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T16: websites

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    WRITING FOR THE INTERNET ACROSS A HUMAN LIFETIME No more walled gardens, no more chains of complexity.

    Today I declare what once was, is again. Never again will I run another invocation of a static site generator or document renderer. 80 to 100 characters per line is and will continue to be maximum width of English documents. No longer do I pull from social networks, but they will pull from me.

    This is MY writing platform. Mine. Me. There is no way to censor or revoke my power. The Internet does not forget one byte, or one bit.

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    Geocities was an online collection of metropolises, each with their own neighborhoods built around shared interests. The city metaphor helped make a whole new group of users understand the world wide web for the first time. At its peak, it was the third most popular destination on the internet, but it quickly fell out of fashion as the web became more commodified and professional. Before it shuttered, a few digital archivists scooped up as much data as possible before all that early internet experimentation could be deleted.

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    Someone has grabbed an old domain that I used to host. I don't really mind of course, I've not renewed it for ages, but there's a slight feeling of having let a good thing go!

    It was freo.org.au, and when I was involved with the Fremantle Society we had an idea to set up a "civic wiki". It never really went anywhere. I've still got the data though; I have thought about putting it online at https://freo.archives.org.au/

    I found about it being online again thanks to UptimeRobot, who helpfully told me it'd been down for 8894 hours, 8 minutes and 59 seconds.