March 2018

3-31-18 Bible Verse of the Day: John 20:11-20
Old-Site of the Day: GEOS-InfoBase A German site about GEOS, since at least 1999. GEOS was an operating system for the C64 & IBM PC. It provided a GUI, but used fewer resources than Windows. Popular with C64 users in the early 80's, but the PC version was overshadowed by Windows, primarily because Microsoft had more influence over PC maunfacturers and software developers. It was avaliable till a few years ago as low-cost OS for under-powered computers. 443;82

3-30-18 264;48

3-29-18 Bible Verse of the Day: 2 Corinthians 5:21
Old-Site of the Day: About the late 19th century print makers. Since 1997. Has sections for history, a picture gallery, a screensaver, etc. 494;127

3-28-18 Bible Verse of the Day: 1 Timothy 2:5-6
Old-Site of the Day: Pokemon: Never Ending Story Euro-Asia Game Boy used to have this on their website, but they deleted it. Luckily, Platypus Comix archived the 1st page and reposted it years later. (He actually printed it out, scanned it into the computer, then used an OCR program to convert it back to HTML. Talk about a lot of steps.) 513;98

3-27-18 If you haven't heard yet, Toys R Us has filed for Chapter 7; all U.S. stores will close later this year. Old-Site of the Day: Here's a look at their website in 2002, when they began to fall on hard times. (At least, that's the date I remember hearing about.)
Bible Verse of the Day: Psalm 62:7 446;105

3-26-18 Sorry for the lack of updates; this weekend was busy.
Bible Verse of the Day: Matthew 19:1-11
Old-Site of the Day: Battle Beyond The Stars: A Movie Ripe For Rediscovery A little fan page for Roger Coreman's Star Wars cash-in. Found it on's forum/comment system. 509;72

3-25-18 290;68

3-24-18 38;29

3-23-18 354;105

3-22-18 Bible Verse of the Day
Old-Site of the Day: Gerry Anderson's SuperCar 397;80

3-21-18 Bible Verse of the Day: Jeremiah 17:7-8
Old-Site of thew Day: Compucentre A computer retailer since the 80's. I'm not sure if they're still in business, but their 1998 website's still up. 473;92

3-20-18 Old-Site of the Day: The Trade Card Place About 19th century trading cards since 1996.
Bible Verse of the Day: Hebrews 5:13-14
Found out yesterday that the AtariBox is now the Atari VCS. Guess Infrogrames wants me to type out 2600 each time I refer to the real VCS, from '77. :/ 940;181

3-19-18 Bible Verse of the Day: 5:22-23
Old-Site of the Day: DOS Beowulf Have I mentioned this yet? It's instructions for building a linking DOS machines together. Since at least 2006. 3560;75

3-18-18 281;77

3-17-18 TrueValue may sell to an investment firm 369;108

3-16-18 273;71

3-15-18 Yesterday gwtagacw left me this suggestion for an Old-Site of the Day: "Another site rec if you want it, for the folk group. Earliest archive of the domain isn't about the group. archive and also an archive of the original domain from 1997! It's a thing of beauty, isn't it?" Yes, yes it is.
Bible Verse of the Day 627;110

3-14-18 Bible Verse of the Day: Mark12:28-34
Old-Site of the Day: The PC Engine Software Bible Known as the TurboGrafx-16 in the U.S., the PC Engine was a 16-bit game system designed by Hudson Soft and released by NEC. This UK site catalogs games for the system. Since at least 2001. While they do list an earlier URL on their archived homepage the Wayback Machine doesn't seem to have an earlier version; the old URL starts at 2001 too. 429;73

3-13-18 Old-Site of the Day: The Mozilla Museum (or Zoo) Mozilla was the mascot of Mozilla, back when they made Netscape. They stopped using him (her?) to look like a respectable, investable company. The character was still used as the mascot of DMOZ till last year when the old directory was shut down. Here's a collection of Mozilla pics, up since 2000.
Bible Verse of the Day: Jeremiah 47:3-5 614;148

3-12-18 Bible Verse of the Day: Romans 6:8-10
Old-Site of the Day: Alfred Wierusz-Kowalski I saw this print, or one like it, in an antique store yesterday:
Lone Wolf (Source: Wikimedia)
Thought it looked cool, so I looked up the artist. Wikipedia linked to this page, which has been up since 2002. 520;137

3-11-18 241;95

3-10-18 Bible Verse of the Day: Matthew 10:34-36
Old-Site of the Day: The Great Pyreneese Libary Articles and links about a breed of large white dogs. Since at least 1999. 465;123

3-9-18 Bible Verse of the Day: Jeremiah 29:11-13
Old-Site of the Day: the Detroit Kid Show Page! "Preserving the memory of Detroit TV Kid-Shows of the 1950s and 1960s" since at least 2002. Some local, like Soupy Sales, others syndicated, like The Lone Ranger. 430; 90

3-8-18Old-Site of the Day: The Unofficial Nintendo Archive Info on Nintendo's game systems, online since 2001. The WayBack Machine only has copies dating to 2009. Sounds like it was revamped around that time; might've moved to a new URL. I wonder what it used to look like & where it was... Oh! the FAQ has an answer. It started on Tripod, moved to GameSpy, then moved to the new address in '09 when GameSpy stopped hosting fan sites. So that explains it.
Bible Verse of the Day: Luke 13:31-32 552;87

3-7-18 Old-Site of the Day: Last night Gwtagacw pointed out this page. It's a collection of tools for folks learning Chinese. Here's what it looked like in '99. "Still uses frames," not that that's bad. Honestly, as soon as frames were labled as "bad" someone decided to use a half-megabyte of Jscript and CSS to re-invent them. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Bible Verse of the Day: Exodus 25:23-30 463;94

3-6-18 Bible Verse of the Day: Jude 1:24-25
Old-Site of the Day: This site doesn't have a copyright date on it's main page. In the Wayback Machine, first appears at this address in 2004. Go past the 1st page, and you'll see it was started in 2002. Large lists of local kids shows, like Soupy Sales, Bozo the Clown, etc. 739;181

3-5-18 Old-Site of the Day: Dating to at least 2002, Kilduff is a nostalgic site about Baltimore. Has a list of movie theaters, places around town, post cards, and puppets.
Bible Verse of the Day: Proverbs 14:21 820;131

3-4-18 577;120

3-3-18 Bible Verse of the Day: James 1:12 314;73

3-2-18 288;62

3-1-18 Why must the beginning of the month be so busy?
Who Killed the Atari ST? A 1989 article on Atari's computers. One of the few places I could find to confirm the ST's ability to emulate Mac and PC environments. I can't find this site in the Wayback Machine before 2006, so it's not the Old-Site of the Day, but it is interesting. Keep in mind this is a 1989 article; the author doesn't know everything which was happening with Atari, all the problems they were facing.
Old-Site of the Day:, in 2002 About SuperPaint, a computer graphics system designed by the author in the 70's while he worked for Xerox. Neat pics of the system. Now the domain's an asian blog of some sort.
Bible Verse of the Day: Jeremiah 4:30 476;147

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