Thursday, April 23, 2009

Eating LA's prequel: Geocities to go dark

The late writer Chris Rubin, right, eating dan dan noodles at Chung King

Let's have a moment of silence for Geocities, Yahoo's free website service I used to create my first website before I got into blogging. Eating Chinese was a brief chronicle of friends who gathered to try SGV restaurants from various regions of China. Most of the restaurants have changed name and ownership by now, like Green Village and Shiang Garden. Thank goodness Blogger came along to make things easier. If you have content lurking somewhere on Geocities, figure out how to move it or archive it before it goes away this summer.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good times Pat! 2003: you were a pioneer. Nice to see a picture of Chris; brought tears to my eyes.

I would like to go check out that homemade Hunan Chinese noodle place that Linda Burum wrote about this week in LA Times. Those green tea noodles sounded yummy! How about reviving the group 5/10 for Mother's Day?

tannaz said...

i love this. you're such a trailblazer! =)

H. C. said...

Oh goodness, I remember my first web page at Geocities back in '97...

mattatouille said...

wow..i totally forgot about geocities. I might have a page up somewhere, but I totally forgot! the wild-west early days of the Internet or "world wide web" or "information superhighway" as it used to be called haha.

back in 97 I was in 7th grade rockin' my AOL account!

Anonymous said...

nice snap of ms mcdonald

mpken said...

awesome to see your old skool Geocities page!