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Site History 2003

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December 29, 2003: Added to site, entry #428-429: Virgil Hilts and Karen Lane from Avalon Studios.

December 10, 2003: Added to site, entry #418-427: Calvin/Spaceman Spiff/Stupendous Man, Hobbes, Dad, Mom, Miss Wormwood, Moe, Rosalyn, and Susie Derkins from Bill Watterson's series Calvin and Hobbes.

December 8, 2003: Added to site, entry #417: James Braddock from Chuck Norris' movies Missing in Action.

November 24, 2003: Having a lot of logos on the link page made it slow and rather messy to look at. The design still needs some tweaking, but now it is faster and more functional.

October 20, 2003: Even though I doubt that anyone is stealing from the site, I have added protection code for some of the pages. Internet pilfering is so common that like virus it is not a question of if but when and like viruses a bit of protection and common sense will take you a long way.

October 18, 2003: Added to site, entry #416: J.P. from Tom Shephard and Bob Cohn's series Hystoria with J.P.

October 13, 2003: Added to site, entries #410 thru 415: Dracurella, Dracula, Bacil, Gri-Grill, La Belle-Mére and Victor von Frankenstein from Julio Ribera's series Dracurella.

Edited: The Little King by Otto Soglow.

October 9, 2003: I have been looking into changing the way I wrote the references in the biographies. Some of the titles were way too long to be put in the texts without the references making the text difficult to read. I have tried a variation of the way I handle references in lab reports, and it seems to work out nicely. Changing the refences in the biographies I have done until now will be done over time.

Added to site, entry #410: The Pilgrim from Black Bull Entertainment.

Edited: Peter Vimmelskaft by Storm P.

October 8, 2003: Added to site, entries #390 thru 409: Pitt, Timmy Bracken, Grandpa Bracken, Bobbie Harras/Rai-Kee, John Shiro, Kyte, Sauras, Wroth, Zoyvod, Guileys/Thinktank, Jacob Kurtzman/Captain Curtis, NV, Eurial, Quagg, Lupé Silva, and Jereb/The Seer from Image/Full Bleed.

September 21, 2003: Added to site, entries #379 thru 389: Troy Hickenbottom, Wendi Hickenbottom, Afterglow, Dominator, Jason Karlsbad/Superion, Pendulum, Radiance, Tabernacle, and Yusef/Mosque from Broadway Comics.

September 20, 2003: Added to site, entries #364 thru 378: Tamara Bryn Neil, Jacob Noir/Blackwhite, Diana Hopkins/Diana Galen, Marrs/Choo-Choo, William/Flapper, Fritz/Ronko, Joan/Sizz, and Marie/Shady from Broadway Comics.

September 15, 2003: Just passed visitor #1000. I don't know how much traffic to expect on a site like this, but I think it's going quite well. The cool part about the visitors is not the number of visitors but having visitors from all over the World.

Added to site, entries #356 thru 363: Desirée Hopewell/Fatale, Bill, Donny McMillan, Duke Buchanan, Gordon Whitfield, Layil, Liém, and Nathalie Cushlin from Broadway Comics.

August 15, 2003: After having submitted and resubmitted my site to a number of search engines, I have made an addition to my links page. Since they promote my site by making it available, I might as well promote them by providing a link.

July 23, 2003: Edited: Story/Second Story Kid, David/Peripheral Man, Old Man/The Unicorn, Rags Murphy, Charlie/Checkpoint Charlie, Wall Flower, John Brewster/Johnny Stomp, Spindle Six/The Spokesman, and Mr. Lion from Jim Krueger's series Foot Soldiers.

July 22, 2003: Originally I hadn't planned on using site history for keeping track on the biographies added to the site, but as the project developes it seems to be a good idea. Live and learn I guess... The biographies I know when was added to the site has been added to this page too.

Someone found my site using Ask Jeeves, another search engine I haven't submitted to. I haven't been able to reproduce finding my site using that search engine. Strange!

Added to site, entries #350 thru 355: Xolus Cor/Star Seed, Snoopy, Jonathan Deskinn, Cyrus Benjamin and Ajax from Broadway Comics.

July 21, 2003: Accidentally discovered that WeirdSpace could be found by TEOMA. I didn't submit my site to that search engine. Wonder how that happened.

July 18, 2003: Added to site, entry #349: A short description of the company Broadway Comics.

July 13, 2003: Added to site: Story/Second Story Kid, David/Peripheral Man, Old Man, Rags Murphy, Charlie/Checkpoint Charlie, Wall Flower, John Brewster/Johnny Stomp, Spindle Six, and Mr. Lion from Jim Krueger's series Foot Soldiers.

July 10, 2003: Added to site: Jung/Horseman from Kevlar Studios. Donovan Wylie/X-O Manowar, Rand Banion/X-O Manowar, Renata Randall, Thalia Costas, Tish Boudreau, Malakai, Megan Wylie, James Laidlaw, Diana Hunter, Amok, Centaurian, Citadel, Jacob Revere and R.A.G.E. from Valiant Heroes - 2.

June 4, 2003: WeirdSpace was added to Comic Book Resources' link database.

May 7, 2003: WeirdSpace was added to the Danish internet portal Jubii.

April 29, 2003: It occured to me that when you find an interesting character, there may be an interest in finding similar characters, e.g. similar abilities, race or origin. It actually fits quite nicely in the page layout under the list of related characters. I have also started on a page similar to 'Characters by Continuity' sorting the characters by race, and I have planned to make page with characters sorted by abilities.

April 13, 2003: Finally!! WeirdSpace can be found using Altavista. It isn't much, but it's a start. Being able to find the site on a search engine has given me some valuable information on the way these things work... Unfortunately it has also given me some more work on optimizing the site.

Feb. 27, 2003: I think I have removed the major part of the bugs in the programming. Having a site like this is no good if nobody can find it, so I have submitted the site to some portals and search engines.

February 19, 2003: It's official!! can be accessed from the Internet... I still have a few things to work out, but it's working...

February 16, 2003: I have registered the name and bought 100 MB at a web-hotel. In a few days I should be up and running. It is quite unlikely that everything goes smoothly from day one... Hope nothing serious goes wrong...

February 2, 2003: I finally got all the files converted to pure HTML. Converting files is just about as much fun as watching paint dry. In the last few months lot of Danish sites has been attacked by hackers using the sites for showing their skills as hackers and hiding files. With the present structure it should be possible to keep track on what's on the server... I hope...

January 21, 2003: By accident I read about HTML programming. One of the things which has annoyed me the most about doing the pages in Word was all the subdirectories that was made in the process. As it turns out WYSIWYG-editors put a lot of crap in the file. I'm old school when it comes to programming. I hate spaghetti programming and superfluous routines and I really hate when somebody else dictates my data structures. I have been developing databases in Lotus Notes for six years, learning HTML was no problem. Using a HTML-editor reduced the size of the index page from 212 to 40 KB, making the upload faster and I could control my data structure making it easier to keep track on my files.... very nice...

December 29, 2002: I contacted Don Markstein regarding laws on copyright and the use of pictures from e.g. comics. It would be rather stupid to start the project with getting in trouble with the law. Apparently there is no problem in using single pictures and anything I write is protected.

November 24, 2002: Just passed index-name number 100. The design I have ended up with looks okay, and I have enough material to be able to start a decent homepage.

November 5, 2002: I'm getting better at this homepage designing stuff. After having tried to use Publisher it seems the best way to start is using Word.

Summer 2002: I had been looking at Don Markstein's Toonopedia and other resource pages on various characters. Even though I liked the Toonopedia, the stuff I wanted to do was more like the Unofficial Green Lantern Page. That was also the type of information I had been gathering in the previous years.

Spring 2002: Looking at the resource pages on the Internet I decided to convert my fictive character database to a home page.

1999: After years of being annoyed with not being able to keep track of all the characters I have read about or seen in films, I started a fictive character database.