Go Google yourself from 2001! 😀 => http://www.google.com/search2001.html
Who can resist a line like that? I followed the link – of course – and Google myself, expecting a number of dead links to come up that alluded to my beginnings in web design. Thanks to web.archive.org, the links were not dead, and so I was able to get a glimpse of my past.
I wrote a post back in March entitled Forays into Web Design, which described some of the early projects in which I immersed myself while still in high school. One of the sites mentioned was HoMM3 Unleashed, a 100+ page monster that covered everything one would ever want to know about 3DO’s new (at the time) entry into the Heroes of Might and Magic PC game series. The image above was captured from the Google 2001 search that Bill referred to, and it was the first time I’d seen that site in its original state since I closed it down and passed it to a colleague at the end of my high school career, and I think it’s great to get a glimpse at my roots in the web world. This is especially amusing for me because everything I used to build the site was basic, basic, basic: a shareware version of Paint Shop Pro for the graphics, Notepad for writing the HTML, no CSS, etc.
I think this is a prime example of how the Internet never forgets.