This morning I received a notification from Yahoo that our old friend, Geocities, is closing down. Geocities provided hosting for my very first html page that was posted online. For a while the web site, currently at http://alen.appspot.com, had its home at Geocities. The design, background, and text on the current web site are still pretty much what they used to be in those days. I feel a bit sad that Geocities' days are over and hope this means a new beginning for some other services that will mark the current years.