One of the first things that later became known as "home page", was an interview with myself, I created using jove (an emacs derivate) and HTML 0.8, viewable with the Viola web browser in 1992.
EUnet Germany was founded in December 1992, and I joined their staff as employee #11 in July 1994. My first job was to become what was later known as "webmaster," so maintainer of information on the (then famous) ftp.Germany.EU.net server and the all-new http://Germany.EU.net/ running the pre-cursor of Apache.
Shortly thereafter I got my own content server sponsored and started a few web-projects for EUnet on the server I called http://surf.Germany.EU.net/ this was Surfland, Webland, Bookland, Gnuland, Toyland, etc.
Due to the evolution of our start-up into the first and biggest Internet Service Provider (ISP) world-wide in the early days, called UUNET, the server changed domain name to http://surf.de.uu.net/ in 1996 and remained alive until 2004. Then its hardware, a sun Ultra SPARC5 died, and was replaced by a virtual server.
|My old office.|
So if you got here, you probably searched for content on surf.de.uu.net. This Blog is to help you find your way to the early days of the Web in Germany in general, and my "weekend research" projects in particular.
In alphabetical order:
- Bookland (1996-2000): A-Z collection of books and electronic publications online.
- The EFF's (Extended) Guide to the Internet (1994): A round trip through Global Networks, Life in Cyberspace, and Everything…
- Kurze Geschichten (1979-2011): A collection of short stories from the past 30 years
- ENCORE (1995-2004): The Electronic Appendix to HHG2EC.
- Gnuland (1999): A collection of tools posted to alt.source and comp.sources.misc under GPL version 2, between 1992 and 1999.
- HHG2EC (1992-2001): The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to Evolutionary Computation, comp.ai.genetics FAQ.
- Surfland (1995-2000): The original start-page of EUnet Germany's and UUNET Germany's end-user products.
- Toyland (1995): A-Z collection of links to online games.
- Whatz hackin', anyway? (1997): Brief encounter to the world of hackers.
- Webland (1995-1999): A-Z collection of links to online web resources.
- Zooland (1995-2004): The Artificial Life resource.