DEMON WEBROT WARNING

Please Update Your Bookmarks
Justin B Rye 22 Apr 17

These pages have lived at http://www.xibalba.demon.co.uk (the website we originally got for free with our rented flat's residential dialup account) for twenty years!  The one thing that URL had going for it was stability: I kept it stubbornly unchanged while Demon Internet went through a long process of being bought by a company that was then swallowed by a bigger one, and so on.  Then just as the last fragments were beginning to dissolve away in Vodafone's stomach acids, the flat's lease fell apart first – which also meant the end for the Demon account.  I don't know how much longer the ghost URL will continue to exist; it has somehow managed to reach its vigintenary, but I can't see it surviving much longer, so please make sure your bookmarks have been updated to point at http://jbr.me.uk.

Since the change of domain also involved shaving off the old vestigial top‐level directory, some of the pages that once resided up there are now archived in this subdirectory:

One that I've left out is the “Caffeine Users' Personal Preferences Archive”.  For many years the flat's shared server lived in the kitchen, which meant we had a good practical reason for having a webpage that documented the ways residents and visitors took their coffee and/or tea; but the Java applet that was included just for the sake of the pun was such a terrible piece of legacy code that I'd rather let that page rest in peace.