I made my first home page back when HTML 1.1 was just coming out and some guy named Mozilla was releasing Netscape, which he said would replace the NCSA Mosaic browser. I'll let you in on a little secret: I didn't believe for a minute that HTTP would replace such tried-and-true services as Archie, Veronica, and (my favorite) Gopher. Once I realized that I was wrong, I decided that I really needed to make the page snazzier. Toward that end, I added some <HR> tags and moved the paragraphs around a little.
My page sat in that sad state for something like five years, moving from one host to another. Now and then, I'd prune some dead links or tweak my self-description, but it gained very little in the way of actual content.
Since the beginning of my gainful employment as professional geek, I've tried to make this look like something more than a Hello, World. I'm still working on it. Slowly.