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netsperience 2.x
Drupal web development and other stuff

GeoCities

Welcome to netsperience 2.x

This is the personal web site of Randall Goya aka decibel.places

I develop, maintain, and extend web sites and web applications, mostly for Enterpise clients in publishing, media, education, marketing, and non-profit.

I build most of my projects with the Drupal content management framework. My profile on drupal.org -- my Drupal Certified to Rock score is 4

My Facebook & Twitter & Foursquare & Google+ & LinkedIn & Github & IMDb

View/Download my CV » more About Me » my portfolio » some tunes by me

You're probably wondering, "If this is netsperience 2.x, what happened to netsperience 1.0?" It was at GeoCities Free Hosting for over ten years, but now it's gone along with the rest of GeoCities - you can still view much of the old GeoCities site where I experimented with JavaScript and DHTML at ReoCities

My 1997 Halloween Surprise at GeoCities

Back in the day - about 1997 - I started experimenting with web stuff on GeoCities, the much maligned free hosting site that got so many people building web sites, many (including mine?) with horrendous design decisions. There was no support for server-side scripting with PHP or SQL databases - it was strictly HTML and later added JavaScript and CSS when they came along.

I created a secret surprise page that was linked to buttons that looked "afraid" and also by some pseudo-random replacement of menu links using DHTML so it was unpredictable. Back then, we had to detect the Netscape browser (also gone) because the first one did not have a Math.random method like Internet Explorer 3, so we had to use our own pseudo-random number generator scripts for it.

YOU'VE FOUND MY SECRET
HALLOWEEN
WALLPAPER DUNGEON!

All these images
(except the animations)
tile evenly
on a 640x480 pixel desktop.

yes, they were optimized for a 640 x 480 pixel display, in glorious 16 bit color

My favorite images were the animated gifs I made of dripping blood and a jumpy spider

                     blood dripping animated gif                                                                   spider animated gif

 

are you netSperienced?a  netSperience  website
 
©2003 by  Randall Goya

My last update before moving to hosting that provided PHP/MySQL was in 2003

GeoCities closed on October 27, 2009 R.I.P.

Much of my old GeoCities web site was helpfully archived at ReoCities

DrupalCon Chicago Batman Konami Code Easter Egg on web site

DrupalCon Chicago Batman Konami Code Easter Egg on web site

use the original Konami Code: type '↑ ↑ ↓ ↓ ← → ← → B A'

while viewing page at http://chicago2011.drupal.org/

-- and while you're here, see my Konami Code FX:

type 'druplicon' or 'flip'

-- or 'geocities' to see netsperience 1.0 preserved at ReoCities

GeoCities has finally closed

netsperience 1.0, my website which has been on GeoCities for 13 years is gone, along with all the other GeoCities web sites. Some say good riddance. I backed up the files and will repost some of them eventually, there were some funky DHTML experiments! Meanwhile you can still see some of the pages, with some elements missing which were ported to ReoCities

GeoCities Closing on OCTOBER 26, 2009

From: Yahoo GeoCities | September 30, 2009

The venerable and oft-hated GeoCities will be closing soon. If you do not upgrade to Yahoo paid hosting ($4.99/mo) all your files will be deleted.

Read more at Yahoo GeoCities »

I've had a GeoCities Free account since 1997.

You cannot download your files with FTP - here is the best way to download them (one at a time) on a Windows computer:

1) Go to GeoCities Filemanager and right click on the file
2) Press the "k" key to open the download dialogue
3) Press the "enter" key to save (you may need to press it more than once)

I backed up all my files, about 15MB in about 2 hours.


BTW, I can offer cheaper hosting than Yahoo - beginning at $4/mo - http://netsperience-web-hosting.com

netsperience 1.x Screenshot

netsperience 1.x Screenshot

I set up my first web page at GeoCities in 1996. Even then, I was interested in dynamic web pages, and I used meta http refresh to load a transitional page, and then my resume.  Since then, my web site there has grown to the limit for free hosting (15 mb), and I decided to upgrade netsperience to a web host with php and mysql as well as other amenities not available at GeoCities free hosting (well, you get what you pay for).

netsperience 1.0 at Geocities free hosting

You can still visit the original netsperience 1.0 - a good example of what can be accomplished with DHTML and JavaScript - no php no mysql - just client-side programming.

What can I say about a web site where I developed personal projects for over 10 years?
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