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Old 2007-01-28, 08:42 PM   #1
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I was just tooling around with one of my ancient F1 back-ups looking to see if there was much salvageable, and I decided to fire up the index page of my old site in Firefox for a laff....

http://www.counter-x.net/pure_racing/index.html

Only turns out most of it's still online. Look at that... Opaque graphics, a background that makes the whole thing unreadable, ~100K bitmaps for buttons, hand-coded from the Geocities HTML guide, pictures hosted on a seperate Geocities account which has since been cancelled for violating myriad TOS, a third Geocities account nabbed entirely for the 'domain' email address, an image file used for a copyright symbol, all graphics taken from Bravenet... Still, even then I did everything in Verdana.

I realise nobody cares, and that it probably doesn't qualify for a 'Christ Almighty!', but it made my day. Seven years since I abandoned the thing... All you'll find of TFDB, on the other hand, is a small badge on the Archive comic guide, like one of those Cooper badges you only see on vintage Minis...

*melancholy*
 
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Old 2007-01-28, 08:59 PM   #2
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Only five years, though started sometime before 2000: http://denyer.tripod.com/

I don't even have the login any more, I don't think...

Most of the navigation is Javascript, and disappears in its absence.

Got a bit better, slowly...

http://virtualdebris.co.uk/webdev/site-designs
 
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Old 2007-01-28, 09:14 PM   #3
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I remember the notepad background thing! Damn, that was cool... I've got your website tips section printed out in the drawer, complete with that down the side because I was really uneconomical with printer ink. I mean, that could well be on your site now, but I use the print-outs (seriously, it's stuck to the pinboard and got leafed through on my last update... I'll understand if you don't want that advertised though... ).

I wish I'd thought to do some sort of evolving thing... My TFDB backups only go back to the .com stuff, rather than when it was just half-a-dozen issues of TFUK scanned with reviews and a few Seibertron screencaps of my favourite characters, instigated mainly because around 2002 it was the law that all regulars ahd their own site... And the F1 one, aside from the saved-from-web index page I found, is a bunch of MS Works documents done at home... all the HTML was done in the college library online as we didn't get the internet until about 2001

Nostalgia can be quite good fun, can't it?
 
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Old 2007-01-28, 10:54 PM   #4
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I remember the notepad background thing! Damn, that was cool... I've got your website tips section printed out in the drawer, complete with that down the side because I was really uneconomical with printer ink. I mean, that could well be on your site now
It wasn't linked... suppose it isn't completely redundant, though:

http://virtualdebris.co.uk/webdev/basic-tips

And it turns out there's stuff in there I don't recall writing / finishing / ever linking in at all -- http://virtualdebris.co.uk/archives/structure

...I should finish that sometime, except I've gone the "skip navigation" route now.

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mainly because around 2002 it was the law that all regulars ahd their own site
Yeah, I remember having actual TF content, and when every GeoCities page would have a bunch of screen grabs and text files. And redundant verbiage such as this.

Pooling resources is definitely the way to go.

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Nostalgia can be quite good fun, can't it?
Also reminds me I was rather an overly-gushing prat...
 
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Old 2007-01-29, 04:05 PM   #5
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It was the links page at the TFDB that first brough me to this place.

I still remember the first time I Googled (or whatever search engin it was) Transformers and being stagered at how many websites there were out there...
 
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Old 2007-01-30, 03:37 PM   #6
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Nostalgia can be quite good fun, can't it?
It was better in my day. Before the "internet" and "Wikipedia" and all this "factual accuracy" stuff got in the way...
 

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Old 2007-01-31, 10:31 AM   #7
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It was better in my day. Before the "internet" and "Wikipedia" and all this "factual accuracy" stuff got in the way...
You've managed to find factual accuracy on the internet?!?!
 
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Old 2007-02-13, 12:02 PM   #8
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yeah i found it under all this porn.
 

. "Hawkeye's the best! Hawkeye's got the cutest eyes! Hawkeye's got some kinda butt! I swear, Ralph, ever since that blowhard joined up, all I hear is Hawkeye, Hawkeye, Hawk...."- Green Arrow, JLA/Avengers #3.
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Old 2007-02-13, 05:49 PM   #9
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yeah i found it under all this porn.
Ah, all that info on rimming. Bound to come in useful one day.
 
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Old 2007-02-13, 06:57 PM   #10
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remember to use a "dental dam"....I dont know what that is i just read it in a health textbook
 

. "Hawkeye's the best! Hawkeye's got the cutest eyes! Hawkeye's got some kinda butt! I swear, Ralph, ever since that blowhard joined up, all I hear is Hawkeye, Hawkeye, Hawk...."- Green Arrow, JLA/Avengers #3.
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Old 2007-02-14, 08:59 AM   #11
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remember to use a "dental dam"....I dont know what that is i just read it in a health textbook
Would that be fake teeth, particularly good at letting liquid through in a controlled manner? Maybe I should have taken a few Civil Engineering courses in university.
 

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Old 2007-02-14, 09:38 AM   #12
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remember to use a "dental dam"....I dont know what that is i just read it in a health textbook
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dental_dam

Incidentally, how did this topic go from Cliffy's site to dental dams?
 

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Old 2007-02-15, 09:46 AM   #13
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Incidentally, how did this topic go from Cliffy's site to dental dams?
Why skillfully of course.
 
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Old 2007-02-15, 02:45 PM   #14
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Is that thing where we can request a topic we started closed still going?
 
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Old 2007-03-06, 06:39 PM   #15
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Incidentally -- http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://tfdatabase.com
 
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Old 2007-03-08, 11:11 PM   #16
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Yay! GO UNIQUE CONTENT!


Seriously, what the **** was I on doing toy lists? And a cartoon section?
 
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Old 2007-03-09, 03:58 PM   #17
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you were an ambitious man in your youth.
 

. "Hawkeye's the best! Hawkeye's got the cutest eyes! Hawkeye's got some kinda butt! I swear, Ralph, ever since that blowhard joined up, all I hear is Hawkeye, Hawkeye, Hawk...."- Green Arrow, JLA/Avengers #3.
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Old 2007-03-09, 04:05 PM   #18
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http://web.archive.org/web/200306240...com/index.html

Good grief, it's like browsing Myspace...
 

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