MacUser: News: GeoCities crumbles to $4 billion dust:
Yahoo is shutting down GeoCities, a free service that hosts personal home pages for consumers, which it acquired for more than $4 billion during the dotcom boom 10 years ago.
This makes me feel a bit sad — my first ever homepage, designed in 1995, was hosted on GeoCities. Long gone unfortunately.
I always kinda wanted one of these very cute, very clever robotic dinosaurs — but I’ve missed the boat. It seems as if Ugobe, the company that made Pleo, has gone the way of the dinosaur and filed for bankruptcy. A real shame.
White House North Facade
Originally uploaded by AlanFleming
I’ve been off on a break again — San Francisco and Washington DC. Here’s a set of my holiday photos from Washington on Flickr.
I’ve been travelling again — San Francisco and Washington DC this time. Well worth it, and more on Washington later. Meanwhile, in Sf I actually gave money to a panhandler. Because he’d trained his animals to do the following:
I thought that was well worth a couple of dollars.
The dog wasn’t being hurt by the cat, the cat was sitting on a leather pad on the dog’s back.