Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Random Access Memory Lane

This blog's been going so long it's now a bona fide part of internet history.

Like every other website that's ever existed*, it's been archived by the Wayback Machine Internet Archive, a project that aims to preserve old web pages for the edification and entertainment of future generations.

Earlier I enjoyed looking at what my blog used to look like in the olden days, before there were comments and post titles:




I was clearly much cooler then than I am now, what with living in North London, going on trips to San Francisco, reading weighty books about feminism and technology, and writing things in lower case. And didn't my blogroll look all neat and lovely, sigh. Mind you, I was on medication then, which probably explains it.

I also rediscovered the randomly-generated spoof Elle Decoration article that my brother and the lovely S and I (but mainly my brother) created, and which you can enjoy at your leisure here. Click refresh for more silliness.


* This may be a slight exaggeration.


UPDATE: Also, some of my apocryphal missing blog posts from 2004!

UPDATE 2: Sorry all, I know this is of no interest to anyone but me.

10 comments:

Fat Roland said...

Nice colours...





...ahem.

Annie Rhiannon said...

Oh, my blog isn't old enough to test it on this. Damn, I want to see the first design I had, that horrible grey and yellow thing with the sardine can.

I wonder if I'll be calling my beautiful blue wallpaper "horrible" next year.

Dave said...

So if, theoretically of course, we were to write something that might get us dooced, and then change it, some swine somewhere may have an archive record of what we originally said?

patroclus said...

Hey, I liked those colours, although admittedly it does look a bit like the back of an Open University textbook. Which was probably the kind of look I was aiming for at the time.

Dave: It's not inconceivable, I'm afraid.

Spinsterella said...

Ha, as an ex-historian I'm liking this 2004 nostalgic trip.

Weren't things funny back then?

rivergirlie said...

blimey - i do lower case (at least in comment boxes). does that make me cool (or, as i suspect, just slack)?
are blog years like dog years? seven for every one in rl? if so, your blog is virtually magna carta.

Tim Footman said...

I used to have a nom de blog. And I was an orangutan, not a Magritte. But otherwise little has changed in (gulp) two years...

Delirium said...

Good luck with the move! I know how traumatic it can be...

Del*

Long time lurker
Now all blogged up

Billy said...

2004 eh? That was a while back...

llewtrah said...

It's embarrassing seeing my websites in their early incarnations (1997ish) in the archive. However it did mean I could retrieve a file I lost from my PC and couldn't find backed up anywhere at home!