Spring cleaning?

I went through the sub-pages and cleaned some broken stuff out of the code. Mainly, the old Lycos/GuestGear guestbook links, the “Hitbox” and web counter stuff, and even some ancient Internet Link Exchange(!) code that was still lingering around on a few pages.

I made sure to make a copy of the old pages just for old times sake. The pages in and of themselves are already relics, reeking of 90’s style and tackiness, and are arguably dumb. But screw it, they’re over 20 years old. But to think back to the times when things like guestbooks were a thing, not to mention the web counters, ranking sites, and especially the Internet Link Exchange, it sure brings back some nostalgia.

I believe even the old guestbook was at least still viewable to some extent in recent years. All gone now. I think the ILE was the first thing to die before the 90’s were even over. I remember Microsoft buying it out at some point, and it may have lingered for a few years after that. Apparently Hitbox became defunct not long after Adobe bought them out in 2008. Surprisingly, I did find that Digits Web Counter is still around, but my old account and counter apparently isn’t. I may look into either getting a new one, or asking them about my old one and if it’s possible to use it again (which isn’t likely since I probably registered it with a long-gone email account I was using in 1996.)

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