November 2019

11-20-19 YouTube & COPPA - I know the rule applies to the whole internet; I've been thinking of it on & off since I started my homepage about three years ago. My understanding is the rule only applies to commercial services, but I'm not entirely sure. I am no lawyer; I put a notice on my site that it's only for ages 13 & up, even tho everything I post is family friendly. Changed it to 16 when the EU enacted their stricter privacy laws last year, I think. But I'm still not sure. I need to make time to write up an actual privacy policy...somehow. Gotta worry about YouTubers from other countries. I'd hate to find all the Nara Dreamland videos deleted; there are archives of ads, opening ceremonies, TV shows filmed there on channels I follow, but the posters only seem to know Japanese. I've heard they plan to eliminate kid vids from search results. That seems wrong; Disney & PBS Kid's websites don't include a robots.txt file banning Googlebot, do they?

I meant to post this on the 9th, but didn't get to: Old-Site of the Day: Another from the Game Nexus list. This had a different address, but when I looked it in the Wayback Machine up I was re-directed to this address. The VideoPac was the European version of the Odyssey^2. No longer exists at that address. Had info on the games, hardware, & emulation, plus a FAQ mirrored from somewhere else. The Wayback machine ddin't get the website's pictures, & on most pages you have to highlight the text to read it. Still some good information, including bits on two models which were never released stateside.

11-8-19 Old-Site of the Day: Dan's Home Page Going through Video Game Nexus' list of deleted sites, I found one hosted on Geocities. When Ilooked it up in the Wayback Machine, I discovered it had been moved to AtariHQ. AtariHQ is still hosting websites, including a modern version of this page: Dan B's Videogame Tech Website

11-6-19 Image Map Creator Fairly easy. Not an old-site, but useful.

11-4-19 Bible Verse of the Day: 1 Peter 3:21

11-2-19 Old-Site of the Day: VectrexCS Another from Classic Gaming Nexus' archive. A fan site fir the Vectrex from someone who never had one, but was always interested in the system. He finally got to experiance it via emulation.

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