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JB
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Not a cherished moment, but one I'll certainly remember.

Going to www.vatican.va and not seeing the Tiara over the Keys just now,

Then updating our parish's website with the news.

JB

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Jace Raven

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The day I found titties on the Net.
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quote:
Originally posted by Jace Raven:
The day I found titties on the Net.

Unfortunately, they were Bill Gates'...
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Icon 6 posted April 03, 2005 15:08      Profile for Tom- geeking around   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
LOOOL..
Since I am only 18, I cant really tell cool stories here with C64, or Amiga machines.
I guess the coolest moments in my live were:
When my dad switched from Windows 3.11 to Windows 95- and me ruining the OS (as a 7 year old!) a few days afterwards (I have ruined his windows 3.11 setup a dozen other times too playing with it)..
Then when I got my own computer.. WOW:.
it was an Intel Pentium with 166 mhz (YES, megaherz!)- an INtel 1!. With then later-on a 3dFX Vodoo 1000 accelerator card (those that you would COMBINE with an already existing card)..
Listening to a Modem connecting (bleee bleee bleee, deblaaa deblaaaaahh - as in the JoT comic!)...

Getting DSL access... (thats just 3 years ago! I was fcuking around with a 56k modem, that was limited to a maximum speed of 3-4 kbps) via a WLAN wireless router...

getting my won Laptop.. my beloved iBook.. thats now 2 years ago.. and I still love her as much, if not more than from the first day on.

Thats my coolest internet moments..
oh well.. I forgot:
-- gettign adicted to Coutner strike (started with 1.5 2 years ago)
-- Finding porn (via napster then)
-- still finding porn (via limewire)..
LOL.. umm.. well. I love the internet, and I love the JoT website as much too.. cool people here..

Enjoy--

Thomas

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When Al Gore invented it. [Razz]
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The first time I read about the internet in a Grateful Dead magazine in 1991. I read about playing a game realtime with someone in australia and it blew my mind. I remembering thinking "This is going to change EVERYTHING!"

Seeing the internet for the first time in '92 at a friends house. We went to a chat room where no one was at and she tried to dl a pic - in the three hours we were at her house, it still didn't dl the whole pic. [Smile]

Finding a group of people who helped me through some medical issues.

Flirting with someone on a forum for the first time and having them flirt back! [Eek!]

Talking to people all over the world on 9/11

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I used to think the internet was a rather dull place. I mentioned this to someone, and she replied "The internet's got tons of stuff, you've just got to know what to look for!"

So my 4th grade self went home and decided to go online to see what all I could find. I found a website dedicated to Monty Python and Spaceballs, and I thought "Wow, this is cool! If I can find this online, I can find just about ANYTHING!"

I've been hooked ever since.

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I can't think of any given moment that really stands out w.r.t. the Internet. Some of the most fun I've had has been on Intranets, though I've routed my way through public address space for this from time to time. This probably best captures the spirit of one of my more fun times with networking. Every day proves to be another bit of Internet joy for me, I think. Oh yeah...getting caught up in e2 has been a great source of joy for me. Hanging out these parts is pretty nice as well. I can think of a few other pleasant things that have transpired across the great ether for me, though not many of them come to mind (or I don't feel like elaborating).

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When I found out TMTOWTDI meant firsthand.

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I can't believe that no one has mentioned the day when MTB finally posted her butt pic [Wink]

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6 weeks to go!

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quote:
Originally posted by csk:
I can't believe that no one has mentioned the day when MTB finally posted her butt pic [Wink]

Hey! I've been busy.

Oh, now that you mention it....when I recieved twin (naked) butt pics for my bday.....even with the gaussian blur....it rocked!

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glitch fixer

edit: well, that didn't fix it... I'll do more maintenance later today [ohwell]

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I'm only 22, and I have lots of C64 stories!

I've had highspeed since 1995. [Big Grin]

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quote:
Originally posted by Nitrozac:
My most precious moment was when we began having the little stars under our names in the forums here. Pretty. [Big Grin]

The stars are pretty. I want them. Badly.

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Seems you already got 'em. It takes a little while for them to show up on the forums, but if you check your profile, you've got all 5 twinklin' away at ya'.

Edit; See! There they are now! [Big Grin]

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Don't get me started!

• One great moment would be the pair of DSL techies who came to my house to "install" DSL in about 1998. I had the wiring already done, and was just waiting on the DNS numbers, but they insisted on doing it all. It was their job. This was Southwestern Bell, now SBC Global, one of the biggest providers in the country. So, one sat at my computer while the other looked on. He sat mousing around the Finder for about five minutes. Finally he asked, sheepishly, "...er... can you tell me where to find your Start Menu?"

• Later, for some bit of info I need, I called tech support, and the tech interrupted me and said "...you can't do that! DSL doesn't work on a Mac."

Other great Mac moments (I know, it's an Internet thread... but Mac moments are great, too!):

• Walking into an Apple store in early 1984, drawing a naked lady with the mouse on a Mac (first time I'd ever seen a Mac) in MacPaint. Walked out with a Mac in my arms. I think about 3 other people did, too.

• Writing "ransom notes" in San Francisco font

• The first time I published music on a Laserwriter

• Hypercard!

• MacNET, UseNET, Eudora

• Capturing video on a 660 AV

• Taking my son on the pilgrimage One Infinite Loop, and his thinking he had the coolest dad on the planet. (Ok... so I bought him the flight simulator he wanted at the Apple Store)

• The old Mac vs. PC forum debates back when PCs really couldn't do what Macs could do

• the return of Steve ("...and one more thing")

• Watching "2001, A Space Odyssey" on my Pizmo Powerbook at 35,000 feet above the Southwest on January 1, 2001, thinking "well, they kinda got THAT right" when Dave was watching video on a flat-screen notebook computer. I was commuting to my job: making music on a Mac.

• and more than I could ever post here. Like many here, I make my living with a Mac, and my whole family all enjoy the "Mac life" together, sharing a fast DSL connection on 5 Macs. Life is good!

Shooshie

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• Writing "ransom notes" in San Francisco font

That reminds me of an amusing font I picked up many years ago Ransom letter font (Postscript)

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quote:
Originally posted by quantumfluff:
• Writing "ransom notes" in San Francisco font

That reminds me of an amusing font I picked up many years ago Ransom letter font (Postscript)

both ghostscript and gimp refuse to view that file. [Frown]
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Realising that I could do all my Christmas shoping without even getting dressed. [Beard of Peter Gabriel!]

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- mine would be when I covered my walls with selected blown-up pictures from the GeekCulture Photo Gallery... especially the very large one I placed on the wall opposite my bed. (My very own 'Joy Wall'. Good thing I laminated it, too! ) [evil]

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quote:
- mine would be when I covered my walls with selected blown-up pictures from the GeekCulture Photo Gallery... especially the very large one I placed on the wall opposite my bed. (My very own 'Joy Wall'. Good thing I laminated it, too! )

Eugh! I hope you aimed away from my picture.
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both ghostscript and gimp refuse to view that file. [Frown]
It's a font file. You upload it to the printer and then use it. By itself, there is nothing to see.

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quote:
...especially the very large one I placed on the wall opposite my bed. (My very own 'Joy Wall'. Good thing I laminated it, too! )
I'm puzzled. Didn't you already have pics of Maisie there at home?
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Her fleece was shining like a glazed donut....

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Great Internet moments revisited:

Breaking the 2 megabit barrier in DSL! Movies run without waiting!

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