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Marghanita da Cruz marghanita at ramin.com.au
Thu Nov 29 09:59:40 AEDT 2012

grove at zeta.org.au wrote:
> On Thu, 29 Nov 2012, Roger Clarke wrote:
>>> On 28/11/12 08:38, Marghanita da Cruz wrote:
>>>>  ... ramin.com.au dates back to January 1997 ...but the first snapshot
>>>>  was only taken on 12 December 1998...
>> At 8:42 +1100 29/11/12, Tom Worthington wrote:
>>> Yes, while my web site went up on 9 March 1995, the earliest
>>> archive is 2 December 1998:
>>> http://web.archive.org/web/19981202051935/http://www.acslink.net.au/~tomw/
>> Well, if we're doing show-and-tell, ...
>> My site went up in Aug 1994, released mid-Feb 1995.
>> But it was only picked up by the Wayback Machine from 24 Feb 1999:
>> http://web.archive.org/web/19990224141037/http://www.anu.edu.au/people/Roger.Clarke/
>> Interestingly, when I had to hurriedly migrate it from the ANU (due
>> to a sysadmin blunder there), it only took from the 9 Feb 09 launch
>> to 11 Feb 09 for the Wayback Machine to index it:
>> http://web.archive.org/web/20090211160837/http://rogerclarke.com/
> I just found this again:
> http://www.faqs.org/faqs/by-author/grove@zeta.org.au.html
> And it shows our website was already completely active by August 1995.
> The site was a resource for "TurboVision" a C++ framework for MSDOS.
> We actually consider the site "TVPlus" an example of one of the first
> praxctical "portal" type websites as it was dedicated to the product and encouraged
> communication and sharing of code snippets meticulously archived and 
> stored access and searching.   In fact the site is so old Zeta was 
> still referred to as "Kralizec Dialup Unix Sydney" at that point.
> I have an archive tarball somewhere of the site (maybe) and I am sure
> it is one of the earliest sites of its type on the net!

Link dating back to Feb 1995

First Archived 25 Apr 03 (

And Jim, to answer your question about redundant data...the link cumulative 
archive back to Feb 1995 has been archived 41 times since

Also, as webpages are cached/downloaded to be viewed there is a bit of 
redundancy there too.

Marghanita da Cruz
Ramin Communications (Sydney)
Website: http://ramin.com.au
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