It’s that time of year again. The annual temptation to throw up any old nonsense on this decrepit old blog, which is inexplicably:
a) still running
b) not a ravaged wasteland overrun by hackers (considering that during the site’s long life, I have upgraded its Wordpress installation, taking advantage of all the wonderful security enhancements the latest version must provide, approximately never).
Looking through old stuff in any medium can throw up unexpected reminders of the past, and this blog is no exception. Even looking through the site’s “gubbins” folder produces some enigmatic relics.
Ceefax eh? Remember that? Wasn’t it great? Anything you ever wanted to know at the touch of a button. Well, several buttons, plus a long wait for the page to load, followed by an even longer wait while the multi-screen article cycled around to the beginning. But Digitiser had Reveal-Os, which made it all worthwhile!
Staying up until 5am without breaking a sweat, eh? Remember doing that? In fact, why bother going to bed at all when you’re up that late? Just push through! Easy.
Taking a photo of a random Ceefax screen at 5am and uploading it to the Internet? Well, who hasn’t done that for some random, long-forgotten reason?
The glory days. Gone, never to return.