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Papa Tony: Back in the 1990's, I was hand-coding websites as a computer consultant. We didn't have search engines, or WYSIWYG drag-and-drop web-page apps back then.
I wanted to find information about leather-oriented clubs, bars and other kink resources online, and couldn't find any, in the earliest days of the Internet.
I saw a clear need to start gathering the information that was scattered and nearly completely lost during the bad years of AIDS, so I started tediously posting it online. It's heavily-biased toward San Diego's entire Leather/Rodeo/Imperial Court/Bears/Deaf community, but there are links that point elsewhere. Many of those links are long-dead.
This information is is wide, and it is DEEP. You're not going to believe how much information is in there. I tried to document every event, with its publicity, pictures (usually mine) and aftermath. I explained WHY I was doing this in a series of articles from way back at the beginning, This was my Mission Statement. As a much older man, I still have the same drive.
This gathering process lasted until 2002, at which point I gave that first site up. It was simply too much work. I changed gears, started fresh, and kept going.
I recently found that original site's pages and images, archived in its entirety on a Data DVD that I created in 2002. I have now posted it online for everyone's enjoyment. It's a real slice of how life was, way back then.
It's BIG (811 megabytes), and there are thousands of photos, articles and links. Be aware, that I'm planning to post MANY more CD's of archives as time goes by:
I've never STOPPED!