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Welcome to my personal web space.
New! My Fowl Place archive. 10 years of utterances all on one convenient web page.
I am now on Mastodon, @email@example.com
Since you are visiting my home page, you must want to see a picture of my cat:
Or maybe you came here to play some Doom. Uses the webassembly version of DOSBox, not suitable for all browsers.
While I'm figuring out what else to put here, please enjoy this ...
List o' Links (Recent additions)
A curated list of old-school, non-commercial, hand-made websites in the 90s vernacular. Survivors of the Web As It Once Was, and sites that preserve the spirit of it.
See the full List o' Links here. Now with tags and descriptions!
Here are the five most recent links:
Parent site for sub-sites focussed on Ken Russell, Sarah Kane, Athol Fugard, Steven Berkhoff, Zakes Mokae, and a discussion forum (still active!).
date added: 2023-12
The Humanoid Homepage
"A long time ago, in a dodgy Italian studio ... " A fan site celebrating the wonder that is The Humanoid, a 1979 spaghetti space opera starring Richard Kiel.
date added: 2023-11-11
The Slightly Less Than Official Spork Homepage
A web page dedicated to that most versatile piece of cutlery. Should it not completely satiate your desire to learn about sporks, you may also wish to check out SporkInfo.
date added: 2023-10-23
Horror lit, true crime, Patti Smith, Clark Ashton Smith, fragments of a journal, and sharks. Brought to you by Fiona Webster.
date added: 2023-10-08
The personal site of Rob, in Kent, England, who records "Incidents in my life which have suggested that at least some of my arbitrary decisions and whims may actually be inspired by my quite unpredictable thoughts in the future." A well written meditation on how stray thoughts and coincidence might point to a higher reality than the one we know.
date added: 2023-10-01
See the full List o' Links here.
The ten most recent additions are available in a handy RSS format.
A few links have been removed since I started this project, see the List o' Broken Links for details.
Other People's Bookmark Lists, Etc.
- Low Tech Webring Directory
"This webring is for homepages of people who are interested in low tech, small game tools, and other forms of Web 1.0 inspired creativity"
The successor to/continuation of dmoz (see next entry) Curlie aspires to be the largest human-edited directory of the Web. It is run by volunteer editors.
- Open Directory Project
An archive of the well-known community-sourced hierarchical DMOZ web directory. Begun (as GnuHoo) in 1998, it ceased operation in 2017 after some years of fairly minimal maintenance. Although many (most?) of the links are broken, you can still find some interesting things here.
- The Retro Network
A website dedicated to providing links and downloads for old computers. Limited bandwidth? Computer can't quite manage HTTPS? These links are for you.
- Marginalia - Search the Internet
"This is an independent DIY search engine that focuses on non-commercial content, and attempts to show you sites you perhaps weren't aware of in favor of the sort of sites you probably already knew existed."
A bookmark list maintained by Carl Svensson: "Most of the links are to pages interesting to people who, like me, are fascinated by vintage computing and also probably a bit grumpy."
So, pretty much the same idea as my "List o' Links" here but begun twelve years earlier and with a much nicer gallery style presentation. Interestingly, a number of the sites are the same as the ones I've stumbled across while looking for links to add to my list. I'll keep updating the "List o' Links" though as 404PageFound does not seem to be actively maintained anymore.