Updates December 2017

12-23-17 Bible Verse of the Day: Luke 1:26-33
Old-Site of the Day: Knights Realm A website for discussions. Also has pages for thew author's interests, including sections for politics, martial arts, and computers. The webmaster ran a BBS til '97, the website started in '96.
Approx. 25,707 unique views since this site started; 75,625 total views.

12-22-17 Old-Site of the Day: BART No, not the boy from the Simpsons, the Benchmark for Animated Ray Ttacing. Webpage for a computer program hosted at the Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden. Last updated in 2003.
Bible Verse of the Day: Genesis 2:4 281;99

12-21-17 Old-Site of the Day: Alan's Image Factory Tips for art and artists from a former teacher. Since at least 2002. Good Web Design Guide.
Bible Verse of the Day: Exodus 11:7

12-20-17 Old-Site of the Day: Castles.org and Castles on The Web It's a two for one special! Alright, here are two sites started in 1995 about castles. Going through mu backlog of old sites I found both of these today. Since the 1st one had a fairly modern layout I decided to feature both pages. Enjoy!
Bible Verse of the Day: 1 Samuel 1:20 342;113

12-19-17 Old-Site of the Day: VGM An online video game museum which claims to have been around since 2001. I can't find an archived version from before 2011, but even then they had a lot of systems cataloged. Apparently the english version of MJV, a French gaming site. Anyone heard of either site before? Aha! This site seems to be connected to Emu-France, which is archived as early as 2002.
Bible Verse of the Day: Matthew 17:24-27 379;108

12-18-17 I found out yester day that CompuServe's forums closed Dec. 15, same day as AIM. For replacements CompuServe suggests Forumania.com, NL Computer Forum, and The Lit Forum. But you can't really replace 20+ years of history, can you? Old-Site of the Day: CompuServe's Forums Archived a few days before they closed. It takes about three redirects to get from the forum list to each forum, but they should be there. Here's an archived version of their closure notice, for future reference.
Bible Verse of the Day: Matthew 24:12-14
Who owns CGI Characters? "Are some of Hollywood's biggest movies from the past decade Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Deadpool and Night at the Museum, among others all copyright infringements because they were allegedly created with stolen technology?" Found this while browsing Compuserve's archived forums. Still current, so I'm posting it here. Basically the motion capture tech used in a lot of blockbuster films was stolen, and its owner's suing everyone for using it.
The FCC repealed Net Neutrality regulations last week. Here's a good article about it. If you want, you can read my article from a few months ago, A brief History of the Net and Net Neutrality. Has a prediction at the end, of what might happen if Net Neutrality was kept or repealed. Oh, and Mark Hamill and Ted Cruz got in a "Twitter Fight" about the whole thing. Really. 843;216

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12-16-17 Old-Site of the Day: The Bally/Astrocade FAQ Another good site for the cult 70's/80's game system.
Bible Verse of the Day: Matthew 2
AOL Instant Messanger Closed Yesterday. I announced this a few months ago. Probably another victim of the Yahoo/Verizon Merger. 1080p-lemonade pointed out this replacement server. Thanks 1080p-lemonade! 458;122

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12-14-17 Bible Verse of the Day: Romans 6:1-14
Old-Site of the Day: B-Monster.com The Astounding B Monster was an online newsletter focused on cult films, monster movies, and the like. Published monthly from 1996 to 2006. Here's the last update, which explains why the webmaster stopped.
Atari SA delayed the Indigogo campaign for the Ataribox. At least Sam Traimel actually released a product. :/
Disney is Buying Fox. Assuming the FTC approves the merger. They've been working on this for the past few weeks. 589;135

12-13-17 Bible Verse of the Day: Romans 3:20-25
Old-Site of the RetroGaming Times This one has a unique history. It started as a feature on Tomorrow's Heroes. When that site's webmaster decided to end the feature soem of its readers took it over and relaunced it as "RetroGaming Times Monthly." A few years ago they stopped publishing and merged with RetroJunk. RetroJunk never put teh site back online, so someone else restarted it as a bi-monthly publication. He even got permission to republish old issues! So, there you have it, a 20-year old gaming site that folks just won't let die. Thank goodness for that!
Well, this is kinda creepy... 513;122

12-12-17 Old-Site of the Day: MyAtari.com Offers software for old Atari computers. No downloads; you have to order the software through the mail.
Bible Verse of the Day: Genesis 22:1-8 498;135

12-11-17 AtariBox preorders Dec 14. Don't know if they're dropping the crowd funding aspect.
Old-Site of the Day: IntelliVision Lives! A website dedicated to Mattel's classic early-80's game system. Not a fan site; it's ran by the folks who own the rights to the Intellivision. (Mattel sold it in the mid-80's) Earliest Archived Version, 1999. Later version, from 2003, probably when I 1st saw it.
Bible Verse of the Day: Genesis 2:2 475;103

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12-9-17 Old-Site of the Day: Ken Silverman's Voxlap Page A webpage about a voxel-based 3D engine. Click on the link to learn what a voxel is, if you don't already know.
Bible Verse of the Day: 2 Kings 5:11-14 277;89

12-8-17 Old-Site of the Day: ObsoleteComputerMuseum.org Another online computer museum. This one's been up since '95. Here's the earliest version I can find, from 2000. I like the old layout better; it's cleaner, and that circuit board boarder looks cool.
Bible Verse of the Day: Matthew 24:37-38 407;85

12-7-17 Bible Verse of the Day: Proverbs 26:11
Old-Site of the Day: Rob.com He must have bought that name yeeeeeaaars ago to avoid having to pay a million bucks. Just a homepage. I linked to a page with pics of old Sun computers. The Sun page was last updated in 2001.
Remember Pearl Harbor Cudos and much more to all our veterans. 301; 135

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12-5-17 Bible Verse of the Day: James 4:10-15
Old-Site of the Day: TheDigiBarn Computer Museum Tries to preserve the stories of early home computer users. Has a nice collection of pictures licensed for free noncommercial use.

12-4-17 21 Days to Christmas.
Old-Site of the Day: SMSPower.org You hera a lot about the NES and the Genesis, but what of the Master System? Here's a website dedicated to Sega's 8-bit systems. Not just the Master System, but also the SG-1000 and Game Gear. Since 1997. Here's the oldest archive I can find, from 2000.
Bible Verse of the Day: Luke 18:15-17 360;75

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12-2-17 Vid.me Closes Has info on why the service is shutting down, which anyone starting an internet business should read.
I said I'd keep you updated on Atari's new game system, right? Ok, They put a controller design on Facebook a couple of weeks ago. Nice 2600-style joystick. Don't know if the new Atari has enough cash to pull this off, but I can dream, right?
Old-Site of the Day: Pac-Man Fever Forever About Buckner and Garcia's novelty record of video game songs. This was one of my favoire websites in highschool, and I glad to see it's still up. And it's still being updated too! Online since '94. The webmaster also opperated Classic Gaming Nexus, which I've already covered.
Bible Verse of the Day: Ezekiel 3:1-3
Found this a few weeks ago, and thought it might be interesting: Movie Chat Forums. They managed to save some of IMDb's content as its basis. Might be a good replacement. 626;112

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