Stumbling Upon 9-Year Old Code

Code Flashback

When writing my new bio tonight, I made this goofy comment:

Adam has been creating web sites and applications since he brought his band online with a gaudy Angelfire site in 1996.

When chatting with my buddy Nick about it, I started looking to see if some of this stuff was still out there. Unfortunately (or fortunately?) the Angelfire site is long gone. But from there, I (like everyone else) moved to Geocities. And alas, that site is still up.

Man, what a trip it is looking at 9-year old code (the site says ¬©1996–1998). A few observations:

Oh well. I have to remember that this was 9-years ago from a self-taught kid (HTML for Dummies, 1st Ed.!). What a fun little trip down memory lane, though.

5 Comments

  1. On May 16th, 2007 at 9:59 am Cory said:

    Thank god you cut your hair. Nick was right, you are so emo. :)

  2. On April 19th, 2009 at 9:09 pm Jenn said:

    Did you used to play open mic night at The Cav in Providence?

    I’ve intermittently had the Lottery song stuck in my head. (For the last 12 or so years. Damn catchy song!) I just decided to google it because I thought — “that kid has to have made something out of himself with his music”… and so I found you on Geocities. Then, I sent you an email — which bounced. I frowned and hoped to find a band site on Facebook or MySpace. So then I googled your name and found you here.

    I was just curious if you play around the Providence, RI area still and if you have a cd? Although, based on your bio I assume music might just be a hobby now… damn that was a loooong time ago!

    Your songs were always fun and always a favorite of ours on Tuesday nights!

    Thanks,
    Jenn

  3. On April 20th, 2009 at 12:10 am Adam Darowski said:

    Hi Jenn! Yes, that was I! And it WAS a long time ago. Ah, good times…

    While these days I’m working on websites and making/raising babies there’s some music out there. The band at the time (Ego Booster) self-release a CD. The whole thing is downloadable as a freebie here: http://www.last.fm/music/Ego+Booster/New+Life

    Since then I’ve put out smattering of solo tracks here:
    http://www.last.fm/music/Adam+Darowski/Unreleased (around 1999)
    http://www.last.fm/music/Adam+Darowski/The+Vacation+Demos (around 2001)
    http://www.last.fm/music/Adam+Darowski/Something+New (around 2004)

    Nothing since then, but I’m hoping to change that some day. Thanks for the nice comment! Was great to hear it! :)

  4. On April 23rd, 2009 at 4:57 pm D4rky said:

    503 and on archive.org there’s no pictures. Bawww, I wanted to see you as emo :(

  5. On April 23rd, 2009 at 6:06 pm Adam Darowski said:

    Really? It’s coming up for me here: http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Palms/8528/