I have no archive of my old websites. What you see here today is the result of many (many!) years of iteration and improvement.
Ten years ago, on 12 October 2003 I attempted to get the search engines of the world to link back here, by listing the old URLs where my website has lived. Also, my website has never been exciting enough to be saved by the Internet Archive Wayback Machine.
The downside is that I cannot really see how I have grown up online. This version, created by 36-year-old me, is very different from the first single-page, no-background, flat-HTML page I built on 15 October 1995 when I was just 18 years old.
However, as I mentioned way back in 2003, some of the wording is still the same, including the opening line on my About Me page: “Before we get much further, allow me to tell you about myself. (Close your eyes if you must)”.
So it was interesting to find, quite by accident, a reference to one of my old URLs (http://minnie.iafrica.com/~rbsp/stupid.html) in a publication called “Media & Folklore: Contemporary Folklore IV” (Ed. Mare Kõiva, 2009).
I’m not sure which joke page it was referring to, because I’m old and don’t remember my naming convention back then. That website was moved shortly after I got my first job working at an ISP in December 1997, and it would have changed periodically since then.
Never one to miss an opportunity though, I invite you to look at the new, shiny, October 2013 version of my humour pages! Clickety at the top to browse through the list.