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AOL Hometown FTP & Webpages... going... going... gone...

Posted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 8:14 am
by UWLabs
As of October 31, 2008
AOL Hometown will no longer provide access to, or host FTP sites.

That means many old, QBasic sites, including my own will finally go the way of the Dodo.

I suggest if anyone wants copies of junk (programs) written at UnderWARE Labs over the eons (even though I haven't written a thing in years), to go to...

Go before 10/31/2008 though!

It was fun while it lasted.
And I loved leaving the old stuff up, but everything eventually dies.

I do not if I'll even bother to keep my UWLabs AOL address.

Oh and for the record -- my Other psuedonym was Steelcharm.
I've had that account since January 1996; when It was America OnLine, and they charged by the hour!

Anyway, no more waxing nostalgic.
Visit if ya like, before they close the doors on me.

Lester Schramm
aka Steelcharm
aka UnderWARE Labs
aka UWLabs

QBWrite, Doodler, Escape from Hiddenite

Posted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 10:28 am
by sid6.7
thanks man...leeched everything i could...


Posted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 3:44 pm
by Seb McClouth
Best viewed with Internet Explorer 4.0+

Apparently I visted this site a couple of times before I even heard of Pete's QB site...


Posted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 9:37 pm
by Nodtveidt
Looks like the old M/K site will also soon disappear then...

Posted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 8:02 pm
by tlsuess
Shouldn't these sites be archived? I for one am nostalgic when I see old QB sites I went to from years ago. I'd be willing to host them for fellow QBers. I archived the old and MrChrome's GUI Reviews site.

Posted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 3:27 am
by Pete
These sites should ABSOLUTELY be archived! I'm unfortunately in Nepal right now, so my internet connection is really terrible...otherwise, I would do it myself.

One thing I can provide, though, is free hosting. For eternity.

UWLabs: If you would like to keep your site online, I'd be glad to host it! I'll give you an FTP account and a subdomain name and you can upload it to my server.

The same goes for anyone else that's looking for free hosting for QB/FB-related sites.


Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 5:40 pm
by qbasicfreak
I have archived M_Kproduction

and am beginning on underWARE labs

Can you guys please list other sites that need to be archived...

Please post quickly...

Time is running out!!! :cry:

Posted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 3:03 pm
by Pete
Do a search through the Links section of this site (view source and search for "" or "hometown" or whatever). There are about 500 links, and they go do just about every QB site that was on the internet, circa 2004 when I made the links section.

Also, use one of those spidering program that will get all of the content hosted on the server by saving the content of each link on the site!

Posted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 9:35 pm
by tlsuess
I created a website to download and archive websites that users wish:

It downloaded UnderWARE Labs perfectly. I'll see if I can get some more sites downloaded and archived.

Posted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 6:50 pm
by tlsuess

Posted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 11:11 pm
by Nodtveidt
Looks like it's been shut down now...

Posted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 11:23 pm
by tlsuess
But you can still archive it. The WayBack Machine is always available and Google's index of the sites should exist for a few more days at least.


Posted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 3:30 pm
by qbasicfreak
Thanks for saving the sites, tlsuess :D

Posted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 5:17 pm
by tlsuess
qbasicfreak, didn't you say you'd archive it too? I just save 2 sites but one I missed was nickjc67's QBasic Tutorial site.

I had a lot of work this past week so I feel stupid for not getting around to archiving it. I'll probably be able to find it on the WayBack Machine but it's still very tough since the WayBack Machine's inconsistent.

Posted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 5:18 am
by qbasicfreak
I'm sorry I only managed to archive the two you got.
(M-K productions and underWARE labs...)

Posted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 5:22 am
by qbasicfreak
do you know what the web adress was???

I know all the Aol hometown sites went like

Posted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 7:27 am
by tlsuess

Posted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 1:23 pm
by qbasicfreak
It has the older version of the site
but at least it has the tutorials...*/http://mem ... /nickjc67/

Posted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 1:25 pm
by qbasicfreak
Are you going to archive it or should I...

If you want me to, do you want the whole site archived???


Posted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 3:11 pm
by tlsuess
I've got some studying to do so why don't you archive it? This is a community so it wouldn't be right to be the only one doing it.