Yahoo to shut down Geocities; get PRAM while you can

UPDATE: Geocities is dead as of 10/27/09, and to my knowledge PRAM cannot be downloaded from anywhere else. PRAM is copyrighted software and no terms of distribution are offered in its readme file, which is why I do not make it available from this site.

Forbes reports today that Yahoo will be shutting down Geocities at some point this year. Geocities is one of the oldest free web hosting services and a mainstay of the pre-Web 2.0 online publishing world along with Tripod and AOL. I note this primarily because the demise of Geocities means that PRAM, ReCal’s most robust competitor in the reliability calculation business, will no longer be available for web download. PRAM is (as of a Google search conducted just minutes ago) hosted exclusively on Geocities, so get it while you can. If you’re reading this after PRAM’s Geocities site has gone offline and would like to use it, let me know and I’ll email you a copy. (see update above)

While I’m on the subject, PRAM was last updated in 2004. Can anyone confirm whether or not it works in Windows Vista? If so, I’d appreciate it if you could let me know via email or a comment below.

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