I enjoyed the article, and I always like seeing updates to blasts from the past, especially when it turns into a history lesson for people :)
A good resource for ancient decks is the encyclopedia I put together years ago: http://www.archive.themanadrain.com/index.php?PHPSESSID=20uoj23uahaav36id5q6jqulr0&topic=37514.0
It took a lot of time to make and maintain and I kind of dropped it after a while, but there is an awful lot of information there.
Concerning the list in the article, it seems like reanimate would serve better than animate dead since you aren't trying to go infinite with dragon, and your most likely early target will be a welder. I would also turn at least 1 of the inkwell or myr into a wurcoil.
Another thing to note is that CA predates revoker, so It might be in your best interest play some answers to it in the main if you want to use your welders vs shops. (Granite Shards ftw)
Wow! This post should be imported and updated to this new TMD what a great resource!