astroecon.com was one of them in the late 1990s.
acquired my domain name before almost all of the top 100 sites today back
in early January 1996
Huge traffic pored in to this site from 1997 - 2000 because there were not
many sites operating that had much interesting content. ..
were the days. horse and buggy internet back then.
In late 1995 AOL had most people trapped in it. And then the wwww
came to be in early 1996 after a legal ruling so I decided to get a
web site on the world wide web then to post my findings.
site was hosted in a garage not far from my home in suburban Philly for
the first few years. most of my early traffic came from people who
used a dial up modem.
was a result of research I did from 1974 into the the late 1980s, using a
7000 dollar heathKit computer. I upgraded to a Tandy 1000 in the 1990s
. lol I have many computers resting in a graveyard in my attic My
cost for equipment over my web career ran to well over 10k maybe 20k
site was created using notepad in 1996 and was written in raw html code no
spell checker Haha.
No front-page was available at first and I dare anyone to do a site like
this one in 2019 without even having any html editor
in May 2000 I got a big break after this article
posted on Thestreet.com
astroecon became a force of nature in 2000 with up to 90k hits on
my home page a day
. The day this endorsement came out
I had 300 subscribers sign up in 24 hours time at $500 a year for
the daily update subscriber part of the site.
fast forward to today. In feb 2019 I suffered a mild
stroke and then had radical bypass surgery against my will called
axillo femoral bypass in late February https://www.jvascsurg.org/article/0741-5214(86)90040-6/fulltext
late February 2019 until march 2019
I was here
then I spent 5 weeks in rehab for the stroke here
It is a miracle I can be back at home in Mount Nebo
now in August 2019 and still get up and post something here almost
every day. My best friend Ellen is doing a great job helping me to
recover at home since early May and it looks like a few months past my
67th birthday in mid September maybe longer is when I can
come back to closer to my old form.