Back in the early days of the web, long before Web2.0® there was Geocities free web hosting. You had to write everything the hard way in html and you only got a few megabytes of storage. It’s limped along since being acquired by Yahoo! but now they are finally closing it. A great pity as peoples’ early web masterpieces will now vanish. Despite the space limitation, you could have multiple accounts per Yahoo ID by registering each of the different international accounts (uk, ca, fr, as, au…).
Even worse, they removed ftp access so it’s a pain in the ass to get your old material off there (unless you have a backup)!
Good news is that you can retrieve all your old sites with WGET.
I’m using the wget option but you need to limit the rate otherwise the site will give you “Error 503 – over capacity”.
-m -w 2 http://uk.geocities.com/yoursitenamehere
is working for me.
-m = mirror site
-w 2 = wait 2 seconds between each get
–limit-rate=5k = limit bandwidth to 5k
It’s getting a bit repetitive sending you all those links so I’ll leave ’em here for you 😉
- PC Decrapifier http://www.pcdecrapifier.com/home
- CCleaner http://www.ccleaner.com/
- Avast! antivirus – Free home edition
And most important of all, the one that caused us a few hours of stress today – download the
If I find any more I’ll add them to the list. Enjoy 🙂
I was fascinated to see the folks over at Notts Indymedia had used morse code in their logo.
Nice to know it ain’t dead yet. If you’d like it in MP3 or Ogg Vorbis at 20wpm I’d be happy to oblige 😀
See you on the bands.