Ten years ago today, back when dinosaurs roamed the Internet, I made a post to the Traveller Mailing List announcing an online interactive map of the Official Traveller Universe:
At that point I didn't even have a domain registered, but the site was functional enough to invite others to take a look. As I've written before, I was inspired by this mockup in GURPS Traveller:
Of course, it was also inspired by Google Maps, which hit the 'net in February 2005 - a mere two months earlier! I really should have kept photos of the earlier versions of my site... but it turns out that you can still run old versions via the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine. Here's how it looked circa 2006:
At one point I even made sure the site worked under Netscape 7.2 running on Windows 98 (via a virtual machine):
Nowadays, here's how I like to surf it:
Thanks to all who have contributed in any way, with code, data, suggestions, bug reports, or positive feedback.
Anyway, 10 years. Wooooo!