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24 April 2009 @ 03:59 pm
beware the loss of older fic archives  
geocities is over.  i've been trying to go through some of my fandom stuff and figure out which authors had archives there (there weren't a ton, but ... they're out there).  Hopefully most of their stuff is archived somewhere else.

and just because dwg has awesome link-fu, I am now aware of giant spiders taking over Yokohama. And you should be too. they are AWESOMESAUCE.
Ruuger: Geekruuger on April 24th, 2009 05:33 pm (UTC)
I have to say that the biggest surprise to me in that PCWorld article is that Angelfire and Tripod still exist. I thought they'd gone the way of the dodo ages

It's a damn shame, though - there's bound to be a lot of good fic lost in the ether when the place goes down.
my monkied brainkatekat1010 on April 24th, 2009 05:53 pm (UTC)
i know, it's strange how some things stay up and others are just ... gone. i'm copying things right now that i know i'll miss (and have bookmarked) but i know others are just going to disappear into the ether.
lily_diablolily_diablo on April 24th, 2009 08:39 pm (UTC)
wow. geocities going down before tripod...that's a bit unexpected.
my monkied brainkatekat1010 on April 25th, 2009 12:56 pm (UTC)
weird right? oh well, goodbye 1990s web stuff. i will not miss your flashyness.
lily_diablolily_diablo on April 25th, 2009 01:02 pm (UTC)
I think I've probably mentioned to you before that I'm not the most astute person with the tech, but this was simple enough to get even my attention.

It at least raised an eyebrow. I didn't even know tripod existed before a few years ago, but geocities has been at least on my radar as "some internet thing," since I was in college.

berahtberaht on April 24th, 2009 08:56 pm (UTC)
I remember the golden years of GeoCities but I never had a page. I did at one point have a half-assed AOL Homepage, and I suppose livejournal is their equivalent now. This is my base of my operations for the online world.
my monkied brainkatekat1010 on April 24th, 2009 10:02 pm (UTC)
aww. you really think lj is the equivalent? i actually think myspace is more like it. but that's just me.

it is kind of the passing of an era, but most people seem fine with it going away.
berahtberaht on April 24th, 2009 10:09 pm (UTC)
LJ is the equivalent for *me*. MySpace or FaceBook is the equivalent in the greater online community, but I don't really mess with either of those, but I put a lot into this community, and my profile here is a lot more meaningful than the one at either of those other sites.
Cordykitten: bittenandstaked Spike Amusedcordykitten on April 25th, 2009 03:50 pm (UTC)
*nods* I saw it in one LJ post, didn't hear about that (made an entry in my LJ hoping some did see it).
Sadly a lot of Spuffyarchives are there. Including Sandra Schimmel or Mercy's illusion. (That's all I can think of but there are so much more.) It's really sad.

But I've thinking: If you're using the wayback machine now to find it they are archiving missing links.
I hope they get it done in time.