April & May 2020

And June...And July...

August too...

8-14-2020 Missed Friday the 13th by that much...
Old-site of the Day: Virtual-Boy.org A fan site for the console Nintendo wants you to frget about. This place was a favorite of mine in highschool, with its large collection of screen shots, sounds, & info, including info on unreleased games. Has anyone found Dragon Hopper (Jump Dragon) yet? No? Too bad; that's one game I'd love to try.
Bible Verse of the Day: Luke 9:25
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8-13-2020 Old-Site of the day: Son of the South A Civil War history site. "This site has over 7,000 pages of original Civil War content, and is full of incredible photographs, original illustrations, and eye-witness accounts of the defining moments of this Historic Struggle." Since 2003.
Bible Verse of the Day: 1 Kings 12:16-24

8-12-2020 Old-Site of the Day: Sci-Fan.com, in 2004 A huge database of sci-fi & fantasy books. No longer online. Found via a Wikipedia link, if memory serves. The Wikipedia link led to an ad; I had to look this up in the Wayback Machine to find out what it was.
Bible Verse of the Day: 1 Corenthians 6 Don't worry; it's a short chapter.

8-11-2020 Old-Site of the Day: Whites Western Auto, in 2005 Whites Home & Auto was a hardware distributor in Texas. Western Auto was an auto-goods chain. Both used franchises, so the names survived long after the parent companies shut down. This applaince store appears to have been mebmers of both chains. Don't think it's there anymore, but interestine none-the-less.
Bible Verse of the Day: Psalm 119:14

8-10-2020 Old-Site of the Day: Yu-Jyo.net An Yu-Gi-Oh episode guide, comparing the original & dub episodes. Apparently had a card database at one time, but the webmaster took that offline when it broke.
Bible Verse of the Day: Exodus 1:8-13

8-8-2020 Old-Site of the Day: The Circle of the Dragon Also known as BlackDrago.com, a reference for legends about dragons. For ages 14 & up, since some folklore can be nasty. Since 2002. Bible Verse of the Day: Revelation 12:7-9

8-7-2020 Bible Verse of the Day: 1 Corinthians 10:20-21
Old-Site of the Day: Article about Lost In Space : The Journey Home About a planned TV movie which would've reunited the cast of Lost in Space. The movie was canned when Johathan Harris, the actor who played Dr. Smith, died.

8-6-2020 Old-Site of the Day: Htloz.net Archives of three Legend of Zelda fan sites, plus a Discord server.
Bible Verse of the Day: Psalm 119:4-6

8-5-2020 Old-Site of the Day: Ssnakes.com While trying to find a reptile forum, I found this store. Has a nice, simple, oldschool layout, but it has changed a lot over the years. Here's their first page, from 1999. Under construction, but still has basic contact info & list of services. By 2003, they had this layout Dig that snake GIF; pretty neat, in a corny early-web way.
Bible Verse of the Day: Psalm 119:130
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8-4-2020 Protests in Portland Read on some conservative sites that there was a book burning. Couldn't be sure; that seemed extreme, fear-mongering, yellow journalism. Then I tracked down this from a local TV-news site. "1 a.m. Around 12:30 a.m. people began starting a fire in the street in front of the federal courthouse which started with burning a bible, then an American flag, until more and more items were added. Finally around 1 a.m., yellow clad members of the group Moms United for Black Lives Matter went over to the fire and put it out with bottles of water and stamped it out." :(

8-3-2020 Old-Site of the Day: kunstderfuge.com A collection of classic music MIDIs. Since 2002.
Bible Verse of the Day: 1 Samuel 16:7

8-1-2020 New Month! But not time to make a new page...
Bible Verse of the Day: Deuteronomy 7:9
Old-Site of the Day: Skannerz.org Fan site for Skannerz, an electronic game similar to Bar Code Battlers. Kids could scan products' bar codes to collect monsters which they could battle. I had a fried in 6th grade who had one. Neat toy; closest one could get to real-life Pokemon at the time. This site is mostly a collection of links to self-published books about Scanners,, but there are some free bar codes a fan can use.

7-31-20 Old-Site of the Day: The battle that never was The fall and near-rise of a potential GameBoy killer. CNN article from 2002 about Ericsson's unreleased handheld game system. For some reason news sites tend to leave old articles in their original formating when their site is overhauled. Thus we have a nice, simple, early 2000's web page on a CNN server used to more bloated fair.
Bible Verse of the Day: John 1:12-13

7-29-20 Bible Verse of the Day: Psalm 119:93Old-Site of the Day: A personal page on Bell South's old servers. Archived in 2006. This is a book review of a Sci-Fi novel, found in Wikipedia when I was looking up Laser Books. The site itself has gone offline; I don't think Bell South, now part of AT&T (I think), offers hosting for their users anymore.

Bible Verse of the Day: Philippians 3:14
Old-Site of the Day: To Be DIScontinued! - The Hall of Unresolved TV Cliffhangers A simple HTML list of TV shows without a proper ending. Looks like it's been around since at least 2001, but Archive.org is acting up right now, so I can't be sure.

7-27-2020 Bile Verse of the Day: Hebrews 11:3-12:1

7-20-2020 Old-Site of the Day: Polykarbon: Tutorials! Old how-to-draw manga/anime tutorials, from around 2000.
Bible Verse of the Day: 1 John 1:7

7-15-2020 The Internet Archive is being sued for copyright infringement. Article about the suit from: Vox, NPR, IA's Official Blog, Platypus Comix.

6-22-20 Old-Site of the Day: Broadcasting Hostory Resources Links to various articles on Old Time Radio & TV. Includes some articles by the webmaster, Elizabeth McLeod. She's probably best known for researching & defending Amos 'n' Andy, which I doubt anyone would try to do today.
Bible Verse of the Day: Psalm 121:3

6-19-20 Old-Site of the Day: The Web site for The Tale of Heike (Heike monogatari) " I originally developed this group of pages to support of a series of six lectures presented in the fall of 2004 at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco at the invitation of the Society for Asian Art. However, they have been rewritten with the non-specialist interested in pre-modern Japanese literature and culture in mind. — John Wallace, 27 Dec 2004"
Bible Verse of the Day: Matthew 20:25-28

6-10-20 Old-Site of the Day: The Enchanted World of Rankin-Bass Preserving the history of the folks who made all those stop motion TV specials, like Rudolph. Since at least 1999.
Bible Verse of the Day: Colossians 3:12-14
Well I heard this morning, just after updating, that WebRing.org shut down. I don't have time to write a full eulogy for the serice right now, but it was an important part of web history, & they hosted (& linked to) a ton of old sites. I guess WebRing.org is the last official part of GeoCities to go; Yahoo owned WebRings at one time, combined it with Geocities, then spun it off a few years before Geocities shut down. Here's the Wayback Machine's last archive of the site before it dissapeared, from Febuary of this year. Bye, WebRing.org; I'll miss you.

6-2-20 Old-Site of the Day: Nick's Homepage Menu connecting several of the author's sites, some of which date from the late 90's. Has info on sci-fi fanzines, history, etc.

5-30-20 Well, it's the last day of May. Bible Verse of the Day: Psalm 40:1-2

5-29-20 Oh, boy...Forgive me for kinda abandoning this place for the past two months. Honestly, I don't know when I'll have time to work on this stadily any more. I do have a Bible Verse for today tho: Psalm 103:15-17 Peace to you. Thanks for 110k views, by the way.

4-21-20 Sorry for the lack of updates, but life's been busy lately. Here's a Bible verse for today: Bible Verse of the Day: Matthew 16:25-27 It's important to go directly to the source; even some of the early church fathers changed traditions in ways which contradict God's word. The Bible itself is better than creeds, philosophies, or any work of man.
Old-Site of the Day: AnimeVortex An old anime fan community, online since 1999. Today it's just a front end for a sleepy forum. Here's the earliest version in the Waybackmachine, from 2001 Not much there yet; here's another from a few years later, in 2003. Appears to have the same layout as today.

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