|Happy 10th Anniversary, Stalkertron 2000!
(31 Mar 2010 at 19:56)
|Holy sh—it's been 10 years since the first post on Tom 7 Radar. Here's post #1. There are no comments because at that time there were no readers and no ability to leave comments. I was in college and had written the Tom 7 Radar software as one of the first applications of my functional web scripting language, which seemed advanced at the time, called "aphasia", as a way to post updates without having to cut and paste HTML each time. Now that there are a 1,000,000,jillion web-blogs on the internet that's not particularly special, but at the time I must have thought it was pretty keen since I would write about the tiniest stuff that I had done, like some minor-ass improvement to some software nobody cares about. Since then there have been a little over a thousand posts and almost 10,000 comments. The most popular is still Bathroom Mushroom, which is like a support group for people who experience surprising fungus in new household places. The category momentous collects important life occasions and favorites collects my personal favorite projects and writing, even if about incidental "today I ate eggs" stuff.|
But generally, minutiae bores me. These days I pretty much only use it to report interesting news, usually to post my projects, which are mainly some combination of: Music, Running, Drawing, Programming. I'm happy to report that even with my modern high standards, I've had at least one post each month for the entire existence of the site, leading to the nice dense grid of months and years at the bottom of the page.
Enough of that! I'm trying to post pretty much exactly in the same minute as the first post, so not much more to say right now. But: Tomorrow, April Fools Day, is SIGBOVIK 2010 and I've got a neat new project (game) that I'll post here. So check back tomorrow!
|So wait, you want us to post on the first entry?|
|You may comment on any historic post at any moment.|
|I discovered a bug where the timestamp reflects the time the post was drafted, not submitted. There goes my down-to-the-minute-anniversary strategy!|
|Thanks for pointing out the bathroom mushroom post. I've been a Tom 7 reader for some time, but hadn't read many pre-2005 posts. After reading that, my life is that much more complete. Happy 10th!|
|Sometimes when I'm having a bad day I read the bathroom page to lift my spirits. I hope it is still the #1 hit for the search term "bathroom mushroom." |
|I love how when a post seems to be easily-googleable the comments all turn into HALP what do i do????? LOL and other times it's like normal humans.
On a Pac Tom note, I now know what you were talking about when you mentioned how hilly it could be. I was in Pittsburgh for a concert the other day, staying at a friend's place in the Duquesne Heights area, and it was seriously like XTREEEEM hills, I was surprised.
|Well, Tom, I've been a fan since I first randomly typed snoot.com into a webtv browser window back in (I think) 1999. SICO is still one of the best toys ever devised.|
|I think it was 2001 when I first found your Illustrated Guide to Breaking Your Computer. I looked at all your other pages, got hooked, and I've been checking up on you (in a non-stalker-like way, really!) ever since.|
|lulz @ WebTV.|
|In the functional perl paper, the python code at the start of section 2 is a syntax error: it has a def with no colon.
|Well, the corresponding author is not marked in the paper.
|After 128 straight months, do the updates flip to negative and not count any more?|