RetroChallenge 2022/10 – GeoCities Rebuild on Dial-up at 14.4k

Now this is an interesting one. I entered in the RetroChallenge 2022/10 to see if I could bring the GeoCities Archives back to life again, but using the scripts built by despens in 2012/2013. The goal was to use hardware from the era running the OS it was originally built for.

And what can I say, if I was better at installing dependencies, it probably would have happened sooner. Regardless, it worked! Now that I’ve seen all of the scripts in action I am going to try and run the same scripts in a modern OS, Ubuntu 22.04. I’ll track it all in GitHub. I’ve even downloaded GitHub Desktop to try and use GitHub properly… that’s a first.

What was most interesting about this project is that it combined a few labours of love. Modems, the MiSTer (DE10-Nano), Raspberry Pis, websites (from the internet of old), and probably most importantly a little more knowledge on how things work. The best part was tying it all together.

You can track the progress of my RetroChallenge 2022/10 here and look at what I did last year for RetroChallenge 2021/10 here. I wonder what I’ll do for the next RetroChallenge? Time will tell. Sooner or later… time will tell… 🙃

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