Monday, August 01, 2016

New Edition Day

The URI! Zone turns 20 years old this month, an epic yet ultimately pointless achievement not unlike driving a Prius for 8 hours without a pee break or watching the entire series of Everybody Loves Raymond. From its roots as a static HTML homepage through the evolution into a daily blog, this website has existed in some form for almost as long as Yahoo! (although obviously, the URI! Zone has retained its modern relevance and artistic appeal, while Yahoo! today is only known for its awful video player that refuses to work with ad blockers).

To mark TWO DECADES of existence, I have put together a one-minute movie history of the website, set to the tune of The Llama Fanfare which originally played in the background as a MIDI file in the very First Edition. Today, everyone hates websites that automatically play music and video, but back in the late 90s... well, everyone STILL hated it. I was a trendsetter in hate!

The URI! Zone: 20 Years of History in Under a Minute

By the numbers, here's what the URI! Zone looks like today:

  • 7166 images, MP3s, and other files, totaling 295 megabytes
  • over 162,430 unique visitors since 2003
  • 3775 daily blog posts since 2001
  • 8032 comments from 145 unique visitors since 2003
  • over $2800 spent on web hosting since 2003
  • exactly $222 in prizes given away in caption and name-that-tune contests
  • $0 in income from ad revenue, because ads are retarded

Looking ahead into the next decade, this website will be around for quite some time to document my zany life for syndication (and not just because I purchased 3 years of reserved Amazon Web Services instances to run it). Having reached 20 years, I'm now allowed to coast a bit on the strength of popularity alone (see also, any recent comic from The Family Circus and Garfield). I'll be posting three times a week, usually on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, which is still three times more than most bloggers post anymore. If there are any topics you'd like me to cover, let me know. Likewise, if you yourself have a regularly updated blog worth reading, send me a link!

Thank you for your continued friendship and readership! TEN MORE YEARS!

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