Belated “Blogiversary”

I forgot to post about this last week, but last Tuesday, September 13th, marked this weblog’s fifth year. HNBP is now a super-senior.

It all began with “Think,” a spare directory in my old Hypermart space (gone now) where I could tool around with various things — in this case, Blogger — as I reacquainted myself with the joys of hand-coding my own HTML, after years of being spoiled by Adobe Pagemill and Macromedia Dreamweaver. Back then, it was black backgrounds, table-based layouts, and <ALLCAPS> <TAGS>. (I still get a bit embarassed at myself when I look at the code on my old sites.)

Over the years, “Think” (later to be called “How Now Brownpau” in an obvious pun on my online handle) would cycle through a long and painful series of free web hosting services before I got my own credit card and was finally able to buy my own domain name and paid web hosting. The site has been demolished and rebuilt several times, quite often around its anniversary, so don’t be surprised if new changes appear sometime soon. ‘Tis the season.