In going through some of my archives, I found an early copy of my website. The page below is was a part of the first version of the site, going back to late 1995. The first published version was in mid-January 1996. The links have been removed, as some of the pages and e-mails no longer exist. The original URL was “www.smartlink.net/~mapmaker”. The site would later be known as the “Santa Clarita Valley Resources Page” with the scvresources.com domain added in January 2001.
There is also a “paper version” of the site from late 1995, when I was still working to design the first page.
Enjoy a blast from the past!
Mike Ballard’s Home Page
Welcome To My Web Page
Hi there, As you well may know my name is Mike Ballard. I am 17 years old. Both Geology and Computers have been my life for a long time. I have been on the internet for a couple of months and have been BBSing for about two years now.
Programming has been a hobby of mine for about one and a half years. I program in Visual Basic, Turbo Pascal and soon Quick C. After learning that my internet provider allows its users to create their own home pages, I just couldn’t wait to have one. So here it is! I plan on going to Colorado School Of Mines in a couple of years and getting a Ph. D. In Structural Geology.
- Hang Gliding
- Mountain Biking
- Pinball Machines
- Trains and Mass Transit – Pacific Electric, Los Angeles Metro
These are some of my favorite places to visit on the net:
- United States Geological Survey Home Page
- The ETEXT Archives
- Weather Info For the United States (this link went to a Gopher page!)
- SmartLink’s Home Page (my original ISP from Santa Clarita)
Here is a brief description of the local geology of the Santa Clarita Valley.
GeoTech Programming Area
GeoTech began about two years ago when I dabbled into a little QBASIC programming. The first program I ever made was a simple BBS listing program that created a list form the users input. Then after a couple of months I made Document Writer v1.0 – a word processor to create documentation for my programs .It has since evolved into a Word Processor that has many features such as time
stamps, etc. I have made many programs since then but not all are available to the public.
To see the online catalog click here => CATALOG
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This Page was created : January 17, 1996