Now at its virgin birth this home page began life. The
masses out there didn't know it existed and so no-one celebrated
its coming. Therefore at 6:15 p.m. on this dark, dingy Wednesday
I was entrusted by myself to construct this message to those who
dared venture within the confines of this page. Created on the
21st February 1996 and never
to reign terror upon anyone intentionally unless they take offence
at me, this or even it, being here. To those, may you suffer miserably
at the hands of a small whelk within the boundaries of an infinitly
large fridge! Since whelks have had the sense never to show humans
their hands your obviously in luck, but until that time....beware......
Almost a year after it's first creation the Developer arrived
home to find that his beloved chum the Dead Mole wasn't reprisented
as he should be. So the 10th February
1997 saw the Developer out aside all his other projects
and little asides and set about cleaning and rebuilding the home
of the Dead Mole. Determined to clear out the clutter that his
seven months away had left, the Developer resolved to prepare
his pals home ready for its first birthday.....
So the big day arrived and the Developer stopped and looked at
what he had done. T'wasn't bad at all just a few things missing
but progress was there and looking good, question is what did
everyone else think?!
It was the 1st
October 1998. Much time had passed, 17 months in total,
and no activity on the home of the Dead Mole. The Developer returned,
his travels demonstrated how far homepages the world over had
grown. He was determined to update the page once again, clear
out the old and tidy up what was left. This time however there
was an even greater pressure than when he last performed this
task, other work! Needless to say he was determined to succeed.
Once again he hoped all web surfers would be pleased with the
results. It was a herculean task......
January 1999 and another new year. Four months earlier the Developer
had returned to the Dead Moles home and discovered it far behind
the times. Modern pages had frames THAT WORKED, there were links
galore and all were looking good. What had happened since? Nothing
at all. an vague sketch or two but no real idea where he was going
or what he was going to do. Admitedly there had been other work
to do, heave loads of it but still that was no excuse. February
went by and still no change. The work had intensified but was
soon to calm to an acceptable level.
March arrived and with it Frontpage '98. A new toy and a simple
plan to keep it simple. The go ahead was given for a short period
of work to begin to see what was possible while keeping the whole
thing simple and straightforward. The start date was set:
16th March 1999.....
The Developer, relaxed in his ways, took this approach to simplicity
quite well ... at first. Soon things began to slow down again
but this was understandable as final year university studies started
to take over. However this didn't stop the home of the Dead Mole
getting tidied up abit with new menus for easier navigation. A
new address was required as the end of uni was nigh and GoFree
From it's new address Mole was joined by Red Herring as The Developer
finally got down to business. To join the Mole and The Developers
stories, fantasy gaming links and Porsche Page, Red brought PC
games and computer hardware links. Oh yeah and a proper front
And then there was 2000.
Yes indeed, after Red had joined up with Mole the new year, century,
millenium, etc turned up. As a result, in the truely anti-climactic
manner the The Developer posseses, nothing happened. Yep no bombs and
no bugs, people just moved their clocks round to avoid it all! Nuff
It took until June for the shock to wear off and for The Developer to
get back to work. Another new address gave the Mole and Red a mirror
site for the first time. Not that it was needed but hey, if you've got
it...use it or they come and take it all away!
So here we are. It's the summer of 2000 and all is well once
again. The Developer continues to be sporadic and still hasn't
learnt any of that fun Flash or Java stuff yet. Some things never
6 6 6
Oh yes it is 6th June 2006. Seems strange it's been so long since
the history of this site was last visited, mind you one would
suppose it's more than appropriate.
The Developer, it seems, has been on holiday and as a result
little if anything has changed. No new fun widgits, a distinct
lack of doobreys and the shear quantity of whatsits that have
not appeared would be astounding! If not predictable.
Speaking of predictions it's a fair bet little else will happen
this year. Red Herring's Fishtank has been parked up for some
time following many long fought battles across the interweb. Vimeous
was last seen wading through the photographic paraphenalia of
an online auction house and as for the Mole. Well dear old Mole
hasn't been near a chat room or irc channel in years.
As always though there are mumourings and things could be afoot.
Ahh fat chance!