Thursday, August 4, 2011

Future location of website.

This blog originally was created to help publicize website address changes. In 2008, AOL shut down its free hosting services, where the original page had been located since 1998. Soon thereafter, Yahoo shut down its GeoCities page. I decided to store all the files on my Apple MobileMe/"Dot Mac" servers. Well, Apple has decided to shutter its MobileMe service in favor of iCloud, so that means that the address will be defunct. Fortunately, Apple has given us until June 30, 2012, which is a lot better than the usual 30 days notice these companies give.

I've got ownership of domain names and, so the goal will be to make the actual location of the files less relevant than simply knowing the domain names above.

I have just began using Dropbox to store up to 2 GB of files online. They offer a public folder which should be adequate for storing my high school memorabilia files. The address doesn't exactly roll off the tongue -- -- but that's why we own, right?

I hope to keep this site going for many years to come. Much of the content is static -- like yearbook photos and school newspapers. Although there now are websites out there that have online versions of old yearbooks, I still plan to keep this site alive.

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