(Or “An Incomplete List Of Some Of The Websites I Abandoned Before I Abandoned This One”)
This is my newest albatross. I’m trying to expand my writing about my hobbies (as opposed to my writing about being a miserable bastard, which I do here) a bit, widening it from the card site. I’d also like to use this site to sell off some of my belongings, as I have too many, and I ain’t gettin’ any younger. We’ll see how I do on all of these goals. So far, it’s been an awkward transition, as it’s hard to not just default to established legacy audiences (which is why so much of my other writing gets wasted on Facebook).
From 2010-2017, I wrote about trading cards here. It was occasionally more riveting than it probably sounds to those of you who don’t collect trading cards. I’ve just recently begun sunsetting this site, as I’m merging it with I need new hobbies.
Heck is not a website per se, but rather, my club in Second Life. I describe it as “the grid’s longest-running sparsely-attended after hours party”. It occasionally goes through long periods of inactivity, but has been in existence for over 12 years, and a lot’s happened there over that time. I’ve recently become active in Second Life again, so I’ll probably be doing some things there in the near future (by “things”, I mean anything from DJ sets to movie screenings to fishing tournaments and I don’t even know what else). Stop by some time, if you’re one of the 8 people who still uses Second Life. (All kidding aside, there is still a very steady, devoted core userbase.)
I’ve retired this site, which was my grand albatross between September 2000 and January 2014. Before that, it existed as “scott crawford’s web.o.fucking.rama” (a swell name, but not quite as much of an eye-grabber), so we’re talking about something like 17 years of history, though a lot of the early shit is not currently online. I’ve done a lot of different things with it, but its time had come. I am no longer updating it, and after a few years of leaving it up as a cautionary tale, I’ve pulled down what was there (including the WordPress install that served as its infrastructure). Much of what was up there, upon a full review of it, was ephemeral, so I’m pretty sure that The Interviews will be the one part of the old site that survives. Offer me a fuckton of money and I may sell you the domain.
Electronicon was a classic video game fan convention I ran in 1997. It was a mess, but a mess I’m still proud of in some ways, especially as I’ve watched the success of similar conventions worldwide from what’s mostly been a polite distance. The site for the convention was down forever, but, as the 20th anniversary of the convention’s approaching, I decided to dig it out of the mothballs, cleaned up the code a little, and put it in the Museum section. (No, I’ve no plans of doing another convention at present.)