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Snaggy

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Relating to the comic, what are some of your most cherished Internet moments?

A few of mine would be...

-logging on to Pine with my old SE.
-watching Netscape Navigator's throbber... don't ask me why, but I loved it... the apocalyptic comets colliding with the N planet. [Big Grin] [Geek]
-the early days of Hotline. [evil]
-watching Jobs introduce the first iMac.... Reality Distortion Field at it's finest.
- and of course, watching this little place grow. [Smile]

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-ct-
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- waiting for a page to load over 2600(that was fast!) baud modem dialed up to prodigy

- seeing 1st set of big boobies online [Big Grin]

- downloading (what seemed to be) the entire internet within 1 week of getting highspeed connection

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My most precious moment was when we began having the little stars under our names in the forums here. Pretty. [Big Grin]
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Finding JoT and the Forums. Seeing my website and having my own domain.
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Googling myself and I was the top link!
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Mine would have to be getting married and having our wedding streamed live online 5 years ago today [Big Grin]
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April 22, 2001...Electric Minds goes live once again, after my friends and I successfully rescued it from oblivion. Here's what I wrote that day:
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The Third Age of Electric Minds has begun. As with the Third Age of Mankind in Babylon 5, we're now on our own. We're glad to have you join us as we embark on this journey. I'm pretty sure it won't be boring.
And it certainly hasn't been.
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My first peek at Internet in Polytechique (Montréal), on a 386 with Mosaic (or was it Lynx? all I remember fur sure is the browser didn't support images), in 1994. There were some students offering to show what the Internet was. I still remember wich computer lab, and where the computer was (last row, back to the wall, second computer from the left).

Getting my first personnal computer and a second phone line to hook it to the Internet.

The first time I used a browser that supported images (I think it was Netscape 2.0).

eWorld. (I was already using the nickname "Stereo" by then.)

eWorld's skins. The Atlantis* and Dragon* were my bests. (*Real skins' names might not be the same.)

I believe my first online purchase was for Spiderweb Software's Exile II. Most of my early purchases were sharewares.

And then there's some more, but I'll spare you.

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quote:
Originally posted by Snaggy:
-watching Netscape Navigator's throbber... don't ask me why, but I loved it... the apocalyptic comets colliding with the N planet. [Big Grin] [Geek]

Oh, but the really cool throbber was the one you got after putting about:mozilla into the URL bar in Netscape. That's when the green fire-breathing lizard came out to play.
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I don't really have any of those.. except maybe watching my eBusiness engine come to life over the last 3 years or so. It's getting sexier by the day...
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The day I downloaded a piece of software off the net and realized that it had taken less time to do that than to load it into memory off the floppy on my first PC.
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quote:
Originally posted by -ct-:
- waiting for a page to load over 2600(that was fast!) baud modem dialed up to prodigy

Am I correct in assuming you meant 2400, and have confused it with the frequency at which you could blow a whistle at to screw with phone systems many moons ago? [Smile]
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This was a long time ago, but I remember my first login to the County Library to reserve a book, no pages or frames just text based. The modum speed ? 600 it was one step up from the ones that you had to lay the phone into a cradle and adjust the volume controls.

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Actually, Geekculture is the first BBS I ever posted to in my life.

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FTPing a copy of Chuck Forsberg's Z-modem protocol for the VAX I had a shell account on. The only way I could transfer files was by Kermit before then. I thought the VAX admins might catch me.

I was dialing into the VAX using SLAC's VLT (Valiant Little Terminal, Stanford Linear Accelerator's admins even sent me a user manual when I mailed away for one!) for the Amiga. I FTPed software to my VAX account, and then used Kermit to transfer it home. It took all night via Kermit.

Z-modem was twice as fast!

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When my lil sis adds and update or photo to her site.

[hearts] [crazy]

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-Realizing that Gmail's 1GB wasn't an April Fool's joke
-seeing Wikipedia for the first time
-Playing text adv. games with my dad's 9600 modem

BTW ... kindergarten translates from German as child garden (garden of children), but there's only 1 D, in kinder. It's kindergarTen.

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quote:
Originally posted by Bibo:
Mine would have to be getting married and having our wedding streamed live online 5 years ago today [Big Grin]

Does that mean you didn't live stream the honeymoon?

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I remember connecting to various terminals with my Commodore64 and a 300 baud modem. I don't recall there being much to look at at as this was 1984 or 1985.
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quote:
Originally posted by magefile:
-Realizing that Gmail's 1GB wasn't an April Fool's joke
-seeing Wikipedia for the first time
-Playing text adv. games with my dad's 9600 modem

BTW ... kindergarten translates from German as child garden (garden of children), but there's only 1 D, in kinder. It's kindergarTen.

Or perhaps today's increase (however slowly) to 2GB? [Smile]
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Playing the original Neverwinter Nights [on AOL!].

Oh yeah, and this one time that some people drew me into a comic. That was kinda cool. What was that site again?.... [Wink] [Razz]

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Internet moments eh?

1) When I first visited neopets.com *for shame! FOR SHAAAAME!!

2) When I first decided to GIVE UP neopets.com

3) When I finished my very first website at geocities!

And others [Wink]

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My best internet moment was buying DiabloII getting seriously addicted. My wife telling me i love diabloII more and than her and chucking me out.Forcing me to meet the real woman of my life.... [Big Grin] HAPPY DAYS.....

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Well...going to lego.com (and playboy.com) when I first got internet connection

and...yes, running my first geocities FREE WEB SITE [Smile]

and...whoa the first time I heard 56K brand new modem tune!!!

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Some of my cherished moments (in no particular order):

* setting up the network in my house and being able to use multiple computers on the internet at once
* finding out about the BOFH, Wikipedia, the Jargon File, and, of course, GC
* my first time playing Unreal Tournament over a network

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