16 years we've been together

Posted by: Jim_

16 years we've been together - 01/17/13 09:19 PM

Some of us have been together here that long, since the MacCentral days. That's a lifetime in internet years.

Just sayin'. cool
Posted by: Acumowchek

Re: 16 years we've been together - 01/17/13 09:31 PM

As if we didn't feel old enough, there's always Jim to remind us.
Thanks Reboot cool
Posted by: Pirate

Re: 16 years we've been together - 01/17/13 10:25 PM

Feel like a spring chicken....only 10 years or so here
Posted by: MrB

Re: 16 years we've been together - 01/18/13 12:52 AM

This is still a great place. Great people

Dave
Posted by: Leslie

Re: 16 years we've been together - 01/18/13 01:05 AM

Indeed.
It is a marvelous Mac microcosm.
Posted by: lanovami

Re: 16 years we've been together - 01/18/13 02:01 AM

I have been around for 8 years I think. 16 years. That is along time. 1996 maybe? That's the year I came to Japan.
Posted by: Stumpy1

Re: 16 years we've been together - 01/18/13 03:24 AM

I started coming to MacCentral in June of '00.

Learned a lot, but I'm forgetting a lot, too! laugh

Speaking of forgetting, time to do the quizzes! blush
Posted by: MicMeister

Re: 16 years we've been together - 01/18/13 03:53 AM

I think I started popping in to MacCentral around 99 autumnish. First I was just asking about advice on putting a Voodoo 2 or 3 card on my beige powermac G3. Started looking around other posts, too and thought I'd stick around. That old workhorse is now in the basement with the Voodoo 3 card still in place.
Posted by: steveg

Re: 16 years we've been together - 01/18/13 03:56 AM

Jeez, just imagine what that means to a dog! eek
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: 16 years we've been together - 01/18/13 08:10 AM

Mid-2000 for me, I think. Coulda been 1999, though.
Posted by: MacGizmo

Re: 16 years we've been together - 01/18/13 01:14 PM

I've been here since before I invented the Internet.

Signed,
Al Gore
Posted by: KateSorensen

Re: 16 years we've been together - 01/18/13 01:17 PM

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My first friends here were John Lasruk, Pops Earl, and some others whose names I can't even recall now. Dang. I just tried and tried to remember those first forum members, but I've lost them!!

Here is a map that Dr. Dave made many moons ago:



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Posted by: drjohn

Re: 16 years we've been together - 01/18/13 01:22 PM

Originally Posted By: MacBozo
Mid-2000 for me, I think. Coulda been 1999, though.


Same here...I think.
Posted by: Leslie

Re: 16 years we've been together - 01/18/13 01:29 PM

4 Canucks! Sweet.
Posted by: Leslie

Re: 16 years we've been together - 01/18/13 01:31 PM

You are member #6 Kate, that makes you the original MacBabe!
Posted by: KateSorensen

Re: 16 years we've been together - 01/18/13 01:44 PM


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Here is a 2002 roster. I see a couple of links are broken. Wish I could remember how to do html.

Link

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Posted by: MrB

Re: 16 years we've been together - 01/18/13 02:40 PM

Looking back on that list sure brings back some memories.

Dave
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: 16 years we've been together - 01/18/13 02:52 PM

I took a very roundabout way to end up at MC. My first board was MacNewsNetwork, which I joined in 2000. Some horrible brouhaha took place there towards the end of that year and I decided I couldn't take the place any more, so I moved to MacMinute, in Jan. of 2001. John, who used to be a mod here but doesn't come any more, had the same trajectory. I didn't join MC until 2005, I think.
Posted by: lanovami

Re: 16 years we've been together - 01/18/13 03:18 PM

ubi dolor ibi digitus

Where there's pain, there's the finger.

Never got around to looking that up until now. smile
Posted by: Jim_

Re: 16 years we've been together - 01/18/13 04:03 PM

Actually it's only been 15 years since MacCentral started their forums, got all emotional I guess. grin January 31 1998.

There is a link on that page that goes to the section with news stories. I liked the one about the first virtual stock market on the 'Net. Scroll down a little. Think it will ever take off? smirk

The earliest forum pages that they have archived is 2000. I could be found as Doc back then.

Here it is in its new format. When we had to register I changed to Reboot.
Posted by: DLC

Re: 16 years we've been together - 01/18/13 04:52 PM

Ya'll need to move #4 to East Texas, ya'll ! grin

Ron (?) Clark lived near Granbury TX , SW of Ft Worth.
Lea lives down SW of Houston near the coast (I forget the town)

Posted by: Mike

Re: 16 years we've been together - 01/18/13 05:37 PM

Goodness! It's been that long?
Ah yes, goid old MacCentral..... (Sigh)

Posted by: carp

Re: 16 years we've been together - 01/18/13 06:14 PM

Yep its been a long time.
Posted by: Pirate

Re: 16 years we've been together - 01/19/13 07:13 AM

And a lot of early members have departed this mortal life
Posted by: keymaker

Re: 16 years we've been together - 01/19/13 12:07 PM

I remember a lot of those guys going back to the 80's actually... Nutty was a funny guy and Joe C Carson won the platform wars even before Steve did.

km
Posted by: carp

Re: 16 years we've been together - 01/19/13 12:27 PM

The best was Easter weekend
Posted by: KateSorensen

Re: 16 years we've been together - 01/19/13 02:01 PM

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Joe Carson is who I was trying to think of. Thanks!

I just found a wild thread [2008] at MacCentral Cafe where we posted about who had high post counts. Also about a rumor or smart a$$ remark that Joe C. Carson was dead!! Not true. Well at that time it wasn't.

Seems he wrote an article for MacLust.com. The site is still there but no J C Carson article.

In 2000, we talked about where our nick names originated and I found JCC's name mentioned again:

Quote:
Posted By: Pops
My son-in-law started calling me "Pops" when he first started sending me e-mail. The (OFI) came from a feud I was having with Joe C Carson many moons ago.
Pops (OFI)
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Posted By: Drewstre
Hiya- -Man, it's been a while! Anyway, I'm sure Mr. Carson peruses these forums every now and then still, even if he doesn't post (although I'm sure the temptation is there... :^)
Good to see some old (and I mean that in the best way) familiar faces. I'd be interested in hearing 'bout that feud story... Drewstre




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Posted by: garyW

Re: 16 years we've been together - 01/19/13 02:04 PM

I recall some interesting KateSorensen vs. JoshuaThorpe threads laugh
Posted by: KateSorensen

Re: 16 years we've been together - 01/19/13 02:21 PM

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Ha! Me too! wink

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Posted by: Jim_

Re: 16 years we've been together - 01/19/13 05:53 PM

Originally Posted By: KateSorensen
I just found a wild thread [2008] at MacCentral Cafe where we posted about who had high post counts.
Good find, thx. I was #9 #9 #9. cool

I got into it with LordSatan, Habs24, PCGuy etc at MM. I remember being told by Stan to drop it or be gone. blush

I'm a changed man now. My doctors say I'm much better. crazy

We don't have many really good one on ones like that anymore. smirk We've learned to put up with each other's quirks? Not that I have any but just saying. grin

This is a good place to start the trip down memory lane.
Posted by: Jim_

Re: 16 years we've been together - 01/19/13 06:11 PM

Originally Posted By: garyW
I recall some interesting KateSorensen vs. JoshuaThorpe threads laugh
I thought that I remembered him from the MacOpz.com forums too, and through searching the site from Google I found this. He was caustic at times for sure but he was right on that one.
Posted by: DLC

Re: 16 years we've been together - 01/20/13 01:16 PM

I don't remember when I joined.... BUT ...
APPL was <$20 / share !! laugh
Posted by: carp

Re: 16 years we've been together - 01/20/13 01:25 PM

Originally Posted By: DLC
I don't remember when I joined.... BUT ...
APPL was <$20 / share !! laugh



Nows the time to sell sell sell laugh shiit wish I bought back then.
Posted by: DLC

Re: 16 years we've been together - 01/20/13 09:15 PM

Too late . . . got out in the $670s !! wink
Posted by: Acumowchek

Re: 16 years we've been together - 01/20/13 10:33 PM

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Posted by: Acumowchek

Re: 16 years we've been together - 01/21/13 10:48 AM

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Umm… that didn't come out as expected crazy
Posted by: MacGizmo

Re: 16 years we've been together - 01/21/13 12:35 PM

Sure would be nice to have some of the old gang at least check-in here again... if for no other reason to let everyone know what's up in their life. Some of them I still keep in contact with on Facebook, etc... but still, would be nice to see them stop by for a quick (cyber) drink.
Posted by: DLC

Re: 16 years we've been together - 01/21/13 02:09 PM

Originally Posted By: MacGizmo
Sure would be nice to have some of the old gang at least check-in here again... if for no other reason to let everyone know what's up in their life. Some of them I still keep in contact with on Facebook, etc... but still, would be nice to see them stop by for a quick (cyber) drink.

AMEN !!! That would be awesome !! Can we have a MacCentral Class reunion ??