Current Status

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.

Old Status

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 HTML.

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, 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. E-Mailing to 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