These pages are expected to have a new home soon under
http://TOOGAM.Com which, as of today, January
7, 2004, I am now considering to be my primary home on the web. See that site
for the latest information on the status of this page. In an effort to
prevent link rot, the old addresses will still work even when the useful
information on this site is under the TOOGAM.Com site.
Below is my article written earlier. The file was last dated January 13,
2003, but the main page pointing to this file has been dated June 2, 2001,
so I think that's when the rest of this file was really written, and the
last update was probably a minor change like adding the background music.
These pages have not been regularily updated for a long time, and I don't
see them becoming regularily updated in the near future.
When I first learned about making web pages, I thought it was pretty neat.
I still do, actually. The WWW lets people without any real experience or
expensive equipment to become a publisher at virtually no expense (such as
printing or mailing would need to do).
I had plans on making many web pages, and though I didn't make all that I
dreamed of (and I knew at the time that I might very well not), I did in
fact make a number of web pages.
It would be nice to have, on my web site, information about many various
things that I'm interested in. It would be nice to create an online
autobiography. However, lots of things in life would be nice...
Of all the web pages I've made, some of the ones I created were (and
perhaps even still are) the best, or nearly the
best resources on the 'net. I remember searching the web and finding
nothing better than my web pages about Gauntlet Legends (the arcade game),
PacMan 2: The New Adventures, and Fire 'N' Ice.
Those best-out-there pages suffered, though, from one thing or another.
The Gauntlet Legends pages weren't updated when a sequel to the original
Gauntlet Legends arcade game came out, and other web pages on the
subject were created (thus making mine less spectacular in comparison to
the growing competition).
I don't think PacMan 2 or Fire 'N' Ice got many visitors and I think that
was from a general lack of interest in the topic those pages were about.
When I started working on ZHQ, I began to gain my first successful
webmastering experience. I learned quite a bit, and I'm applying that
knowledge towards my new Zelda site, HYLIA.Com. I've also learned Dynamic
At the time of this writing, HYLIA.Com is taking up all of the time that I
am interested in spending webmastering. If that changes, whether by
having the time I spend on HYLIA.Com decrease or by me having more time
available, I have some ideas on what other web site(s) I might create and
these web pages are not at the top of that list.
There are many things I could write about, and many other good things I
can do with my life. Between all of my
desires/interests/dreams/what-have-you, not to mention some
responsibilities, I don't have time to accomplish every good thing I wish
I could. I don't expect that fact to change as long as I keep my current
not-very-meager amount of things I wish to be doing with my life. If I'm
going to labor on web pages, it would be nice to have an audience who can
benefit from the fruits of my labor.
Since these pages aren't completely useless, I'm in no hurry to take them
down. However, I do realize they are very out of date. The background
still says toogam.home.ml.org, which is very old. Someday I may have
plans to be keeping them up to date again, and if that day comes, the
pages will likely be of higher quality than they are now. This is not
that day, though.
This article was written so that anyone who might come accross these pages
will hopefully realize that the pages are out of date, that I know they
are out of date, and that I am fully acknowledging that the lack of
noticable updates to this site may continue for some time. Don't get
your hopes up about sections of this site being updated anytime soon.
If anything in these sites is of interest to you, try contacting me.
should reach me. Chances
are I may be pleased to discuss topics on this page, but I'm just not very
interested in spending time writing about them on web pages if spending
such time is not benefitting anybody.
I may actually update one or more of these pages sometime, and it's
also quite likely that I may put something on this site under some hidden
directory, such as homework for a college class, files that someone
(myself perhaps) want to download, and more. This is not saying that no
part of the site will update, but what I'm saying is that any one
particular part of the site is rather unlikely to update, and the main
page might prove to be no exception.
All this said, the old index page is still
available if you're still interested.
--Scott Conrad VanderWoude