I’m just back from an (AMAZING) conference. More on that later – I’m writing a longer piece. In summary, mainly designers, coders and artists 3 day thing in Brighton. Anyway, Heart Internet were sponsoring the event and they had a competition ‘Draw your first website’ with the first prize being a Raspberry Pi.
I entered – my first website was a GeoCities page circa 1997. (sadly, this frontier of the internet was axed and shutdown in 2009). The main picture (I’d probably call it a ‘hero shot’ nowadays) was of my old red fiesta van which I’d painted a Starskey & Hutch stripe along the sides and roof. I drew this and had a wild guess at the rest of the site. Turns out, I won! (Undeservedly, I only spent about 8 seconds on the piece as I was in dashing around mode). This sparked an annoying, intense desire to find an archive of that page.
I’ve just spent the last hour doing intense searches, trying to figure out how I can find this photos. Archives exist. Geocities compartmentalised into neighbourhoods – I think I was in SoHo. No luck.
Anyway – I’m going to keep looking + learn about Raspberry Pi + Learn about Processing (unrelated) + Spend some QT with my family + A whole bunch of other stuff.