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    “Zap it here”

    This website is my current home on the internet and I’m here to stay. I’ve had an online presence of one form or another as early as the mid-1990s. Born in the 80s, living for the 90s!

    Ahhh the 1990s, what a time to be alive!
    – Mirabilis ICQ for chatting. Uh-oh!
    – Winamp 2.x blasting out MP3s at 128kbps.
    – Genecyst / Kgen for my Mega Drive fix.
    – GetRight for resuming downloads on 28.8kbps.
    – WS_FTP LE was the uploader of choice.
    – Coding with HotDog Professional by Sausage Software.

    This website is the successor to…
    Sonic the Hedgehog Homepage [August 1994 – June 1997]

    Date stamps of Sunday 6th October 1996 at ~11:51am:
    cap.jpg, caps.jpg, knuc.jpg, robutt.jpg, sal.jpg
    
    Date stamps of Sunday 27th October 1996 at ~2:30pm:
    slogo.gif, slogo.jpg, srun.gif, swalk.gif, trun.gif, twalk.gif, siern.gif.
    
    Wayback machine shows these images were present on 10th June 1997.
    
    Dates Recorded in ws_ftp.log are 94.08.03 16:51 -> 95.10.28 14:23
    No slogo.gif / slogo.jpg nor any of the srun.gif, swalk.gif, trun.gif, twalk.gif.

    Space / Planets Webpage [November 1996 – June 1997]

    Date stamps of Saturday 9th November 1996 at ~8:15pm:
    mercury.gif, venus.gif, earth1.gif, mars.gif, jupiter.gif, saturn1.gif, uranus.gif, neptune.gif, pluto.gif, orbiter.gif.
    
    Wayback machine also shows these images were present on 10th June 1997

    Emulation Realm 124 [February – April 1999]

    Referenced only by the parent site that housed it, no images survive... it lives on in memory.

    The Glitch 9/9/99 [Mid – Late 1999]

    Referenced only by the parent site that housed it, no images survive... it lives on in memory.

    RetroJunkie.net [February 2012 – December 2014]

    RetroJunkie.net hosted an array of information, well... mainly YouTube videos.

    McRetro.net [July 2015 – Present]

    This is what you see before you today, we've got a blog, a photo gallery and YouTube channels.

    Contact
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    Drop me a line at the ObscureGamers and I’ll probably get back to you! You could also try messaging me through Facebook or Twitter.

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    Server Stats

    Raspberry Pi Server Stats
    All the computer!
    Local Time 7:39 pm
    Local Date 2020-09-26
    Uptime 12 days 7 hours 1 minutes.
    CPU Frequency 1.5 GHz Quad-core Cortex-A53
    CPU Temperature 36.02 °C
    Load Average 0.02 (1 min)
    0.05 (5 mins)
    0 (15 mins)
    RAM Utilisation 6.75% used.