1996 - First Kevin Gary website constructed in html; hosted on the defunct
Prodigy network. Was one of the first students at my high school to work
independently on learning html as this was a new technology and nobody was
really familiar with at the time.
1997 - A collection of MIDI music files, graphics done by Kevin were
uploaded to the Kevin Gary website.
1998 - Kevin Gary Website relocated from Prodigy to Central Washington
1999 - Garyoke.com domain secured as Kevin began to create a comprehensive
website filled with his popular karaoke recordings, online streaming
karaoke, early java script games he coded, and bulky video files.
Other projects for his schooling were put online as well. It was
one of the first websites on the web to get into the streaming karaoke
business. Domain was also purchased to help promote my parent's
DJ/Karaoke business they operated.
2000 - Garyoke.com Games, Clipart Gallery, Advertising, affiliate
advertising, web analytics, web camera, and educational projects added.
2001 - Increase backdoor advertising pages and programs with the
abilities/developments of .xml and .rss . Most of these pages
(which you don't see here) are still in use today cluttering the World Wide
2002 - Kevingary.com domain name purchased for those who can't spell
2003 - Developed/restructured garyoke.com/gradebook before commercial
educational gradebook services came available. This was used by a few
teachers at my school that were tech savvy enough at the time to utilize it.
Required students with a login and secured password; coded in JAVA.
Garyoke.com was hosted at Kevin's old home in Ocean Shores on his
own constructed server running Apache. Bandwidth/operation costs
eventually led him to outsource these services again.
2005: Phased out the Garyoke.com games in 2005, still maintained
backdoor advertising pages, hosted numerous community event websites, school
projects/events, classroom pages, and sold off online karaoke streaming..
2006: Record web traffic after the 2007 Hoquiam Cross Country Invite:
8,321 web hits in a ten minute block after uploading results!
2007: Mostly sat dormant but backdoor pages were still used for
affiliate advertising projects, coding projects, flash projects, and classroom
activity space. Social networking sort of made communicating with friends,
family, and acquaintances much easier. The popular "Greatest Hits
of Kevin Gary" Karaoke was removed but could make an appearance again some
2008: Above. Explored playing with content management and
operated Moodle (educational content management web service) for my online
2011: Celebrating 15 years of Garyoke.com . Website simplifed
down in part due to advances in social networking from some of the big names on
the web. Garyoke.com/Kevingary.com today is mainly used as a storage,
educational, and learning web space for Kevin Gary, affiliates, and family.
- Garyoke.com Worldwide Headquarters (Kevin's house) is in Lacey, WA.
- Las Vegas, NV & Hermosa Beach, CA are home to our data (outsourced providers).
- The future of Garyoke.com? Who knows?