Tuesday, December 31, 2019

#20YearsAgoOnAOLcom: Dec. 31, 1999 -- "Century's End" at New Year's Eve

December 31, 1999: For New Year's Eve, I was able to work in a Steely Dan reference (well, Steely Dan adjacent -- Donald Fagen's "Century's End"). The promo was pre-scheduled, of course, and the promo blocks of the AOL.com home page weren't critical infrastructure, so I wasn't on call. If anything bad happened, for Y2K or anything else, I'd be in it just like everyone else. So, as I recall, I spent Y2K getting loaded at a friend's house party:
[Series note: In the late 1990s, I programmed the content for the AOL.com home page, which relaunched with a new design on July 14, 1998. I printed screencaps and saved them. 20 years later, I'm scanning them in and posting them with a little commentary under the tag #20YearsAgoOnAOLcom.]

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