calling George H. Bush
childish in 1988. Who could have forcast the
So, that begs the question, (well, not really, but let's
pretend), "What's the oldest trace of me on the
web? The first I can
find is this completely useless effort from
My favorite part of that? When did putting your phone number
in your usenet .signature stop seeming like such an
I now return you to your regularly scheduled links.