Tuesday, June 4, 2013

It's Alive - My Original CompuServe Homepage

(from the Mists of History department)

Hi everyone,

A long time ago, CompuServe provided a homepage service for their members - "Ourworld", they called it.  I used the whopping 5M of space to create a homepage, with all of my interests, my writing samples, my band's page, etc.  It was my little oasis on the web.

Then, in 2009, CompuServe discontinued the service, and deleted all the sites.

Unfortunately, I didn't find out about that until after the fact, when my site was long gone.

For years, I had assumed my old homepage was lost, but poking around the Internet Archive last night, I found it!

Well - most of it, anyway.  There's some missing art, and of course, most of the links are broken.  But - all of the text is there.  And - I might be able to find the missing pieces.  I do have backups of this... somewhere.

So - without further ado, Sherman, set the Wayback Machine for 2001-ish, and let's explore:

Paul Pietromonaco's Home Page


P.S.  There's a good tip for getting your pages back here:  How can I view a page without the Wayback code in it?