Wow, it is 2022. And I'm maintaining a website that no one has visited for over a decade now. Time sure flies and I'm not even quite sure why I'm still keeping this. Perhaps nostalgia, perhaps missing the time I shared with friends.
I'm finally getting rid of the domain aoahq.net which I've kept since 2003-04-03 and I will be moving it to a new subdomain of aoahq.grumpyland.com. Though it doesn't cost a whole lot to keep a domain (and thus why I've kept it for so long), but I'm not sure there's any value to keeping it at this point.
Much sure has changed since then. And I'm currently living in a perpetual pandemic. I'm not sure if the past me would believe such a thing. Much else has also changed in the internet world, and that's why I felt the need to harden up this place if I continue to have the desire to keep it up. Technologies are getting old and insecure. Many parts of this website's access is now removed. There is no login, there is no forums--which have been the heart and soul of this website and our memories. It's a pity that it could not be kept, but it's not like I can possibly keep a software made for twenty years ago alive and kicking.
I think I was quite proud of the programming work I've done for this website back then. Heck, I think this website still looks pretty darn great for the time. But as I look back at the code, there are so many insecurities everywhere. They had to be reworked and hardened.
We had a strong run for a decade, and another decade has passed. I may continually miss this place. But perhaps it will never die.