The archive is a collection of webpages who's time has come to see them put aside. Since I'm something of a collector, I couldn't just cast away these small things to which I have spent so much time. So I decided to move them all to the archive, where they will rest I assume until the internet is obsolete.
The Rockstar Guide came about because a number of friends, old people, and my mother kept asking me about building a webpage for themselves. Since I essentially started out telling them all the same thing, over and over again, and then sending them the same emails over and over again, I thought I'd set up a website to get it altogether. That was two years ago. Now its very easy for novices to setup a web presence, whether its a MySpace profile or a blog or some other sort of application.
Imperfect Now began as a blog about the future, or rather, the future I envisioned was possible. Part science fantasy, part gadget blog, I explored the possibilties of technology, tech culture, the internet, and other gadgets. Originally I intended a new post each week. The blog never quite developed. The comments have become inundated with Spam for casinos and viagra and porn. So I felt it was time to to put the blog to rest and move it to the archive.
MacAllen's Theater Guide was first published in 1999 resulting in the site recieving "runner-up" status in the first annual ArsDigita Prize. With the launch of ianmacallen.com, the theater guide was refurbished, expanded and installed online once again. However, beginning in 2005, the theater guide in essence became an orphaned love child. While most of the content at ianmacallen.com was retooled under a unified interface, the theater guide was not. In an effort to preserve internet content, the site has been moved to the archives where it will remain available.
I first began putting together An Introduction to QBasic sometime in 1998 or early 1999 as a way to practice and learn the language. By that time QBasic was on the decline even as a teaching tool. My high school discontinued teaching QBasic a year later. I only got as far as Lessen 3, which means I hadn't even covered loops or if then statements. Essentially that means this guide is entirely useless to anyone who wants to actually program in QBasic, but since QBasic is pretty useless now anyway, and will only be more so after the launch of Windows Vista, I thought I'd put the pages online for a bit of retro flavor.