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‘’ 2013-04-10 12:04:14 AM  
spring '61 punch cards and some intro class. then a gap til '83 - '84 and some IBM  ATs and PC clones at work. one was set up in sales with a western union interface that allowed for communications with others who had the same software. was supposed to facilitate reservations. don't remember is being real successful. i had a loaner IBM AT at home and could dial into our DEC digital mainframe. although mainframe may be an overstatement. it had those big disks you had to load and unload.

remember DOS and how if you were real tired late at night and formatting 5.25 floppies you could see Format C: Y N and hit Y? and the fun that was.

or be copying files on your bosses office manager's machine and type delete *.* and hit enter. yeah fun times. that machine never did recover from that.

dec '95 i bought my first computer. a IBM Aptiva. had a pentium100, 8MB of RAM and a 1.2GB HDD. within a year it had an evergreen K6 AMD 300 hz CPU, 64MB RAM and two HDDs. one a warranty replacement 2.00 GB and one a whopping 4.0GB western digital. that baby cost me $209 and worth every penny.
 
‘’ 2013-04-10 12:33:29 AM  
Before there is too much bragging about who's onion is bigger, there should be a definition of what "online" means. For the younger crowd it means www, not when "we" first laid our hands on a "computer". To the under 50 crowd we are dinosaurs. Still, it is fun to reminisce.
I remember first laying my hands on a video camera and recorder in 1975. That was intoxicating, and empowering. Hoo-ah!
 
‘’ 2013-04-10 01:01:23 AM  
I think "online" was a reality a long time before anyone every strung 3 w's together and praised Al Gore for inventing the Intertubes.

So if you think "online" means communicating with people who are not near you using a computer, then things like Bitnet, CSNet and UseNet should suffice.  I just did some Google searches and found mildy embarrassing e-mail messages I sent back in 1983, archived for all eternity naturally.  Ugh...

I can't imaging the horrors the "grew up with Facebook" generation will have to face ~10-15 years from now.
 
‘’ 2013-04-10 01:05:42 AM  
Choc-Ful-A:  I can't imaging the horrors the "grew up with Facebook" generation will have to face ~10-15 years from now.

are myspace pages archived? couldn't be much worse than that.
 
‘’ 2013-04-10 06:55:23 AM  
Anybody remember Fidonet? Several locals put together a regional network with one guy who had a high speed satellite data feed. Everyone else chipped in to help him pay his access fees.  That was when "high speed" was anything above 2400 baud :)
 
‘’ 2013-04-10 07:02:55 AM  
Somebody slap the parrot. The contest for 8 p.m. on April 13 is a duplicate for the one at 4 p.m. on the same day.
 
‘’ 2013-04-10 07:53:13 AM  
Hmmm, I guess 1989 using the NCIC/NLETS (National Criminal Information Center/National Law Enforcement Terminal System) counts as going "online".  Back in those days we would use the system to send messages, which were actually emails I suppose, to various agencies and departments.  Usually very important things like Santa Clause sightings and inter agency softball games.

I am giving to understand it is primarily used for domestic spying and stalking potential dates these days.
 
‘’ 2013-04-10 07:55:50 AM  
Though my first "personal" online activity was Prodigy in 1995, hanging out in the David Eddings Chat, I almost married a girl I met on Prodigy.  It didn't work out, she thought the Belgariad was Eddings' best book, I was bigger fan of the Elenium.
 
‘’ 2013-04-10 08:32:12 AM  

grampy: Somebody slap the parrot. The contest for 8 p.m. on April 13 is a duplicate for the one at 4 p.m. on the same day.


Yup. My theory is playing out. The mysterious and slightly worrisome absence of Gwinny lines up with the stuttering and stumbling with the queue. Ergo, she was the beautiful feathered creature that kept the submissions flowing seamlessly, even though many of us were slain by the submission sword into redness.
Wherefore art thou, lest we fall?
 
‘’ 2013-04-10 08:43:34 AM  
Punch cards in grad school in 1970.  Otherwise 1994-5 with AOL.  Any one got any discs left?
 
‘’ 2013-04-10 08:47:27 AM  

grampy: Somebody slap the parrot. The contest for 8 p.m. on April 13 is a duplicate for the one at 4 p.m. on the same day.


I used the "Notify admins about this link
(link/headline related issues: http://www.fark.com/feedback/brokenlink?ln=6">bad link, repeats, etc.) " at the bottom of the page in red to notify of the repeat; it's always been a quick way to get the problem fixed.
 
‘’ 2013-04-10 08:50:03 AM  
Not that it has to do anything with PS, but I was wondering last night about the ages of current Farkers, thinking that most of us in the PSAEF are a little older (35+), but if Fark was still picking up the under 30 crowd, or has FB, Twitter and the like have drawn them away. Probably no real way to tell.  Also, I think Gwinny goes to France about this time of the year, so she is probably knee deep in the wine press and doesn't have time to mod.

/shadow cast at 37degree angle
 
‘’ 2013-04-10 09:46:57 AM  

oldernell: Not that it has to do anything with PS, but I was wondering last night about the ages of current Farkers, thinking that most of us in the PSAEF are a little older (35+), but if Fark was still picking up the under 30 crowd, or has FB, Twitter and the like have drawn them away.


It's what I suspected, we're dudes, we're middle aged and we're nerds.
 
‘’ 2013-04-10 09:52:12 AM  

oldernell: Not that it has to do anything with PS, but I was wondering last night about the ages of current Farkers, thinking that most of us in the PSAEF are a little older (35+), but if Fark was still picking up the under 30 crowd, or has FB, Twitter and the like have drawn them away. Probably no real way to tell.  Also, I think Gwinny goes to France about this time of the year, so she is probably knee deep in the wine press and doesn't have time to mod.

/shadow cast at 37degree angle


Kelly Lockhart used hang out and pick up the pieces by reviewing the redlits and greening some as appropriate.  Maybe Drew didn't do a headcount before getting the troops back on the bus and Kelly is face down in a New Orleans gutter.  NTTAWWT
 
‘’ 2013-04-10 10:02:02 AM  
I was looking for my earliest footprints on the Internets, and all I can find is my .sig file collected on some guy's web page.  Doesn't Google keep USENET stuff from the late Cretaceous?
 
‘’ 2013-04-10 10:23:49 AM  

Ennuipoet: Though my first "personal" online activity was Prodigy in 1995, hanging out in the David Eddings Chat, I almost married a girl I met on Prodigy.  It didn't work out, she thought the Belgariad was Eddings' best book, I was bigger fan of the Elenium.


Mine was around the same time, and I'll just leave it at this: the phrase "you've got mail" was involved.
 
‘’ 2013-04-10 11:45:49 AM  

Ennuipoet: It's what I suspected, we're dudes, we're middle aged and we're nerds.


I guess everything is on the net somewhere.  Interesting to me that I live in the Atlanta(#1city) but I have never met another Farker.  The few parties have been held on the other side of town, which can be a 60 mile drive.  On the other hand I hang out in pool halls where the beer is cheap and they let me smoke an occasional cigar, so that could explain it.
 
‘’ 2013-04-10 11:56:33 AM  
 
‘’ 2013-04-10 12:17:04 PM  

Dumski: The mysterious and slightly worrisome absence of Gwinny


I believe that Gwinny is vacationing in France.
 
‘’ 2013-04-10 12:56:25 PM  

hoots_toot_ochaye: Dumski: The mysterious and slightly worrisome absence of Gwinny

I believe that Gwinny is vacationing in France.


Oh. Nice. Yearly? What a hardship to bear. When she gets back she needs to grab a few collars.

First and last time I was in France was at the Charles De Gaule Airport on January 21 1976, then Heathrow the same day. Saw the inaugural flight of the Concorde. Loudest takeoff I have ever heard, but what a magnificent site. I was on my way back from Nigeria where my parents went to be missionaries for the next 20 years. I finally was kicked out of the house.
 
‘’ 2013-04-10 12:57:51 PM  

bighairyguy: The queue needs some help again.   I'll start.


I know the iron man thread is red, but here's another:    http://www.pbase.com/johnebones/image/149620438/original
 
‘’ 2013-04-10 01:06:01 PM  
Ennuipoet:

It's what I suspected, we're dudes, we're middle aged and we're nerds.

So the traffic stats look legit, but the rest of the information is skewed at best. There are a whole hell-of-alot of truth stretchers on Fark and everywhere else on the intertubes, so other data is collected how? Trackers? I know not of these things..
Well they can't get my info. Heheh.
 
‘’ 2013-04-10 01:30:05 PM  

oldernell: but I have never met another Farker.


we (pural since i'm a farker) just had another fark party in new orleans which i didn't attend. they are held in bars, i don't drink, don't like being around drunks, didn't have the $50 to get into this last one where free drinks were not a benefit.

oh well. this will do for now.
 
‘’ 2013-04-10 01:34:46 PM  
Speaking about "online" social media etc...
Did any of you happen to see this bit of news? Seems like Memes are being used in crime now.
 
‘’ 2013-04-10 02:38:37 PM  
Photoshopping phail.
 
‘’ 2013-04-10 03:03:23 PM  
One last image for the (red) iron man thread:  Haute Couture Armor

http://www.pbase.com/johnebones/image/149621016/original
 
‘’ 2013-04-10 03:04:48 PM  

Dumski: Did any of you happen to see this bit of news?


It was probably a hoax
 
‘’ 2013-04-10 03:45:29 PM  

johnebones: bighairyguy: The queue needs some help again.   I'll start.

I know the iron man thread is red, but here's another:    http://www.pbase.com/johnebones/image/149620438/original


Just pretend it was greenlit and give yourself a win.
 
‘’ 2013-04-10 04:18:22 PM  

oldernell: Also, I think Gwinny goes to France about this time of the year, so she is probably knee deep in the wine press and doesn't have time to mod.


That is correct. I'm back now though!
 
‘’ 2013-04-10 04:38:15 PM  

Gwinny: oldernell: Also, I think Gwinny goes to France about this time of the year, so she is probably knee deep in the wine press and doesn't have time to mod.

That is correct. I'm back now though!


Wonderful! Please see my above post about grabbing some collars. Its been hell here without you!
 
‘’ 2013-04-10 06:18:20 PM  
Gwinny: Please move the Pope O to the top of the thread. Thanks!
 
‘’ 2013-04-10 08:09:21 PM  

Dumski: Please see my above post about grabbing some collars.


Can you be more specific?

grampy: Gwinny: Please move the Pope O to the top of the thread. Thanks!


fixed
 
‘’ 2013-04-10 10:24:00 PM  
They bit me, Gwinny.  They were totally mean.
 
‘’ 2013-04-10 11:51:39 PM  

Eeek: They bit me, Gwinny.  They were totally mean.


No we weren't. We appreciate you too. It's just that Gwinny is so loveable and efficient in her assignments. No need to grab your collar and give it a shake now that she is back. Please continue to gift TF to deserving farkers.  Thank you.
 
‘’ 2013-04-11 12:01:08 AM  

Dumski: Ennuipoet:

It's what I suspected, we're dudes, we're middle aged and we're nerds.

So the traffic stats look legit, but the rest of the information is skewed at best. There are a whole hell-of-alot of truth stretchers on Fark and everywhere else on the intertubes, so other data is collected how? Trackers? I know not of these things..
Well they can't get my info. Heheh.


The trend line on search is depressing.
 
‘’ 2013-04-11 01:03:46 AM  
ederosia
Dumski: Ennuipoet:


It's what I suspected, we're dudes, we're middle aged and we're nerds.

So the traffic stats look legit, but the rest of the information is skewed at best. There are a whole hell-of-alot of truth stretchers on Fark and everywhere else on the intertubes, so other data is collected how? Trackers? I know not of these things..
Well they can't get my info. Heheh.

The trend line on search is depressing.


The way I understand it, it doesn't show that Fark's users are middle-aged nerd dudes, but that middle-aged nerd dudes are searching the word "Fark" on Google about 20 times fewer than during their all time high in what looks like autumn/winter 2004 (I blame people googleing "what the fark?!" after Bush got reelected).
The positive spin on this is that Fark users have figured out how to find the site without using Google.

Remember that time one website had to add a fat disclaimer saying some like "this isn't Facebook, this is an article about Facebook" to one of its articles?
That article had become the first Google result for "facebook login" and the article's comment section got flooded by comments complaining about Facebook's new design and that the old accounts weren't working anymore.
I guess I could use Google to find the Fark thread about it...
 
‘’ 2013-04-11 02:53:49 AM  

hoots_toot_ochaye: Dumski: The mysterious and slightly worrisome absence of Gwinny

I believe that Gwinny is vacationing in France.


Oh shiat.

Didn't she cause a volcano to erupt last time she went to Europe???
 
‘’ 2013-04-11 03:06:30 AM  

Flab: I was looking for my earliest footprints on the Internets, and all I can find is my .sig file collected on some guy's web page.  Doesn't Google keep USENET stuff from the late Cretaceous?


Was this yours?

"Senator Kennedy, What are you going to do about the abortion bill?"
"Pay it, I guess."
 
‘’ 2013-04-11 03:09:13 AM  

Gwinny: oldernell: Also, I think Gwinny goes to France about this time of the year, so she is probably knee deep in the wine press and doesn't have time to mod.

That is correct. I'm back now though!


OH, whew!

Welcome back Gwinny!!!
 
‘’ 2013-04-11 03:54:35 AM  

Dumski: Well I'll be.... libranoelrose did a Lootie in the Fark party thread.. first one?


Not by a long shot. :)

One of my guiltiest wins (apologies to phugue) is this contest. I didn't have TF at the time and figured it would take some drastic measures to enter that contest after it went live and get the win.

It was a close one.
 
‘’ 2013-04-11 03:56:44 AM  
ahem phughue *

Sorry about that misspelling, phugue. I think I might have done that the last few times I tried to spell your name.
 
‘’ 2013-04-11 05:38:05 AM  
My first online experience was with Plodgy in '92.  Usenet was still fun then.

Going to the Audio Edit portion of the forum, are there any good, free audio editing programs out there?  Preferably of the multitrack variety.  The lapper I had with all the goodies is dead.  I've got a copy of SAW Pro somewhere, but that only works with WAV files so you've gotta convert MP3's and that's a pain in the buttocks.  Any help would be appreciated.
 
‘’ 2013-04-11 06:19:11 AM  

Dumski: Eeek: They bit me, Gwinny.  They were totally mean.

No we weren't. We appreciate you too. It's just that Gwinny is so loveable and efficient in her assignments. No need to grab your collar and give it a shake now that she is back. Please continue to gift TF to deserving farkers.  Thank you.


Well, ok.  She's also nicer than me.  I mean, not by much, but still.
 
‘’ 2013-04-11 07:10:20 AM  

Ed Becker: good, free audio editing programs


I've been using Audacity for awhile now.  It should have everything you need.
 
‘’ 2013-04-11 08:13:36 AM  
Mods? Admins?

We seem to be missing a contest for the 8 p.m. time slot for April 13.

/just sayin...
 
‘’ 2013-04-11 09:22:11 AM  

libranoelrose: Flab: I was looking for my earliest footprints on the Internets, and all I can find is my .sig file collected on some guy's web page.  Doesn't Google keep USENET stuff from the late Cretaceous?

Was this yours?

"Senator Kennedy, What are you going to do about the abortion bill?"
"Pay it, I guess."


No.
 
‘’ 2013-04-11 11:05:36 AM  

oldernell: Ed Becker: good, free audio editing programs

I've been using Audacity for awhile now.  It should have everything you need.


I use Audacity as well. It's not fantastic, but it is free and has a lot of features.
 
‘’ 2013-04-11 11:30:26 AM  

Ed Becker: good, free audio editing program


Adobe Audition 3 is FREE here.
 
‘’ 2013-04-11 02:13:23 PM  

grampy: Mods? Admins?

We seem to be missing a contest for the 8 p.m. time slot for April 13.

/just sayin...


I've alerted the admins.
 
‘’ 2013-04-11 02:46:16 PM  
Well, it's been a fun month. Thanks Eeek! for the gift of a month of TF! I submitted to a lot of PS contests. I had fun, and I even learned some useful things about workflow and techniques with my old and trusty photo-editing program.

I hope the user-generated content that I created (and hosted) was helpful to Fark. I like Fark (other than the trolls in the threads), and I think it's good for Fark to have lots of participation in the PS contests.

Ciao!
 
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