18 years and going strong!

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18 years and going strong!

I just dropped in after a long time away, and while poking around in my user settings, I noticed that I've been a registered member of the AppleFritter forums for 18 years and 4 months. Given that I turned 40 earlier this year, it's really cool that I've been part of this group for nearly half my life. I haven't been super active on these forums, but I'm really happy that this site is still going strong and serving as an incredible resource to the retrocomputing community.

 

Thanks Tom and everyone else who's helped keep the AF flame burning!

 

Huxley (aka SpaceBoy)

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Happy 40th! The website is

Happy 40th! The website is older now than I was when we started it. Maybe it's time for a larger default font.

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Tom Owad wrote:Happy 40th!
Tom Owad wrote:

Happy 40th! The website is older now than I was when we started it. Maybe it's time for a larger default font.

Yeah, I've been Command-Plus'ing a bit more often myself smiley

Anyone else remember the YaBB days?

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Hah, thanks! 

Hah, thanks! 

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It's hard to realize

It's hard to realize sometimes that my original ][+ is older than a lot of the people on this site...

 

 

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Dr. Webster wrote:Anyone else
Dr. Webster wrote:

Anyone else remember the YaBB days?

 

I still have the YaBB archives. Had to take them down because of a security issue, but putting them back up as static pages is on my todo list.

SpaceBoy, your join date is the date of the drupal switch, so you've probably been around longer than 18 years and 4 months.

 

softwarejanitor wrote:

It's hard to realize sometimes that my original ][+ is older than a lot of the people on this site...

 

I'm younger than your ][+, and now we have members who are younger than this website.

It's really thanks to Chuck Goolsbee that this website exists. After my free Earthlink website got shut down for excessive traffic, he offered use of his ANS 300 at his data center, Rackhenge. I was in high school and never would have been able to afford 1999 colocation costs. It's hard to remember what it was like, now that you can get a $2/month VPS that's more powerfull than our original server, but there wasn't any affordable way at the time for an individual, let alone a kid, to host a large, interactive website.  There are few people my age who were fortunate enough to have that experience. It's amazing to think I've been running a website for most of my life. I keep double-checking the math.

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