Back in the 90s we had unique and intersting browsers. Me, I was a Netscape purist. Others like Internet Explorer. The thing was that these browsers were unique. Now, it's hard to find the uniqueness in each browser. Chrome looks like Edge looks like Internet Explorer looks like Firefox. Most of them don't even have an interesting Throbber anymore.
This is why I recommend SeaMonkey. It is a modern browser that look the most like the old Netscape browsers. Even has a descent, working Throbber. Must get.
The Monkey Island series of game are classic and a favorite to many who gamed in the early 90s. When the Internet came around it was only natural that a website would pop up that was dedicated to that fabulous serious. The Scumm Bar is still around and mostly in it's orignal form. Check it out.
Back in the mid 90s Lucasarts released a game called Outlaws. Outlaws is a western game that takes inspiration from old Sergio Leone Spaghetti Western genre. The games unique art style and awesome music plus excellent multi-player made it a classic. Unfortunately this site isn't updated anymore but the owner has kept it up and it has a plethora of good content for perusing.
Doriath Dungeon is a game for the Commodore 64. This site is a fan site or shrine to the game. There are walkthroughs, interviews, maps and more. A really great site! I wish there were more fan sites or shrine sites that I could find.
Home to a bevy of play-by-mail/play-by-email games. Most famous for Trolls and Tunnels RPG this site has been around for a long while. Rick Loomis, owner, has been around a lot longer. A great site to check out especially if you are into play-by-mail games.
I was sad to find out that Rick Loomis, the owner of Flying Buffalo, passed away in August, 2019 after a bout with cancer. I am saddened by this news as I respected him and looked up to him. His business and site are still active for those who want to dabble in the games Flying Buffalo offered. Unfortunately it looks like they've been modernizing the site (probably for the better) so it's lost a bit of that "early internet" charm.
I like this guys personal site. Rob lives in Central Florida and, when he was a kid, went to Central Florida Christian School. I went there too when our family moved from Seattle to Orlando. Searching for that school is how I found his site. It is proper old school cool.
If you like bad movies and you love bad movie reviews then this is the site for you. Andrew Borntreger started the site way back in 1998 and it's been a staple ever since. The reviews are often funny and spot on. A highly recommended site.
Dante's reviews were the best when he was doing them. Like many others on the Internet he disappeared and his reviews lay dormant. Eventually the site they were hosted on disappeared and his reviews were lost to the ether...or so it seemed. Luckily for us that there was an archive over at archive.org and I was able to, with some helpful ruby scripts, download the archive. Now I've been going through his reviews, page by page, and trying to update the links. A lot of work.
This site is kind of an archive of old documents and old software. They provide some services too. The site is the lovely hand crafted HTML that I so enjoy. A no non-sense site that is well worth a check out. It seems like a bit of a personal site but there is enough difference to put it under Misc.
If you miss what sites look like back in the Golden Age of the Internet do I have a site for you. Simply enter a site you'd like to visit and the year you'd like to visit in and the site takes care of the rest. There are plenty of links for you to try out first or you can try your own luck and type in your own sites.
This is one of the coolest search engines I've found in a long while. It only serves up sites that have lovely hand crafted HTML, is not the hated Web 2.0 and, probably have been around for a while. Check it out.
This is one of the "before Google" (BG) search engines that was available to use. I used it a little since search wasn't as advanced as it is now and I had no affinity for one search engine over another. The new Lycos doesn't look that good and doesn't have the character and class that old Lycos had. Old Lycos rocked!
A classic 90s site with fun pages and music (though not midi). I highly suggest you check this out.
Social Media Sites:
I've decided to move away from Social Media. I'm of the opinion that Social Media is the cancer of the Internet. Too many people consume content. Not too many people create content. Hell, those sites don't even allow you to create content.