Hacker News new | past | comments | ask | show | jobs | submit login

My 23 year old web site: https://jgc.org/ It's still updated from a Perl script that generates static HTML.

So I wanted to link my 23 year old website, but precisely because it's still updated, it looks like this: https://www.stavros.io/

It's gone through many renames and redesigns, but, in true Japanese style, it's still the same website. I do have an old snapshot, though: https://anonymoussoftware.stavros.io/

>> Greek. Amateur F1 driver. Technology enthusiast. Single parent. Liar.

thats quite a conversation starter...

Yes, everyone always has lots of fun trying to spot the lies.

Hint: "Liar" is the lie.

Long time listener, first time caller: You're into auto racing?! Link some stuff?

No, it's a joke! Because it says "liar" afterwards. And the previous post was also a joke, ie that I was lying about being a liar, which is a paradox.

I am a below average driver, alas. I am Greek, though, and some would say that's more exciting!

Oii, what the fuck, hahahaha....

From what I've heard, you might as well smash your side mirrors off at the dealer when you buy a car, aha...so, yeah, checks out.

(In Greece, to be clear)

That is a vile and noxious rumor. My mirrors have never been touched in the twenty years I've been driving.

Good to know! Will scratch that from my list of stereotypes, haha - be well, man.

You too! It's interesting, though, my friend who now lives in the US always remarks on how, in the US, you can just drive mindlessly on autopilot, whereas here you need to be paying 100% attention at all times due to people always swerving in and out of stuff.

I hate driving here.

Similarly, I feel a continuity in how old my website is, but in Ship of Theseus fashion lots of little parts changed over the years (and pieces were lost to storms, etc). I was really excited at one point to find an old time capsule of a snapshot from a particular redesign I recall being fond of around 1999: http://worldmaker.net/wmo99/

Amusing to myself and contributing to overall Ship of Theseus analogy, the current design is a responsive, flexbox-based recreation of sorts of the original goals for that 1999 site. I'd like to think the 1999 version of myself would very much appreciate it (especially after all the work in making corner GIFs versus the magic of CSS border-radius, and fighting TABLEs for layous).

Imagine stumbling upon an old-fashioned website, reading it is maintained by the CTO of Cloudflare, of all people.

I think from time to time that I should completely change it and update it. But I can't really be bothered, Cloudflare takes a lot of my time.

I shouldn't bother mate. It is fast and the content is easily accessible. I've just spent a happy half hour browsing your blog. It looks like you'll be "needing" a 3D printer soon to really waste time on building IoT stuff.

I have five different models of ESP8266 and ESP32s scattered across my desk along with Dupont wires, assorted sensors and a soldering iron, breadboards etc. Its a great way of taking your mind off the daily grind - my job title is MD.

https://imgur.com/a/DCum3Ur here is how it render on my 14" screen :/

Haha that's pretty awesome. I have dedicated this year to simplicity and building my company's new website in Hugo with plain vanilla javascript.

I guess you have some sort of "classic car" feelings towards it? How often does the perl script get updated?

Whenever I need to update the site.

My oldest content is from 96 or 97, but the page only exists offline. Hand written, of course, in pico - back then I didn't really know the web existed we just had www/ directories on our Uni's Unix accounts. Around '97 I updated to have frames, then '98 I think was SSI.

Ahh pico! Good times, Good times.

I'm going to SSG after playing enough with WordPress and other CMSes...

Applications are open for YC Summer 2020

Guidelines | FAQ | Support | API | Security | Lists | Bookmarklet | Legal | Apply to YC | Contact