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    Geocities is dead

    (long live Geocities)

    It's probably old news by now, but a couple days ago, Yahoo pulled the plug on Geocities forever. If you didn't "grow up on the internet" in the mid-to-late 90s, this probably doesn't mean anything to you. But I'm willing to bet that many of you who got started with cracking and reversing in the heydays of Windows 95, +ORC, and "Free Mitnick!" probably remember it with a curious mixture of fondness and revulsion. Geocities somehow encompassed both the best and the worst of what was the pioneer days of the public Internet. Goodness knows there are huge swathes of Geocities that will never be missed by anyone. Ever. But I also can't help but think how much of cracking history may have just perished along with it.

    So fare thee well, Geocities. May your MIDIs always loop, your e-mail logos always spin, and your Comic Sans always <blink>!



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    I'll miss the SilliconValley groups and the good, old stuff I found in there. Man, damn I've used Geocities as a dropbox for *things* and learned about everything.

    So long Geocities, and thanks for all the fish!
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    A very nice tribute by TBone.........

    I especially like the best viewed .

    While Geoshities and the other, damn, I cant even remember the other one, it's been so long........... was it Lycos?

    While they served a purpose in "those days", I am so glad they are gone.
    Then again, they did help to make us old ones better at searching. They littered the search engines with so much static back then..............

    Woodmann

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodmann View Post
    While Geoshities and the other, damn, I cant even remember the other one, it's been so long........... was it Lycos?
    Angelfire?
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    Xoom dot com?
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    Oh lord. I remember both of those, too. Angelfire is apparently still around, but xoom.com has been taken over by a wire transfer company. IIRC, Angelfire was actually Lycos.
    The debugging of a thousand lines of code begins with a single-step.

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